View Poll Results: What Is Your Downstream Bandwidth?
Less than 1 Mbps 8 0.65%
1-3 Mbps 40 3.24%
3-6 Mbps 48 3.89%
6-10 Mbps 60 4.86%
10-15 Mbps 123 9.96%
15-20 Mbps 135 10.93%
More than 20 Mbps 815 65.99%
I don't have broadband Internet access 6 0.49%
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post #361 of 427 Old 06-16-2017, 06:17 PM
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Very interesting to see how this thread has evolved since 2014 as internet is getting increasingly faster and cheaper. Although impressive for home use, my results have the side effect of being Too Fast to be routed by even SoHo level router/firewall. To properly route this level of traffic you need custom/enterprise gear otherwise you may get only 120Mbps or less max per port. Very fast, but not what is being paid for.

Monthly cost is 78 bucks for this service.
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Maybe this was already posted, I was just looking at the poll. Technically, anyone below 25mbps doesn't have broadband. So everyone who voted in the 1-20 speeds would need to just vote in the bottom "I don't have broadband..." Since broadband is now 25mbps.

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Maybe this was already posted, I was just looking at the poll. Technically, anyone below 25mbps doesn't have broadband. So everyone who voted in the 1-20 speeds would need to just vote in the bottom "I don't have broadband..." Since broadband is now 25mbps.
who is making this definition? 'broadband' used to describe any connection that was 'always on', the alternative being the dial-up you had to connect every time you used it. when broadband was introduced, i'm pretty sure 25mbps was a pipe dream years away...

guess i'm saying i don't agree with your definition of broadband, so i'm curious where it's coming from? but if this is what the industry is doing, i hate it! could you imagine if we weren't allowed to call our 1080p tv's 'HD' anymore, because now 4k is 'HD'.

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who is making this definition? 'broadband' used to describe any connection that was 'always on', the alternative being the dial-up you had to connect every time you used it. when broadband was introduced, i'm pretty sure 25mbps was a pipe dream years away...

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i still don't like it. create a new term if you want to raise standards, like, every other standard related to technology...

i wonder how much money was wasted on this decision, that could have been used to improved infrastructure instead

still, since this is a globally accessible website, and the FCC does not dictate global definitions, i'd say leave the poll as is, at least for now.
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Home is supposed to be 150+Mbps but usually speeds are much lower. Randomly doing a SpeedTest right now, I get 15Mbps. During non-peak hours I can get over 100Mbps and Ethernet of course will be better than WiFi.
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~54Mbps down, ~12Mbps up @ 9:20p, AT&T copper (uses DSL port (!) on ATT supplied modem/router/wifi/Uverse box)

in Dearborn area, $40/mo 1 year deal, internet only. 1TB/mon cap. Running the numbers, I don't see this as a practical limit

Trying DirectTV Now $35/~60 channel/2 streams package with a Roku Premier+
Watched Orville last night on this setup- better picture than OTA HD or WoW cable HD FOX!
Not one glitch or hiccup during this high congestion timeslot, as I have experienced with Amazon Prime movie rental streaming on Friday/Sat nights.
I think I am one of ATT's first customers in the neighborhood, so I get all 50+Mbps to myself MAy also have to do with its DSL-like design at the moment (vs the shared bandwidth with cable internet)

I flipped back and forth among them to compare, watching Orville on a DaLite 8ft wide high power (2+ gain) from an Epson 8350 in Cinema mode.

Installer claimed ATT is running fiber down Michigan Ave, so even faster speeds should be offered sometime.

Dropping Wide Open West after ~15 years with them- WoW was a godsend after a short time with Comcast! Yeah, they've been Evil THAT long!

Always have a soft spot for WoW, and wanted to keep them, but DirectTV Now allows simple access from anywhere, vacation home, phone/tablet/laptop, etc, with all HD channels vs the SD digital (though unencrypted QAM) from WoW. Plus WoW has been playing the rate changing game aggressively the past couple years and getting worse.

