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Internet getting slower and slower

Question asked by techid1 on Sep 8, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2014 by [shaw]heather

About 3 years ago, I could get 30 megs on my 25 meg plan.

For the past couple of years, it is often 10 megs on my 250 meg plan.

The reason I have the Shaw service is that I want greater than 100 megabits of speed.

DSL provides offer 20-50 megabits of speed, which is why I didn't go to them.


However, if the "throughput" Shaw offers is less than what I can get on a DSL connection, why am I even using them?


If the electric company provisioned power the way that Shaw seems to do internet, we'd be in constant brown out.  If the city did the same with water, most people would be have to wait their turns for a shower in the morning.


We've seen the advertising about fast internet everywhere as the rates go up and the quality goes down.

I see a lot of other people complaining about the same thing.


I'm paying significantly more money for a service that never lives up to the advertised speed, and in fact, often has trouble with 1/20th of that.


.Maybe the regulators should start doing some tests and see about how "truthful" the advertising is.



I've just about had it with this, really