CenturyLink tests superfast Internet service in Omaha

  • Article by: Steve Alexander , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 2, 2013 - 8:15 PM

The dry run in Omaha follows Google’s introduction of faster speeds in three other markets.

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erikthegreatMay. 3, 13 8:31 AM

If not for some drunk driver running into the telco box in our neighborhood I would still be stuck on 1.5meg down. Centurylink upgraded our area to VDSL2 which is cheaper than running fiber to every house. Currently have 50meg down. Very happy with it.

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djcrazyMay. 3, 13 9:34 AM

LOL. No thanks. They have caps and here in New Hope the best they can offer is 1.5. Then they want you to bundle their worthless calling plans and TV. I would rather see US Internet expand. US Internet offers 1 Gbps symmetrical up/down for $99.90 in certain areas of Minneapolis. Otherwise Google fiber would be great too.

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markoakesMay. 3, 1310:34 AM

You only go as fast as the slowest computer in the chain. I NEVER reach max speed now so claims of 1 gbps are great but my real speed wouldn't go up. It's like upgrading from a minivan to a Ferari but being stuck in rush hour traffic, the potential is there but it's not useable. I have comcast and except for the raping I endure every month when the bill comes, I'm happy with it. The ONLY time I reach anywhere near rated speed is when I'm donwloading something off of the comcast server, which is almost never. The internets main pathways will need to run at petabits per second for customer gigabits per second to actually be functional. We are a decade or more from seeing that happen.

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