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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:39 PM

How fast is YOUR internet? (and why it matters)

http://www.speedmatters.org/

(The Communications Workers of America site)

Our rate is falling well below the rest of the world. There's a simple test of your individual speed at this site.

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Reply How fast is YOUR internet? (and why it matters) (Original post)
annabanana Nov 2012 OP
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #1
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #15
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #27
freshwest Nov 2012 #28
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #2
Bonobo Nov 2012 #20
customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #24
diane in sf Dec 2012 #45
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #6
LeftyMom Nov 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #5
djean111 Nov 2012 #7
rDigital Nov 2012 #8
LeftyMom Nov 2012 #9
rDigital Nov 2012 #10
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #11
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Go Vols Nov 2012 #12
LineLineReply .
d_r Nov 2012 #32
d_r Nov 2012 #35
MuseRider Nov 2012 #13
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2012 #14
CurtEastPoint Nov 2012 #16
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #17
japple Nov 2012 #18
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #19
LongTomH Nov 2012 #21
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #22
msu2ba Nov 2012 #23
MineralMan Nov 2012 #25
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #26
DJ13 Nov 2012 #29
virgdem Nov 2012 #30
SHRED Nov 2012 #31
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #33
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #34
annabanana Nov 2012 #36
Speck Tater Nov 2012 #37
Matariki Nov 2012 #38
greytdemocrat Nov 2012 #39
name not needed Nov 2012 #40
rufus dog Nov 2012 #41
RoxyNexus Nov 2012 #42
DainBramaged Nov 2012 #43
tama Nov 2012 #44
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #46
Danascot Dec 2012 #47

Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:44 PM

1. Mine seems to kick serious butt

Result:
11143 kbps download
3160 kbps upload

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:28 PM

15. Who is your privider?

That's fast!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:45 PM

27. Comcast, sadly. n/t

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:46 PM

2. My ATT DSL download speed sucks at 2450 (nt)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:58 PM

20. Yes, DSL sucks.

It's all I get here on my island. 2717 for me.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:29 PM

24. I second the motion

All I get is the lowest speed DSL the phone company offers, because they were too damned lazy to put FIOS in my end of the neighborhood when they set it up for the rest of my condo area. It would have been easy money for them to serve folks who have enough money to pay for it where I live.

I was hoping that mesh systems would be up and running by now, without the need for physical connections. Guess I'll still have to wait.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:19 AM

45. My ATT Uverse is pitiful: Ping 66ms, download 4.47 Mbps, upload .67Mbps

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:49 PM

3. My result:

Download speed: 24514

Upload speed: 5102

I don't know how to interpret these numbers...

We have FIOS and it's supposed to be pretty fast.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:56 PM

6. Those are great numbers, Peg!

When you get the results, you have to make another click to get the download speed comparisons, then one more click to get the upload comparisons.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:50 PM

4. I'm smoking Japan.

Gotta love NorCal.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:53 PM

5. Not bad: 20152 / 953

My download result was higher than any other category. The upload result was beaten only by my state (CA) and Japan.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:58 PM

7. I am happy with my FIOS, but I do understand that speeds are faster elsewhere -

download - 60278
upload - 15259
I believe that the faster speeds are possible now, they just want to keep charging more for higher speeds, so they dribble out the capacity.

edited to add - the first time I did this my download speed was 54700 or something like that, so I re-tested and the speed was higher.
also want to mention that yes, speeds are slower, but there is some hand-shaking stuff that goes on between your PC and modem that can slow things down, but I forget how to fix that. Can make a dramatic difference.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:59 PM

8. That's my Dad's Union, the IUE-CWA :) nt

 

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:01 PM

9. What would really be interesting is what your bandwidth dollar gets you from one place to another.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:01 PM

10. Don't mean to thread jack, but....

 

Could you all please post your internet speeds for the good of the Photography Group?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018245338 < in this thread

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:04 PM

11. 27117 Down and 2415 Up

But this is from my work connection... 1 Gbps

A LOT slower than that at home

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:07 PM

32. .

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Response to d_r (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:26 PM

35. fwiw, that was firefox, this is chromium

my wife is on another laptop using wireless during both, so for what thats worth. we have fiber optic through our electric company.



fwiw, 46833 down and 20414 up on the speedmatters.org page, so they seem fairly consistent

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:10 PM

13. Smokin out here in rural Kansas

but less that 20 miles from the capitol, this is actually one of the better speeds we get here. Up 4582 Down 2063

I have no idea how this ranks but would assume it is on the lower side. Much of the rest of the state is far slower than we are here. Some much slower. I don't expect anything better for a long long time here.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:17 PM

14. Mine seem good.

We are paying (I think) for 50mbs service.

Am i getting what we pay for?

23249

2018

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:31 PM

16. 32496 download...off the chart!

and allegedly I 'm only supposed to get 22 MBits

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:32 PM

17. So horrible, I won't even bother to write down the numbers.

Definitely not worth what I'm paying for it.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:47 PM

18. 1031/406 out here in no man's land, rural GA.

The best verizon has to offer. Before that, the only thing I could get was hughes net, which was a huge joke.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:52 PM

19. Results:

Download speed: 19261

Upload speed: 2078

I use Optimum online and a Mac G5 with a Motorola SURFboard modem.

Doubled Japan.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:03 PM

21. K&R I've seen mention of this on DU for years now!

Why hasn't something been done? Oh yeah, Republican obstructionists!

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:17 PM

22. From my broadband connection....

Download: 21710 mbps

Upload: 5430 mbps

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:25 PM

23. 55.43 mbps down, 3.96 up

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

25. Download speed: 15354 kbps

Upload speed: 3352 kbps.

Seems OK to me.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:44 PM

26. 11006 down 3604 up

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:04 PM

29. 20497 down, 3527 up

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:06 PM

30. My numbers seem to be fairly high...

Download-20,492

Upload-25280

I have Cox Cable

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:06 PM

31. Cox -- 8860 DL 2461 UL

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:07 PM

33. My Zip's average D/L speed is supposed to be 11,000 kbps.

To this day, I've hardly ever gotten anything above 2,500 kbps, and that's with an ethernet cable(wireless downloads are about 400 at most, and my average has been around 180)!

My zip code, btw, is 75035.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

34. does not work for me

the needle does not move, nothing happens.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:30 PM

36. Then you just THINK you're posting on DU..

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:30 PM

37. Mine is fast enough to watch reruns of Cheers on Netflix and...

 

...that's all that matters to me.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:38 PM

38. There are a lot of internet speed tests that don't require your email address

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:39 PM

39. Looks good...

DownLoad: 32117
Upload: 8769

Verizon FIOS

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:45 PM

40. 25.25 down, 20.2 up

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:52 PM

41. my results

17,000 and 12300

Cox Communications in OC

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:34 PM

42. Qwest DSL

 

Google Nexus 7 Android 4.2.1 on my wifi router

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:00 PM

43. You need to click on your provider's hub to get a real idea

http://www.speedtest.net/


When I click in and around NY/NJ I average 19+x4


On your site, 4.5x4

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:34 PM

44. My results

 

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:25 AM

46. 5.5 megabits per second.

It's CableOne basic cable internet.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:27 PM

47. I'm waiting for google fiber

They claim speeds of 1000 megabytes/second

https://fiber.google.com/features/

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