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What's your internet connection speed?

View Poll Results: What's your internet connection speed?
28.8 or slower 6 4.62%
56k 21 16.15%
ISDN 3 2.31%
Cable 41 31.54%
DSL 53 40.77%
Even faster 6 4.62%
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Old 02-21-2002, 01:37 PM
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Okay, thanks - I feel better now.

Actually, as DJ says, it's a miracle I'm even online!
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Old 02-21-2002, 01:57 PM
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Hi Sam,
This might make you feel even better. I'm in Canada in the middle of a reasonably big city (Edmonton) and when I tried the bandwidth test I got poor too!!
the results looked like this:

Dial-up Internet speeds in Canada

average: ************************

your speed: ****

56k modem: *************

ouch. and I'm not even in the middle of nowhere

- David
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Old 02-21-2002, 10:29 PM
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Interesting, David. Do you suppose this crowd has got an ulterior motive?
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Old 02-21-2002, 10:57 PM
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Lol, I wouldn't be too suprised. everybody seems to be getting the same message

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Old 02-22-2002, 12:30 AM
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Yesterday morning, I tried it from the university. I'm not sure what kind of link they have to the outside world, but it's pretty fat, so I said ISDN. Gave me >300kb/s, yet it said the speed was average!!!

So I think Sam and Dave are right in thinking there's a plot somewhere .
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Old 02-22-2002, 08:54 AM
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After that there is no way I'm going to even tell you what my test said. Looks like I may have started something here. OOPS
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Old 08-15-2002, 01:59 AM
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well I just got my ADSL hooked up and i love it! it took me a while to actually get it because it costed so much more than dial up but im very glad that i switched, it's definitely worth the price. when i was using 56k my top download speeds were about 4-5 kbps but with the DSL i'm getting over 150 k per second. I just downloaded a 200 MB file in about 25 minutes, its great!

- David
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Old 08-15-2002, 03:43 AM
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1mb at the moment but upgrading to 2mb in September - you can never have too much bandwidth.
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Old 08-15-2002, 09:37 AM
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I have a 56k modem but rarely get connected faster than 34400. I blame it on the phone lines. I live 14 miles from the White House. You'd think the service would be better.
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Old 08-15-2002, 10:10 AM
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JB

Have you had the phone company test your lines...(I once worked for AT&T). There are things they can do to 'boost' your line but you will have to be persistent to get them to do it.

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