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TDS Telecom Did The 1 Gig (i.e., Gigabit) Upgrade — Still Some Ways To Go; I Lost 20-Years Of Life Expectancy!

by Anura Guruge


I DO NOT get this all the time. This was the FIRST.


Click to ENLARGE. With http://www.verizon.com/speedtest


Click to access my post from last week.


My knee surgery in March was much, much less painful and stressful!

What a morning. Aahhhhh!

I knew it was NOT going to be easy and we are NOT done yet. I still need to get a Cat 6 cable installed outside. I knew that that was coming too.

Not funny.

And to cap it all, they were using my Drobo External RAID disk storage as an armrest! As always I was too polite to tell them to mend their ways. After they left I had to do a FULL data recovery/build on the Drobo. That took 3-hours!

The Atlantic Broadband router (and thus the network) is GONE — though I am still going to be paying for it till November 6, 2019. C’est la vie.

Because TDS had to install an extender, as I knew they would, we have 3 Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi is OK. Not great. OK.


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2nd Attempt On Monday To Get 1 Gigabit Internet To My PC — This Time With TDS (Who Claim That It Is Guaranteed).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Monday, October 28, 2019.


From August 2018 when ‘Atlantic Broadband’ failed miserably. 


Click to ENLARGE. ‘speedtest.net’ results from a few minutes ago. Yes, I know — server dependent. But, you would expect to see AT LEAST 150Mbps on a supposed 1,000Mbps service.


Click to access my original post from yesterday.


What can I say. I have been putting this off because I hate disruptions to my Internet services — and yes you read that correct. It is still, until November 6, 2019, services — as in plural, viz. TDS and bloody Atlantic Bloody Broadband. But, then it is going to be just TDS — and hopefully TDS with 1 Gigabit.

I had, for the last 4-years (or more), two Internet services for redundancy. If one went down I, hopefully, was not dead in the water. That has worked out.

But, I just cannot deal with bloody Atlantic Bloody Broadband any longer. They are garbage.

But, I am NOT abandoning redundancy. I am going to get unlimited data on 3 of our phones and I will ‘hotspot’ when needed.

I should have gone with TDS 1 Gigabit a year ago. I didn’t. My mistake. My fault.

It all has to do with wiring. I have a complicated, complex and convoluted network — as would befit someone who worked on high end corporate networks for 30-years.

To get TDS 1 Gigabit to THIS PC TDS will have to move their ‘access point’ 3-floors — from the 1st floor to the 4th. I was trying to avoid that. WHY? Because THIS PC has to be hardwired to the modem/router. No Wi-Fi on this PC. I need hardwired bandwidth.

Well, fingers crossed. Wish me luck. I will keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge


“Atlantic Broadband”: I Downgraded, Today, From 1 Gigabit Down To 250 Mbps.

by Anura Guruge




After 6-days of immense frustration & about 5-hours of wasted time with technicians, in person & over the telephone, I decided to cut my losses and just go back to the 200Mbps service I was previously on.

Atlantic Broadband just could NOT deliver 1 Gig. After all I went through I am convinced that Atlantic Broadband’s ‘cable plant’ in Alton is NOT capable of supporting Gigabit Internet. It just does not have the capacity.

I was on hold for 90-minutes. Their service really SUCKS.

Finally, I managed to get myself downgraded. They no longer offer the 200Mbps service. So, I had to get the 250Mbps.

That service, i.e., 250Mbps, delivers on its promise. I consistently get 250Mbps. So, I am happy.

My stupidity isn’t that great that I was going to pay $40/month EXTRA to get the same level of bandwidth I can get with the 250Mbps service.

So, a HUGE Heads Up.

Do NOT get the Atlantic Broadband 1 Gig (Gigaedge) service in Alton. You will get SCREWED.

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I still have a chance of getting 1 Gig — with my other Internet provider TDS! Currently I have their 300 Mbps service (as of last Friday, August 24, 2018). I also went with TDS TV. We need to do some heavy duty rewiring to move the TDS modem to my office — rather than being in the TV room. Going to do that in the next month. Then upgrading to 1 Gig with them. They are promising 800Mbps to my PC! Yes, I will keep you posted.


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“Atlantic Broadband” Cannot Deliver Gigabit ‘Gigaedge’ To Their Modem In Alton [N.H.]!

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE. ‘speedtest.net’ results from a few minutes ago. Yes, I know — server dependent. But, you would expect to see AT LEAST 150Mbps on a supposed 1,000Mbps service.


Click to access my original post from yesterday.


It is official as of around 1pm (Eastern). Atlantic Broadband, despite charging me for it, CANNOT deliver 1 Gig to their modem, at my house! The best that seems to come out of the modem, when my PC is directly attached to it, is around 550Mbps — but on average 450Mbps.

Atlantic Broadband has admitted that that was NOT right. They are sending another technician, on Friday, between 2 – 5pm, to see if they can rectify it.

So, my BITCHING about it yesterday was justified — and I got results. I forwarded my link to Atlantic Broadband via Twitter. They arranged for a technician to call me.

We spent 40-minutes. He, ‘Dave’, was very nice. He tried all sorts. But, could NOT get a reading that even got to 600Mbps.

Appears I am the FIRST to get ‘1 Gig’ in Alton [NH]. Possible that the cable might not be up to par.

I will, of course, keep you posted.

P.S., For the second time in a week I have had success getting Tech. problems resolved via Twitter.


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