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    texas internet 0wn3z

    hey all

    im in san antonio texas right now with my aunt for spring break

    my god

    the internet here is faster then T1 in illinois
    and this is cable internet

    just did a bandwith check
    1.8 megabits persec
    t1 is rated at 1.51

    the average for texas was 1.91

    this is outstanding
    and since i might be moving here il have something to look foward too haha


    how about you other texans... hows ur connections
    and how do u like the area
    work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger

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    well i have DSL now and its rated 1.2 but i remember when ii had comcast cable and did a test it was 1.5....1.8 is nice...
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    i have comcast at home now... i get 700k download on a good day...
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    and whats the speed you download there in texas ?
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    Hey Hey,

    I'm not sure... but 1.8 doesn't seem overly impressive to me..

    I just ran a test on bandwidthplace.com and the results were

    2.4 megabits per second
    Communications 2.4 megabits per second
    Storage 293.4 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download 3.5 seconds
    Subjective rating Great
    I personally wasn't overly impressed with that..

    When you get a 700K download at home.. if that's 700K on the IE or Firefox download bar that's 700KB not Kb... bytes... not bits..

    So for comparison sake.. I just ran a test on dslreports

    dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-04-10 01:42:43 EST:
    1074 / 573
    Your download speed : 1074 kbps or 134.2 KB/sec.
    That is 69% worse than an average user on rogers.com

    Your upload speed : 573 kbps or 71.7 KB/sec.
    That is 9.7% better than an average user on rogers.com
    As you can see the speed is much lower... nothing has changed except the server I'm testing against... I'm going to run a third before I post this.. (not that it matters to you... you'll see them all at once)

    Another DSL Reports test using a different server

    dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-04-10 01:45:01 EST:
    802 / 564
    Your download speed : 802 kbps or 100.3 KB/sec.
    That is 76.8% worse than an average user on rogers.com

    Your upload speed : 564 kbps or 70.5 KB/sec.
    That is 8% better than an average user on rogers.com
    CNet Bandwidth Test

    1325.5 Kbps - You 1325.5 kbps
    Next was PCPitStop which gave me great scores

    Download Bandwidth Test Results
    Download speed: 4743 kilobits per second

    Test details: 3354 kilobytes downloaded in 5.657 seconds.
    Receive buffer size: Not available
    Toast.net

    Loaded 754,928 bytes in 2.031 seconds from Open Hosting (UK) server.
    2974kb
    As you can see speeds can vary... My connection is supposed to be 5Mb/600Kb (I believe... the 5Mb is definately just not sure on the actual upload)

    2-Wire
    Speed Meter

    Your bandwidth was clocked at
    3.84 Mbps
    And now to prove that speeds vary... I justdownloaded Defender Beta 2 from microsoft.com (since the download link was on the main page)... I hit over 2000KB/s (Yes that's bytes.. not bits)... with high speed it's all relative to the server you're accessing..

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    I was gonna say maybe he confused Megabits and Megabytes.....
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    no the 700k is kilobits, i run the same test at home every now and then
    i average 100k download speed in IE and FF... thats using the server HEAnet from sourceforge..
    here i was getting 800k... highly impressive on my end

    on my cable line at home you cant surf the web and use xbox live without noticing a difference

    here... no lag at all... love it... absolutely love it...
    work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger

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    100k download with cable is realllyyyyy slow, when i had comcast it started out with 1000 kilobytes and slowed down to a steady 600.....
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    A coworker in the Dallas area get's a Fibre line from Verizon to his house. Nothing special, no extra-uber isp account or anything, just one of their broadband packages. Something like 17Mb. F$cking unreal.
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    We have Comcast Cable here at 6Mbps (for $40 a month). The Verizon Fios (fiber) is nice, but the prices are way higher than cable ( http://www22.verizon.com/FiOSForHome...t/package.aspx )...
    I don't think there's anything special about it... Other countries offer way higher speeds for way less money :/

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