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    Off topic home internet speeds

    First off let me say I know this isn’t the right forum but I looked in the bundled media/internet tab and saw not one post so I figured it was a waste to post it there.

    I was just curious what home internet speeds people have here.

    I recently upgraded from Comcast’s blast 200 down 10 up plan and it was rock solid. Regardless of time of day I always ran the same speed test result. 220 down and 12 up. I got their new gigabit plan (1000 down and 35 up) because it was only like 12 more bucks a month. The gigabit plan fluctuates greatly. Speed tests very from 500 to 950 down just seconds apart.

    Like 5 people, including the Comcast rep that came out to adjust the signal strength, asked what the hell did I need with a gigabit connection. Well to be honest I don’t. I was very happy with the blast download speeds of 200 but that slow upload really sucks. Between a Skype conference call, connecting to work through the server, and calls through the LTE network extender that 10 Mbps upload gets eaten up real quick so the only reason I upgraded was for the faster upload speeds of 35 Mbps.

    So my question is more out of curiosity is what speeds do you all have and would you upgrade if you had the option or are you happy with what you have.

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    Gig fiber here st $70/month. 10 gig available for $300. I have no need for that.

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    Off topic home internet speeds

    Good topic to start.

    At our main house, we subscribe to Cox’s Ultimate tier, which advertises 300 Mbps DL, 30 UL. On average, I get about 450 Mbps DL, 32 UL.

    At our lake house, we subscribe to a smaller company called Vyve Broadband. We’re on their 25 Mbps DL, 3 Mbps UL tier.

    To answer your question, I’m happy with what I have now. Still waiting for ATT Fiber to make it to our neighborhood at the main house, though. That will make my experience even better!

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    If they didn't have the pesky 1 TB cap I'd get their "gigabit" tier. But since it is capped I go with whatever I can get the best promo price on. Currently on Blast for $40 a month for a year. If anyone offered gigabit fiber here I'd be on that in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusHerb94 View Post
    If they didn't have the pesky 1 TB cap I'd get their "gigabit" tier. But since it is capped I go with whatever I can get the best promo price on. Currently on Blast for $40 a month for a year. If anyone offered gigabit fiber here I'd be on that in a heartbeat.
    Thankfully Verizon doesn’t have the cap here but their prices are crap.

    My 60.00 blast promo ended causing the bill to go to 97.99 for Internet only. They then offered me gigabit internet with TV for 135 a month and as expected that 135 is actually 157. Their billing department is a nightmare so I have to try to call and get it fixed as expected.

    My complex is completely surrounded by fios (I literally drive over the underground cAble when I pull into my complex but they don’t serve us yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Good topic to start.

    At our main house, we subscribe to Cox’s Ultimate tier, which advertises 300 Mbps DL, 30 UL. On average, I get about 450 Mbps DL, 32 UL.

    At our lake house, we subscribe to a smaller company called Vyve Broadband. We’re on their 25 Mbps DL, 3 Mbps UL tier.

    To answer your question, I’m happy with what I have now. Still waiting for ATT Fiber to make it to our neighborhood at the main house, though. That will make my experience even better!

    @ the lake this weekend, and here’s what I’m getting: Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1517719322.713409.jpg
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    I would take that ultimate tier in a heartbeat.

    I think Comcast here is purposeful keeping the upload speeds at all their other plans at 10 or lower as a leverage point to get people on gigabit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    Gig fiber here st $70/month. 10 gig available for $300. I have no need for that.

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    70.00. Must be nice. Time to start the jealous name calling. Hahaha.

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    100/10 on a local cable co. The BEST can be gotten where I live. Or 1.5mb ATT DSL lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeInPa View Post
    I would take that ultimate tier in a heartbeat.

    I think Comcast here is purposeful keeping the upload speeds at all their other plans at 10 or lower as a leverage point to get people on gigabit.
    10 Mbps Upload... all I can say is wow, that’s insane. I’d probably be fine with 20 Mbps Upload, but Cox abandoned their 200/20 offering.

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    I have FIOS 50/50 and am perfectly happy with those speeds. On 5 ghz Wi-Fi, I usually get 65+mbps down and usually 50+mbps up. One of the many reasons why I prefer FIOS over cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    10 Mbps Upload... all I can say is wow, that’s insane. I’d probably be fine with 20 Mbps Upload, but Cox abandoned their 200/20 offering.
    Yup. All plans here cap at crappy 10 Mbps. Then they pull out the gigabit card and say. Upgrade to gigabit and we will give you 35 Mbps upload.

    That why people in my area that don’t have fios get gigabit from Comcast. I hear a lot of rumors saying that once they get the docsis 3.1 upstream going they are going to bump it up to 100.

    Most people now a days have some type of WiFi camera in their house and those things just eat up your upload speed.

    I have one in my kids room so without doing anything my 10 Mbps upload is now cut to 7 or so cause of the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeybutts View Post
    I have FIOS 50/50 and am perfectly happy with those speeds. On 5 ghz Wi-Fi, I usually get 65+mbps down and usually 50+mbps up. One of the many reasons why I prefer FIOS over cable.

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    50/50 is a solid speed. My inlaws have FIOS 75/75 and I love it when I visit. They have constantly low ping times which makes internet very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeInPa View Post
    Yup. All plans here cap at crappy 10 Mbps. Then they pull out the gigabit card and say. Upgrade to gigabit and we will give you 35 Mbps upload.

    That why people in my area that don’t have fios get gigabit from Comcast. I hear a lot of rumors saying that once they get the docsis 3.1 upstream going they are going to bump it up to 100.

    Most people now a days have some type of WiFi camera in their house and those things just eat up your upload speed.

    I have one in my kids room so without doing anything my 10 Mbps upload is now cut to 7 or so cause of the camera.
    I think Cox's DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit offering is 35 Mbps upload too. Unfortunately, it's not available here yet for some odd reason. But on the bright side, the main Cox node for our neighborhood is in our backyard. So the latency is minimal, and speeds always run well above what is advertised.

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    I’ve got AT&T Fiber 1000/1000 tier for $60 a month, no caps.

    Tests about 400/400 on WiFi or 900/900 wired in.

    There’s really no faster speed and honestly do not saturate this connection. It is nice to have virtually unlimited amounts of bandwidth and no slowdown when streaming or uploading backups to the cloud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeInPa View Post
    ...So my question is more out of curiosity is what speeds do you all have and would you upgrade if you had the option or are you happy with what you have.
    We just switched from 5 Mbps cable to 50/50 Mbps Fios last week because Verizon refused to repair the copper landline for the phone. I just thought to myself yesterday that I don't notice any difference. If we had a house full of people all trying to stream HD video or concerned with gaming it would be different.

    I would not pay more for more than 5 Mbps. The Fios costs less that the cable triple-bundle, well at least for the first year.

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