said by patcat88: said by ShadezeRO:
People usually stick to DSL For the reliablilty, and to try and minimize the chance of being on an oversold node.
I thought that first too. Then cable jacked up its speed (I use RR and OOL) so much that even at 1/3 or 1/2 of the advertised speed, IM STILL FASTER than DSL. Upload wise, MAYBE faster. Some cable ISPs have caps and throttling, which makes the upload useless. Some ISPs have 768K or 512K as standard (roadrunner). I have 20/1 RR, so it will always be faster than DSL, even on its worst day.
I've been seeing boost on my upload lately (Comcast). 5Mibibytes/s and stuff. But, I think it was just compression (it compressed to 1.5MBytes), but still that's pretty darn fast, even for just 1.5MB. Very repeatable. (I suppose I could test it.)
EDIT: I did test it. Wow, was I wrong. It always helps to test.
A 10,485,760 byte compressed file tested with lftp:
Inbound 2.56M/s 4s (=around 2,621,440 bytes/s -- not a good sample size)
Outbound 164.5K/s 62s (=169,125 bytes/s)
Tested with scp:
Outbound 167.9KB/s 61s (=171,897 bytes/s)
A 104,857,600 byte compressed file tested with lftp:
Inbound 1.21M/s 83s (=1,263,344 bytes/s)
Obviously, boost ran out for that download.
I'm supposed to have the lower speed tier right now, but the triple play doesn't finish getting installed until the 10th of January so I don't know (I used to supposed to have the higher tier of speed).
I'm leaving my mistaken compression-based exuberance above, since it's a bit more honest to show the trail of blood.