I hadn't heard about it. I may have to see if it's available in my area. For an extra $10 a month it would be worth it. I currently get roughly 10 Mb/s down and about 1 Mb/s up with the standard service.
PowerBoost up to 22Mbps claim is based on Road Runner Turbo’s standard maximum download speed of 15 Mbps. Road Runner Turbo with PowerBoost provides a burst of download speed when capacity is available above the customer’s provisioned download speeds for the first 10MB of a file. It then reverts to your provisioned speed for the remainder of the download. PowerBoost is a registered trademark of Comcast Corporation. Used with Permission. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the discretion of Road Runner at any time.
well that doesn't really seem worth it. higher download speed than what you're paying for on only the first 10MB of a file? Just doesn't make sense to me. Say you're downloading a 1GB file..... the first 10MB would be done rather quick... the rest would be quite a bit longer.
The Turbo package, from reading, is a 15 Mb/s download rate. The Turbo package also comes with PowerBoost which boosts you to ~22 Mb/s during the initial part of a download. This is great for downloads like ISOs of a *nix or whatever other big downloads. The technology is more aimed at those large downloads than normal usage.
I get ~10 Mb/s download but that's not what my speeds are advertised as being. I am listed as getting less so at any time Time Warner could lessen it and I can't complain. I'd love a set 15 Mb/s and give me the PowerBoost and I'm make use of it.
Cox has the same deal. We get 20 Mbps down, and 1.5 Mbps up though. First 10 MB of a file is also speed up to 25 Mbps. That being said, it is useless for larger files, it is very handy for downloading many small files. For example, the source code for various open source projects is around 8 - 9 MB, so downloading those is nice and fast.