Show off your speed

Discussion in 'Internet Discussion' started by DirtyD86, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to manage some business class CenturyLink circuits for ARS in Winter Park, they were always a POS and the rate was significantly more expensive than other areas.

    Kind of surprising given the proximity to Orlando.
     
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  2. Intel_man

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    Doesn't look like they'll improve their service when the FCC thinks competition only requires one ISP in the area.
     
  3. Agent Smith

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    Wow! I hope no one kicks you off the modem when they make a phone call! :D


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    Notice the map even has Lake Obiwankenobi?
     
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  4. Intel_man

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    Got a free bump in download speed by ISP starting today.

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  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Not surprising. Upstream is always terrible on consumer grade ISP packages with a few exceptions. Mobile usage is a lot more of a two way street for communication so makes sense they'd have more bandwidth for upstream from the device.
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    A speed test is going to use the maximum speed it can get from your provider, it's not indicating your actual usage.
     
  8. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Work.

    Ayyy.... Turns out working for a network storage company has pretty good internet.

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  9. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm jel. Our office does hosting and we have like 100 mbit between 300 people.

    Our CEO got his own Google Fiber circuit, I was politically prevented from both getting anything faster than the 100 mbit tier, and also prevented from augmenting our existing circuit.

    Yall hiring? :p
     
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  10. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Always are. :D
     
  11. Origin Saint

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    I'd love to see what my speeds are at work, but my corporate overlords at Honeywell International have decided to firewall block some of the most random things on the internet. Like blocking all access to internet radio services and Spotify. But not blocking Reddit, Facebook, or YouTube.
     
  12. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    They sound lazy, those are usually predefined categories on the security appliance
     
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  13. Darren

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    This is probably intended to reduce network strain and bandwidth usage, probably not really influenced by them not wanting you to listen to music. Agreed it's weird but probably the reason why.
     
  14. Intel_man

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    My phone has more upload than my home connection. :Feelsbadman:

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  15. Origin Saint

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    But leaving YouTube when the concern is network strain and bandwidth usage makes no sense?
     
  16. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Youtube is far less likely to be running in the background for hours and hours on end on a good chunk of workstations. Also it has actual educational/productive uses too. I'm not saying I agree with it, just what their mentality likely is.

    Hell even a few of my training videos are on YouTube. I haven't found anything that we block yet. Manager almost always has a reddit tab going.
     
  17. Origin Saint

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    Brb finding 10 hour videos of Bee movie in 4K on YouTube to play on a loop.
     
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  18. Darren

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    Lol I remember tracking down someone with high YouTube traffic usage at my last job. Was pretty easy.
     

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