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Message 827999 - Posted: 7 Nov 2008, 21:58:01 UTC
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Ever since my brother accidentally dropped a branch through my cable outside, the connection speeds have never been the same, even after Comcast came out to fix the line.



See my previous results in another thread and you'll see that I was getting close to 25Mb/s to my closest server (Chicago, IL). I need to call them to see if I can upgrade to that new 50Mb/s service they're supposed to be offering in many areas.

Here's my connection to Wellington, NZ:

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Message 828026 - Posted: 7 Nov 2008, 23:00:51 UTC

Okay ... I've now hit every server listed in North America, for a total of 93 tests. Of course, some were from before this thread, and some were to other countries.

From the My Summary tab at SpeedTest:

IP Address:
xx.xxx.xx.xxx (COMCAST CABLE)
Last Test Date:
11/7/2008
Total Tests Taken:
93
Fastest Download:
24016 kb/s
Fastest Upload:
2541 kb/s
Average Download:
11586 kb/s
Average Upload:
1425 kb/s

Global Rank: Faster than 97% of connections.
Country Rank: Faster than 95% of connections in the US.

Apparently my connection is a bit slow compared to other Comcast users in Minnesota (averages are 12,359/1,849 versus my 11,586/1,425). My fastest download was taken from the Owensboro KY server, and my fastest upload was taken from the Hamilton Bermuda server.

Oddly, I had three servers that were 'black holes' - returning no results:
McAllen TX
Miami FL
Nassau Bahamas

After looking at the global stats, I want to be a customer of VL-Telecom (77,062 kb/s downloads and 60,247 kb/s uploads). Ironically, while North America is the top continent by download speed, the US isn't even in the top ten countries.
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Message 828045 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 0:25:51 UTC




And for a laugh here is to Auckland!


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Message 828052 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 0:36:24 UTC



Not bad for an upto 8mg package.
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Message 828064 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 0:45:32 UTC
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Here’s what I came up with and it is correct and what I pay for. From Lynchburg VA but I get mine from Net Zero because Verizon is useless they don't allow servers and their service is terrible so I get mine from Net Zero for 29.00 USD a month and Net Zero rents from Verizon.
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Message 828069 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 0:52:09 UTC

I will give you a nice laugh.



For phone, internet, caller ID and "modem rental" I pay $73 (US)/month.

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Message 828072 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 0:56:38 UTC
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my test


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Message 828074 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 0:56:49 UTC

LA calls Wellington

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Message 828083 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 1:10:02 UTC

Here in Albuquerque Speedtest often shows shorter ping time(!) and faster link speed to some servers farther away.

Here Albuquerque calling Phoenix:

I've got Comcast, so under their recently revised Acceptable Use policy use in excess of 250 Gbytes/month is deemed excessive.

One further reservation: I took this speed test from my daily driver PC, which suffers the indignity of a wireless link on the way to the cable modem.
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Message 828084 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 1:10:04 UTC - in response to Message 827936.  

Here is my test. ATT just opened up DSL to our area in the last couple of months. It is a bit slower than what it could be, but we are on the fringe of the DSL area at this point and service would not improve without ATT upgrading wire to our area. ATT only costs me $10.00 a month for this, and my old dial up ISP had been $15.00 a month.


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Message 828089 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 1:14:25 UTC - in response to Message 828084.  

Here is my test. ATT just opened up DSL to our area in the last couple of months. It is a bit slower than what it could be, but we are on the fringe of the DSL area at this point and service would not improve without ATT upgrading wire to our area. ATT only costs me $10.00 a month for this, and my old dial up ISP had been $15.00 a month.


You are where I was 28 years ago.........

I am still served by the same copper pair that was run to my house back in '54 when it was built.......

At first, I had nothing but dialup.......then they upgraded me to ISDN, then finally to DSL....all on the same pair of wires.......

It's just that they finally upgraded the link from the main switch to the demarcation box about 2 blocks from my house that allowed the bandwidth to come thru.......
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Message 828096 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 1:22:01 UTC - in response to Message 828089.  

Here is my test. ATT just opened up DSL to our area in the last couple of months. It is a bit slower than what it could be, but we are on the fringe of the DSL area at this point and service would not improve without ATT upgrading wire to our area. ATT only costs me $10.00 a month for this, and my old dial up ISP had been $15.00 a month.


You are where I was 28 years ago.........

I am still served by the same copper pair that was run to my house back in '54 when it was built.......

At first, I had nothing but dialup.......then they upgraded me to ISDN, then finally to DSL....all on the same pair of wires.......

It's just that they finally upgraded the link from the main switch to the demarcation box about 2 blocks from my house that allowed the bandwidth to come thru.......


I will take this any day over dial-up. And, the ATT tech said I would be lucky to get 220 down at our location when he set it up. I feel like the extra is gravy. . . And my old ISP is extremely spamy at this point. I can not even forward email from my old account to my new accout.

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Message 828217 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 10:08:07 UTC
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1500/256 account, usage capped at 4GB peak times plus 4GB off peak per month.
AU$60/month. Rip off, eh?
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Message 828235 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 11:01:59 UTC
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2000/256 contract. :-)))

[edit]
the route to Wellington is even faster:



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Message 828290 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 15:25:41 UTC

Mine appears relatively slow compared to most.
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Message 828296 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 15:38:44 UTC

Now from the office:



upstream is bit low... might be all my proxy and filter stuff.
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Message 828297 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 15:41:06 UTC



Just remember that depending on what country you are in the gov't throttles max up/download speed. A few years ago I was getting your numbers. The cable company upgraded the local lines to optical fiber and bam I'm flying.
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Message 828300 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 15:45:21 UTC


Local

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About $45 US monthly.
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Message 828302 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 15:47:24 UTC
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Wow I feel kinda lucky about my upload speed. Paying for 12mb down and 1mb up here, $45 a month (US).



And here's to Wellington (WOW!)


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Message 828332 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 16:54:19 UTC

Here is mine
Upload Speed restrikted in my router.

Closest server


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