|View Poll Results: What Is Your Downstream Bandwidth?|
|Less than 1 Mbps||8||0.64%|
|More than 20 Mbps||820||66.02%|
|I don't have broadband Internet access||6||0.48%|
|Voters: 1242. You may not vote on this poll|
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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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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Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What's your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/799881871
Mobile app on my phone wirelessly.
fastest plan i can get
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...
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.
OPPO UDP-205, LG OLED65C8, OPPO BDP-93, Pioneer Kuro Pro-150FD, Dynaudio 2x BM-12a Mk III Mains, 2x BM 6a Mk II surround, 2x BM 14s Subs, Allan and Heath MixWizard, room is 11'7"x 16'6"x 8" dedicated and treated. Tripp-Lite UPSs/power conditioners (because my power isn't as clean as it used to be)
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,
Now when checking a server much closer to home.
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.
spending 5 minutes downloading a forum page on a dial up isn't much fun for anyone
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!
And for those of you that are being throttled for Netflix streaming, you need to tell your ISPs you'll be throttling,ther next payment to 10% of agreed upon price...THEY work for YOU, and can be fired.
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.
They used to. My Comcast connection can sit at 111mbps all day long.