MDU Communications: Low-Speed Internet

If you happen to be considering either getting high-speed internet access from MDU Communications or moving into an apartment where they are the sole provider, like at our apartment, my advice has to be: run away. Our “high-speed” cable connection is slower than a bad dial-up connection. It has performed nominally well on a couple of online speed tests, but in practical terms it disconnects about every other attempt to do just about anything. Drudge Report loads one time in 5. FTP transfers succeed one time in 30. Just posting this took 3 minutes longer than expected, because the page wouldn’t load. MDU, which started providing internet access here about 2 weeks ago, says it’s taking them time to “get up to speed.” Right.

Run away.