Your internet speed
Rash

Just to get a bearing on what is considered normal these days, would anyone be willing to state what their current and/or desired internet speed is, both down and up?

Bruce Perry

When my Internet is down, I don't expect any throughput at all. The rest of the time, 1.21 GW.

Yes, I remember you 8-)

someone972

Currently the best I can get at my apartment is 20 Mb/s down and around 1 Mb/s up. I'd like to go a bit higher, particularly for steam game downloads, but it doesn't bother me otherwise. I'd like a better Mb/$ ratio though, I'm paying $70 a month right now for it >:(.

MiquelFire

At work, 100Mbps down

Eric Johnson

I'm supposed to get 32 Mb/s down and 4 Mb/s up, but it's shared so it rarely reaches that. I just used speedof.me to check, and I'm currently getting 9.54 down and 3.16 up. It usually drops this low when someone is streaming in 4K.

Neil Roy

Used speedof.me that Eric used and I am getting 47Mbps down, 10Mbps up. Though I rarely need high speed, when I do need it for larger downloads, the speed seems reasonable. My ISP actually more than doubled my speed for me over the past few years at no extra cost, so I am very happy. I think I started out with something like 20down, so... not complaining.

Bob Keane

2.63 Mbps download, 6.40 kbps upload.

When my Internet is down, I don't expect any throughput at all. The rest of the time, 1.21 GW.

Are you operating a Delorean?

Derezo

Aaron Bolyard

200 Mbps down / 20 Mbs up.

(I spend $80 USD a month. I suppose it's not too bad--price or speed--compared to the most of the United States.)

LennyLen

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Steve Terry

48Mbps down 7Mbps up through wireless.

Edgar Reynaldo

My speed at home is horrible.

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jhuuskon

This is a a glorious 50Mb 4G connection. Due to geographical limitations the cell is congested. Can you tell?
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Elias

This is on my phone, far out in the Ohio countryside:

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GullRaDriel

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Sucks.

Eric Johnson

No one's home right now, so here's a better result:
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torhu

I'm supposed to have 30/10 here in Oslo.
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AMCerasoli

Here in the island the connection is really bad, they have been installing optical fiber recently, though.

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Felix-The-Ghost

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dang ol at&t man

Chris Katko

Good lord. How are so many people using such bad internet?

(When it's not broken like today:) I get 65 mbit down and maybe 10 or 15 up.

On a good day, I can watch 1080p YouTube videos like they're more-or-less instant with <5 seconds delay. I've watched 4K videos but it feels like I'm ~10 years back in time with with regard to loading times.

I think I pay ~$60 plus taxes. It's a typical Charter plan in the US with no cable TV attached to it (because !@$! commercials).

My cellphone internet through T-Mobile is comparable to many of the lower speeds posted. :o But it's also super finicky and only works well on a rare good day.

I don't know how you guys do it. I wouldn't be able to work from home and RDP into servers with connections like that. :o :o :o

And with my 65, I'm still pissed enough to join and support anyone who dares attack the Comcast/Charter oligarchy compared to the gigabit in better countries. I've actually seriously considered moving to specific cities just for gigabit access.

james_lohr

At home and over wifi:

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Though, annoyingly, I still get latency spikes sometimes when playing games :\

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Chris Katko

Do you guys know about Fast.com?

It's been shown that some/many speed test websites are corrupted by either explicit bribery, or, implicit speed up, where the ISP prioritizes all traffic to a known speedtest website. So you'll get faster speeds to a speedtest website than your normal traffic. (Dicks.)

So Fast.com is setup by Netflix. (Measures download only.) No ads. Nothing but a speed test result. But the key here is, it's your download connection straight to Netflix's servers. So since it's the SAME servers you get your content from, even if your ISP is throttling, or prioritizing, that's your same speed to Netflix content.

Right now I'm getting 500 Kbps. :o Fast enough for "the text version of the internet." :) Feels like I'm back in 1997.

Aaron Bolyard

Do you guys know about Fast.com?

I used it to verify my speeds before I posted:

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Chris Katko

220. That's awesome. I'm happy for you. :)

type568

This thread feels like a competition of awfulness.
After moving to a new house(newly built multi apartment building), there seems to be only one ISP. Rostelecom, it's the largest ISP in Russia, mostly owned by the government(although there is some free float). It's awfully expensive, I pay about 12$/mo.

Before this I paid half that. And my speed is.. (test server is abroad, but not far away)
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At my previous place I had over 200 Mbit, torrent movies were downloading at rates around 25 megaBYTES per second.

bamccaig

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The download actually seems high this time. Though I normally check with speedtest.net, I normally get ~20-25 down, but ~2 or 3 up. I think that's close to what I pay for, but Canadian prices somewhat suck. I pay about CAD$80 per month for this. The ping to speedof.me was also crap, but then again my finacee is also streaming right now. Normally my ping is more reasonable in about the 70 ms range.

fast.com said 28 mbps down. speedtest.net said 29 down, but only 0.75 up. All in all, pretty typical for my connection. It suits me most of the time. If I could afford more bandwidth I might go for it, but this is already unreasonable pricing IMO. Plus I have so many other wants that are out of reach that Internet ranks pretty low on my list of nexts.

Like many, I have canceled cable/TV. I also canceled home phone. Those each add about $50 and $20 respectively to my bill, and I don't really need either one. I canceled them both and that's how I "afford" my cell phone.

My phone usually sucks for data. Most of the time if I try to use the Web browser it just stalls constantly. It's probably not worth what I pay (another $80). That said, I tried speedof.me from my phone with wifi turned off. It seems I'm currently connected using LTE so that might explain the somewhat reasonable speeds of 13 mbps down and 2 mbps up. I wonder if it's a faked/fraud amount though because normally my phone is next to useless on mobile data.

LennyLen

Do you guys know about Fast.com?

I actually got twice the rating with fast.com

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How are so many people using such bad internet?

Try living on an island. ;)

Chris Katko
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Try living on an island. ;)

You poor poor soul. :P

Elias

In the US outside of cities there is zero competition - you have to pick the one provider serving your area and pay whatever they ask for crappy service :(

someone972

I'm both jealous of all you people getting super fast speeds for less than I pay for 20 Mbps, and thankful that I actually can get even that fast. I don't think I could do 2.xx Mbps, especially with more than one person on the internet.

bamccaig

I experienced 2 mbps with 3 people on wifi last week taking care of my aunt's house. It was horrible. I ended up having to replay a single player game because CS:GO was lagging too badly. But alas, that's still fun. :P

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