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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Steve Mehs, Apr 8, 2005.
I cant get FiOS so my speeds are kinda backwards lol
Home Vz DSL 3meg
VZW 4G LTE when im at school
I have FiOS 25/25. I get 20/18 with a wireless connection and 30/30 with an Ethernet connection. Almost all the time I'm using wireless, but I plugged my laptop into my router to check the connected speed.
I was on Suddenlink 20/2 for the last year and most of the time exceeded 20 and frequently exceeded 30. Couple of weeks ago Suddenlink changed it to 30/2 for the same price. :lol: Strange thing is prior to going to 20/2 I was on their 10/.75 and for a long time could never get over 4 or 5 down. Guess their DOC SIS 1.0 system was way overloaded or something but the DOC SIS 3.0 has never given me a problem for more than a few hours occasionally.
With Comcast as my ISP, using Comcast servers for tests...
Within the region, to San Jose, CA:
To Portland, OR:
To Boston, MA:
Did the last one twice, so apparently internet traffic is heavy?
That's insane. Wish I worked for EA. Even at home that's crazy for the cost.
Oh WOW, Like WOW!!!!!!!! :eek2:
Read in the paper today that Comcast doubled most everyone's speed in and around Houston. Sure nuf, early Christmas present from Comcast:
did not need to see this thread.
$40/month gets me 1mbs on a good day. On weekends and evenings it slows down enough sometimes that the speedtest site won't work (I am not making that up).
There is a local bottleneck of some kind and evenings and weekends when there is a quite a bit of usage it slows down. Not bad tonight, but last few weekends when the weather was bad and many folks were stuck home they all logged on and slowed everybody's down. It was funny, around 10PM when kids would start going to bed, it would start speeding up, and usually by 11 it would be fine.
Rural wasteland here, alternative is Hughes (bad) or Exede (OMG!!). DSL is dead slow this far out, but I've heard at least that is consistently slow so you get used to it, no speed ups to tease you and then it staggers back down and you get disappointed.
Mine from a few minutes ago...
Can't complain =)
Forgot, Verizon has a service here now too.
Fast (12mps) and 60/month, but the monthly total data amount seemed low. I think Exede had a pretty low monthly quota too.
I was kinda hoping for 10 mps at 25/month and unlimited gigs, LOL.
Tonight's results as of 9:20 PM Eastern at Home.
At work ... I believe they use an Enterprise level fiber service from Charter
Work. It makes my home connection look like I'm still using 2400 buad dial up!
Here's the last test results I reported here:
So today we got an email from Comcast (Xfinity) telling us we now have higher speed. All I had to do was reboot all the electronics in my entire household. So I did it. Then ran a series of speed tests:
Comcast's default test location:
North to Comcast in Portland OR:
East to Comcast in Boston, MA:
South to closest test source location:
Thanks loads, Comcast. :nono:
What modem do you have? The higher speeds Comcast is rolling our require a modem that supports DOCSIS 3.0. I replaced the Comcast provided modem with a Motorola SB6121 a few months ago for DOCSIS 3.0 support.
Yep, that's my problem, still plugging along with a SB5120. So I get to spend another $80. I guess it's worth it, right?
Maybe ask Comcast for a new one? The article in the Houston paper said customers could call for a replacement, no charge. Assuming you are using a Comcast modem.
Worth it? Maybe if you are streaming a lot. I think most often the servers at the other end of the the pipe are the slowest point.
I got Fios when it was first installed in my area in September 2006. Later, some time after Fairpoint bought all the Verizon land/fiber equipment in ME/NH/VT, I got an upgrade from 15/2 to 30/15. That was absolutely screaming.
It's taken a few years but it seems that the other option have caught up with Fairpoint's "FAST" service and I wonder how they're going to react.
VZ FiOS with 50/25 service: