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View Poll Results: What is your internet download speed
less than 10 mbps 28 17.50%
11-25 mbps 24 15.00%
26-60 mbps 34 21.25%
61-100 mbps 36 22.50%
101-250 mbps 30 18.75%
251-500 mpbs 4 2.50%
501-1000 mbps 3 1.88%
over 1000 mbps 1 0.63%
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:13 PM   #61
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Hmmm... what are you people doing over the internet that requires over a 100 mbps?

That's vastly more than required for browsing, emailing and even 4K streaming. Perhaps if you have a troop of Boy Scouts living at your house all using their devices at once, I could see it. Otherwise it seems like overkill.

(I guess gamers use that much. I wouldn't know about that).
That's what I was wondering. I have Comcast (good product but awful customer service) and my speed is 70 mbps. I could get a higher performance tier but can't imagine what I might need it for and so don't see the point in paying for it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:23 PM   #62
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Um how do I answer if it’s 10mbps?
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Um how do I answer if it’s 10mbps?
Very patiently!

At 10 milli-bits per second, you wrote 36 bytes x 8 bits/byte (and probably a start/stop bit?), so that's

(36⋅8)/.01 = 28,800 seconds = 480 minutes = 8 hours! Carrier pigeons may be faster!

But thanks for nit-picking even more than I did (in case someone didn't get it, the poll goes from less than 10 mbps to 11, so technically, no way to choose 10 up to 10.x)

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Though my download speed is ~ 5 Mbps (yours is 25x faster), my ping times (latency) are similar 12-13 mSec.



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I pay for 100 through the local cable company. When I first got it I measured about 116 on my laptop over 5Ghz wifi.

My son, a gamer, has a wired connection to the modem+router. Most important for him is ping latency consistency so when he leads a head shot he can lead it the right amount consistently and have high kill rate percentages. Ping to the local speed test server is 25ms. In-game ping to the game server is 52ms and quite stable. ....
Wow, 100 Mbps, but 25 mSec pings? Seems like a lot of latency for a gamer. I doubt the speed is doing much for him, but lower latency would probably help. But I can see where consistency would be important.

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We have Comcast, their service has increased greatly in speed over the past 2 years. Availability is still an issue. While we currently have no need for this capacity, I have no doubt that in one or two years we will be using most of it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:58 PM   #68
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Thanks for posting this as it reminded me to contact Cox about my speed. This morning I was at 50 down and 5 up.

I contacted Cox and they offered me a teaser rate for 12 months which lowered my bill by $5.00 per month and upped the speed to 150 down and 10 up.

After 12 months I go up $5.00 per month from my current rate.

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No, 57 Mbps is several times above what DirectTV says you need. The buffering is probably due to something else (wi-fi connection?).

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Well, I am hardwired to the WiFI Router in the Den, and it does buffer at times, more frequently at night, so not sure why that would be. Maybe it will be a waste of money, I don't know. Guess i can always change back if so.

I'll have to read up online to see if others have this buffering issue, and if there is another possible fix to try and implement.
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Though my download speed is ~ 5 Mbps (yours is 25x faster), my ping times (latency) are similar 12-13 mSec.





Wow, 100 Mbps, but 25 mSec pings? Seems like a lot of latency for a gamer. I doubt the speed is doing much for him, but lower latency would probably help. But I can see where consistency would be important.

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Aaah, whoops, I was being sloppy again. I do pay for 100Mbps and remembered the in-game ping to the game server (probably in California) as 52ms, but the 25ms ping was from a speed test I ran on Ookla from my laptop, which was over WiFi. His wired connection probably gets a much better ping but I can't remember offhand what it was...12ms maybe?

You're right in that lower latency would help, but unless we move to California, they move the server to Idaho, or we get Google Fiber, we're not going to get much lower. Also, consistency is as or even more important, as he can practice and get used to whatever latency there is.

Curiously, I just ran another speed test from my laptop and got a 9ms ping and got 97 down and less than 1 up. Go figure.

