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What are *your* computer speeds?


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#76
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Oh, I see. This is precisely the same case in Israel. We used to have one telecom company that, like you say, forced other companies to pay it for using the infrastructure. It's been privatized in 2005, however today they face a lot of competition from cable internet providers, which caused a major price cut. But we still pay two bills: one for the telecom company, for the understructure and another $15 for the ISP itself (in my case, it's the same company as the ISP: however, because they're privatized now, they are two 'totally different' companies, so it's a mess)

I guess that there is no cable internet in many places in Australia, so that telecom company doesn't face any competition...

Edited by landlord, 06 April 2008 - 06:55 AM.

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My ISP is Comcast

Got to take these things with a grain of salt though because there's alot of things that go into your internet connection. For instance I have an old cable coming from the pole (slows connection), the cable is split two ways (slows connection), then I have the cable going into an older modem (slows connection) and finally I have it running through a router (slows connection slightly when no one else is using it). Also as was said before these tests ping the site's servers not the ISP's so thats something to consider.

If you want your actual speed you need to ask your ISP to ping their server and that'll tell you what your max speed will be..

That being said these sites are pretty good for giving you a general idea of how fast your internet is.

On a side note in a few months I'm going to get the cable guy at my house to run some new cable and give me a new modem. My modems like 7 years old and is rated for something like 36 mbps when my ISP is supposed to run at something like 54 mbps. So I should be lightning fast.

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 06 April 2008 - 11:37 AM.

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I guess that there is no cable internet in many places in Australia, so that telecom company doesn't face any competition...

Most cities/towns have the option of cable. We have issues with rural versus urban. Even thought there are some areas that are quite urban and they still have difficulties getting an adsl connection.
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Thats from AT&T DSL Service, Time Warner just offered me 15mbps down with all the other options im getting from AT&T for $5 less a month. So I think I'm going to switch.
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arghhh :)
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hm... seen better days :) :) :)
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This is just from work though. :( Wonder how bad it is at home.
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Mine is really pathetic. :S


My newest speeds:

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Not a major improvement, but yah, still a improvement. :)
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this is mine
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I'm moderately satisified since Rogers has a 60GB up/download limit per a month.
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http://www.speedtest...t/272614966.png

London.

Not bad.
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