As I sit here in Starbucks, waiting for my 1MB file to download, i thought I would write this small blurb on how the AT&T / Starbucks union has failed. It seems that AT&T has turned down the dial on the throughput that is allowed on its wireless networking. I have experienced this on at least 4 local Starbucks where download / upload speeds are basically unusable.
Previously, speeds were at least 1-2 Mbps and now are 400 Kbps. In my profession, i connect remotely to work so I need a minimum of 1 Mbps to work efficiently.
I understand that bandwidth costs money but throttling down internet speeds actually decreases business for Starbucks, at least in my case. Now I make the 100yd walk to Panera now which has great internet services.
I spend “A LOT” at Starbucks, easily over $50 a month, come on guys get with the program. Welcome to the 10’s