Dean Rivers (dean_r) wrote,
Dean Rivers
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Clearwire Says, Clearwire Does

Clearwire offers the ability to 'receive at up to 1.5 Mbps' and send at 'up to 256 Kbps'. Not excessively speedy as far as broadband goes, but definitely functional enough for me. My test tells me that my connection is... 77.9 kilobits per second. Now, this works out to be 9.5 kilobytes per second.

I am paying broadband prices for a connection that jitters to be about twice as fast as dialup.

I think I am going to be looking for alternatives and get this returned within the 7 days I have.

Update: Never one to try something just once, cnet.com tells me my speed is in fact 326 Kbps. Speakeasy says it's up to 480 Kbps. McAfee says about 100 Kbps. I am not too keen on a jittery connection, especially for what I'm going to end up paying for it.

Time to harass a company about my trial period not being good enough for me. I have one week to get it cancelled, and I just found out it's AOL-easy to do so. Out of the frying pan, into the world of being put on hold for an age. I think I'll need to change my mobile phone service for this month. I may need a few more minutes than usual on it.
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