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Just got new internet...what do you think about my speed.

#61OmegaDL50Posted 9/6/2013 2:30:13 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2948568752

Not bad consider this was tested via Wifi too. I am curious if I used direct LAN via CAT5 if there would be a difference. Probably not. It's not like I'd reach CAT5 speeds anyways, and it's not like I'm reaching the 54Mbps throughput of 802.11n either.
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#62zerodefectPosted 9/6/2013 1:34:02 PM
Are you on 18/10? If so than likely won't see any improvement wired. Wireless connections can definitely slow down your connection if not setup properly or by many other factors. Wired directly to your modem is the best way to test if you should expect faster speeds.
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#63lostsymphonyPosted 9/6/2013 1:44:49 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2949803580

I'm happy with mine for what I pay.
#64SamusFarronPosted 9/6/2013 2:39:24 PM(edited)
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2949792514

$100 a month, so pricey but not bad when compared to any averages. Makes me want Google fiber to come pretty bad. It makes no sense they aren't already here - the metro areas net infrastructure is almost all fiber now, and Google has a huge server farm here.

CenturyLink is pilot testing a 1Gbps service in a small section of downtown Omaha here, right within where I happen to live, but it costs a whopping $180 a month. Plus, it's Century Link.....no thanks.

Seeing speeds at 15Mbps and lower though makes me realize how fractured the net infrastructure is right now, especially in America. To be fair a good part of it is the ISP's fault, imposing low caps on networks capable of much more so they can always have headroom to bump up speeds to match competitors while making it look like they actually did something. Bandwidth costs them nothing, and laying a modern and surprisingly future proof infrastructure isn't as intense as it sounds. Artificial caps just give them the ability to charge people a lot more money for what are actually identical connections; it should be illegal.

Heck, for the most part, there is not any particular reason why commercial ISP's even need to exist - they are like car dealerships, an unnecessary middleman you have to struggle with. Instead local areas could just collaborate and use the necessary portion of taxpayer dollars to maintain a nice, unregulated gateway into the net that distributes dynamically shared bandwidth free and open to anyone who plugs in.
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#65BacklogPosted 9/6/2013 4:44:20 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2950015692
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