The live streaming "cable" packages from DirecTV, Youtube, Sling, Hulu and probably many more moving forwards, means the dam may finally break on local cable monopolies, and real competition with channel packages may happen, with easy switching from one provider to another.

All you need is the fastest internet at the lowest cost.

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I'm on 100 meg now, my new problem is the data cap is only 400 gigs. If I ever start UHD I'll blow that in no time.
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80 down 5 up..unlimited no cap and it's free.

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I get as High as 10 or 11 Mbps

I get as High as 10 or 11 Mbps on off hours. Sometimes less than 1Mbps during prime time.
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The numbers below are with out me doing any streaming or downloading.

Mon Oct 2 12:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.52 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 12:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 10.67 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 13:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.25 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 13:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.87 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 14:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 6.88 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 14:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.93 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 15:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 6.11 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 15:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.22 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 16:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 8.66 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 16:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 3.08 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 17:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.41 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 17:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.15 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 18:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 3.22 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 18:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.74 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 19:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.99 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 19:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 1.97 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 20:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.10 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 20:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.66 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 21:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.18 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 21:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 3.29 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 22:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.80 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 22:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 1.61 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 23:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 5.94 Mbit/s
Mon Oct 2 23:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 4.30 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 00:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 8.83 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 00:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 6.68 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 01:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 8.99 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 01:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.75 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 02:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.34 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 02:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.00 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 03:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.85 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 03:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 10.57 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 04:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.25 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 04:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.70 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 05:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 11.28 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 05:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.53 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 06:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.55 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 06:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 10.70 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 07:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 2.79 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 07:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.76 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 08:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 0.68 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 08:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 7.69 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 09:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.88 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 09:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 10.48 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 10:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 9.40 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 10:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 8.56 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 11:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 6.95 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 11:30:01 MDT 2017 Download: 10.06 Mbit/s
Tue Oct 3 12:00:01 MDT 2017 Download: 8.37 Mbit/s

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today's test attached. seen as high as ~970 down / ~980 up. bottlenecks all seem to be out there somewhere.
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funny how the poll only goes up to 20mps which would have been blazing fast for 2014, my speed then was in the 4mbs range
my results from spectrum, 114mps down, 11mps up not bad for $45/mth; normal rate is $79
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incredible how speeds have increased so quickly across the board.
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i still don't like it. create a new term if you want to raise standards, like, every other standard related to technology...

i wonder how much money was wasted on this decision, that could have been used to improved infrastructure instead

still, since this is a globally accessible website, and the FCC does not dictate global definitions, i'd say leave the poll as is, at least for now.
Why would you complain about changing the minimum standard of something? Plain and simple, we don't live in 1999, times have moved on and standards change. HD comparison isn't the same since resolution standards are well defined such as: SD was lower than 720p, HD will always be 720p-1080p, UHD has it's standards. 8K, if that ever happens, will have its standards. As things improve and evolve we set higher standards so that's a good thing.

However, calling 25mbps broadband now didn't really change anything. I'm paying the same rate for 14mbps as before the FCC changed the definition. But this is one thing the FCC got right, now they want to take a step back with removing net neutrality so hard to say where things are headed until things get changed back. In the meantime IP's are going to find a way to stick it to you for streaming content vs. using their bundled services. Data caps were only the beginning.

But yes, the poll is wrong. Below 25mbps: you don't have broadband.

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Why would you complain about changing the minimum standard of something? Plain and simple, we don't live in 1999, times have moved on and standards change. HD comparison isn't the same since resolution standards are well defined such as: SD was lower than 720p, HD will always be 720p-1080p, UHD has it's standards. 8K, if that ever happens, will have its standards. As things improve and evolve we set higher standards so that's a good thing.

However, calling 25mbps broadband now didn't really change anything. I'm paying the same rate for 14mbps as before the FCC changed the definition. But this is one thing the FCC got right, now they want to take a step back with removing net neutrality so hard to say where things are headed until things get changed back. In the meantime IP's are going to find a way to stick it to you for streaming content vs. using their bundled services. Data caps were only the beginning.

