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Which Time Warner internet speed should I get?

dadoprso 1,064 44 May 17, 2011 at 08:13 AM
Which Time Warner internet speed should I get?
  1. Road Runner Broadband Extreme (up to 30 Mbps, upload 5 Mbps) with Wireless Router $49.99/mo.
  2. Road Runner Broadband Turbo (up to 20 Mbps, upload 2 Mbps) with PowerBoost® $39.98/mo.
  3. Road Runner Broadband (up to 10 Mbps, upload 512 Mbps) $29.99/mo.

I already have a wireless router.

I have Netflix, Hulu, I play games online with my PS3, and I play online games like WoW.

Thanks!,
Dado

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I have Road Runner Broadband Turbo (up to 20 Mbps, upload 2 Mbps) with PowerBoost® $39.98/mo.

It works great. Be careful with data caps though, depending on where you are.
And don't pay extra for the wireless router if you don't need one.
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I have Road Runner Broadband Turbo (up to 20 Mbps, upload 2 Mbps) with PowerBoost® $39.98/mo.

It works great. Be careful with data caps though, depending on where you are.
And don't pay extra for the wireless router if you don't need one.
Right on. I just asked them specifically if I could opt out of the wireless router. The guy took forever to say that I didn't have to get it.

Is there anything else I should look out for? Do I have to rent the modem?

Thanks,
dado
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In WI the modem is provided for the service, however I do usually see them for sale at the local best buy. I don't think you can get a credit for owning your modem, but if you are comfortable with that, you could ask. Honestly, I wouldn't bother.

And reflecting on the 29.99 vs 39.98. The only reason I upgraded to the $40 plan was I started using USENET. If you don't use usenet or torrents, you probably won't see much return on that $120/year investment.

The only bad thing about roadrunner is you will end up calling them every year to keep the costs down. i.e. threaten to cancel and resubscribe with the current promotion.
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Dang I wish I could get those speeds for that price. My Local TW only offers up to Turbo which is 12 x 1.5 for $60 normally (Promo rate right now of $35)

Make sure those are not promo prices. You would be fine with the standard package, if you have a lot of people in the house that want to do all that at the same time then upgrade. I would start at the base and then upgrade after you see how it goes.
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Those are nice prices. With Charter in St. Louis I am paying $55 per month for 12 mbit service. That is with me owning my own modem. Charter is a horrible, underhanded company. Their only saving grace is they don't seem to impose bandwidth limits.
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Those are nice prices. With Charter in St. Louis I am paying $55 per month for 12 mbit service. That is with me owning my own modem. Charter is a horrible, underhanded company. Their only saving grace is they don't seem to impose bandwidth limits.
I have the same service here in Los Angeles, however i only pay $35. you have to call them every year to get on a new promotion if u don't want to pay regular price.
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the normal is good enough. all you need is 6-7 Mbps to stream.

their light version would be too weak.
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The only bad thing about roadrunner is you will end up calling them every year to keep the costs down. i.e. threaten to cancel and resubscribe with the current promotion.
Heh, yep. The $20 ATT DSL deal came around at the perfect time last year, let me tell ya.

I had the 7Mbps and it was fine. I can't see needing anything faster unless multiple high-data stuff is used at the same time, or someone just wants faster down/uploading.

Also, see if Earthlink is in your area. They resell RR, and RR does all the work and the speeds are the same and all that, but Earthlink can be a few bucks cheaper.
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Which Time Warner internet speed should I get?
the 10 meg service is enough... for a single person or small household.. but multiple hd streams, downloading and online games, all at the same time, would need a fatter pipe.
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