[LUNI] Broadband in Naperville (WOW)
mscott at pyewacket.org
Mon Mar 25 17:44:10 CST 2002
Quoting Kan Yabumoto <kanyabumoto at xxcopy.com>:
> Hi, All:
> I live in Naperville (Hobson Village).
> I just got WOW (Wide Open West) cable modem started today!!!
> It works!!! The technician showed up and did the wiring
> for the cable internet. He left a Cable modem and an
> Ethernet card. It is 500 kbps download 300 kbps upload.
> about $45/mon plus tax. He said I could upgrade it to
> 1.5 Mbps by paying $5 or $10 more per month.
I got their package about two weeks ago and just ordered the speed upgrate
(additional $5/month) to 1.5MBs (they just reprogram the modem to remove the
600KB cap). Took him about 1 minute to make the change, then when I get home,
supposedly all I have to do is reboot the modem and I'm off.
The service runs $34.95/month because I have their digital cable, so it's still
a bargain. I think AT&T really missed their chance to bring this service into
They're going to be playing catch-up when (and if) they ever get it in place.
Pretty stupid, when you consider they've had about 2 years or so to get the
jump on this when Ameritech owned the cable franchise).
They're probably still holding strategy meetings on the subject :-)
- Mike Scott
- mscott at pyewacket.org
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