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What are your internet speeds?
« on: September 05, 2014, 11:34:55 pm »
So, I was wondering, what everyone's internet speeds are, and who their internet service provider is.
(you can test your speeds here.)


So, to begin here are my speeds.

Comcast. Comcast Business.
My family pays $40/month for 12.5 down, 1.5 up (should be $60, but we got a discount) We used to get about 40 down, 6 up, but then our neighbors started using more, or Comcast started throttling its business customers.
Welcome to Hotel Comcastifornia, or Standard Internet Corporation.
(Even my cellphone when tethered to my computer, using 4G is faster than Comcast)


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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 11:46:01 pm »
about 16mb download and about 1mb upload with Time Warner Cable.

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3739894686

...we're moving this month; I'm anxious to see what Verizon Fios can do for us.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 11:48:11 pm »


Recently got it upgraded. I like being able to download games on Steam in under 5 minutes.

Downside is that Rogers goes down a lot. For no reason. I'd trade a high download speed for something that doesn't randomly drop for 30 minutes to and hour at a time any day.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2014, 11:51:20 pm by N-Sunderland »

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 11:51:13 pm »
Damn, sunderland, how much do you pay for that? Anyways, when my area gets google fiber (I can't wait, Comcast is a royal pain), gigabit internet is definitely worth it for $80/month

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 12:48:50 am »
Probably not that much. If he lives in a city that has invested in good network infrastructure, he likely pays a decent price.

3000/768 DSL here. Under Verizon's iron boot. This is the best you can get if you don't go FIOS. While FIOS is in this area, Verizon is one of the worst companies to deal with. They love to slap on hidden fees or extra charges. They can get away with it too because the only other competitor is Cable and thats a whole new nightmare.

If you go to some of the towns nearby there is ATT networks and they run DSL at FIOS speeds right now. Friend of mine about 20 mins away pays dirt cheap for FIOS level speed and its just plain old DSL. But he can do it cause he is on ATT's network.

There was hope when FIOS first got here because Verizon played nice and allowed resellers to sell FIOS. My ISP was one of them. They did that for a year then Verizon suddenly terminated the contract and told my ISP that users on their network had to switch to Verizon or their services would be shut off. ISP was forced to comply and all they could do was setup special services for customers to keep their e-mails.

You wonder how Verizon gets away with this...then you call them out to fix a copper telephone line and it takes 6 techs and 2 weeks to do it. They sent out 5 FIOS techs who could only fiddle with the line then try to push FIOS, then finally the last guy was a copper line tech who found the problem and had new wires patched in within an hour.

No offense if anyone here works for Verizon, but your company is full of douchbags.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 12:57:51 am »


word.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2014, 01:16:53 am »
How much do you pay, sparky?

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2014, 01:22:08 am »
How much do you pay, sparky?

$35 a month

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2014, 01:36:46 am »
Probably not that much. If he lives in a city that has invested in good network infrastructure, he likely pays a decent price.

Pretty much sums it up.

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I'll go sit in a corner.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2014, 05:33:24 am »
How much do you pay, sparky?

$35 a month

*Japan laughs...aww it thinks its internet :D

Yeah that is the story of things. $35 for insane speed and areas like mine for the same price get...



Makes you want to put flaming poo bags on Verizon's doorstep.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2014, 08:38:48 am »

Romtelecom is the worst internet provider here. And I have to stick with it 'till the contract ends. Help.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2014, 08:53:10 am »


Wi-Fi Midwest is literally the only internet provider that is around here.

Sucks to be me.

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2014, 09:47:10 am »


Fastest available in the area...

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2014, 11:16:03 am »


 8)


..i wish steam could go at 41.34mb/s

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Re: What are your internet speeds?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 12:23:18 pm »
The speedtest shows your speed in megabits/second. 8 megabits per second = 1 megabyte per second.
Megabytes/second = x/8, where X is your internet speed in megabits.