Ummm, wat? A satellite provider has the best ratio?
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Since when...? Do ISPs promise bandwidth speeds.
As far as I'm aware, they all throw "up to" in 2pt font next to the number. That's how my ISP gets to feel righteous about the sub-1mbps peak-time performance.
I do have to ask, though... considering the lack of competition in any number of markets, how does the FCC "naming and shaming" these providers actually result in increased performance?
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Notice: Many of the companies that come close to or exceed "100%" are also the companies that manipulate speed tests with speed bursting.
said by aciddrink:It's graphing sustained speed.
Many of the companies that come close to or exceed "100%" are also the companies that manipulate speed tests with speed bursting.
Woohoo! They are going to shame them! That is so going to do.....hhhmmm......well.....uuhhmm.....nothing!
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Depends on location Comcast has always delivered more than promised SUSTAINED speeds at my house for over 10 yrs. Your mileage may vary.
reply to aciddrink
Re: Notice: If you read the report you would see this is based on the data from the "Sam Knows" whiteboxes in consumer homes and not providers tests.
The sam knows boxes do record the burst speed, and also the shaped speeds this report is based on.
SpeedBoost was not a factor.
Being a samknows tester , I know I consistently meet or exceed my advertised speed 99%+ of the time and am very close the other 36 or so hours per YEAR. That exceeds my expectations.
I don't believe most/any of the providers are attempting to manipulate the data or collection process, but it would be interesting to see a comparison of their in house tests VS what these test show.
reply to AnonFTW
Re: Ummm, wat? If I recall correctly during a video with engadget or someone similar Viasat was demonstrating Exede and mentioned that they actually setup the speeds a bit higher than advertised.
I've gotten around 2MB/s (roughly 16mbps) downloads during the free period on Exede 12 (12mbps service) when visiting someone with it.
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Under promise, not so quite underperform.
Why, yes, yes it does. SamKnows consistently reports that I'm getting more bandwidth than I'm paying for.
Not much. A megabit here, a megabit there.
At&t and windstream... The two companies that are bribing our state politicians are also the two lowest performers...
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reply to skeechan
Re: Ummm, wat? Will be interesting to see if they can maintain those numbers as capacity dries up. Also the FCC really should note those usage caps...
Meanwhile HughesNet Gen4 service is AWOL, as many users here struggle to get 1 Mbps on a good day from a "next gen" service.
reply to Cthen
Re: Woohoo! It did improve the performance of Cablevision, Mediacom and Frontier Communications, though I'm sure that your mileage may vary depending on location.
reply to Metatron2008
Re: At&t and windstream... Funny how that works, ain't it?
Truth in Advertising This graph in the report tells a lot. Which providers are offering a consistent, sustained, advertised speed across their customer base. It removes things like:
• Time of day averages
• Geographies / where you live
• Specific product benefits (Except for FiOS)
The peak ToD is most interesting to watch and see how well ISPs manage capacity at peak time of day.
reply to Karl Bode
Re: At&t and windstream... Yeah, it's almost like, they spend all their upgrade money on executive pay, lobby money, and lawyers...
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Speaking of this.... I've had my unit connected just over two years now. How long are they going to make me keep it connected for?
Am I missing something or is there a reason Suddenlink Cable is not included in the the test. Or is it to small a cable company.
reply to aciddrink
Re: Notice: As much as I think every company delivers like crap, the issue is how they track specific areas. Not how they measure the speed. They haven't even gotten to a good method of determining how to define an area properly.
reply to acadiel
Re: Speaking of this.... The original sign up and first mailing I got rom SamKnows said "aiming for three years of data at each location" (and implied you were then free to keep/reflash the white box back in to a standard router and keep it.)
I'm sure they would like some locations to report in perpetuity, not sure if they would send a new box just to keep you (if the other one still worked) Write them (through the dashboard) and ask (warning their replies sometimes take a few weeks in my experience, but they are there and responding eventually )