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How fast is your Internet Connection?


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#301 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

I don't have any complaints about Comcast as these are consistently faster than the speed advertised.

 

Cross-country from West Coast to East Coast:

 

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To Bay Area servers:

 

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To the closest test server 100+ miles:

 

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#302 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:05 PM

Relocated my modem and router so I ran these today:

 

Cross-country from West Coast to East Coast:

 

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To the closest test server 100+ miles:

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

 

Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday said it set a new world record broadband speed of 10Gbps for transmission of data using traditional copper telephone lines. The prime mover of this breakthrough was Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. What is more, the Labs' use of a prototype technology, according to the announcement, shows how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.

 

This breakthrough would mean that "fiber can be brought to the curbside, wall or basement of a building," said the company, "and the existing copper network used for the final few meters."

 

Bell Labs achieved 1 Gbps symmetrical over 70 meters on a single copper pair. The 10 Gbps was achieved over a distance of 30 meters by using two pairs of lines (a technique known as "bonding").

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:21 AM

Remember when they thought 9600 was the 'MAX'!!


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:51 AM

Faster after Comcast's fairly recent speed increase (they're trying to convince the FCC and Congress how nice they are ;))...

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:59 AM

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

Without fairly precise location, these numbers are meaningless. 


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Without fairly precise location, these numbers are meaningless. 

Not really, since you could live next door to him and have totally different numbers.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Not really, since you could live next door to him and have totally different numbers.

Then that analysis would require precise location!

 

Some people are afraid to post location, but a county or part of a state would be helpful. 


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:28 AM

I have 50/25 Internet service from FiOS. When I connect my laptop directly to my router I get higher results than that. On my upstairs desktop computer using wireless the numbers are considerably lower but still adequate for streaming and fast downloads.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

Well, the nice folks at Comcast sent an email that they have updated our speed and indeed we have cross-country...

 

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...doubled download speed compared to July 10 from a previous post:

 

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What surprised me was that the change worked off the Unwired Bay Area test server:

 

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And to the closest test server...

 

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...compared to the July 10 test:

 

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I'm not sure why I need that fast a download speed as my brain functions to slow to appreciate it. :sure:


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:44 PM

I'm not sure why I need that fast a download speed as my brain functions to slow to appreciate it. :sure:

 

Ditto. Just the wife and myself here the majority of the time. If the kids still lived at home, it might be a different story.

 

I really just need a "solid" 10Mbps, to make sure we can stream Netflix SuperHD at 5.8Mbps, when it's available. The upload bandwidth is nice when uploading photos to Picasa web albums or YouTube video. Otherwise, it mostly goes unused.

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:46 PM

phrelin

 

It definitely makes a difference if you watch a HD video.

Ours looks just like yours now,

except for the 2 laptops we have. They still only check about 17 download and before they checked almost 14. I plugged them into the cable and bypassed the wireless and they are both fast using the Ethernet cable. Must be either the card in the laptops or the wireless part of the modem but I feel certain the modem is supposed to do 1 gigabit wired. Don't remember what is supposed to be when it is in wireless mode. Seems like it was 600.

Oh well, it works good enough.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

Same here, just last night I tested my Comcast connection, and it too shows almost double, over 45 Megs down and about 6 up. Have no use for much over 15, but mo' is bettah. 


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:39 PM

FWIW, here's how Netflix rates the major US ISPs:

 

http://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/usa


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

Wow, average speeds suck! For all of 'em. Oddly, at my farm, I get exactly the Comcast rate on ATT, 2.82 Mbps. It actually is all right, as it's solid. I can time my bigger d/l's on the computer as well as on DIRECTV. 


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

Ya. I haven't seen less than 5800 kbps Netflix here on Optimum for the past couple of weeks.

 

My overall rate for Optimum hasn't changed since post 312.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:42 PM

Well, it looks like this new speed is continuing ...

 

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...so I guess I'm in "Netflix enabled."


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:05 AM

Still a pathetic 1.5Mb down and .25 up
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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:45 AM

Still a pathetic 1.5Mb down and .25 up

Mercy, is that Dial Up ?

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:48 AM

Still a pathetic 1.5Mb down and .25 up

with speeds like those I would be looking to move to another place
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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:45 AM

Mercy, is that Dial Up ?

I feel your pain.

 

I'm Guessing DSL

 

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with speeds like those I would be looking to move to another place

 

It is not always that easy to do. Many reasons not to move. That speed is enough for forum use.

 

We had slower DSL at work for years and were happy to get it as it was all that was available. Once Cable internet was available we jumped on it of course. But Move a entire retail business just for better Internet was not happening.

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

I'm Guessing DSL

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It is not always that easy to do. Many reasons not to move. That speed is enough for forum use.

We had slower DSL at work for years and were happy to get it as it was all that was available. Once Cable internet was available we jumped on it of course. But Move a entire retail business just for better Internet was not happening.

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was not aware this was retail business….
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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

with speeds like those I would be looking to move to another place

In this country, at least at one time, we thought utilities like electricity and phones were basic to having fair access to our economy, like paved roads or post office delivery. So we had government work very hard to make sure that almost all American homes and businesses had access to a defined minimum service level at an affordable price. With the advent of cell phones and the internet we have chosen to abandon smaller and poorer communities of Americans. We have no equivalent to, and indeed Congress would demean any proposal for, a Rural Electrification Administration (see http://en.m.wikipedi...tration#History ) for high speed internet as it would interfere with those private enterprises like Comcast and AT&T that park their trucks along side those taxpayer supported streets to string cable.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Mercy, is that Dial Up ?
I feel your pain.

yea it's centurylink DSL charter won't come up my. ~950 ft driveway even through my neighbor across the street who has a 10 ft driveway can get it no problem
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