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Your internet speed
Rash
Member #2,374
May 2002
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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
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April 2000

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

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someone972
Member #7,719
August 2006
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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 >:(.

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MiquelFire
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January 2003
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At work, 100Mbps down

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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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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
Member #2,229
April 2002
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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
Member #7,342
June 2006

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.

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Derezo
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April 2001
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Aaron Bolyard
Member #7,537
July 2006
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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
Member #5,313
December 2004
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Steve Terry
Member #1,989
March 2002
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48Mbps down 7Mbps up through wireless.

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Edgar Reynaldo
Member #8,592
May 2007
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My speed at home is horrible.

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jhuuskon
Member #302
April 2000
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This is a a glorious 50Mb 4G connection. Due to geographical limitations the cell is congested. Can you tell?
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Elias
Member #358
May 2000

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

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GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Sucks.

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Eric Johnson
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January 2013
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No one's home right now, so here's a better result:
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torhu
Member #2,727
September 2002
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I'm supposed to have 30/10 here in Oslo.
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AMCerasoli
Member #11,955
May 2010
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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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April 2008
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dang ol at&t man

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Chris Katko
Member #1,881
January 2002
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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.

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james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

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
Member #1,881
January 2002
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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.

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Aaron Bolyard
Member #7,537
July 2006
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Do you guys know about Fast.com?

I used it to verify my speeds before I posted:

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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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220. That's awesome. I'm happy for you. :)

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type568
Member #8,381
March 2007
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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.

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