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Old 09-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #21
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Well, if I had reported an hour ago it would have looked like 5+ down and 3+ up on comcast using linksys e4200 router (wireless LAN) and an xp/ie8 system.

Thanks to dslreports tweek test and software, I now report 15-21/3++. I'm in Bellingham WA and Seattle gives 15+ but Los Angeles gives 21+.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #22
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My current speed is 25M down and 4.4M up. I'm with Comcast and i'm paying Internet only 25$ per month. I'm on a special rate as I called in and asked them what was the best they could do as I was thinking of switching carriers - they offered me this deal for 6 months then it will eventually jump to about $60 bucks unless I re-negotiate over the next year. I've seen other teaser deals that they have for 19.99/month for 6 months then creeps up toward the higher rates. I'm waiting for fiber to the curb to give them some good competition.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #23
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Comcast, approximately $50/month. Ping 15mS, Download 16.2Mbps, Upload 1.6Mbps. I have been told that I can get slightly better upload speed if I replaced our 10 year old cable modem with a newer model, but I'm currently satisfied with what we have now.
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Verizon FIOS seems to be superior to most. But the marvelous communist city of Seattle has carved up areas and given them to certain companies. Verizon not welcome here, although it exists just outside our city limits, and they would love to compete in our market.

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #25
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Verizon Fios

Just upgraded to a new 2 year contract bundle with TV and Phone. Internet only cost is $40

48 Mbps download on Desktop (ethernet)
26 Mbps wireless on laptop
23 Mbps upload on desktop (ethernet)
16 Mbps wireless on laptop

I've had Fios for two years and I'm extremely pleased.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #26
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5 years ago I was limited to dial-up. I had tried satellite a few years before and that was just awful. Not much faster, kept dropping my VPN, inconsistent, and horrible lags with some of the interactive work I had to do at the time.

I had DSL for a few years but was right on the edge distance-wise, so it wasn't very reliable.

Now I get cable internet, for $35 they advertise up to 4MB down, 1MB up. I'm getting 3.27/0.90 right now. I've seen is very close to 4MB, and sometimes in the evening it gets far worse. When that happens, sometimes I'll switch to my neighbor's wireless if they aren't there (their 2nd home so they often aren't) and use their DSL. Once a week or so I restart my cable modem and wireless router, which seems to help.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #27
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I have Verizon Fios here in Northern Va. did the SpeakEasy.net test

37.15 download 29.98 upload
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #28
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Verizon DSL, 3.3 Mbps download, 0.8Mbps upload, about $35 per month.
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Charter Cable 1 year intro price $20 regular price is $49

AT&T High Speed Internet Speed Test says 20.8 Mbps download 3.1 Mbps upload

Speakeasy Speed Test says 34.8 Mbps download 3.2 Mbps upload

the download speeds are really far apart! I wonder who is coreect?
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It seems that Verizon Fios has by far the fastest internet connection of any service at a reasonable price.

I just retested my connection on speakeasy and it was 52 Mbps download/35 Mpbs upload.

BTW connection speed does not drop at night as some have experienced with cable because the connection is not shared with others.
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It seems that Verizon Fios has by far the fastest internet connection of any service at a reasonable price.
Until this thread I had never heard of Verizon Fios so I went online and got a price quote. $79.99/mo for the speed you have, 50Mbps. Even though that's very fast that does not seem like a reasonable price to me.
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Just tested my connection now at a near peak time, have Cox in N. Vir. through Speakeasy (which I think is more accurate that speedtest):

DL: 7Mbps UL: 3Mbps

My roommate is the one in charge of the Internet and I can't seem to motivate him to switch to FIOS for $60 less a month, with no contract. We'd be getting way more channels, and 6-7x faster internet speeds.

That sort of thing is part of my motivation to save up enough to affordably live on my own, and get enough seniority to telework. Current plan is to eventually move to an area where you can get 50Mbps up and down for $70/month, and my work will pay for half of it. I may consider getting the 100/100 plan, since that would only actually be $70/month out of my pocket. But, not sure it is necessary, I can definitely push near the limits of the 50/50 connection, since I can be a very heavy internet user, but not sure I will feel the difference at all past that.

About the Seattle area, I heard Verizon sold their network to Frontier last year, Verizon doesn't seem to want to do much more than keep their network going in very large densely populated areas. Not so sure the Seattle area will improve Internet-wise for awhile until someone picks up the slack Verizon dropped, much less the Seattle metro area itself.
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Until this thread I had never heard of Verizon Fios so I went online and got a price quote. $79.99/mo for the speed you have, 50Mbps. Even though that's very fast that does not seem like a reasonable price to me.
I pay $40 for the internet service but it is a part of a 2 year bundle contract with TV and a land line phone. The total bill is a $134 with a 2 year commitment
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #34
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I pay 48.95/mo internet for Comcast cable.

SpeakEasy Downlink Uplink
18.67MB 3.66MB

Speedtest 16.8 3.73


The above are testing to the Chicago server. Other servers can have much different readings. There are a number of things that can effect readings, so it maybe difficult to accurately compare to others.
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Until this thread I had never heard of Verizon Fios so I went online and got a price quote. $79.99/mo for the speed you have, 50Mbps. Even though that's very fast that does not seem like a reasonable price to me.
I'm sure they are gouging charging a lot more to people who don't bundle it with phone and TV service.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #36
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Comcast cable internet: $68/mo

24.4 upload with 3.54 download on hard wire desktop
18.5 upload with 2.9 download on wireless device

Very happy w/performance... not so happy with cost (compared to most of you)
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:52 PM   #37
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Interesting. On Speakeasy I tried several locations. Upload speed was 5 something on all. However, download ranged from 35 to 5!

Speedtest download was 35.5

Comcast - currently bundled with TV. Before that was paying about $60 a month as I recall
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About the Seattle area, I heard Verizon sold their network to Frontier last year, Verizon doesn't seem to want to do much more than keep their network going in very large densely populated areas. Not so sure the Seattle area will improve Internet-wise for awhile until someone picks up the slack Verizon dropped, much less the Seattle metro area itself.
Wow. Seattle is the 15th largest US metro.
List of United States metropolitan statistical areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Verizon must be one picky company. I wish I had FIOS available!

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24 up, 4 down with Comcast. This costs roughly $60 per month, including modem rental. Verizon bailed out on their promise to cover this entire region of South Jersey. So there'll be no competition (DSL is abysmal speed), and I expect Comcast will continue upping the bills with no real competition in this region. Some developments and customers got FIOS, but most didn't in my town. Definitely a case of the haves and have nots.
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