Mostly I don't care if my user experience is satisfactory and they bill me correctly. Which is where I am now.
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Hmmm... what are you people doing over the internet that requires over a 100 mbps?

That's vastly more than required for browsing, emailing and even 4K streaming. Perhaps if you have a troop of Boy Scouts living at your house all using their devices at once, I could see it. Otherwise it seems like overkill.

(I guess gamers use that much. I wouldn't know about that).
Porn?

Seriously, we don't pay for Cable TV services, we stream everything. The price difference between the lower speed (on which we had frequent streaming issues) and the top speed available is less than $20 per month.
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One thing I've noticed is that I actually get higher speeds briefly. The speed test blips up, then settles down to the actual speed.
That was actually an advertised feature on Comcast in the past. I don't recall what they called it, but for the first X Mb of a download it would be much faster than your advertised speed. In my mind it was a good feature - small downloads that don't overload the local bandwidth are very fast, bigger downloads that stress the system more are limited to the speed you paid for.

I don't see that they still feature this, but your ISP may.
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Part of the reason I'm asking, XFinity just "upgraded" our speed like all customers*, and so far performance has been noticeably worse. When I speed test** I am indeed getting the new nominal speed, but sites take longer to load, and there is definitely more buffering and low-res when we stream now. We've even had 2-3 complete outages for up to 12 hours since the "upgrade," but our CSR tells us the outages are infrastructure, unrelated to the upgrade. It's only been a month or so, we'll wait and see, but so far not so good.

Yes, I've rebooted our modem and router several times.

*If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

**I'm am a little leery of online speed tests, I assume the ISP recognizes speed tests and performs accordingly just for the test?
Hopefully an unrelated coincidence that the FCC approved the changes/repeal of the "Net Neutrality" regs recently.

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Just checked and mine was 57mbps. I looked online and Charter finally has faster speed available my area. I signed up and they are coming Monday to change to a 300mbps download plan.

We are on DIRECTNow and have occasional buffering. Hopefully this will alleviate that.
So, the Tech shows up today and I am talking with him. I had actually just called to see whether the 100Mbps system was available at my house yet (previously was not) when I was told that it is 300Mbps and that it would be about $20 more. Of course, this would also require upgraded Modem, etc.

The Tech tells me "you don't have to go to the 300Mbps, you can just have them switch you over to the 100Mbps line without changing anything, and it will be $65/month (same as current 60Mbps).

A phone call later and it will be switched, no new hardware, no new charges.
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We upgraded from a 50Mbps DSL connection to a 150Mbps fibre connection last year. Speedtest and Fast.com both seem to validate 150Mbps up and down speeds. However, our provider caps the speeds. Just after install, the tech and I were doing tests before the limiter was put on and I was getting gigabit speeds.

Not sure if there were other mitigating factors but we experienced some playback issues on Netflix and Youtube on the DSL connection and basically none with the fibre connection. Other instances where I notice the speed differences are video chats, uploading photos to the cloud, downloading software for local install, and downloading videos for local playback instead of streaming.
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I pay $70/month for 1GB Fiber through AT&T

Via wifi on phones and laptops 15 ft away from Router (using speedtest) - we average about 250-300mbps.
I pay over $80/month and am supposed to get 10mbps. Measured 14mbps this evening. That is close to normal. The data allowance is the killer. I think it is 10Gb/mo. No video for me.

Satellite is my only choice. I also don't have any cell service so internet phone is my choice too. Exede is supposed to be sending me a new modem/router with 25mbps and 25Gb data along with a new plan that is a few bucks more a month, but it has been back ordered for a long time. I hope to see it some day...
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I have one of the slowest speeds. I am at between 10-15 mbps download. But that is a vast improvement from before. I used to get consistently 4 mbps in my room. I put in a wi-fi repeater, and it helps. For whatever reason the main signal just doesn't want to reach my back room very well so I relayed the signal near a window in my living room.
Anyways even though my numbers aren't great, now they are good enough.
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