Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Ars Technica)   "At present, our standard [for uploads] is 3 megabits per second. But this asymmetrical approach is dated. We need to recognize that with extraordinary changes in data processing and cloud storage, upload speeds should be rethought"   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Uploading and downloading, Broadband, Joe Biden, Federal Communications Commission, United States Senate, Cable modem, United States, former President Trump's FCC chair  
•       •       •

493 clicks; posted to STEM » on 04 Mar 2021 at 11:20 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



15 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-03-04 10:40:06 PM  
I still think we're mostly going to be a wireless-using country without other changes (like not allowing bans on municipal fiber networks).

/however, if this standard does pass, it may at least force a lot more mmWave adoption.
 
2021-03-04 11:28:10 PM  
I just got Centurylink gigabit fibre installed today, so I'm getting a kick.

Still on Comcast for the moment until I can make sure things are stable and can switch over to the new connection this weekend.

Paying $100/mo for 220/12 Mbps from Comcast. Centurylink is $65/mo for 945/945 Mbps. I'll test tomorrow. I do get the advertised with Comcast, mostly.

Can't wait to tell Comcast to suck it.
 
2021-03-04 11:42:29 PM  

logieal: I just got Centurylink gigabit fibre installed today, so I'm getting a kick.


Boy, I would love that. Except that CenturyLink doesn't even remember half the time that my area exists (it came under their ownership due to a buyout of a buyout of a buyout). So much so that even their "high-speed DSL" is now rated at no more than *3* Mbps down, due to just how old and crusty the POTS infrastructure is at this point. We still get the advertisements for CL Fiber, though. You call them up to ask about when it'll be rolled out and the response is usually along the lines of "Wait, you're where? Are you sure we service that area? Oh, we do? Well, you'll have to talk to the local office then." And the local office is basically "Fiber? What's that?"

Comcast is literally the only alternative, at least until T-Mobile gets its 5G-to-the-home stuff worked out.
 
2021-03-04 11:54:14 PM  
Asymmetric speeds are left over from overgrown cable tv networks.  It will be good when they are gone but most of the xPON things are still based on those dated concepts.
 
2021-03-05 12:00:58 AM  

logieal: I just got Centurylink gigabit fibre installed today, so I'm getting a kick.

Still on Comcast for the moment until I can make sure things are stable and can switch over to the new connection this weekend.

Paying $100/mo for 220/12 Mbps from Comcast. Centurylink is $65/mo for 945/945 Mbps. I'll test tomorrow. I do get the advertised with Comcast, mostly.

Can't wait to tell Comcast to suck it.


Comcast basic is 3.6 / 2.4 .. And that's $49 a month .. Sucks ..
 
2021-03-05 12:10:30 AM  
Does that rule mean you can't call anything below 25/3 high speed internet ? Xfinity has a page where it says high speed starts at 768 kbps/264kbps (yes k, not m) and it dates from 2019!

21st century speeds please! 

/In Canada
//Internet exactly at advertised speeds no matter the time of day. 60/10. Just enough. 
///Why yes, that is a fiber connector hub in the telephone pole by my house, not switching yet, the current internet/TV is fine.
////Slashies
 
2021-03-05 12:37:57 AM  

Joe_diGriz: logieal: I just got Centurylink gigabit fibre installed today, so I'm getting a kick.

Boy, I would love that. Except that CenturyLink doesn't even remember half the time that my area exists (it came under their ownership due to a buyout of a buyout of a buyout). So much so that even their "high-speed DSL" is now rated at no more than *3* Mbps down, due to just how old and crusty the POTS infrastructure is at this point. We still get the advertisements for CL Fiber, though. You call them up to ask about when it'll be rolled out and the response is usually along the lines of "Wait, you're where? Are you sure we service that area? Oh, we do? Well, you'll have to talk to the local office then." And the local office is basically "Fiber? What's that?"

Comcast is literally the only alternative, at least until T-Mobile gets its 5G-to-the-home stuff worked out.


Spacex starlink?

https://www.starlink.com/
 
2021-03-05 12:45:14 AM  

logieal: Still on Comcast for the moment until I can make sure things are stable and can switch over to the new connection this weekend.


You have...a choice?!?

/luxury
//our internet is a cable TV wire
///tell the kids of today that, and they won't believe you!
 
2021-03-05 12:47:27 AM  
My current down/up speeds:
Fark user imageView Full Size

Frontier DSL @ $106.11 per month. No cellphone signal inside the house.
 
2021-03-05 4:10:59 AM  
In Melbourne, we have TPG fibre, 400/400. I have Ookla Speed Test showing 2/389/392 which seems pretty good.

If I pony up another $189/month I can have 1000/1000. Don't need it yet...
 
2021-03-05 4:17:19 AM  
I still miss my 1Gb up and down fiber to curb. Plus it came with more than one channel at that speed, so one dedicated to VOIP, one for internet, etc.

Then you could pay for a business line..
 
2021-03-05 6:02:59 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


Paying $70 a month to Comcast for this. The only other real choice is AT&T and I would just rather not.
 
2021-03-05 8:37:35 AM  
I'm really kind of irked about my situation.  Verizon has gigabit fios in my neighborhood but they didn't run anything into my apartment complex.  So I'm left sucking Cox.

I mean it's not terrible, got a deal for 500mb down at $60/month but only 10 up.  Ran a benchmark on it and it showed I was getting the full 10mb upload speed but I'm half way convinced they were bandwidth shaping just for the test, as I'll upload a batch of photos to Amazon and get *maybe* 500k/s.  If I was uploading to some server in a guy's basement out In the middle of nowhere Kansas I'd understand that but I doubt Amazon has to throttle that much.
 
2021-03-05 12:13:09 PM  
My parents have FiOS, 200 up and down.  I'm stuck on Spectrum, and get 100 down/10 up.  It's workable, but I'd like to be able to make backups to a NAS at my parents' place....

Next move, the ability to get FTTH will be a strong factor.

/Subby
 
2021-03-05 1:39:39 PM  
Back when people hosted their own sites instead of subscribing to a hosting service, I always thought asymmetric upload speeds were a disincentive to content creators in favor of content consumers ... I suppose it's easier this way now, though.
 
Displayed 15 of 15 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.