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Higher-Speed Internet

Competition is good. As soon as Verizon finished installing its own fiber optic network in my neighborhood, and promised higher Internet speed, I got a letter from Comcast (my current ISP) informing me that they had just bumped up their standard downstream speed to 6000 Kbps. Sweet. I immediately power cycled my cable modem and went to this site to test my Internet speed. Here is the result:

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Not bad. I did several tests and they all returned more than 6000 Kbps. Comcast announced that they were increasing the speed to 6000 Kbps, yet the tests showed more than that. But hey, I’m not complaining :)


Filed in Personal, Technology on 10 Oct 05 | Tags: ,


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    When our DSL provider increased our speeds, initially it was 3Mb up and down. Then, after everyone was converted to the new speeds, they dropped my upload to 768kb. Oh well, can’t have everything.. :)

    My only complaint with our DSL is that you must pay for a landline, even though we rarely use it.

  2. |

    Tom, if you have an upload speed of 768 Kbps, that’s a pretty fast upload speed. Usually the upload speed is much less than the download speed.

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    Yeah, it was unfortunate that they teased us with 3Mb upload though. :) Of course, it is still usable so I won’t complain about that.

    The cable service in our area keeps lowering the upload speed. I think it is down to 64Kb or 128Kb now.