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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 01-13-2018, 05:56 AM   #1
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Poll: What’s your internet download speed?

I’m sure the ranges I’ve chosen fit some better than others, and some services are below and above the top and bottom, I tried.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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I think my Xfinity is advertised at 250 mbps.
They just did another enhancement and it's now testing around 290 mbps.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:44 AM   #3
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Toronto Condo about 35, Arizona house about the same, Canmore house around 20, but the real problem is the lakehouse at only around 5. This is because the lakehouse is a radio system with an antenna way up one of the trees and a transmission tower on the other side of the lake. Streaming Netflix there is sometimes an issue with excessive buffering.

Surprised how fast some of the speeds are.
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This is a good source for testing your connection:

https://sourceforge.net/speedtest
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Our provider (WOW) guarantees 100Mbps service but delivers 110 at our service level. Nice.
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Poll: What’s your internet download speed?

Verizon mobile, rural area. 40mbps download. 15 mbps uploads.
Just checked it on speedtest.

I am in close proximity to the Verizon tower.

Previously had AT&T mobile. Internet download was 3 Mbps
Their local signal was a small portable antenna on wheels.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:15 AM   #7
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Verison Fios 75 Mbps plan tested @ 90 Mbps download and 80 Mbps upload. More than enough to satisfy our needs
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I pay for 150 down on Xfinity, but usually test out at ~235. Yay!
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About 15 on DSL

Alternative in town is the cable provider with really poor service. Monopoly in our town so no incentive to improve

Once in a while will get some buffering on Netflix. I should ask about upgrades
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We have 50/50 Frontier FiOS (formerly Verizon). Had it since 2006 when they first installed fiber down our street. This is true fiber-to-the-home, so the stability and reliability is amazing. They offer up to 500/500 but we've never had any issue whatsoever with 50 down; and it's nice to have 50 up as well.
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I have Optimum and it's 68 mbps, toward their low end but far from their lowest.
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To clarify the poll --Are we voting on marketed speed or actual/measured speed?

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65 mbps @ Charter Spectrum for $65 mo. There's fiber running at 150+ that goes up and down the main ave, but no spur yet to us.
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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).
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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.
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To clarify the poll --Are we voting on marketed speed or actual/measured speed?

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Advertised or marketed speed, more people know their advertised speed than actual speed (usually higher). Thanks.
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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?
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Enough to sustain 4 streaming video. Wifi router is as important as the speed to the door.
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We test out at 85 over Wifi. DS games a bit so he uses a direct wired connect but I don't know whether there is a significant speed difference there but I think they are most interested in latency which is better with ethernet.
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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).
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I thought our speed of 90 Mbps was fast until I saw 30% of folks with speeds over 100 and a couple over 250.

I assume that the higher speed is needed for gaming but not for other applications as we don't have any buffering problems when streaming movies on any of our devices or when using Wifi calling. When the kids and their significant others were visiting over the holidays they were using all their devices and gadgets with no problems or slowdowns.
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