But yes, the poll is wrong. Below 25mbps: you don't have broadband.
since we're bring this from the dead...

i just don't agree with it. i'm not against changing the standards, i'm against changing the definition

we created a new term 'HD' when 720p became the standard
we created a new term 'full HD' when 1080p became the standard
we created a new term 'UHD' when 4k became the standard

when we got 5.1 we called it DTS or Dolby Digital
when the improved that to 7.1, they created a new name and called it DTS-HD, or Dolby TrueHD
we now have atmos (and there were numerous iterations along the way too)

hdmi has gone from 1.0, to 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.0 and i don't even know what were currently on. but they ALL got a new name

broadband was clearly defined when it came out. it was the successor to dial up/modem based internet. to continually change it's definition makes it lose meaning to me. the argument is basically saying that 'broadband' is equivalent to 'average market speed' or something intangible like that. they can do whatever they want, like you said it doesn't change anything. but it doesn't mean i have to agree with it, and that was my point. what they choose to do is stupid imo.

as for the net neutrality thing. i just don't see anyway that works out for us. seriously, the only way something good comes from that is if they push so far that the hacking community bands together and figures out a way to give everybody free internet. i'm telling you right now, i'm not a person that will ever be 'ok' with paying extra to visit popular websites/services.

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we created a new term 'HD' when 720p became the standard
we created a new term 'full HD' when 1080p became the standard
we created a new term 'UHD' when 4k became the standard

when we got 5.1 we called it DTS or Dolby Digital
when the improved that to 7.1, they created a new name and called it DTS-HD, or Dolby TrueHD
we now have atmos (and there were numerous iterations along the way too)

hdmi has gone from 1.0, to 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.0 and i don't even know what were currently on. but they ALL got a new name

broadband was clearly defined when it came out. it was the successor to dial up/modem based internet. to continually change it's definition makes it lose meaning to me. the argument is basically saying that 'broadband' is equivalent to 'average market speed' or something intangible like that. they can do whatever they want, like you said it doesn't change anything. but it doesn't mean i have to agree with it, and that was my point. what they choose to do is stupid imo.

as for the net neutrality thing. i just don't see anyway that works out for us. seriously, the only way something good comes from that is if they push so far that the hacking community bands together and figures out a way to give everybody free internet. i'm telling you right now, i'm not a person that will ever be 'ok' with paying extra to visit popular websites/services.
I didn't see these last posts till today, sorry for late response.

"Broadband" is a relative term. 20 years from now 25mbps will not be broadband, just like 1.5mbps isn't now. We can call different video resolutions different names or audio formats but as I said: they're well defined, they don't change or increase to call it what it does.

I suppose they could call it something else like ultra broadband, but it's really silly at that point. I think most don't care what it's called as long as it works and it's fast as what they pay for. I don't really call it broadband at all, never have, I just call it internet.

I only made the point because the poll specifically said "broadband" which is 25mbps now. And I do think that's a good thing because at least in theory it would hold IP's accountable to what speed they are delivering to customers. The minimum speed will continue to increase as the internet becomes more complex and they'll continue to increase the broadband requirements. If they continued to call 1.5mbps broadband or whatever speed it was 20 years ago abovt dial-up, the broadband term wouldn't even be used now.

When the FCC originally changed it to 25, I remember they said that was one of the points, IP's couldn't call their service broadband unless they delivered 25mbps minimum and I checked my uverse account and all they did was change it to read: "high speed internet", since they couldn't actually deliver 25mbps to me, at least they complied with terminology. So I have 12-14mbps high speed internet, but I don't have broadband. Doesn't mean much, but at least ATT can't call it broadband which is what they're calling 25mbps or higher now so commercially at least they are behind the times with everyone else. That's why I think it's important. But the simple "internet" term is all I use personally.

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So based on the poll numbers almost 36% don't have broadband.

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