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View Poll Results: What Is Your Downstream Bandwidth?
Less than 1 Mbps 8 0.64%
1-3 Mbps 41 3.30%
3-6 Mbps 48 3.86%
6-10 Mbps 61 4.91%
10-15 Mbps 123 9.90%
15-20 Mbps 135 10.87%
More than 20 Mbps 820 66.02%
I don't have broadband Internet access 6 0.48%
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post #61 of 427 Old 04-17-2014, 08:09 PM
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To get a more accurate speed is better to use the speed test from your internet service provider?
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These speed tests don't indicate wether or not you'll be able to stream anything well, especially from netflix.

Many of the ISPs are throttling Netflix traffic. They are trying to get Netflix to pay them for the bandwidth that we already pay for.

I have 55 mbps down, 5 mbps up with Time Warner and can barely stream HD from Netflix sometimes.
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Wonder if the ISPs are throttling Amazon Prime streaming? I don't seem to have any issues with HD unless it is in the evening on a weekend.

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23 download, 4 upload; Howell Michigan Comcast
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To get a more accurate speed is better to use the speed test from your internet service provider?

What you really care about is the speed you get from the Internet itself, not the connection to your ISP's network. If people are going to use SpeedTest, they should at least make sure to choose a server not hosted by their ISP.

I always get my advertised rate and great pings on SpeedTest (even at peak times and on servers outside of my ISP) but usually don't get close when doing the stuff for which I actually bought the connection. Very suspicious.
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15mb down and 1mb up bur Time Warner is the only option and they are pricey and I have a cheap roommates lol... but when I get my own place hopefully I will have better options. smile.gif

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For the purposes of the poll, should we go by the speeds advertised on our plan, or the speeds we actually get in practice?
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Verizon Fios

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Fairpoint. Fiber Optic. Seacoast, New Hampshire. Steams well for HD movies off Netflix on my home theater. Sound is great. I pay $45.00 a month. I do not have cable or satellite dish. This is well worth it.



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Time Warner cable 32/6. Pay for 30/5
Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/799881871

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4g lte Verizon on my phone. Constantly above 30/5 have seen 40/5 on my phone before. Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/799886697

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Sadly, this is the maximum plan I can get in my apartment.
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110/35 - Cablevision, Long Island NY.

 

Only $65 a month too.


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25 down but because it's SpeedTest that's to a carefully-chosen-for-highest-number site (20 mile hop). 15 to 20 to a more realistic target like Chicago.

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Centurylink DSL through remote DSLAM.  The DLSAM is less than a mile away but there are obviously some pretty rotten lines between me and there so...

 

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Some neighbors tried Comcast, it doesn't work well in this area, folks get fine speed during the day but it slows to slower than dial-up in the evening.

 

Vudo HDX looks good, as good or better than cable or sat.  It streams at the two bar setting.  The audio is usually much better than broadcast.

 

I've been happy with Centurylink customer service, but they really need to replace those rotten lines.  I haven't had an outage in two years.


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Comcast business class.
Speed shown below is not just peak but is sustainable 24/7
No traffic shaping
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Host anything you want
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My Comcast cable Internet connection is screaming fast today! Downstream is clocked at 156 Mbps. Plus, that's over WiFi.






Wow that's fast!
What kind of WAP are you using?
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While I probably will never experience google fiber like speeds at home I fully expect to have internet that is capable of streaming 4k content without it looking like crap in the next 10 years.

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The Arris wireless gateway, that our network provides, is top notch. My old Linksys E-2000 got around 50 ms ping, this one, as you can see, does nine.

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I can chime in from across the oceans :P
They pushed fiber out where I live so we get good speeds and no bandwidth caps (those have been gone for a long while now) what so ever so streaming is not a problem on my end, but the internet is not a simple thing, it's enormously complex and your speeds can vary greatly from one part of the plant to another, so I would honestly have expected half of what I got,

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Now when checking a server much closer to home.
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Notice also that I'm faster than 90% of the rest of my nation, there are still plenty of rural areas that can't get much better than ISDN or dial up modem's so, sure I personally am ready for streaming, and they could almost give my blueray bandwidth but that does not mean the rest of the nation is, you wouldn't have to travel far 20 miles or so before these speeds becomes mere pipe dreams.

Also the option for "I don't have a broadband connection" is a bit odd I honestly suspect those that would apply too would not be around on these forums to vote, they probably save their connection and patience for important tasks like their banking and what not.

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15down/5up on Exede satellite Internet. Worse is the latency is 700 ms, capped at 30GB AND its $150/mo.(so HD streaming is about 2 movies if I want to leave anything for surfing)


I should add that I'm 75 mi north of Austin TX, it's the price I pay for country living, and it's worth it!

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Before people get too jealous, most need to understand that Speedtest sites don't work for cable companies like Comcast and Cox since they both have their own version of Speedboost or Powerboost which provides dramatically more bandwidth at the beginning of a connection. Most people will not see 100mbps sustained on Cable. They'll see extremely fast downloads for smaller files and the first part of large files then the bandwidth will drop back down. While this is great for web browsing, you can't judge your real speed for streaming with these kinds of tests. Find a local FTP server (not one provided by your ISP since many constantly boost connections to their own services) and download a large file to determine your true, sustained DL speeds.

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They used to. My Comcast connection can sit at 111mbps all day long.
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