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Windows 7: What's your Internet Speed?

13 Jun 2011   #1491
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The Ferrari analogy just doesn't apply.

ATT just sent me a letter informing me they're going to place bandwidth caps on their service. 150GB for regular dsl, 250GB a month for U-verse.
It looks like the Ferrari analogy applies to you now!

~Maxx~


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13 Jun 2011   #1492
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The Ferrari analogy just doesn't apply.

ATT just sent me a letter informing me they're going to place bandwidth caps on their service. 150GB for regular dsl, 250GB a month for U-verse.
It looks like the Ferrari analogy applies to you now!

~Maxx~
No it doesn't. There's a difference between how fast and how much.

FYI, they sent that letter to every ATT customer... it's their new global policy. Since it's a material change in the contract it allows anyone stuck in one of their contracts to get out of it without penalty.

Funny thing is, with Sonic there are no caps, despite the fact it's still on ATT's lines. For the same price I'm calculating I'll get twice the speed.
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13 Jun 2011   #1493
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The Ferrari analogy just doesn't apply.

ATT just sent me a letter informing me they're going to place bandwidth caps on their service. 150GB for regular dsl, 250GB a month for U-verse.
It looks like the Ferrari analogy applies to you now!

~Maxx~
No it doesn't. There's a difference between how fast and how much.
Really? At the online Ferrari speed of 700 Mbps of how long will it take you to reach your current AT&T bandwidth cap? Great speed matters little when you have such a short distance to go.

~Maxx~
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13 Jun 2011   #1494
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mine
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13 Jun 2011   #1495
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post

It looks like the Ferrari analogy applies to you now!

~Maxx~
No it doesn't. There's a difference between how fast and how much.
Really? At the online Ferrari speed of 700 Mbps of how long will it take you to reach your current AT&T bandwidth cap? Great speed matters little when you have such a short distance to go.

~Maxx~
Yes, really... because it would be incorrect to assume that our usage would increase simply because bandwidth does. It would only mean that we would have to wait less time to do what we do daily. To put it simply: it does not mean we would watch 2 movies a night instead of 1. There are still only 24 hours in a day.

Having said that, of course it means we could increase usage if we wanted to. As it stands, even with U-Verse, my wife and I can't steam 1080p youtube videos without interruptions... and the wife loves her some youtube... but fear not, we're not going to reach the end of the internet.

It also would mean that Netflix would no longer be crippled by ISP's; if the States had decent internet like the rest of the civilized world, then they would be able to stream in 1080p, as opposed to the current 720p limit they're now forced to abide by.

The current ATT policy is to charge $10.00 for every 50GB of bandwidth over the user's limit. This policy has been in place for more than a month now. We don't use 250GB's a month, or at least if we do we haven't been charged for it yet... either way, we're still going with Sonic because the cap just puts a bad taste in our mouths... and we feel that if the service can't even allow us to stream 2 1080 videos at the same time, then it sucks to begin with.
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13 Jun 2011   #1496
eTernal Pulse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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15 Jun 2011   #1497
jeffro75

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

Here's mine:

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15 Jun 2011   #1498
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Hi Barman
My family has been moving East for 6 generations, beginning from Machynlleth.
Looks like the East and West of Britain have equally poor speeds. This is mine:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1342528796.png
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16 Jun 2011   #1499
Bogd4n

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Test 1

Test 2
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16 Jun 2011   #1500
Shahe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, Could Be Worse

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