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How fast is your Internet Connection?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Steve Mehs, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. naijai

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    Just updated my modem to take advantage of new speeds in area
     
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    Tom Servo

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    Ugh, you guys are making me jealous. I couldn't get to the speakeasy page listed on the first post of this thread, but Speedtest shows me around 6 Mbps down and 0.7 Mbps up.

    DSL is all that's available here; the local cableco does NOT offer internet. I feel like they are missing a HUGE opportunity in this town since we're all limited to ~8 Mbps down or satellite. But they don't believe in upgrades or technology. 25 HD channels, only one premium in HD, no VOD, no internet, no HD PPV. Crapsville.

    I'd love some competition, since this DSL isn't fast enough to stream anything in 1080p from sites like VUDU. YouTube works well enough but the quality is really poor IMHO. Netflix generally works OK but it's not great in HD, either.
     
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    Yoda-DBSguy

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    Comcast also recently doubled the speeds in the area. Now I'm getting the following:

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  5. Apr 9, 2013 #225 of 498
    The Merg

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    That's crazy!

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    Stuart Sweet

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    They tell me I could have 300Mbps to the house but I'm too cheap for it.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Or they learned how to burst bigger! :D

    What does a more sustained test show?
     
  8. TBoneit

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    Actually for the cable company, Providing faster speeds could lower congestion. For those that do not download a lot. Having the email come in and send faster actually could be better for them as the line has more free time. A Slow connection will take a lot longer for security updates for example. Or it could be a wash for them but being able to say we doubled Your speed could be a benefit.

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  9. phrelin

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    OK! It's been interesting. I've installed the new modem and, of course, talked to the Comcast tech folks in India. The resulting download speeds are all over the place. The best example so far:

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    Strangely it does "feel" faster but the upload speed, if accurate, would be a remarkable increase.

    More later.
     
  10. Guesst925XTU

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    Verizon DSL here in NJ:

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    I pay $29.99 per month and am satisfied.
     
  11. trh

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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.
     
  12. phrelin

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    Well, I've determined that I do get those burst speeds - in the 60+Mbps download speeds and when I'm actually browsing it seems faster. I continue to get high upload speeds. So I guess buying the new modem was worth it.

    One person posted on the Comcast Help Forum:
    That appears to make sense though I don't know if it's correct.

    We are located in a rural area and are lucky to have high speed internet as we are near a cross-country regional service line that originally Adelphia put in before Comcast picked them up in the bankruptcy deal. Our bill service designation does not look like what they describe on their web site when you look around like a new customer without a location designation.

    In poking around I think we have a service called "Performance" for which we are billed $64.95. The "fine print" says:
    But the speed tests are all over the place for download speeds.:confused:
     
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  14. Laxguy

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    Wondering what dslreports.com will show- it has more thorough testing available.
     
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    The local Telco finally pulled new fiber into the DSLAM. For once, I'm getting what I pay for. :)

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    This is what we seem to be settling around since I spent $65.76 plus tax for a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem apparently required for Comcast's new speeds. (Motorola SB6121 SURFboard) Obviously we've gained upload speeds which will be good when using our Slingbox Pro HD from a distance. But download speeds did not increase which I guess is a reality for someone living in a really rural area. Here's from a year ago:

     
  17. Tom Servo

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    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

    :nono:
     
  18. coolman302003

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    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/
     
  19. machavez00

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  20. klang

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

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