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Is Time Warner Cable "turbo" internet worth it?

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Turbo - DL up to 20 Mbps; UL up to 2 Mbps

Standard - up to 10 Mbps; up to 1 Mbps

I'm getting a new plan soon and the introductory price on Turbo is $40 a month versus $30 a month for standard. I plan to do quite a bit of video streaming but most services seem to say you need around 5 Mbps for HD video.

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Turbo - DL up to 20 Mbps; UL up to 2 Mbps

Standard - up to 10 Mbps; up to 1 Mbps

I'm getting a new plan soon and the introductory price on Turbo is $40 a month versus $30 a month for standard. I plan to do quite a bit of video streaming but most services seem to say you need around 5 Mbps for HD video.

I have 20D 2U with my provider and 2Mbps is 'meh' at best for video streaming. I HIGHLY recommend doing the 5Mbps if you plan on video streaming.

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You do have a point. I play most games on PC and do download 99 percent of them.

Anyone out there that's tried both speeds or different services? I looked at DSL but they all looked too slow to me and my area doesn't have shit like ATT U-Verse or Verizon FIOS.

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Standard is more than good enough but turbo will give you a boner when you download stuff.

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Oh, well the plan for 5mbps up is really expensive I think. Isn't called "extreme" or something?

Yea, your probably looking between $75-90 im guessing.

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Actually extreme is priced at $50 a month for 30mbps dl/5mbps ul, granted that's introductory. You really think it's worth it? I will be saving about 70-90 bucks a month by not getting cable TV this time around.

For me, that would be a steal. Mediacom (suckiest ISP ever!), yet monopolizes our region has their prices set to $115 a month or so.

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I use standard speed and I'm getting an update on Steam at 1.1mbps, that's pretty standard. My gf can watch netflix while I'm playing online and I never see a speed drop while playing.

The server they tested me from is about 95 miles away.

6pm on a Friday in an apartment complex:

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Steam downloads at 4.5+ MB/s for me (40Mbps plan). It would be hard to go back to a slower speed.

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Actually extreme is priced at $50 a month for 30mbps dl/5mbps ul, granted that's introductory. You really think it's worth it? I will be saving about 70-90 bucks a month by not getting cable TV this time around.

Thats what I use, the 30/5 from TWC. After the year is up, just call them and ask about any current promotions to keep the bill down.

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Both sound too slow to me.

I get about 6.5 MB/sec through steam. I'd like faster but they don't offer anything faster.

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Both sound too slow to me.

I get about 6.5 MB/sec through steam. I'd like faster but they don't offer anything faster.

I hate you :frustrated:
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I have turbo. 2-2.5MB downloads from Steam is freakin sweet (regardless of streaming). I don't think i'd ever go back.

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I am pretty happy with my 2MB/s sustained download speeds on Steam, wish I had faster though but I don't control what internet we use here.

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Actually extreme is priced at $50 a month for 30mbps dl/5mbps ul, granted that's introductory. You really think it's worth it? I will be saving about 70-90 bucks a month by not getting cable TV this time around.

thats the plan I have and am quite pleased with it but I do a lot of torrents.

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BTW try to find out if you live on a busy node. If you do, your service can go to shit during busy periods. I remember one time back in NY Netflix just refused to lock an HD stream because my bandwidth was too low.

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My dad had whatever the substandard internet was. Was getting like 2mb dl and like 700 kb upload. It was awful. So I had the lady upgrade it and it's quite nice now.

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I get this on WiFi at my desktop,

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Hardwired I get around 60Mb/s and 11Mb/s upload, WiFi sucks but I don't feel like running Ethernet through this old house..

Though it is funny I almost get the same on LTE on my phone lol but this is not an officially launched LTE area so speeds will improve,

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Why in the world would you need 5Mbps Up for streaming?

It only took 13 months for someone to ask that question.

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