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He told me that Verizon Wireless towers run off of two (2) T1 lines.

He said that there would be a pipe coming out to my house that would have 24 lines in it. He said that I would be able to have 16 Xbox 360s on Xbox Live in my house and wouldn't ever notice a difference in connection, because none of us would have any lag.

...Now that I come to think of it, I think that they have already run fiber down our road and they'd only have to cut into it and make a split to our house. Maybe that's why he said it'd be so fast.
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Because everyone wants 16 Xbox's online at the same time.

You're not running a LAN Center. You won't see the speed difference between a nice cable package and this magical T1 system.

But we can't stop you if you choose to go for the deal.

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I'm only 17.
He works for Bellsouth/AT&T... I don't know him.
No, he didn't.
Did he show up at your house? Talk with your parents? Did he smell funny in some other way?

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I'm not sure what he meant, but I'm going to bed now. I do, though, specifically remember him saying that the only 2 limits to my download speed would be what's inside my computer and the server I was downloading from.
If you're accurately relaying what you've been told, then this guy does not know shіt about fuсk. There are content delivery networks with throughputs of multiple terabits per second (that's a trillion bits per second, or a thousand billion). Fastest connection available to consumers in the United States is pretty much Verizon FiOS, and from what I've seen, that was set to top out in a small handful of markets this year at 100 Mb/s.

Furthermore, YouTube uses Limelight Networks to host their videos. Pretty sure they're not in the business of paying random people for time on their T1 lines, which is basically decades-old telephone technology. Also, not really sure how this technician expects you to connect with a porn studio. Everything described in the original post is incredibly shady, hence me asking if he smells funny.

Just to clarify, in case this wasn't already understood. A byte is eight bits. An uppercase 'B' refers to bytes, and a lowercase 'b' refers to bits. Kilo- means a thousand, and mega- means a million. So, a megabyte is a thousand kilobytes, or eight thousand kilobits. If your speed test said you were getting 5,447 kb/s down, that's 5,447 kilobits per second, or about 5.5 Mb/s (megabits per second). That's close enough to the quoted speed of 6 Mb/s for your plan that you have nothing to worry about, and much faster than the fixed 1.5 Mb/s you'd get with T1. The upload speed is a lot slower because of the asymmetric nature of DSL. Nothing you can do about that.

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I can't see any possible advantages to this anyway. Surely there's at least 1 ISP in the US who don't traffic shape or have a download cap?
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I can't see any possible advantages to this anyway. Surely there's at least 1 ISP in the US who don't traffic shape or have a download cap?
Nah, man. That's one thing Europe totally embarrasses us with. Well, maybe not the United Kingdom. I've heard you guys have it pretty bad over there, too.
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Yeah, we only have one ISP who don't traffic shape or have a download cap. But Europe is great for internet.
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I read this great article recently about some awesome ISPs in France (I think it was in Wired). Made me want to move, almost. America is pretty goddamn backwards when it comes to internet bandwidth, religion, sex, and violence. The last two are probably just subsets of the issues with religion, though.
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Can't whoop us, though. That's what happens when billions of tax dollars are dumped into the military instead of technological development. We can either have a badass military or toilets that clean your ass for you. You decide.

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The main reason we suck at internet is because we are so massive. We have alot more expenses for infrastructure. But even then, We should have triple our speeds.

It's still the faggit companies.

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We can either have a badass military or toilets that clean your ass for you. You decide.
Really wish I could have both.
 

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