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Old 12-06-2021, 09:57 AM   #1
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Those of you that have ABB are you experiencing download issues and drop offs over the past few weeks? I have been a customer for 8 years and must say it has been fine. However, over the past weeks. Dropping off consistently and download speeds are reduced


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Old 12-06-2021, 03:23 PM   #2
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I run an ethereum mining rig 24/7 so I notice any outages. ABB has been very solid for me for the last year. A year ago we ran in a new line as I was getting a lot of drops and my lines were old and not good enough for today's data rates.
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Old 12-06-2021, 04:35 PM   #3
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Is the electricity usage for a mining rig as bad as people say? Just wondering.


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Just had an email from MVYC saying that ABB is dropping the group rate and that fewer and fewer people each year are using a cable TV subscription. Don't know about internet and streaming.
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My pc is a FAH client. Been running great for over a year with ABB. There were some outages recently in the early AM, but I did notice a noticeable increase not only in speed but bandwidth. I was told the outages occur when switching to better equipment.

Comcast/xfinity set up a tent to convince folks in the HOA to switch. After a 'pep' talk and a 'come over' plan, I chat with ABB about the savings. They came up with a similar package that was $10 cheaper than Comcast. I stayed with ABB while neighbors are experiencing pain with Comcast.

Notice I said 'chat'. It is much quicker to go on the ABB website, sign in and use the chat window.

Fidium by Consolidated Communications is coming soon. They have an advantage as they use the same poles as their phone lines so there is no regulatory BS to go thru. Looking forward to the competition.
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This is the trend. As streaming service is more economical and you can choose to 'customize' your channels. What you can do as I saw in many marinas along the intercoastal is wifi access. With the new technology of 'meshing', it should be the solution for the Winni marinas.

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Just had an email from MVYC saying that ABB is dropping the group rate and that fewer and fewer people each year are using a cable TV subscription. Don't know about internet and streaming.
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Is the electricity usage for a mining rig as bad as people say? Just wondering.


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I only run a small rig with 4 GPUs. It makes me ~$15/day and electricity is about $1.70. (So, a $13.30 profit) It's a hobby that I started during covid and was a learning experience but the rig is all paid and now it is all profit. Also, it heats my downstairs in the winter and I put it in the basement in the summer. Pick your GPUs wisely and be patient. I only pay MSRP, not what the scalpers want on ebay and amazon.
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My pc is a FAH client. Been running great for over a year with ABB. There were some outages recently in the early AM, but I did notice a noticeable increase not only in speed but bandwidth. I was told the outages occur when switching to better equipment.

Comcast/xfinity set up a tent to convince folks in the HOA to switch. After a 'pep' talk and a 'come over' plan, I chat with ABB about the savings. They came up with a similar package that was $10 cheaper than Comcast. I stayed with ABB while neighbors are experiencing pain with Comcast.

Notice I said 'chat'. It is much quicker to go on the ABB website, sign in and use the chat window.

Fidium by Consolidated Communications is coming soon. They have an advantage as they use the same poles as their phone lines so there is no regulatory BS to go thru. Looking forward to the competition.
Agree. The chat room is better then a call. Been tracking the download speed when we have a drop. Not constant. Will continue to monitor as we experience drops. Can’t see where switching helps, but I am looking into T-MOBILE internet as it is now available in my area


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Yes. My normal download is 256 Mbps, upload 22 Mbps. I have noticed sluggish performance at times over the last few weeks. About 150 Mbps download at times. It has been better, at least not as noticeable, in the last week or so.

This type of short term erratic performance on ABB has happened in the past and usually has sorted itself out in a couple weeks. I'm not doing anything that requires really high performance so I just wait it out. Sometimes I reboot my modem and router just to make sure I have a clean connection.
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Yes. My normal download is 256 Mbps, upload 22 Mbps. I have noticed sluggish performance at times over the last few weeks. About 150 Mbps download at times. It has been better, at least not as noticeable, in the last week or so.

This type of short term erratic performance on ABB has happened in the past and usually has sorted itself out in a couple weeks. I'm not doing anything that requires really high performance so I just wait it out. Sometimes I reboot my modem and router just to make sure I have a clean connection.
Thank you. Same numbers as I have recorded and experienced over the past few weeks. Hopefully it clears soon


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Default Comcast/Xfinity is very fast out west...

In San Francisco I'm getting download at 527 and upload at 39.2. I hope Comcast does as well there as here. I'd like to see some heat put on ABB. My last call to tech support for ABB, I was on hold for 88 minutes. The recorded suggestion that I use "chat" was entertaining since I was calling because I had lost internet.
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Those of you that have ABB are you experiencing download issues and drop offs over the past few weeks? I have been a customer for 8 years and must say it has been fine. However, over the past weeks. Dropping off consistently and download speeds are reduced


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I had similar problems with ABB. I had service come in and they replaced the Hitron modem with an Arris. The tech said as soon as I described the problem he knew it was that modem. He said those modems were notorious for dropping out and ABB dropped them and now install Arris. My connection has been fine since!
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I had similar problems with ABB. I had service come in and they replaced the Hitron modem with an Arris. The tech said as soon as I described the problem he knew it was that modem. He said those modems were notorious for dropping out and ABB dropped them and now install Arris. My connection has been fine since!
I had the same problem and the tech told me that for a while they were having problems getting the new modems, so they were keeping the cure secret.
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