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ptrowski
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Boost in upload speeds?

Been seeing upload speeds in CT jumping up around 3.6 Mbps. Anyone else?


billh491

join:2001-08-09
Pomfret Center, CT
2.4 range in my test on speedtest.net


ptrowski
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Hmm, 3.67, 3.66, 3.64 here on speedtest to Boston on the Towerstream server.

NetworkNH

join:2009-08-10
Northwood, NH
reply to ptrowski
Yeah, I've noticed jumps to 2.4 and 2.5 or so on the upload. After some investigating, it turns out that a lot of customers complained about only getting 90% or so of their rated speed, so when Metrocast rolled out the new speeds...they "bumped" them up a little bit more. I also heard they are experimenting with a "PowerBoost" feature, similar to what Comcast offers. This would explain the "spikes" on both the upload and download.

Wow! ptrowski! 3.67... haven't seen my upload jump that high (that's awesome though!). However, I have seen my download spike to 29.5Mbps before settling down around 26 or so (I have the 25/2 tier).


ptrowski
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Mayb it is an iPhone speedtest.net app issue as it doesn't seem to happen when wired. I bought a new Asus router and haven't tweaked the settings too much.


Rtomo

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I wish they would increase the upload speeds slightly. I like to stream online gaming and 2mb upload is a decent speed, but not adequate for flawless 720p.