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Post by stessier » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:42 pm

Got a letter in the mail from Charter yesterday - they upgrade my area to 200 mbps down and 5 mbps up with no cost increase (we were previously at 100/5). I had actually noticed over the weekend while troubleshooting a wireless issue and was wondering what was up. Nice surprise.

They also want me to turn in the modem they gave me 5 years ago and get a new one. Again with no charge.

About a year ago, AT&T moved into our area with high speed internet. At that time I was paying $65 for 60/5 service from Charter. AT&T was offering 100 mbps for $70 (albeit with a data cap). Amazing what a little competition will do.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Daehawk » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:56 pm

This is the 100/5 that $54.99 gets me.

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I get 14 extra down and 6 up free.
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Re: World internet speeds

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Always good for a laugh.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:09 pm

Is that normal string or double wound twine?

Funny aside I remember the days when Id dream of speeds like that.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Freyland » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:16 pm

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Always good for a laugh.

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My ping is always 70-120, my d/l speed is typically under 4, despite the plan being 5, and our uploads are about the same.

Do I have like a special outfit to wear as new Slowest Internet King on this board?
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Smoove_B » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:16 pm

I remember the days when I had nightmares about this speed. Oh no wait, it's every goddamn day for the last 11 years. Sorry.

I'm going to call Century Link after the 7/4 holiday and see if they're still trying to scam me for long distance service to get a 40 Mbps plan.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Smoove_B » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:17 pm

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Do I have like a special outfit to wear as new Slowest Internet King on this board?
That's depressing. But you can gladly take it. :D

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:39 pm

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That's actually around the max DSL I can get where I am. My cable, which is "up to" 150Mbps, is regularly below 30Mbps, and it's not unusual to dip below 10Mbps for short periods of time on occasion.

On the plus side, I just checked and they are offering a year's worth of 6Mbps DSL for 20 bucks (Canadian!) a month, which is a pretty decent deal, if I could tolerate that speed.

Anyway, my sympathy for you is no longer what it was, as things aren't as "bad" as you have suggested in the past. :wink:

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:49 pm

I picked a couple of servers in my city, and one in Quebec that wasn't particularly close in the province next door. All results were essentially the same.

My package is: cable, "up to" 150Mbps down, 1Mbps up, 400GB down (unlimited up) per month.

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the upload speed is higher than my 1Mbps cap :D but the download is only ok.

I live in a 1960's housing development and the phone wiring here is made out of fossilized amber, so DSL is out of the question for now. As I said before, if I thought I would get more "up to" in my downloads I'd pay extra for the next package but I think I'd just get the same as now but pay more. I should probably research whether that's true or not.

edit: Damn, they are claiming an extra "up to" of 100Mbps over my current "up to" of 150Mbps. If I could get even 1/2 of that extra "up to" 100Mbps I'd pay the extra 20 bucks they want. 20 bucks for another 50Mpbs? Yes please. I just don't believe that I'd see that much improvement. They are offering a $5/mo discount for new customers only. Bah. 60 bucks a year off the regular price but I'm a regular customer so I get the middle finger. We'll see.

a) First see if I qualify for the extra speed package (comes with no cap, which is a nice bonus)
b) See if customers in my area are actually seeing improved speeds on a regular basis.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:59 pm

Also, it's nice to see that I have shittier internet than Daehawk.

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Re: World internet speeds

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:22 pm

And mine sucks. Wasn't long ago we had 30 down then 60 down now 100 down...at least they never raised prices. I could still get faster if the other company was allowed to expand. But no our state gov cant have that...fuck you mrs Black. hope you lose come election.
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it used to be faster...
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by gbasden » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:34 pm

Smoove_B wrote:
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I'm shocked that 18% of people have worse internet than you do. Are 56k modems still a thing?

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Smoove_B » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Yeah, I'm rather surprised by that too. However, there are people in another part of my town that apparently can only get 2.5 Mbps DSL service, because reasons.
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Anyway, my sympathy for you is no longer what it was, as things aren't as "bad" as you have suggested in the past. :wink:
I purchased a copy of Titanfal 2 based on your commentary on OO. It took me 4 days to download it. That's unreasonable.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm

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And the wife's probably watching videos on Facebook.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:22 pm

Nah she refuses to use facebook after we made her page. I have to keep it up....which means talking to my sister on it lol.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:31 pm

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 am

Smoove_B wrote:
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I purchased a copy of Titanfal 2 based on your commentary on OO. It took me 4 days to download it. That's unreasonable.
Given your speed posted here it should have taken less than 24 hours.

Taking 4 times than that means something is wrong.

