is my new internet connection fast?

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    my previous cable connection was 1500 or something. this new service says our speed is 5MB. how do they compare?
     
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    Not sure what 1500 was, it may have been 1.5MB. 5MB is pretty fast. I have the new 6MB Comcast, and its pretty nice. Not sure if its worth the extra $10 a month or not for an extra 2MB.
     
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    You're going over three times faster... That's pretty snazzy. We've got the 4MB at home and I love it.
     
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    cool...thank you!
     
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    5mbps is quite fast. That means you can download a 1MB file at just under 2 seconds. If you want, you can test to see how well your connection is running at http://speakeasy.net/speedtest
     
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    Guess my speed is not that good?:

    Download Speed: 3595 kbps (449.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 240 kbps (30 KB/sec transfer rate)
     
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    or wait...maybe I'm just reading it wrong. I tested again and got this:

    Download Speed: 4382 kbps (547.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 238 kbps (29.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
     
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    its the nature of tests like that. Always a good idea to run it multiple times. 500k/sec download is quite good. The upload is not great but a lot of people dont do a lot of uploading anyway.
     
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    Download Speed: 7615 kbps (951.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 705 kbps (88.1 KB/sec transfer rate)


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    Even better!

    Download Speed: 7754 kbps (969.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 703 kbps (87.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


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    my service provider is upgrading its customers from 2mb to 10mb for no extra cost, which is nice of them
     
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    I have the option to go to 5Mb/2Mb fiber optic form the 3/1.5 DSL I have now for teh same money (doing that as soon as the contractors trucks roll out of the neighborhood) and for $10 more I can go to 15Mb.

    sooo tempting hehe
     

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