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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Daehawk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Its very helpful in Steam and other online game downloads to install. When games are 60 gig plus its nice to be able to grab ti and play it when you want. Plus when downloading one I can watch videos or such easy.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by dbt1949 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:03 pm

I hope when I get in the old people's home I get the type of speeds you guys get.
It'll be nice to get more porn per hour than I am now.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Fitzy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am

Daehawk wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Its very helpful in Steam and other online game downloads to install. When games are 60 gig plus its nice to be able to grab ti and play it when you want. Plus when downloading one I can watch videos or such easy.
Thanks to living in a rare competitive area we get 1,000/1,000 (actual is usually 750/750) internet at a very reasonable price. However, it’s mostly wasted. I’m not sure I have ever seen Steam max out the line. As an example, I hadn’t used Steam in a few weeks so there were 12 games that had patches, including a 3gb (for Pillars I think). A 3gb download should be about ~24 seconds if my math is correct. It took 6 minutes because Steam never came close to reaching the max bandwidth and just outright quit at times. Sometimes I think the Internet is outrunning my hard drives, so Stream pauses to let the computer catch up. :P

On the other hand, I can, as you said, watch videos simultaneous to downloading without issue. Or two videos. Not that I do. But sometimes my wife watches YouTube while I’m downloading and there isn’t a noticeable issue.

It’s possible you really do use the Internet enough that the high speed would be noticeable, but I suspect we wouldn’t notice much difference at 100. Except that I do need high upload, 100/100 would be fine. The savings is tiny here, so I went the greedy route.

If I didn’t need the upload bandwidth I’d trade with you. Well, maybe not, I think you’re paying as much as we are.

Internet is seriously weird in this country. We’ve paid more for less, now are about in the perfect situation short of a local,government solution, and have relatives still in areas that get zero broadband other than satellite.

Sorry you’re stuck in an area where your options don’t meet your wants.

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Post by Daehawk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:53 am

Broadband in the US is very hit or miss and sketchy to boot. Its a patchwork of companies and tiers. In the end it comes down to money in state and local government employee pockets. Whoever gets wined and dined means thats what their citizens get for broadband. Which means shit.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by gbasden » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Fitzy wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am
Daehawk wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Its very helpful in Steam and other online game downloads to install. When games are 60 gig plus its nice to be able to grab ti and play it when you want. Plus when downloading one I can watch videos or such easy.
Thanks to living in a rare competitive area we get 1,000/1,000 (actual is usually 750/750) internet at a very reasonable price. However, it’s mostly wasted. I’m not sure I have ever seen Steam max out the line. As an example, I hadn’t used Steam in a few weeks so there were 12 games that had patches, including a 3gb (for Pillars I think). A 3gb download should be about ~24 seconds if my math is correct. It took 6 minutes because Steam never came close to reaching the max bandwidth and just outright quit at times. Sometimes I think the Internet is outrunning my hard drives, so Stream pauses to let the computer catch up. :P
Yeah, I currently have 150/150, with the option to go to 1000/1000, and I just haven't done it. It's only an extra $20 a month, but I can't identify too many times where the extra bandwidth would be super useful right now.

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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Freyland » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:43 am

gbasden wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Fitzy wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am
Daehawk wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Its very helpful in Steam and other online game downloads to install. When games are 60 gig plus its nice to be able to grab ti and play it when you want. Plus when downloading one I can watch videos or such easy.
Thanks to living in a rare competitive area we get 1,000/1,000 (actual is usually 750/750) internet at a very reasonable price. However, it’s mostly wasted. I’m not sure I have ever seen Steam max out the line. As an example, I hadn’t used Steam in a few weeks so there were 12 games that had patches, including a 3gb (for Pillars I think). A 3gb download should be about ~24 seconds if my math is correct. It took 6 minutes because Steam never came close to reaching the max bandwidth and just outright quit at times. Sometimes I think the Internet is outrunning my hard drives, so Stream pauses to let the computer catch up. :P
Yeah, I currently have 150/150, with the option to go to 1000/1000, and I just haven't done it. It's only an extra $20 a month, but I can't identify too many times where the extra bandwidth would be super useful right now.
Can I haz bandwidth?
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by gbasden » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:52 am

Freyland wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:43 am
gbasden wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Fitzy wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am
Daehawk wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Its very helpful in Steam and other online game downloads to install. When games are 60 gig plus its nice to be able to grab ti and play it when you want. Plus when downloading one I can watch videos or such easy.
Thanks to living in a rare competitive area we get 1,000/1,000 (actual is usually 750/750) internet at a very reasonable price. However, it’s mostly wasted. I’m not sure I have ever seen Steam max out the line. As an example, I hadn’t used Steam in a few weeks so there were 12 games that had patches, including a 3gb (for Pillars I think). A 3gb download should be about ~24 seconds if my math is correct. It took 6 minutes because Steam never came close to reaching the max bandwidth and just outright quit at times. Sometimes I think the Internet is outrunning my hard drives, so Stream pauses to let the computer catch up. :P
Yeah, I currently have 150/150, with the option to go to 1000/1000, and I just haven't done it. It's only an extra $20 a month, but I can't identify too many times where the extra bandwidth would be super useful right now.
Can I haz bandwidth?
If I could possibly do it, I'd be happy to get gigabit and divide in thirds between me, you and Smoove. :)

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Dont tempt Smoove so...you know he is fragile.

Got an email last night at 1am spot on. It said my internet would go out at 2am and stay out until around 4am while they work on it. It then promptly died at 1:01am and was out until 4am. But now my speed is back to normal.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 pm

Ive never seen an upload faster than the download.

its funny how life changes you. I was all about speed and dying for more. Now that my wife died I dont care. About the speed or much anything else. In fact I tried getting them to LOWER my speed to 30/4 so it would be $15. Strangely school lunch and such can get that but not a disabled adult. Madness.
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Re: World internet speeds

Post by Freyland » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:05 am

Forgotten about this thread.

I can now add to my title of slowest internet, because starting in November, the speed fluctuates madly between less than advertised and dial up. Poor friends from this forum constantly have to listen to me bitch during PUBG.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:57 pm

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Spectrum (né Charter) sent me a DOCSIS 3.1 modem to replace my 3.0. The docs state I've been moved to 200 Mbps.

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