Started happening Friday night, i.e., December 11, 2020.
What is worse is that I can’t get TDS to look into it.
It has been over 24-hours & they are NOT responding.
So, I am giving you a heads up.
You might want to check your download speed IF you have TDS. You will have Internet, BUT it could be very slow.
I am impressed and happy.
Yes, I have a fairly HEFTY TDS bill. SMILE.
TDS and I have had our moments. But, they impress me quite often. This is another instance.
I am proud of them and GLAD to be a TDS customer.
Good for YOU, TDS.
Keep it up.
I will NOT call up and complain about my bill for the next two-months. SMILE.
Based on ‘Eero’ products.
Amazon plans to buy Eero.
The “Eero” APP on my phone showing our network.
We got Wi-Fi with TDS, in October 2019, as part of our 1 Gig upgrade. They installed a Wi-Fi range extender in addition to the standard router. With 1 Gog to the house we had decent Wi-Fi in the house — though this is a 4-storey house of around 3,400 sq. ft.
I never had any issues with this TDS provided Wi-Fi, though I don’t use Wi-Fi that much since my PCs are hardwired to the Extender.
Wife and daughter, who are exclusively on Wi-Fi, have complained, more of less from day one, that they keep on getting Internet drops. They kept on complaining. Last week I had enough. I called up TDS. I had no idea that they had a new MESH network-based offering. I was willing to give it a try.
This afternoon two technicians came and set it all up. It took longer than it should have because we have TDS TV, and that means the old router still has to be there. The main issue, however, was to get some port forwarding back in place.
But, we got it up. We have Wi-Fi. We get decent bandwidth. Not sure if we get more than we did before.
Early days. The question is whether this Mesh network will prevent those connection drops.
We will wait and see. I will keep you posted.
But, for now, as of today, we have the Eero-based Wi-Fi+ Mesh Network from TDS.
We have one ‘Eero Pro‘, i.e.,the router/broadcaster, and two ‘Eero Beacons‘, i.e., the range extender
My reading, first thing, this morning.
Yes, I have had 1+ Gig readings before.
But, of late I am seeing increased bandwidth on a consistent basis.
I could be wrong, but I suspect that TDS Telecom is getting ready to offer something higher than 1G.
Will I get it? Most likely. SMILE.
I strongly believe that you can never be too poor, too fat or have too much bandwidth to your house. Don’t you agree?
I got this, this afternoon at 3:17pm on Fast.com. It was Sunday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.
Made me SMILE.
I am COOL.
I got this, this morning on Fast.com. It was Saturday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.
Made me SMILE.
I am COOL.
I resisted ‘TDS TV‘ and TDS 1 Gig Internet for nearly 2-years. Just wasn’t sure whether it would meet some stringent requirement for good, HD quality TV. Finally, last weekend I decided to take the plunge because I really do need to upgrade and rationalize my ‘networks’ — and yes, I do have two: one from TDS and the other from Atlantic Broadband.
I will, within the month, be upgrading to TDS 1 Gig Internet. But, before I did that I wanted to see how TDS TV performed.
I am IMPRESSED and VERY PLEASED.
The HD quality is outstanding. Haven’t noticed any delay or jitter as yet.
The 300Mbps Internet service seems SOLID. I am delighted.
They insist on using an ActionTech Wi-Fi router and the one they installed today wasn’t bad at all. Actually pretty damn good. Good signal strength.
The two technicians that came to do the install, Michael V. and Micale V. (not related), were impeccable.
Overall a GREAT experience. I was over the moon.
My Atlantic Broadband 1 Gig is still not perfect, BUT this TDS install made up for it.
I will keep you posted.
But, right now, two thumbs up for TDS TV.
No big deal. I am not banking on TDS.
So this is just a heads up.
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YES, YES, YES.
Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Even better it looks like an AUTOMATIC upgrade
and at the SAME price.
Good deal. I knew Metrocast would react to TDS’ claims.
I saw them upgrading equipment, up the poles, last week.
So I knew something was coming down the pike.
Thank YOU, Metrocast.
Here is the e-mail I received today.
I was a bit confused because it was from ‘Harron.com’.
Forgotten they now own Metrocast. I checked the Metrocast Website.
All kosher. See below.
Yes, I found ‘Andrew Walton‘. All kosher. You too can check here.