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Old 09-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Let's Compare Internet Speeds

I posted earlier that this site seems slow, so I thought I would check my internet speed.

I pay $50/mo with no contract required, and I get internet and local TV.

I went to Speakeasy.org and did their speed test at 20:00 this evening. My download spead is 15.56 Mbps, and upload is 2.14.

This is quite a bit faster than what I got for the same price from Comcast. My neighborhood has Wave Broadband, and I've got brand new fiberoptic cable in the street right in front of my building.

Seems good to me; how does it compare with what others get?

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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I pay $53/mo for internet (AT&T U-verse). Download speed is 17.38 Mbps, upload 1.48 Mbps (Speakeasy). The building only supports AT&T as an internet provider and we picked the fastest internet plan available.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Verizon FiOS, which is fiber to the premises, 15/5 plan, about $55/month

Per SpeakEasy: 15.5 down, 4.41 up

Not getting the full 5 Mbps up due to some traffic shaping (configured on the router) that enhances the the Ooma VOIP performance. But 4.41 is plenty for my needs.

If I click on the Speed Test Plus link in the upper right hand corner to test broadband quality I get:
Down: 15.44 Mbps
Up: 4.33 Mbps
Packet Loss: 0%
Latency: 13 ms
Jitter: 1 ms
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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17.29 download and 3.20 upload from speakeasy site. I have Comcast.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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I tried it (speakeasy.org), got 7.5 down and .5 up.

Tried speedtest.net and got 15 down, .5 up.

Looked at my service. It is 10 down and .5 up.
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$45 a month with no contract.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #7
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EarthLink (formerly Mindspring, last century...)

$37.95 a month for 1.2 megabits/sec down, 320 kbits/sec up, no contract. That's the fastest DSL that they offer here. Yes, I called...

I'm currently shopping. The cable company, Comcast, is out as they don't permit VPN connections, and have actively blocked them in this region unless one buys business Internet service, and they do aggressive traffic shaping (that is, they really don't care to let AppleTV or Netflix streams move at full speed across their peerage points for more than a few minutes at a time). U-verse from AT&T might be a possibility.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:47 AM   #8
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Download 21.37 Mbps
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #9
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Earthlink cable (through Comcast), $49/mo no contract:

25Mb down, 3.8 up according to Speakeasy. No outages in over a year.

We used to have Earthlink DSL through Verizon for $10 less but it was very unreliable.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #10
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:14 AM   #11
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Download: 2.84 Mbps
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Advertised by provider as up to 3 Mbps/512k.

Fairpoint DSL $50/month but is $5 higher that if I had a landline (I am internet only and use Ooma for voice).

While I wish I had the speeds that many of you have it functions fine for what I do (video very infrequently).
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:17 AM   #12
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #13
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I'm gettin' screwed!

Download:5.5
upload:.95

Pay $62/mo with Roadrunner thru Time Warner. My computer says I should be getting 11Mbps? I think it's time to make a phone call.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #14
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I'm suffering from ISP speed envy.

Download: 1.9
Upload: 0.35

I pay $37/mo for a no contract OTA two-way radio service and those are the advertised speeds. One of the joys of country living...
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #15
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Verizon DSL, $30 per month, 1 year agreement

15.34 down
0.83 up

Verizon central office only 3 blocks away
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Verizon Fios....had to use Washington DC location but am on the east coast
of Virginia...

19.33 Down; 24.13 Up

I just upgraded to Fios from Cox and have only had it for a week...

Switching saved me almost $60 a month and gave me MUCH faster speeds...
although I have NO idea why I might need them ;o)

In addition, my selection of movie channels is maybe 5 times more...

Me likey!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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17.16 download, 4.12 upload. Comcast cable, just under $50 with taxes and fees.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #18
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I've noticed this site does seem to be slower the past few weeks. It's probably not the end users ISP links (DSL, cable, wireless, etc) but it "could be" a problem with the host server or host site.

For me, I have a 3 Meg download and .6 Meg upload DSL, which I feel very lucky to have out here in the country 15 miles away from any small town.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #19
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Another slowpoke here: 4.31 down, 0.65 up.

Cincinnati Bell DSL is my only option, and I'm paying $25 a month for it, as part of a bundle of home landline services.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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~1.0 Mbps.

we have a basic cable-company bundle package that includes local TV channels plus a few oddball channels. It also includes VOIP phone service. The total runs around $60-65 depending on telephone calls outside of the local zone. The internet part is maybe $10-15 a month after the discounts and depending on how one mentally distributes the kickback discount.

It would be $75 a month but I called and asked what promotions they had going and got the rate reduced. If you don't ask you won't get it.

Looking at what everyone is paying for internet connectivity, I am surprised at how much everyone is willing to pay.
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