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#241 OFFLINE   JcT21

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

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wish mine could be as fast as some others on here, but for att's top speed dsl 6.0 this isnt too bad.

the alternative is horribly expensive and not that much faster. check out the internet prices at my cable company...

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#242 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

One thing I wish I could've asked all these people with slower connections (<5 Mbps) is how well VOD from DirecTV or downloading stuff with smart TVs or a Roku works. I've found that 3-5 Mbps is good enough for DirecTV's SD content to download and play with minimal buffering, but HD content takes a lot longer to start.

Netflix works well, even for HD content, but other services like Vudu and Crackle seem to struggle more regardless of content resolution.

I'd kill for 20 up /20 down service since I do so much creation and uploading, but that is pretty much impossible given the state of DSL technology, which is the only internet I can get.

What really grinds my gears is I CAN get faster internet through Verizon 4G LTE. It's almost 10x faster than my home DSL. But it's capped. Bummer.

Centurylink: 6.58 Mbps down / 0.60 Mbps up
Verizon: 53.88 Mbps down / 28.88 Mbps up

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I'm with Frontier for DSL, $30/month for 6M/.5M

All my HD video streaming has worked quite well. Netflix, VUDU, Amazon and HuluPlus, Apple. Nary a burp most of the time. And VOD downloads from Dish are pretty good too, though I don't stream them, just download to watch later.

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#243 OFFLINE   Tom Servo

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

If cost definitely isn't a factor check with Level 3 they can service you even in some of the most rural areas. If I wanted to pay it...I can get a 9/9 Mbit/sec symmetrical connection for a little over $2000 a mo. :lol: !rolling

If you're lucky enough to have the dedicated Ethernet available its actually cheaper than traditional Tier 1 services and you can get a much higher speed.

http://diapricing.level3.com/


:thats: Oh yeah, that's a little rich for my blood. :barf:

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

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Pretty consistent speeds. Never deviates up/down.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

After Comcast doubled the speed of their top two xfinity internet tiers.

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#246 OFFLINE   PrairieTech

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

Had to upgrade modem and router, but the double speed increase is great.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:46 AM


phrelin, have you tried calling Comcast tech support? Your results don't look right. Download should be much better and upload seems too much.

Yes. One was going to sell me an improved service at a cheaper price, but would have to call back. That didn't happen. I tried a "chat" and ended up with a "you should call. "  What happens on download speed tests is I get initial bursts in the 60-80 range, then it rapidly declines. Upload does the same. The next time I'm in Ukiah, CA, I'll go to their office and try to find someone who knows something.

 

But this does seem odd:

 

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#248 OFFLINE   dmurphy

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

Not much to complain about here .....  I'm on the 35/35mbit plan.

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

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I pay $42 per month for 3mbps and this is what I get (although I have seen it as high as 2.35).

Not happy.

Upgraded this week.  Much better.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

Just picked up a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem to take advantage of the Comcast "doubling" of speed and am liking the results thus far:

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

What does DSLReports.com show? 


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#252 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Hmmm!

 

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Not sure how that download speed happened, but I'll take it.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

I know I shouldn't let this stuff bother me, but things seemed more than a bit slow this morning so I ran this test to see how it compared to yesterday above:

 

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Frustrated, I ran this test which is more local than the San Jose site:

 

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So tonight I ran this test from Boston, clear across the country after still getting bad tests out of the Bay Area:

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

I look at Speedtest.net results with a jaundiced eye. Good for spot checks, but for more solid info, I use dslreports.com, which uses much longer tests, bigger downloads, so it tends to thwart those ISPs which allow a big initial burst.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:45 PM

I think I'm beginning to  understand the Xfinity "Blast' concept. Many times I've seen the initial download speed in the 50-90 range for up to three seconds. And then it drops precipitously. It's ok if it stays around 20+, but there are times when it seems to be throttled at 6.35 depending on test server location and time of day.

 

When I'm browsing, I think those "blasts" make page downloads feel really fast but sometimes on more complicated pages or file downloads things seem frustratingly slow. But I have to admit, most of the time it's great and uploads are much faster.

 

I do tend to use dslreports.com tests more such as the Sonic.net one from nearby Santa Rosa, CA.  I am amused by the Xfinity speed test which selects a server and has consistently provided results like this:

 

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I didn't see any "blast" speeds which must make it tough to sell people on their product. The Speedtest.net which I deliberately set for the same server was consistant:

 

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This one is using a Comcast server in Boston and it did a "blast" at around 60 then stabilized.

 

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The nearby Sonic.net server pinned at over 70 for about 2 seconds then stabilized with these results:

 

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I'm not unhappy with Comcast, just find this all interesting.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:54 PM

Considering I'm still on ADSL2, I'm getting what I pay for. (20M/896K) I recently upgraded my old modem for a C1000 in hopes the VDSL2 will be here soon.

 

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#257 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

@ phrelin

 

Interesting! I have never seen such upload speeds posted unless they were part of some mega download speed, such as over 50 Megs. Especially when they are multiples of the d/l speed. Did you ever run a server there? Or other idea why they're so generous on upload speeds....? 


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#258 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:46 PM



@ phrelin

 

Interesting! I have never seen such upload speeds posted unless they were part of some mega download speed, such as over 50 Megs. Especially when they are multiples of the d/l speed. Did you ever run a server there? Or other idea why they're so generous on upload speeds....? 

I know nothing.....

 

i ran a test this morning using the FiberCloud server in Seattle.  Here's the results:

 

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But here's a screenshot of the download at the beginning:

 

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#259 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

I know nothing.....
 
i ran a test this morning using the FiberCloud server in Seattle.  Here's the results:
 
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But here's a screenshot of the download at the beginning:
 
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Try a test with ShaperProbe. (It attempts to detect traffic rate-limiting and power boosts and gives the sustained speed result after the initial boost)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

This site compares IPV4 to IPV6

 

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Not bad considering the server is in France.


Edited by machavez00, 07 May 2013 - 01:40 PM.





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