Discussion in 'Green Room' started by kcnychief, Aug 12, 2005.
I got my bandwidth updated from 4mb/s to 6mb/s
For free? Or did you have to pay for it?
If it's free, I need to talk to them about redoing my bill, since I'm paying extra for 6Mb. I had another cable company that did the same thing and never told me, just kept billing the higher rate.
It's free. Within the past 8 months or so they have gone from 2mb/s to 4, and now to 6. They are doing this because they are losing so many clients to Verizon. Neither upgrade came with a premium charge
where did you check it?
I know there is the bandwidth meter at cnet but what other ones are there cause I use COmcast too
I checked it here....free tests as long as you don't go over 3 a month.
I've been at 6.5 for a year.
It's all about Cable.
Not in my area, Massachusetts. This change just took affect a few days ago, we were previously at 4mb/s which was only upgraded about 6 months ago.
i only get 3.8mbps at best.
i'm also with comcast
Maybe they up the speed in larger areas to compete with the fiber DSL providers.
I hate comcast. They donate all sorts of money to propaganda organizations. I have broadband from them, but I switched to satellite for my TV because I didn't want to give them any more $$ then I had to. At least they gave you your upgrade for free!
3.3 or 3.6 depending on site...but I'm guessing areas with competition are getting the faster speeds instead of all comcast customers.
when the chicago area gets fiber or something similar comcast will up the speeds I bet.
But then I'll move on to SBC Fiber since my bro works for them
Here in the detroit area. I live in the Northern burbs, we get our upgrade within the month, from a letter I got in the mail. Here is some info from the Comcast forums if you didnt know if you have comcast HSI...
I want to move to an area where I can get Verizon Fios, 15Mb for $49.99 By the way, I called comcast today and they gave me their $19.99 for six months promo! WHOHOOOOO!
I despised my Comcast connection, it worked maybe 70% of the time and the rest the customer service was too inept to figure out what happened.
dslreports.com has one on their site as well.
Speakeasy broadband test is by far the most reliable..
Must be why you uploaded a 500k BMPPPPPP(&)%$@)*%&$^%#_$@#%!#@!!$!!!!!
tried speakeasy chicago test and got 3728 kbps down and 352 kbps down
I could get 6 meg threw adelphia, well it's going to be comcast. But, it cost 56.00 a month .. I don't feel the need to pay for it .. I'm just waiting for fios to come out. Then I will be able to tell all others to go get a real connection lol ..
By the way, I have Verizon dsl. I had it for a year now, never had a problem. I used to have cable threw adelphia. I went beck them this week, for a couple of days, the first day I had it back I had to reboot the modem six times .. I am glad I didn't cancell my dsl service yet. Adelphia Cable is going bye bye ..
If the cable companies want to be abl eto beat FIos and dsl. They should lower their prices. And not raise them every year .. I pay 29.99 a month for my dsl.
Nice test! I got this:
Download Speed: 6251 kbps (781.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 718 kbps (89.8 KB/sec transfer rate)