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What is your Internet Connection Speed ?

Dial-up Less than 28 kps
Dial-up More than 28 kps
Satellite Less than 100 kps
Satellite More than 100 kps
Cellular Broadband 800 kps
T1 at 1.5 Mbps
DSL Less Than 2 Mbps
DSL More than 2 Mbps
Cable Less than 16 Mbps
Cable More than 16 Mbps
Fiber more than 20 mbps
Other, Tell Us what it is

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What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« on: April 09, 2010, 09:23:47 PM »
You can test your internet speed here . . .
http://speedtest.net/

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 09:29:31 PM »
Fiber 12Mbps - new from Quest here; 30 years of dial up and now the Internet is boring.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 11:12:34 PM »
The internet is not boring, you just need to know what to look for . . .

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 11:38:36 PM »
Some type of wireless internet.  Have a wire dish on the roof.  4meg connection but can only get about 2.5 at best.  Distance is at it's limit.  Or that is what the company says.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 11:57:07 PM »
Got a sat here, pay $99 a month for a 1 meg download/500kb upload and 5gig of downloads/uploads combined. Paid $130 last month and sick of it. Only 2k out of the metro area and pay thru the nose for basic stuff.

and one might wonder why i'm called ruddycrazy

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 03:03:37 AM »
A few years ago I helped build an ISP infrastructure here to bring a dialup replacement to rural areas. My compensation for that work was free use of the system. It is NOT fast but it is faster than dialup and faster than anything else available except satellite. I still get it free of cost but, alas, the ISP has been smothered by latecomers to town with cheap access. At least in town. Out here it is still a wasteland of junk telco lines put in when Roosevelt was in the White House I think?

My particular link involves 3 farm silos with repeaters, 2 radio towers with point to point setups all to an ISP that only has a dual T1 at the ISP. We offered the very first internet access in this county first with a BBS and then real dialup iand wireless nternet.

Sadly the ISP is slowly being put out of business by the "Big Boys" like so many mom and pop businesses in this country.

We have a plan to keep it alive for a cadre of rural users who require decent internet for business should it fail.

Bottom line is:

Not everyone lives in high speed internet territory and I am one of them. Just how I do internet.

It is partly why our garage looks like this:



The mesh grid is for internet the dishes are no longer used because we do not use Satellite TV anymore but they were in use with my DreamBox when the photos were taken and the solar array has tripled in size from 300 watts  to 850 watts since that photo was taken in January of '05.

Because I checked "other" in the poll

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 06:38:47 AM »
Dial-up UGH!!! One day maybe can afford upgrade?
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 09:13:15 AM »
comcast cable here in the tacoma area
varies between ~40 and 54mbps

when i relocate to the country, i am afraid i will be very upset having to
go way down it speed.

i remember going from dialup the cable, wow!!!!

what took several minutes was nearly instantaneous after changing to cable.

yes we have come a long ways since 14.4kbps on dial up.
using a 386 model 80 ibm microchannel.

dictabird rip  :-*

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 06:13:05 PM »
I have a wireless setup from a local isp 1.5mbs

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 07:10:46 PM »
I have a 500 MB connection at work, 5MB at home.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 08:35:30 PM »
We have hughs satellite shared to 4 computers w/ via 802.11b...sat. is the only way to replace dialup out here.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 10:30:52 PM »
Just tested it, 24meg down,and 3.5meg up,but it varies a bit. On Comcast cable.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2010, 01:39:52 PM »
Speedtest.net

10.5 Download
1 Upload

Speakeasy.net/speedtest

11.2 Download
1 Upload

This is wireless to my router, when wired up and not having about 6 windows up like I do now I average around 14 Download and 2 Upload or there abouts...

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2010, 06:27:16 PM »
Heres' a question whats going to happen when the sun sends out a magnetic pulse that disruptes the entire magnetic field of the Earth let alone the satilites ;)

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2010, 06:40:38 PM »
Speedtest.net

13.4 up
3.3 down
It varies but I would say those numbers are a close average.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2010, 07:59:47 PM »
8-20 MBit down,

.05 up, yes you read the correctly. 50kbs
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2010, 05:35:46 AM »
So is this data in a poll collated by hand because I can't find a vote button!!
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2010, 11:37:40 PM »
Hmmmm . . .
You may have already voted ?
you can only vote once

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2010, 09:31:01 AM »
So is this data in a poll collated by hand because I can't find a vote button!!

I didn't get a vote button on this one either.
That's the reason I replied last month with a "Dial-up" answer.

http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php?action=post;topic=141269.15;num_replies=17#top

I don't think if a couple votes fall through cracks, it's gonna' be that critical (especially mine).
I think the administrators are doing a great job on this new look we have anyway.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2010, 03:09:55 PM »

   About 5.3 down, and around 2.6 up.  BTW thanks for the handy link to check Woof.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2010, 05:11:52 AM »
Satellite here.

5mbps download      .6mbps upload from Woofs speed test.
It is not always that good I'm sure

Big change from 4kbps  (if I was lucky) on the very noisy phone lines on the island.....


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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2010, 05:05:28 AM »
100Mb cable here. 20.02Mb down and 2.57Mb upload.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2010, 07:38:27 AM »
It's interesting how the results are shaping up.

Makes me wonder what the poll would have looked like a couple of years ago with a better economy.  I for one am considering playing the "cancel my service and keep switching" game since the sweetheart deals always seem to go to "new" customers.
Whatever happened to the policy of rewarding loyal customers >:(

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2010, 09:12:20 AM »

Whatever happened to the policy of rewarding loyal customers >:(

Zap;
 I know the feeling... I just did the same for home. I was going to lower the down to 3Mb and was asking about getting it lower with ALL the junk snail mail, they were saying"Nope sorry" right up until I said okay disconnect it then I'll go with cable. BANG now I still have 6Mb paying 1/3rd less go figure.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2010, 09:43:57 AM »
For those not too far from civilization, but past the cable lines,
there is some new stuff coming around (at least here).

My understanding is it operates from a "4G" cell phone tower.
The modem is like a cell phone, and does high speed internet for desktop and wireless router laptop and the home phone, and the package included cell phone service too.
The kids going door-to-door could not answer many questions other than price, but the price was pretty reasonable.

Threw the brochure away a couple days ago.
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2010, 11:05:44 AM »
For those not too far from civilization, but past the cable lines,
there is some new stuff coming around (at least here).

My understanding is it operates from a "4G" cell phone tower.
The modem is like a cell phone, and does high speed internet for desktop and wireless router laptop and the home phone, and the package included cell phone service too.

G-
G-
it's called tethering.
The newer Version of the IPhone have the ability and is what they will be using for that cute front camera.
Kind of like the old 2G Nokia phone used to be able to do only 3x faster, "faster" being relative.
On the upcoming trip to Philippines, I will have my "little netbook and the ability to up-link, provided we can even get a signal.
Anyone else on here have SKYPE?
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2010, 12:19:07 PM »
For those not too far from civilization, but past the cable lines,
there is some new stuff coming around (at least here).

My understanding is it operates from a "4G" cell phone tower.
The modem is like a cell phone, and does high speed internet for desktop and wireless router laptop and the home phone, and the package included cell phone service too.

G-

Anyone else on here have SKYPE?
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Yeah;

Just spent a couple hours on the phone with G on my wireless skype phone I recently got.

He was laughing so hard he dropped the phone.

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