U.S. Government Pats ISPs on the Back for Deliver Advertised Broadband Speeds

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SodaAnt

I'm not really paying for it, but the best I've gotten is 428 up / 215 down.

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Mibgranny

Paying for 1.5 Mbps down, usually get .90 or 1.10...

Business as usual...

 

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ISP is BroadbandQ, because we don't get cable where I live.

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Carlidan

Wish Verizon would come to my neighborhood.

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greysonbotts

I have one of the FCC's free routers that they give you if you don't mind having hourly speed and reliablity tests conducted and the info gets sent to them directly

they give you access to a site that shows you the results of those tests

this is how i found out that earthlink(running on time warner's lines and equipment so it's acctually just TW without speed boost and cheaper...) upgraded my service from 7/.5 to 10/1(runs solid) here in lincoln NE.... kinda strange how they don't publicize stuff like that... it's nice tho :)

for you network nerds... I know time warners cable service in lincoln ne runs on a fiber sonet ring that loops around the city.... kinda neat

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codyandbecca

I pay for 16Mbps and get 30... ILY D3

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livebriand

I pay for 15mbps down comcast service. Thanks to turboboost, I get 24mbps (that lasts for about 20MB). If I download something right before the speedtest, preventing turboboost from kicking in, I get about 14mbps or so. About as advertised.

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NoCtrl

Paying for 35up/35down from Verizon Fios

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lindethier

I'm paying for 20 Mbps down, averaging around 15-23 Mbps, in Kennewick, WA. I'm happy with Charter for now.

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Blues22475

I am getting what I am paying for. I pay for 8megs down  I get 7.5megs (super close).

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avenger48

I pay for 10/1, and get 9.13/0.87, so meh.  I used to get 10/1 actual with the same ISP, but I moved so I don't anymore.  Stupid suburbs.

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Joe The Plummer

I have Cablevision and they suck now. When I first signed up for boost 30Mbs down 5Mbps up, I consistently got that speed. The past couple of months it steadily slowed to 15Mbps-20Mbps down and as of the past couple of weeks below 10Mbps during peak hours. Last night I was getting 3-5Mbps down. And they keep trying to push me to upgrade to their next tier. Makes no sense. If I'm not getting 30Mbps now how would I get 101Mbps???

Wish FiOS was available in my area. Just their DSL which wouldn't be an improvement.

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vistageek

I pay for 8 megs down and get 14. I pay for 1 meg up and get 1 meg up. Charter.

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acidic

i have TWC in PA and pay for 7.5Mb down 768 up. i get MAYBE 4 down sometimes i get 256 up. wish i could get FIOS but not available here. only other option around here is Windstream

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SAND_CREATURE

I'm supposed to be getting 15/5 from fios but I actually get 20/5

it's magic!

 

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skirge01

Yeah, GREAT JOB Cablevision!!!  Thanks so much for the awesome speed you give me:  7.2 down and 2.3 up.

Plus, the added service feature of being throttled for too much usage, so in actuality, I can only use this "full" speed every other hour.  That seems to be enough of a break for them not to throttle me.

PLEASE, Verizon, give me an alternative!!!  Sadly, I'm willing to pay more for the same speed I'm supposedly already paying for.  How's that for capitalism?

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DDRDiesel

I have Cablevision.  Enough said

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szore

You should still post your speeds, though with a link.

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ItsNeverEnoughPower

I have mediacom cable and internet I pay 25.00 bucks for a 15mbs connection and I avg 20 to 28 mbs. The support is also top notch. I was getting low speeds and drops they came out replaced all the lines and added a home amp at no cost to me. They also through in a free month and issued a credit for the poor service I was getting. A lot better then time warner

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szore

I was having the exact deal verbatim with Optimum last month. I still had all the problems after the new lines, etc, so the last tech that came (the ninth) a supervisor came and looked and finally said, "Why don't you switch to fios?" So i did, and I have no problems, better service and faster speeds and better pings due to the fiber optic (i guess).

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szore

Fios. Verizon. Brooklyn, NYC. Advert: 20 down, 5 up. Actual, 20.66 down, 6.11 up. ping, 5ms

And this in not where you pay extra for 'boost' service (5 m down) like cablevision, that is basic service.

 

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praetor_alpha

25.89 down/24.52 up. Verizon FIOS 25/25. Oh. Yeah. Baby.

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Teh_tourist

I must be super lucky, I pay for 20Mb/s from TWC and get 32Mb/s 90% of the time. I've actually never gone below 3.0MB/s when pulling from a server that can support my speeds.

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avenger48

I suspect someone set up your service wrong and put you in a higher teir at the same price.  So yeah, you're lucky.

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szore

Sometimes I get 30 - 35 mps dl on a 20 m per s account, so i dont think its setup wrong, sometimes you just get fast speeds, also last week i did a test, and I was uploading at 20 and downloading at 20. Go figure.

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gogochicken

I am paying for 7 Mbps down. What i actually get is 6 Mbps down.

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