What's yer speed?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by greenfreak, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. greenfreak

    greenfreak New Member

    We just got Verizon Fios installed in November and I checked my speed for the first time tonight. I think I'm supposed to be getting faster:


    What's yours? http://www.speedtest.net/
  2. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words


    Don't talk to me! Just don't talk to me!

    "Verizon currently does not have a plan in place to extend into your area."

    [email protected]!!
  3. greenfreak

    greenfreak New Member

    These are the conversations I remember when people ask me why I stay in NY. :D

    We were the first to have Optimum Online too.

    Although, I've heard Verizon's customer service is abysmal. Does that make you feel better? My free 19" Sharp HDTV will be here Saturday. :p
  4. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    Yep, thats pretty much it.
  5. A.B.Normal

    A.B.Normal New Member

    What they said X8

  6. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    I think I'm supposed to have 6m/768k....can't remember. This is probably the best I'd get since my ISP is a direct peer with the Atlanta area (corp noc is there).


    EDIT: looks like my bill matches the 7m/512k plan on their site.
  7. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    Mine is kinda slow...but...then again...I'm routed through eleventy-million servers...

  8. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member


    Speakeasy's speed test usually gets me just over 5000. It's advertised as 6-meg DSL.
  9. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Ain't FiOS wonderful? :D

  10. greenfreak

    greenfreak New Member


    This is my test at work:


  11. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member


    No net at home :(
  12. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    No wonder you get the big bucks. :lol2:
  13. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    from work

  14. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

  15. greenfreak

    greenfreak New Member

    I never said I made big bucks! Besides, how much speed do you need for 10 people?

    I can stream Shoutcast without anyone noticing, that's all I need. ;)
  16. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

  17. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    You know, I can actually see New York. Baltimore too. I'm jealous, but I can see it. But Fort Wayne [email protected] [email protected]?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    How sad is it that I have a T1 at work and it's slow?
  18. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    Hell, I manage five in total and its still slow. Used to be that you get the "up" advantage. Now, about all you can proclaim is that you can yell and trucks roll ASAP.
  19. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    I haven't checked lately but typically my cable internet at home is as fast or faster down.
  20. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    Oh, its definitely faster. Thats why I was saying Ts have the "up" advantage--their upstream (vital for most network services) is faster than your typical high-speed connection at home, which is usually 4-6meg down (3-4 times the speed of a T1) but only 512-768k up (1/3 to 1/2 the speed of a T1).

    Still, T1s are roughly 10x the cost. You get no uptime guarantee (SLA) with the home or business cable/dsl connections, which is probably why T1s still exist in today's world.

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