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ISP advertised speed vs real world as charted by FCC


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#1 Animal

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Quote below from BGR article dated Feb 18, 2013 by Zach Epstein Click Here for full article with graphs.

The Federal Communications Commission constantly monitors broadband service providers in the United States and the commission recently updated its report for the month of February. One part of the FCCs study that always draws particular interest is the section that shows how closely ISPs come to providing customers with data speeds that match advertised speeds, and its latest report analyzes data collected in September 2012. Unfortunately for U.S. broadband subscribers, ISPs performance in September strayed a bit further from advertised speeds compared to a similar study from the FCC that analyzed July data.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

I have Verizon Fios and it is the bomb !  I always got close to DL speeds but it seems the upload speeds are a bit slower.. I just upgraded with a triple play.. I went from 20/5 to a blazing 50/25 Mbps and this is what I'm testing at... I'm getting fairly consistent results.. The upload speeds vary a bit though from 17-32 Mbps... Most of the time it is around 18-21Mbps.. The Fios TV is awesome as well. I just got this package.. And I had comcast for the cable TV before, no comparison in picture quality IMHO..

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

I used to work for a mom and pop ISP.  They intentionally over provisioned DSL profiles to guarantee as advertised speeds.   Not so sure the big ISPs do this....



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:09 PM

Hi Animal,

 

I live in the UK and it is the same here. OfCom ( = FCC ) and the Advertising Standards Agency are continually banging the drum about ISPs advertising connection speeds of 'Upto' and missing them by a mile. Even when you are considering moving to ISP 2 from ISP 1 and they do a line test their estimates tend to be on the optimistic side.

 

I switched from TalkTalk to Sky last summer mainly because TalkTalk's connection performance had fallen to appalling. They admitted this, but failed to do anything about it. Sky is better, not brilliant, but better and, so far, more consistent. I understand that in the next three months or so, we are going to be getting 'fibre to the cabinet' which should improve things again.

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

The 'upto' speeds are being clamped down on, hopefully Ofcom will put an end to them alltogether soon enough.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:37 PM


 

 

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I did not know such things were possible! mine is 1.5 mbs download when it works, and 0.5mbs upload. 


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

Hi guys,

 

I did not know either that such thing was possible.

 

Is that for private internet access or corporate?

 

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Here in Toulouse, France, I only get such bandwidth from corporate network. From home it is more like you Mr Gibberish!

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

I guess companies are all about the profit and competitor bashing...  :rolleyes:

 

I am definitely looking into FIOS though. I like those speeds. How is their customer service?


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

Hi guys,
 
I did not know either that such thing was possible.
 
Is that for private internet access or corporate?
 

..
 
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Here in Toulouse, France, I only get such bandwidth from corporate network. From home it is more like you Mr Gibberish!
 
 

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Cheers
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Verizon FiOS is a residential service (I suppose businesses could get it too). It is a fiber connection and you can get some blazing speeds.

I will note that you can also get fairly impressive speeds with many cable modem connections.

I am able to get a little over 35 Mbps down and a little over 5 Mbps up with my cable modem connection through Comcast. I believe that I can pay more to get even more throughput. There is a second cable company in the area that does offer faster connections.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

I have an 80/30 Fiber line.

 

The down speed is always near range. Only hope they can fix the upload soon

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

My wireless conection is terrible but I don't know why LAN is very different.
 
www.speedtest.net/my-result/2824433613

 

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

My wireless conection is terrible but I don't know why LAN is very different.
 
www.speedtest.net/my-result/2824433613

 

EDIT:I don't know why picture not show up.

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Is this the speedtest result you were trying to post Sirawit?



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:58 AM

 

My wireless conection is terrible but I don't know why LAN is very different.
 
www.speedtest.net/my-result/2824433613

 

EDIT:I don't know why picture not show up.

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Is this the speedtest result you were trying to post Sirawit?

 

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:54 AM

This is what I get from LAN with same ISP.

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And with Wifi.

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Too much different? Maybe because router is old.


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