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Post by pr0ner » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:34 am

I pay for 50 down/5 up. This is what I actually get.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by The Meal » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 am

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I've concluded that Xfinity is available at our new specific address, but it isn't across the street.

Anxiety.
Have heard from the current occupant on this topic (and many others):
We are currently using CenturyLink for internet at pretty good speeds (140 Mbps at $60/month), which isn't the Gig you are used to in Longmont, but it's fast enough to support a 4K stream, an HD stream, and all of our connected stuff, so you shouldn't notice much of a difference. That said, I just bought a new router in March when we upgraded internet speeds to support it. The router wasn't cheap ($200 ish), but I'm happy to leave it for you free of charge if you are going to use CenturyLink.
Sounds good to me!
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Victoria Raverna » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:38 am

It is not a "World internet speeds" thread if there is no speedtest from someone that is on opposite side of the world. :)

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Measured while SQM (Smart Queue Management) active on the router and several members of the household using internet. The max speed is supposed to be 30 Mbps down and 30 Mbps up.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by stessier » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:46 am

You're just doing that to really drive the stake through Smoove's heart. ;)
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:49 am

4ms?! Are you living inside the server?
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Rip » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:57 am

Isgrimnur wrote:
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4ms?! Are you living inside the server?
That is forever. Mine was 1ms.

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Re: World internet speeds

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Isgrimnur wrote:
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4ms?! Are you living inside the server?
Things move faster on that side of the world. It's already tomorrow over there!
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm

Rip wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:57 am
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4ms?! Are you living inside the server?
That is forever. Mine was 1ms.
Yeah but pinging 127.0.0.1 doesn't count.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:11 pm

:oops:

So I may have been misremembering what my cable package is/was.

Going to bump it up and see how the new package performs.

Will try to remember to update thread after.

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Post by coopasonic » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:17 pm

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So I may have been misremembering what my cable package is/was.
It's another reason to go with gigabit. It's really easy to remember. :D
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:36 pm

Not an option, unfortunately.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Smoove_B » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:45 pm

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Given your speed posted here it should have taken less than 24 hours.

Taking 4 times than that means something is wrong.
Nothing is wrong. You're calculating ideal conditions. If I wanted to be a douche and tell my wife and daughter I was commandeering the internet for ~24 hours straight and during that time it's no Netflix and your surfing is going to be slow, then sure it might take ~24 hours. Or they can try to watch Netflix and browse the internet and now I'm up to 30+ hours and they get irritated at lower quality videos and slow browsing. So I'm resigned to downloading games on off-hours , which is why it takes 3-4 days now for me to get a modern game.

A few years ago I was able to somehow get a solid 16 hour download window and the DSL modem died -it was absurdly hot. Could have been coincidence, but now I try to do things in 4-6 hour clips. It's hell.

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Re: World internet speeds

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“Free” WiFi at our hotel.

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Post by RMC » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:57 pm

Yeah, I used to think my 10/1 was the slowest around. You guys with slower internet give me hope that their are worst areas for internet.

I actually have Radio WiFi, that used Radio waves from an antenna on my roof to the local grain silo(I can't make this stuff up), that has the receiver for for ISP.

I don't think they offer anything faster than what I have, and it is still 56/month. So maybe one day someone will run some cable down my road and I can get better internet. But 10/1 is actually fast compared to everything else I have had in the past.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:11 pm

Smoove, unless your family is using the internet while they sleep, I really can't see the download taking more than twice the theoretical max. That still leaves 48 hours where your download was in limbo.

Then again if you simply turn it off during waking hours, then yeah, but hardly a reasonable outlook.

It took me six weeks to drive to Florida, but 5 of those I was in Georgia just hanging out.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Smoove_B » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:43 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
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It took me six weeks to drive to Florida, but 5 of those I was in Georgia just hanging out.
In my house, I'm metaphorically in Georgia all.the.time.

I'm hoping when I speak to them in ~2 weeks they're going to be able to get me to 40 Mbps painlessly. I don't believe it, but I guess we'll see - and this will be the first thread I post the test result in.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:51 pm

Okey dokey.

Thanks to this thread I should see a major upgrade to my internet for the first time in years.

I'm actually kind of excited. Besides the removal of the cap which removes the headache of managing my data usage, and much faster downloads which should make deciding to download something or not much easier, I'm hoping for decreased ping times which should improve some online gaming.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by stessier » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:28 pm

Does it cost a lot more? What did you end up with?
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Rip » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Rip wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:57 am
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4ms?! Are you living inside the server?
That is forever. Mine was 1ms.
Yeah but pinging 127.0.0.1 doesn't count.
There is no law against keeping the ISP server in my bathroom......

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