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#233817 - 12/09/08 11:36 AM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I have Comcast and with my laptop I get 9992 down 4581 up. The wife pays the bill so I'd have to guess \:\)
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#233818 - 12/09/08 11:44 AM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: Wid]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6390
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
wid, your emoticon has been angry for quite a while. I'm beginning to worry about you.
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#233820 - 12/09/08 11:49 AM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: medic8r]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
The tv is still not fixed so I'll stay pissed I'll take some meds if ya have some extra
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#233923 - 12/09/08 05:09 PM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 12/30/03
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: medic8r
AxiomHistorianBot is happy to provide you with this link to a previous relevant thread:

4-13-07 thread with many board members' Speedtest.net results

Thank you for allowing this historian Bot to be of service.
Thanks JP. I knew we had done this before, I just couldn't remember when. I'm still in the same range as I was back then.


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#233931 - 12/09/08 05:32 PM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: Ajax]
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
wow! smokin download speed...
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#233961 - 12/09/08 08:28 PM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario

hmmm, everthing changes except my internet speed.

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#233993 - 12/09/08 10:33 PM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1183
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
3.1 down; 0.4 up; $34.99/mo

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#234043 - 12/09/08 11:46 PM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17775
Loc: NoVA
Y'alls depress me.

Mine is
Download Speed: 1695 kbps (211.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 433 kbps (54.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

I think we pay something like $30/month for 1.5-3.0Mbit/384-768kbit.

I hate the Bay Area as far as connectivity goes. And it's not likely to get any better in my neighborhood.


Edited by kcarlile (12/09/08 11:49 PM)
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#234105 - 12/10/08 10:15 AM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: Ken.C]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
My question is how much speed do you need? Always more, is an acceptable answer, of course. I ask because I find that most times when I get into heavy downloads, my rate is not restricted by what my provider supplies to me but by a mix of bottlenecks out along the internet path to where I'm going and the bottleneck or cpabality of the endpoint server I'm requesting the data from.

Due to these inevitable bottlenecks out in the vast world that is the Internet, very rarely, do I see speeds getting close to what my provider is actually capable of giving me. The exception is when I download something from within close logical proximity to my provider, so I have less chance of hitting third party bottlenecks.


Now bear in mind that I work for an ISP but I just wonder how much ISP speed is actually practical verses price when it seems to me that most bottlenecks can actually be occurring somewhere way past your ISP, depending on where you are going and who you are getting it from.

I say this not to defend any low bandwidth ISPs but as a caution to some people who might be paying a big premium for the fastest access possible but not necessarily getting much better results overall than someone with a slower offering. It depends on what you do and where you are going for your data.

I hope my sales dept. doesn't read this.....


Edited by Murph (12/10/08 10:18 AM)
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#234109 - 12/10/08 10:56 AM Re: How fast is your internet what do you pay? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7042
Loc: Canada
I suppose if you want to do netflix more speed is better, but for casual downloading how much speed do you really need (nevermind bottlenecks)?
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