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axelrose
Shelters saves Babies USA

join:2005-05-25
Chattanooga, TN

Comcast VS EPB Fiber speeds? What's the verdict..

I like the EPB's advertised synchronized up/down speeds. I'm using comcast right now. So should I take the jump to EPB?

Anyone have a link to a recent speed test you ran?

All details, be verbose...

Thank You Very Much


MonkeyLick78

join:2002-01-27
Hixson, TN

1 edit
This is the 15/15 package. I switched from Comcast 2 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. My Comcast connection worked great but I'm still completely happy I switched. You can get the FiPhone basic added for only $10.84 more a month.


axelrose
Shelters saves Babies USA

join:2005-05-25
Chattanooga, TN
I'm super seriously considering the move to EPB.

I'm currently a happy Comcast customer.

I noticed on EPB's Website you can get a 25% speed increase by picking 20 Meg over 15 Meg for around $10...that is an astounding option for later.

How many hours/days from start to finish to install everything?

If you picked a TV plan which did you pick?

Thanks for your help
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MonkeyLick78

join:2002-01-27
Hixson, TN

1 edit
reply to axelrose
If you click the EPB Fiber link below my username you can read my review of the process. I didn't pick a TV plan so I can't really be of any help in that area. I've maxed out my download on the 15/15 package at 2.37 MB per second (2,375k per second) and my upload at 1.7 MB per second (1,700k per sec) so I'm getting every bit of 19/15 all day, every day.
If you can get a good bundle price I recommend the switch. I was able to switch internet and phone and save about $8.00 a month. It's not much but I get better internet and better phone service than I had before.
Check out the bundles and give them a call (or e mail) if you have any questions. They don't have a 250gb per month download limit like Comcast. It might not matter much to you if you're not a heavy user, but we use a lot of Netflix Instant Watch so we use quite a bit of bandwidth.

Here is my traceroute to yahoo.com to give you an idea of what to expect. I get this all hours of the day. Don't worry about the timeouts on hops 2,3 and 4 since those are just their routers not responding to ping requests.

Target Name: www.yahoo.com
IP: 69.147.125.65
Date/Time: 6/7/2010 4:39:49 AM

1 0 ms 0 ms [192.168.1.1]
2 * * [-]
3 * * [-]
4 * * [-]
5 6 ms 6 ms [12.91.215.185]
6 26 ms 28 ms cr81.atnga.ip.att.net [12.122.117.86]
7 27 ms 24 ms cr2.attga.ip.att.net [12.122.1.221]
8 28 ms 26 ms cr1.attga.ip.att.net [12.122.2.133]
9 27 ms 26 ms cr2.wswdc.ip.att.net [12.122.1.174]
10 26 ms 27 ms cr84.wswdc.ip.att.net [12.123.10.250]
11 23 ms 26 ms [12.122.134.45]
12 27 ms 27 ms [12.86.111.22]
13 N/A 24 ms ae1-p160.msr1.re1.yahoo.com [216.115.108.25]
14 24 ms 25 ms te-9-4.bas-a1.re1.yahoo.com [66.196.112.207]
15 26 ms 26 ms ir1.fp.vip.re1.yahoo.com [69.147.125.65]

Ping statistics for www.yahoo.com
Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0.0%)
Round Trip Times: Minimum = 26ms, Maximum = 26ms, Average = 26ms


axelrose
Shelters saves Babies USA

join:2005-05-25
Chattanooga, TN
Thanks...Me and a friend are so much considering the move,


MonkeyLick78

join:2002-01-27
Hixson, TN
If you guys decide to get it, please be sure to post a review on here after a week or so of use. There aren't many EPB users on here so I'm sure they could use the input.

Good luck!

BLinc

join:2010-06-19
Hixson, TN

3 edits
reply to axelrose
here is what i get with the 20/20 connection






and here is my Trace Route to www.yahoo.com

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 5 ms 3 ms 3 ms 12.91.215.185
6 32 ms 31 ms 31 ms cr82.atnga.ip.att.net [12.122.148.22]
7 33 ms 31 ms 32 ms cr1.nsvtn.ip.att.net [12.122.1.225]
8 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms cr2.nsvtn.ip.att.net [12.122.28.70]
9 33 ms 31 ms 31 ms cr1.dlstx.ip.att.net [12.122.1.241]
10 30 ms 31 ms 31 ms cr83.dlstx.ip.att.net [12.123.18.109]
11 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms gar8.dlstx.ip.att.net [12.122.139.9]
12 30 ms 31 ms 31 ms 12.86.20.18
13 37 ms 32 ms 31 ms ae2-p110.msr2.mud.yahoo.com [216.115.104.109]
14 30 ms 31 ms 31 ms te-9-1.fab2-a-gdc.mud.yahoo.com [209.191.78.143]

15 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms te-9-2.bas-c2.mud.yahoo.com [209.191.78.171]
16 32 ms 31 ms 31 ms ir1.fp.vip.mud.yahoo.com [209.191.122.70]

Trace complete.

Pinging any-fp.wa1.b.yahoo.com [209.191.122.70] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=35ms TTL=49
Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=49
Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=36ms TTL=49
Reply from 209.191.122.70: bytes=32 time=36ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for 209.191.122.70:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 34ms, Maximum = 36ms, Average = 35ms


MonkeyLick78

join:2002-01-27
Hixson, TN
Can you do me a favor and run a Shaperprobe test for me?
»www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffpr···obe.html

It's safe with no spyware.


rob_in_chatt
Premium
join:2004-09-17
Chattanooga, TN
reply to axelrose
two words. get it. now.

BLinc

join:2010-06-19
Hixson, TN
reply to MonkeyLick78
This is with the 20down 20up plan

Connected to server 4.71.251.149.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 52531 Kbps.
Downstream: 49388 Kbps.

The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 51557 Kbps.

Here is a wide server spectrum test






rothman

join:2001-04-01
Signal Mountain, TN
so do you get a static IP address with EPB or what?