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YeOldeStonecat
05-22-06, 09:28 PM
Happened to do an online test..20 megs down from speakeasy.net's test sites.

YoS too.

:eek:

Gotta be a glitch..someone forgot to clamp down after some work. Hope it lasts though. :D

YARDofSTUF
05-22-06, 09:31 PM
Its very localized to the east coast for me.

YeOldeStonecat
05-22-06, 09:38 PM
Just punched up my RWIN to 1027840...I nailed 26 megs down. :thumb:

Shinobi
05-22-06, 10:39 PM
Happened to do an online test..20 megs down from speakeasy.net's test sites.

YoS too.

:eek:

Gotta be a glitch..someone forgot to clamp down after some work. Hope it lasts though. :D

LOL.. thats awesome! :rockin:

Izzo
05-22-06, 10:42 PM
My ISP sucks A$$

blebs
05-22-06, 10:54 PM
Let me know when it happens to road runner!:thumb:

Prey521
05-22-06, 10:57 PM
...I nailed 26 megs. :thumb:

Damn Cat, so how many Megs do you know? :D

MadDoctor
05-22-06, 11:16 PM
Damn Cat, so how many Megs do you know? :D
Knows many… satisfies none... so Bouncer says.

Sava700
05-22-06, 11:25 PM
IMO if it runs stable on their systems and they find out about it.. they should leave it alone.. to me the faster it goes the more stable you have since its not longggg downloads or uploads bogging down the system as it is completed faster.

ghettoside
05-23-06, 12:14 AM
Damn Cat, so how many Megs do you know? :D

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

ghettoside
05-23-06, 12:15 AM
Knows many… satisfies none... so Bouncer says.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

ghettoside
05-23-06, 12:18 AM
Its very localized to the east coast for me.


Yup, in the Chicago area- 7.5 to 9.1 down and 353 up in several tests.

loop2kil
05-23-06, 12:57 AM
wohoo...glad to see there are no glitches with bellsouth dsl...spot on @ 2.8 mbps...just in case you missed the sarcasm here's a smiley for you :rolleyes:

Loonatic
05-23-06, 01:00 AM
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,16125455

YARDofSTUF
05-23-06, 01:53 AM
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,16125455


Cool, besides the bursts into the 15-22k range its now 10 megabits down, constant, not bad for comcasts basic plan :D

YeOldeStonecat
05-23-06, 06:04 AM
Cool, besides the bursts into the 15-22k range its now 10 megabits down, constant, not bad for comcasts basic plan :D

Cool...time for people with older routers that can't handle the speed..to upgrade.

Lefty
05-23-06, 06:07 AM
They bought out my cable company and were waiting for approval. I hope when they get in they give us an upgrade on service. That sounds nice. What were your pings on the game server?

CableDude
05-23-06, 07:04 PM
Damn Cat, so how many Megs do you know? :D

:rotfl:

CableDude
05-23-06, 07:04 PM
Knows many… satisfies none... so Bouncer says.

:rotfl:

Illini25
05-23-06, 07:48 PM
My ISP sucks A$$

:nod: X2 (Insightbb)

I was recently changed to a different backbone. The whole city was out for days! They are still having major difficulties in other area's....Kentuck, Indiana and upstate in Rockford, IL....

Any insight (sorry for the pun ;) ) on this BigMo?

konFused
05-23-06, 08:15 PM
damn comcast...i knew i shouldve stuck with them now im with Wide open West my connection still remains at 4303kbps down and 446kbps up

ghettoside
05-23-06, 09:11 PM
damn comcast...i knew i shouldve stuck with them now im with Wide open West my connection still remains at 4303kbps down and 446kbps up


I got double your up...but my down is consistent at 353. Comcast

I'll have to connect direct to the modem once, Stonecat previously pointed out to me that the router I'm using has been a buggy unit in the past. I better check my speeds w/o the router.

Izzo
05-23-06, 10:10 PM
pff 4800 down 361 up :irate:

Illini25
05-23-06, 10:56 PM
pff 4800 down 361 up :irate:

Wanna switch?

Last Result:
Download Speed: 3768 kbps (471 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 350 kbps (43.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

Rumor has it our ISP is promising speed increases in the near future. The CEO of Insight communications posted in Insightbb's broadband reports forums about the changes and offered an apollogy (http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,16102641) to all Insightbb users. We shall see.....

YARDofSTUF
05-24-06, 06:43 AM
Its alot nicer downloading a file and watching the KB/sec go up as the file DLs lol

YeOldeStonecat
05-24-06, 06:58 AM
Still banging 25 megs down. WooHoo! :D

crazyjw1971
06-10-06, 07:53 AM
Happened to do an online test..20 megs down from speakeasy.net's test sites.

Same here! I thought something was going on...

YeOldeStonecat
06-16-06, 06:42 AM
Heh....yet another bump up this week....for several days in a row I'm nudging into the 60's. :D

There's a fulltime thread over at dslreports about it..calling it "Comcast Powerboost"...Comcast is keeping tight lipped about it..but a few "leaks" do state that they are upgrading, and one guy that said he was a Comcast employee said they're coming out with a gaming package too. (yes it's a forum...so take it with a grain of salt)

Took this benchmark/screenie this morning. :D

http://www.speedguide.net/~brian/comcastboost.JPG

YeOldeStonecat
06-16-06, 06:45 AM
Found an announcement...
"yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/quoteco···01333443

Comcast gives speed boost for large Web downloads
Thu Jun 1, 2006 1:18 PM ET
NEW YORK, June 1 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp. (CMCSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research), the leading U.S. cable operator, said on Thursday it will provide subscribers technology to increase the speed of their Internet connections, particularly to help transmit bandwidth-heavy video and music files.

Comcast developed the technology, called PowerBoost, to use existing capacity within its network to a speed of 12 to 16 megabytes per-second on services which generally transmit at 6 to 8 megabytes per second.

It said the service will kick in automatically for its 9 million high-speed Internet subscribers at no extra charge when a customer downloads a large file such as software applications, games, music and video.

The Philadelphia-based company launched the service without fanfare in its New England region markets last month after a trial period. A company spokeswoman said it expects to roll out the service nationally by the end of the year."

Roody
06-16-06, 06:52 AM
It hasnt reached this area yet, but I did read about this a couple weeks ago. Pretty cool. :thumb: