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Old 11-13-14, 12:38 PM
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Help me respond in a discussion I am having. What are your current internet speeds? Both up and down. Commercial and personal speeds would be helpful as well as providers. Dial up people need not answer (sorry, it just doesn't apply in this case).
 
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Uh, this sounds like a survey Vic - might have to ban you

Got a link for a site that will measure speed?
 
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Speedtest.net is one often used.

Yeah...yer a funny guy Mitch...lol.
 
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Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results

14.89 down, 5.22 up. This is commercial.
 
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Provider Mitch? Wow... that down seems slow compared to the up.
 
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Old 11-13-14, 01:28 PM
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Go here. Do test and post speed with link...

Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test


Here is mine... But just a note:

I ordered a TV antenna and am awaiting delivery. As soon as I see that I can get local channels I am turning off cable..

With the money I am saving I will take some of it to upgrade my internet speed to 50 Mbps for downloads and up to 25 Mbps for uploads @ $4.95 additional of what I pay now...

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If we discuss why I need the speed is because I have 4 TV's that can stream movies, 2 gamming systems with internet game play, 3 computers, and 2 smart phones....

This way when I am on the computer I dont have to yell at the kids to get off something, or my son don't complain when he gets booted from his on line shooter games...

In my sons eyes our internet as it stands now is a snail....
 
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Sorry, Vic, no idea on the provider.

That said, I agree with your assessment; this service is slower than we all here think it should be for a software company.
 
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Here are my results with Verizon Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results . Not real great I admit but it works well enough for us to watch videos on one device well and two devices if we are having a better day with them. It varies though sometimes it is better than at other times. Right now I am sitting at my desktop with a wired connection so you would think I would have a better rating. Unfortunately here it is either Verizon or Comcast neither of which have the greatest service.
 
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Ours inhales rather fast. 12.99 Mbps down and .64 Mbps up. Provider, Windstream
 
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Ok...thanks to everyone. Larry, yer's kinda sucks! But thats what you get for living uphill...or is that Mark I'm thinking of?

Mike, your upload is huge compared to most I've seen, but down isn't that great.
 
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Old 11-13-14, 06:08 PM
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15 down, 1 up

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I'm getting 60 download and 7 upload. This is after "downgrading" what I had before to save a little money. This is Cox Home, which I believe is one of the fastest in the country.
I also did this test with several other devices running. (teenagers)
 
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My original speed with Verizon FiOS was 5 down and 2 up. When Frontier took over from Verizon and I dropped the land-line telephone service I had to get a new account or something and by then the lowest tier was 15 down and 5 up. I get that pretty consistently.

I am a member of an organization that monitors broadband speeds, you might want to check them out. Here are three links that explain it.

https://www.samknows.com/

Measuring Broadband America‏ | Measuring Broadband America‏

Measuring Broadband America | FCC.gov
 
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But thats what you get for living uphill...or is that Mark I'm thinking of?
I have fiber optic internet thru our local power company. The cable company won't supply service to my location. I pay for 60mb up and 15mb down, I just verified it to be 63.33 up and 14.58 down
 
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Mark...do you have your up and down bassackwards? Those are great speeds if it's not costing you a ton. Through the PoCo? Never heard of that before.
 
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You forgot the comparison criteria of how much do you pay. My Verizon DSL is $31.99/mo. Test speeds are 3.1 down & .64 up. This is standard phone line, non fiber-optic.
 
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Mark...do you have your up and down bassackwards?
I think I do but then I'll never be accused of being a computer geek

Our local PoCo made a commitment 4-5 yrs ago to see that all of their customers would have access to high speed internet and started stringing fiber optic wire. I think it was 30mb when I signed on but they recently raised it and I think they now offer 100 mb [for an insane price] I don't have the bill handy but I think I pay $110 or so [$125 w/tax] and that includes internet, basic cable and telephone. I miss no longer having satellite TV but I don't miss dial up

Charter claims I have an unserviceable address and after 20+ yrs of regular mailings asking me to switch to them - they finally quit sending them to me 6 months or so ago
 
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Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results

Here's mine with Comcast
 
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I think I pay Mediacom for 15/1 @ $49.95


http://www.speedtest.net/result/3909277598.png
 
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pugsl, your link just goes to the main page. After the test, you need to click on the "share" button, then pick "Copy", then paste that link here.
 
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Speed

Here is mine:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/3909808849.png

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Well Vic, will one of us win a prize now?
 
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I think Mark wins for the best residential speeds...that's just amazing to me. Must be the TVA connection?
 
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Wow. He might not have reliable water but with those speeds he should be able to download a gallon in no time.
 
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Our local PoCo buys electricity from TVA but as far as I know that's the only connection. I was surprised when they doubled the speed and didn't raise the price Of course I'm not sure that my pc is capable of handling the extra speed as I've not noticed any difference.

Never thought about downloading water off of the net - where is the spigot on my pc
Seems like I read they wanted to get in the internet business to attract more electricity buying businesses to the area. The paper said it would make the area more attractive to industry.
 
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