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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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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2010, 01:23:39 PM »
no vote button here as well ??
speed varies from   11.0--24.0 mbps
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2010, 01:30:35 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.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2010, 03:24:49 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 ;)

I thought that happened a couple weeks ago.  Lots of nice auroras.

Or are you talking about the every-couple-centuries "really big coronal mass ejection" {like the one that caused trouble during the early years of telegraphy}?  Or an intermittent-on-megayear-scale geomagnetic pole reversal.?

Internet is mostly on optical fiber these days.  No big problem from magnetic storms (or the occasional magnetic tsunami) unless it comes in on the power grid or some more local copper wiring.

Satellites are pretty well radiation-hardened these days (after lots of trouble with previous solar flares).  You might lose one or two - or even several of 'em - in a "big one".  But probably not all of 'em.  Think "comm gets fouled up in a hurricane" level of disruption.

Power grid's more problematic.  A lot of the long-lines have the common mode grounded at both ends or opened at one.  The former can put massive currents through transformers in a major geomagnetic storm, while the latter can result in arcing over at the ungrounded end.  Either can fry the transformers, which then take months each to make - and in a "big one" many would go at once.  The right solution is ground at one end and a (pricey) load resistor at the other.  But the power companies have only begun to put 'em in and are in no hurry.  So a "really big one" mag storm might burn out enough house-sized transformers to take down much of the grid and KEEP parts of it down for quite a while, with the fried parts coming back in chunks over months or years.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2010, 09:59:14 AM »


Makes me wonder what the poll would have looked like a couple of years ago with a better economy.


Here is the same Poll from January 2008 . . .
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,141147.0.html

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2010, 06:24:10 PM »
1.5 m down .5 up Wildblue satellite.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2010, 01:27:39 PM »


medium speed dsl from ATT. I don't do movie/music downloading so I don't need anything faster. Having copper wire is nice. Even after the hurricanes, when the power is out I still have phone service.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2010, 05:09:15 AM »
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2010, 05:20:52 AM »
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2010, 07:07:43 AM »


$65 a month combined phone and internet through Qwest.
Fiber-optic to neighborhood utility box and twisted pair for the final 600-feet.
That utility box has a 120VAC meter protruding from it, if we lose power we lose phone and internet.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2010, 09:27:17 AM »


420k down, 60k up 931ms latency wildblue satelite

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2010, 10:54:16 AM »


The important one for me is the uplink since I host servers here.

I used to pay several times more for the same 1Mbps up on SDSL!

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2010, 02:13:20 PM »
   

wow DanG your 650 miles to the server and you are still faster.
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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2010, 04:07:44 PM »
Its slower than a slow thing going slow but its all that is available.

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2011, 05:25:32 PM »
At school the other day, I pulled off a 76 mbs down and 54mbs up.  Faster than my wireless will go, which is at a ~ 20 mbs (definitely not the 54 mbs it says).

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2011, 09:43:23 PM »

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2011, 09:54:53 PM »
dial up 33.2 kbps on a good day download  :'( :'( :'( :'(  uggggh  did al gore invent the internet? ::)

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2011, 07:23:15 PM »
did al gore invent the internet? ::)

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Re: What is your Internet Connection Speed ?
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