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Old 09-29-2010, 11:59 PM   #21
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My MIL has AT&T DSL Elite (supposedly 6 Mbps) and I find her Internet connection excruciatingly slow. My iPhone's 3G connection (clocking in at 3 Mbps) is faster than her DSL connection, so I know it's much slower than advertised.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #22
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I have the AT&T 3Mbps DSL service that is resold through a local ISP provider ( Our speed is consistently 2.4 to 2.5 kbps on online bandwidth meters. In about 3 years we have had a few problems with the line, and AT&T has always come out and fixed the problem after we jump through the home troubleshooting hoops. I have to say that dealing with the local ISP's local help desk is a much more satisfying process than speaking with the script-reading help desk in India or the Philippines like we did with our previous nationwide ISP. We live too far from the local exchange (11,000') to get the 6 Mbps service, or I would have tried it by now.
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