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tscotty
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join:2005-07-04
Saint Charles, MO
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[HSI] Is Charter testing faster speeds?

This morning I ran a speed test and it's faster than usual. I was wondering if charter was doing speed upgrades. Here is the test I just ran. I'm on the ultra100 plan.




compuguybna

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Its POWERBOOST, since speedtest only last for a short duration, the test is in that stage when you run it.

i'm on the 30/4. I get 66mbps.

So, don't get excited, its not an upgrade! LOL

said by tscotty:

This morning I ran a speed test and it's faster than usual. I was wondering if charter was doing speed upgrades. Here is the test I just ran. I'm on the ultra100 plan.

[att=1]



compuguybna

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this is on the 30/4 plan...
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tscotty
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join:2005-07-04
Saint Charles, MO
reply to compuguybna
I was hoping. I ran it again and got 108 down so you're probably right. I was under the impression that the ultra100 didn't use powerboost though.


cork1958
Cork
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reply to compuguybna
Not to mention those flash based speed tests are about as inaccurate as heck!!

:::.. Internet Speed Test Results ..:::
Download Connection Speed:: 32727 Kbps or 32.7 Mbps
Download Speed Test Size:: 25 MB or 25600 kB or 26214400 bytes
Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 4091 kB/s or 4.1 MB/s
Upload Connection Speed:: 3535 Kbps or 3.5 Mbps
Upload Speed Test Size:: 1.8 MB or 1792 kB or 1835008 bytes
Upload Binary File Transfer Speed:: 442 kB/s
Tested At:: »TestMy.net Version 13
Test Time:: 2012-11-09 07:06:00 Local Time
Validation:: »testmy.net/db/MehYRIW.xSZvyMG
More Stats:: »testmy.net/compID/688974046967
User Agent:: Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.10 [!]

»testmy.net/

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tscotty
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Thank you. I just ran a test at testmy.net and received the results below.


whoaru99

join:2003-12-17
None of those short tests are any good.

The only consistent result I get is by starting several large downloads simultaneously then adding the speeds or monitoring it in my firewall/router.


TheTechGuru

join:2004-03-25
TEXAS
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reply to tscotty
I thought PowerBoost went away for residential?

Is it making a come back now?
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DaSneaky1D
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join:2001-03-29
The Lou
Highly doubt it. Something may be in the works.

KoRnGtL15
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join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
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reply to compuguybna
Its not powerboost. The ultra service tier does not use it. If you don't believe me. Ask Charter and they will tell you the same. Only the other tiers use it. I still would like to see better upload speeds instead and bonding for the upload.


Metatron2008
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join:2008-09-02
united state
charte was supposed to add a 300 mbit tier to compete with comcast and fios....

whoaru99

join:2003-12-17

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At a general level, unless they push a new config file to the modem the modem only does whatever the config file allows or the pipe can feed, whichever is lower.

So, if you're consistently faster than before and haven't subscribed to a faster tier, most likely I think is perhaps some capacity has been added to your area/congestion relieved.

Flak

join:2002-07-31
Milwaukee, WI
Not to mention the speed tests on speedtest.net are greatly affected by what site you are choosing. For instance, running multiple speedtests from all the locations in my state and the next nearest big city you get huge variations. A couple sites will never go above 40mb, one will give me the same results as speedtest.charter.com and the rest will be between 40 and whatever I'm getting at speedtest.charter.com at that time.

cooldude9919

join:2000-05-29
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reply to tscotty
said by tscotty:

This morning I ran a speed test and it's faster than usual. I was wondering if charter was doing speed upgrades. Here is the test I just ran. I'm on the ultra100 plan.

[att=1]

Ill reset my modem and run some tests tonight to see if i see anything similar. Im on ultra100 and everything here runs off of st.louis so if they are doing something i would think id see it too.


compuguybna

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I WISH!!!! Flash based tests are so inaccurate.


cork1958
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reply to whoaru99
said by whoaru99:

None of those short tests are any good.

The only consistent result I get is by starting several large downloads simultaneously then adding the speeds or monitoring it in my firewall/router.

Totally agree that is the BEST way to test, but most people just want a quick check like any speed test site does.

That testmy.net site is about as inaccurate most of the time as any flash test also. Totally depends on time of day and what browser you're using there.
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FIB3RTECH

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I don't know about charter, but the DOCSIS 3.1 spec is showing a new modulation called 4096QAM which will enable cable providers to deliver higher speeds using existing plant. Who said coax was dead...

»www.multichannel.com/cable-opera···s/139883


meskinct
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