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A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:53:19 PM »

After a few years of suffering through extremely crappy speeds in my condo building, we replaced our old, crappy ISP with a new, awesome ISP.  They had been giving everyone essentially unmetered bandwidth, but now they're making you pay extra for prioritization.  Apparently, most people are sticking with the basic tier (10Mbps symmetric, guaranteed), because this is what the "50Mbps" guaranteed plan is giving me.  I had previously topped out at 75/75 in the unmetered days:



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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 09:57:01 PM »

Better be on the lookout. The OWS folks are gonna be after you for being a 1%'er.
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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 10:05:56 PM »

Better be on the lookout. The OWS folks are gonna be after you for being a 1%'er.

I guess I know how the 1% feel now, and it feels good.
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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 10:43:02 PM »

After a few years of suffering through extremely crappy speeds in my condo building, we replaced our old, crappy ISP with a new, awesome ISP.  They had been giving everyone essentially unmetered bandwidth, but now they're making you pay extra for prioritization.  Apparently, most people are sticking with the basic tier (10Mbps symmetric, guaranteed), because this is what the "50Mbps" guaranteed plan is giving me.  I had previously topped out at 75/75 in the unmetered days:



 :mrgreen:

I dont know what a good speed it, so I looked up mine:
18 ping, 17.38 download, .97mbs upload speed.   Oh boo. Mine is horrendous isnt it. Only 57%
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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 11:02:05 PM »

That download is ok, but they're really screwing you on the upload.  Lame.

If it makes you feel better, I had to suffer through almost 2 years of speeds under 1Mbps down (and up).
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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 11:11:33 PM »

Anything over 5mbps down is just fluff if all you do is surf web pages. Where it really comes into play is when you are doing multiple downloads with different applications such as iTunes, running BitTorrent and using VOIP services a few other things all at the same time. I knocked my comcast account down from 30mbps down/5mbps up, to 5mbps down/1mbps up, and I only see the effects if im multi-tasking.

On the other hand, it was nice to have bragging rights.
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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 11:23:37 PM »


Basic cable, antiquated machine.    In my opinion, upload doesn't matter unless you're using face chat - (which I won't do anyways).  Most of my lagging is because I'm lazy about keeping my cache clear, and that sort of shit.  But I can watch movies after about two seconds of buffering, so I wouldn't exactly call it painful. 

The bigger inconvenience is when it goes down completely for "routine maintenance", and none of us are impervious to that. 





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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 09:32:54 PM »

Anything over 5mbps down is just fluff if all you do is surf web pages. Where it really comes into play is when you are doing multiple downloads with different applications such as iTunes, running BitTorrent and using VOIP services a few other things all at the same time. I knocked my comcast account down from 30mbps down/5mbps up, to 5mbps down/1mbps up, and I only see the effects if im multi-tasking.

On the other hand, it was nice to have bragging rights.

Yeah, if you have a solid 5-6Mbps download (and nothing else using bandwidth), you can stream "HD" video, which is the most bandwidth-intensive real-time application anyone does.  I like having a faster download so I can do multiple things at once without slowing down, and because I use a lot of cloud-based storage and such.
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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 11:51:00 PM »

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Re: A Thread to Brag About My Internet Speed
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2012, 03:51:49 PM »

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