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dbcn

join:2011-08-07
reply to dbcn

Re: [Speed] slow in somerville, ma

Wow - less than 3Mps tonight. Hardly functional.

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
Less than 5Mbps tonight.

I noticed that if I run the test from the speedtest.net application on my iPad it's less than 4Mbps.

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
Just ran the test this morning & hit 25Mpbs.

Is the issue just peak usage times? I would expect a reasonable decrease in performance during peak usage hours, but an 80% drop?

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
I'm in touch with customer service about the slow down. I hit 22Mbps this morning, but only 3Mpbs last night.
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dbcn

join:2011-08-07
reply to dbcn

Re: [Speed] slow in somerville, ma

Still seeing slow downs. 2 tests tonight - 8pm was ~20Mbps, 10pm is about 5Mbps.

Would appreciate an update, thx.

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
No update?

I'm seeing 5Mpbs down tonight and the RCN customer service is telling me to get a tech visit, but I really don't see how it's my issue as the speeds during the day are fine, but as soon as 8pm rolls around the bandwidth takes a huge hit. I'm also not seeing DIOCS3 or whatever on the speed test page anymore - maybe that was what they had to back out?


lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Numquam oblita
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
Just a ~lil~ bump...

Hang in there, dbcn See Profile ~ this may not be updated till they have what to tell you, if anything...
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dbcn

join:2011-08-07
reply to dbcn

Re: [Speed] slow in somerville, ma

another month... I've seen good speeds some days, but mostly it hovers around 10Mpbs. Tonight is less than 3Mbps.


Knightmare

join:2013-05-22
Boston, MA
Boston, MA here and I've also been getting similar speeds to what you posted. Download speed plummets to 12Mbps late afternoon and then 2-3Mbps at night with a 25/2 plan.

I've had this problem before, but it went away. It started back up yesterday or the day before. Was it the same for you?

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
Tonight I'm about ~10Mpbs.

I hadn't noticed it going away permanently... Just every now and then it drops back into the 3Mpbs range.

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
bumping back up - down to 3Mbps tonight.


lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Numquam oblita
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
Sorry you're still experiencing issues this long

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
Thanks for the sympathy lilhurricane.

Down to 2Mbps tonight.


dbcn

join:2011-08-07
Hit 15Mbps tonight - I'd celebrate but after half a year of slow down have no confidence that it'll stay that high. Will check again in an hour.


Fastspeed

@rcn.com
Let me guess u have a docsis2 modem. Get a docsis3 modem and u will have more consistent speeds.I spent $45 on my own on eBay and get advertised speed even during peak time.

dbcn

join:2011-08-07
thx for the reply - I'll check out the modem.

I'm seeing almost 22Mbps this afternoon, so definitely looks like a peak usage issue.