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2013-09-22 03:25:42 PM

Centurylink sucks...welcome to Eastern NC
2013-09-22 03:26:51 PM  
"Need a faster browser? Try Chrome!"'s the results:

As opposed to Firefox from earlier in the thread:
2013-09-22 03:28:23 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Just switched to my Sprint Mobile Hotspot with 4G Speed(TM).  Let's see if their claims of quick internet hold any water:
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the_specials_olympics: Sprint 3G, Salt Lake City

76kbps up, 167kbps down

I win, you all can suck it.

Dahmer, are you sure you had a 4G connection at the time? Had a seperate sprint hotspot, now it's on my phone.
2013-09-22 03:30:30 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Just switched to my Sprint Mobile Hotspot with 4G Speed(TM).  Let's see if their claims of quick internet hold any water:
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I have a Karma and FreedomPOP, both little 4G hotspots.  Not going to burn any data on the test today, but normally get around 15d 3u.  Works Ok on 4g.  3g gets maybe 3 down and 1 up.  They use the Sprint 4g network
2013-09-22 03:31:41 PM
2013-09-22 03:34:39 PM
Way, WAYYY better than the U-verse connection I was paying more for before I made the switch to Charter.
2013-09-22 03:36:30 PM
2013-09-22 03:37:27 PM  

Warthog: [ image 300x135]

(I'm at work).

At work in Reston, with an insane internet hookup.

So what agency do you work for?
2013-09-22 03:37:49 PM  
My connection's so fast that I'm actually sending this from next week.

You've got to think 4th Dimensionally...
2013-09-22 03:38:01 PM

Google Fiber FTW
2013-09-22 03:39:27 PM
2013-09-22 03:39:41 PM
2013-09-22 03:39:45 PM"> t/result/2984729903.png">

Verizon 3G tethered to laptop.
2013-09-22 03:41:17 PM  

jaylectricity: "Need a faster browser? Try Chrome!"

Yes, because the browser has so much to do with speed.

I especially enjoyed their rationale for not having a status bar.  "The browser is so fast that you don't need it."

...yeah, here in the real world, all that is untrue.
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2013-09-22 03:42:58 PM

Cable internet.  This is what makes it difficult to ditch Comcast altogether

/cut back to basic cable TV, though for PBS and what passes as news
2013-09-22 03:43:22 PM  
Did 2 tests to compare:
2013-09-22 03:43:39 PM
2013-09-22 03:44:06 PM
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2013-09-22 03:45:40 PM  

LlamaGirl: I just got the new uber comcast modem at home so I'll test later. I'm curious how fast it is.

Are you renting, or did you buy it?   I should get a new one.  The one I use I purchased in 2007.
2013-09-22 03:46:44 PM
2013-09-22 03:47:02 PM  
Switched server ...

... still sucks.
2013-09-22 03:47:29 PM
2013-09-22 03:48:49 PM  
Pfft, amateurs.
2013-09-22 03:51:10 PM

/farking Fairpoint
2013-09-22 03:51:31 PM
2013-09-22 03:51:31 PM

/cue the "D+ ahahaha!" scene from A Christmas Story
2013-09-22 03:52:10 PM
2013-09-22 03:52:15 PM  

Boe: Are you renting, or did you buy it?   I should get a new one.  The one I use I purchased in 2007.

We are in a test group to see how well they work and whatnot. So uh, free? I have no idea.
2013-09-22 03:52:52 PM  
They think I'm in London, England (Connected to a Proxy server at the moment):

Ping: 151 ms
Down: 2.45
Up: never connected

Going to try again after I disconnect from proxy server.
2013-09-22 03:53:46 PM  
I chatted with Comcast about the speed and she said it should be between 20-25 Mb/Sec. So I guess I'm getting what I paid for.
2013-09-22 03:54:40 PM

This was better than I expected, which is to say, it's the amount I'm actually paying for (at $50/month). Weekday evenings can be atrocious -- half a minute just to load Google, and Netflix is a laughable thought -- but mid-day Sunday is quite unobjectionable.
2013-09-22 03:56:53 PM
verizon 3G tethered
2013-09-22 03:57:52 PM

You kids run on ahead. I'll catch up when you stop for dinner.
2013-09-22 04:02:08 PM  
First attempt:

Second attempt:

Result: My internet connection sucks.
2013-09-22 04:04:14 PM  
500 baaaby!!

Read em and weep!!

//somebody shoot me.
2013-09-22 04:04:19 PM  
I'm at home. I can't use work stats because the test will list the company name since we have BGP4 peering on an assigned ASN.

San Francisco Comcast at $115/month -- internet only, no cable channels or voip. They just installed Uverse on my block but are offing half the speed at the same cost.
2013-09-22 04:06:22 PM

29.76 down

5.94 up

5ms ping

Comcast Miami
2013-09-22 04:07:15 PM  
Will a different server have any effect?
2013-09-22 04:07:30 PM
2013-09-22 04:08:20 PM

Yeah, that sucks.  But really I don't feel like my interwebs are slow.  Everything pretty much opens up instantaneously in my browser.  True, I'm not exactly a high bandwidth user but what exactly are the advantages/uses of higher bandwidth other than streaming entertainment?
2013-09-22 04:10:55 PM
2013-09-22 04:11:11 PM

It's supposed to be 150 by 30, but Cox kind of sucks at delivering what they promise...
2013-09-22 04:13:11 PM  
Cellphone on At&t LTE
2013-09-22 04:13:16 PM  

Raelkcmo: [ image 300x135]

Google Fiber FTW

I hate you because I envy you...  Jerk!  They need to expand into Phoenix...
2013-09-22 04:14:57 PM  
I use crayons, a rock, and a tiny catapult.
2013-09-22 04:17:52 PM
Meh. It does everything I want. I never thought of it as slow until now.

/Thanks a lot, Fark. Now my life sucks and my penis seems smaller
2013-09-22 04:19:19 PM  
I'm wondering if this is just an elaborate troll to get us all to post our (general) locations.
2013-09-22 04:20:12 PM  

Raelkcmo: [ image 300x135]

Google Fiber FTW

God damn
2013-09-22 04:22:09 PM  

Intrepid00: Bullshiat

Chill. I clicked the link, had the test run, and copied/pasted the graphic with the results. It is what it is. Here's the direct link to their website with the results:

No photoshopping, no gaming the system, just what the website returned as a result.

Might I suggest decaf or possibly a lot less cynicism?
msk [TotalFark]
2013-09-22 04:26:14 PM  
When it was Insight, I was getting 25Mb+.  Now I push 12Mb.  I hate Time-Warner.
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