Re: Ummm, wat?
said by Karl Bode:I think they do note that in the consumption area of the report
Will be interesting to see if they can maintain those numbers as capacity dries up. Also the FCC really should note those usage caps...
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Re: Since when...?
said by drew:AT&T does a very good job of getting a customer modem to sync to the tier; but their small print specifies that they are selling sync (say, 3008 kbps) not throughput (typically 2,500 kbps for 3008 sync).
Do ISPs promise bandwidth speeds.
AT&T specifies minimum speeds for their tiers, as well. My ISP advertises "up to"; but with a caveat regarding distance. They don't sell by tier, and they will bust their butt to get a reasonable DSL sync rate for the length of the loop.
As far as I'm aware, they all throw "up to" in 2pt font next to the number.
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Re: Since when...? In South Florida, AT&T (U-verse) has been VERY consistently good for me. I have Max Turbo (24mbps down, 3mbps up).
In the interest of full disclosure, I had to REALLY kick, scream, and throw tantrums to get it... and they tried their hardest to not let me have my way... but it's been awesome ever since the day they finally got everything working. I can go to speedtest.net almost anytime and get at least 23.8mbps down and 2.85mbps up without even trying, as long as there isn't more than one active video stream at that moment (with two streams, the download speeds fall to around 19-20mbps).
My experience has been that AT&T/U-verse bandwidth is real, and backed by solid backhaul & tier-1 connectivity to the rest of the world... in stark contrast to Comcast, who's blisteringly fast as long as you don't leave their local network, but falls flat on its face the moment you try connecting to a server in Taipei or London through a VPN... and their domestic connectivity to non-Comcast networks wasn't much to brag about, either.
The one thing AT&T gets nailed for is the fact that with U-verse, your TV streams eat into your internet connectivity unless you either have a slow internet package, or you're on their 32/5 profile and don't watch a lot of TV. But within the technical constraints imposed by VDSL2, everything I've seen has been pretty solid and good.
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.
Re: At&t and windstream... Yeah, it's almost like, they spend all their upgrade money on executive pay, lobby money, and lawyers...
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.
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As the FCC report showed, every FiOS Internet speed tier delivered more than 100 percent of its advertised and sustained download performance during peak Internet usage periods, differentiating FiOS Internet from most cable company competitors.
The FCCs findings reaffirm the results from the past two FCC broadband performance tests, which found that FiOS Internet provides blazing-fast and sustained upstream and downstream speeds as well as low latency even during the peak Internet usage time periods of 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time.
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Re: Once they ditch PowerBoost
said by FactChecker:funny, when i had the 20/2 service from my isp, the samknows reports consistently showed my service much much higher. the "time out" isnt long enough
The report shows the speed w/o powerboost