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While I am certainly not a fan of Microsoft, I agree with them. To say that less than 20 million Americans cannot get at least 25Mbps internet is laughable.

https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-say...

Perhaps they are using "median" speed as a measurement!
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I understand high speed internet is available nationwide now ;)
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Check out this site with your zip code: THE LARGEST DATABASE OF BROADBAND PROVIDERS

And their "team"

Which is all funded by Centerfield Media Holdings, LLC
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Where I live, they have all of the providers, except one, but the speed reality is not true.  DSL at 19Mbps, and Exede at 5Mbps are two examples of getting it wrong.

Scroll down page for specific stats
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@Vet

Off topic but I have been wondering how does the playon cloud use ones data? Does it use our my data to record to the cloud also or do they record it then use my data for the download when I want to watch a show or movie? 

 They have a spring sale going on atm and was thinking of buying some record credits!
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No data is used when it records to the cloud. Data is used when the finished recording is downloaded to your tablet, computer, etc.

If you want to be savvy about this, when you go to a restaurant, travel, McDonalds, etc., use their free wi-fi and download away. You can save GB's of priority data that way!
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Thanks for the quick reply Vet. Makes me happy knowing I can set things to record and not worry about using my data twice lol. Think I will just buy the 50 recordings for $10 and use the free cloud storage. I seen it only keeps the recordings for 7 days but that is nice for me atm.

   Yes a great idea to do that at a free wi-fi spot. Thanks again for the info, I have a much better understanding now.
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For $3/month I buy 10 permanent recording spots. Now you might not want a subscription, but for that small of price I opted for that over tokens. So in theory I can record a bunch of content per month and then download a bulk of it when traveling. It doesnt go away after a short amount of time.

I might get rid of PlayOn now though. While it is nice to have, I don't need it anymore. I only had it because of unreliable streaming with Viasat. Now that I am not using Viasat anymore, my streaming works fine on Amazon, Netflix, etc.