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Old 08-15-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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No one here is really debating differences in bandwidth. If you read the thread, you'll realize that almost all the posts are just of their transfer rate.

In a camera, megapixels can be very important depending on circumstances. Discounting pixel count across the board is dumb.


Similarly, bandwidth can be incredibly important. Not everything is about page load times. Downloading/uploading is a big deal. If a 10 megabyte file takes a minute to download/upload, that can be a big issue for many. Thus, discounting transfer rate across the board is dumb.
Good you point that out, in reference to all these download speeds. I posted the following in another thread about TimeWarner's bandwidth...
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Road Runner Turbo with PowerBoost® provides a burst of download speed when capacity is available above the customer’s provisioned download speeds for the first 10 MB of a file. It then reverts to your provisioned speed for the remainder of the download. PowerBoost® up to 30 Mbps claim is based on Road Runner Turbo’s standard maximum download speed of 15 Mbps. PowerBoost® is a registered trademark of Comcast Corporation.
So, these downlaod speeds are a snapshot of down/up at a point in time but don't take into consideration the speed for continued downloads.

For instance, just a couple of days ago I downloaded the Texas Travel Guide in PDF form. It was 178 megs. So, the first ten megs downloaded at the Turbo speed... that speed a speed test would report. The remaining file downloaded at only a 10 megs speed. But, you'd have to read the fine print to know about that.

So, if you're streaming video and camming at the same time you might want to read the fine print to know how it's going to do. For my Time Warner RR 10/1 Turbo... I'll report no problems.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Comcast just sent us a notification that they increased our speed.
Ahhhhh I bet you could tell even BEFORE they told ya right?

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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Ahhhhh I bet you could tell even BEFORE they told ya right?

Lol, no... I typically only notice when they increase the upload rate.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Yes but the increase happend JUST BEFORE YOU GOT THE NOTICE
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Fast enough, above the national average for the UK but below the average for my city. Pretty slow compared to the other results posted here!
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Yes but the increase happend JUST BEFORE YOU GOT THE NOTICE
I'm pretty sure it didn't. It could have happened months before. But I don't force a tftp update regularly, so I don't know.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Dude111, you should cancel your internet service and any telephone service you have, wired or not because they KNOW and keep records of every site you have ever been to and every number you have called or called you, if THIS isn't an invasion of your privacy NOTHING is.

You do pay cash for everything right and accept NO checks from anyone or have any bank accounts.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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I hear ya buddy!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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On Charter Ghetto Cable plan ($19.99, 1Mbps-down, 128Kbps-up), my connection is better than a dial-up but worse than what it was a few years back on Cox standard cable plan ($45, 13Mbps-down, 768Kbps-up).

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Dude111, you should cancel your internet service and any telephone service you have, wired or not because they KNOW and keep records of every site you have ever been to and every number you have called or called you, if THIS isn't an invasion of your privacy NOTHING is.

You do pay cash for everything right and accept NO checks from anyone or have any bank accounts.
You don't think it will raise a red flag when someone suddenly -partially- falls off the grid?
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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Heres my latest test result


Its a rainy/aweful day here today,could be why....
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