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mrschultz02

join:2007-09-10
Media, PA

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[Speed] Speed increase. Powerboost gone?

Just got this email from Comcast:

quote:
Dear Valued Customer,

Great news! We've increased your Internet speed!

Now the download speed on your Internet service is over 30% faster with speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps.

I'm on performance, was 16/2 with powerboost to 24/4.

Can't be sure but it looks like powerboost is gone for me now, or it's only a small boost. I can be sure it's gone for uploads, uploads now go to 4 and sit there. I haven't been able to get a sustained download speed for a large file today, it's been jumping between 12 and 22, but spending most of the time between 18 and 22, so I think it is averaging out to around 20.

Update: Now that my connection speed has stabilized I can say all the reliable speed tests are showing a consistent 22/4, with no powerboost.


FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

said by mrschultz02:

I'm on performance, was 16/2 with powerboost to 24/4.

Can't be sure but it looks like powerboost is gone for me now, or it's only a small boost. I can be sure it's gone for uploads, uploads now go to 4 and sit there. I haven't been able to get a sustained download speed for a large file today, it's been jumping between 12 and 22, but spending most of the time between 18 and 22, so I think it is averaging out to around 20.

I got that letter too and am getting sustained speeds of about 20/4.5 with no Powerboost present:


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mrschultz02

join:2007-09-10
Media, PA

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That's a test site I haven't seen before, I'm getting even higher numbers on that test 23.8 down and 4.8 up:

»speedof.me/show.php?img=13020101···2791.png

Edit: just noticed I flipped up and down....



FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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said by mrschultz02:

That's a test site I haven't seen before, I'm getting even higher numbers on that test 23.8 up and 4.8 down:

»speedof.me/show.php?img=13020101···2791.png

Looks like you are still getting some upload Powerboost based on that chart.
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Papageno

join:2011-01-26
Portland, OR
reply to mrschultz02

Hmm, I wonder if we'll be seeing this in Portland, OR.


mrschultz02

join:2007-09-10
Media, PA
reply to FFH

said by FFH:

said by mrschultz02:

That's a test site I haven't seen before, I'm getting even higher numbers on that test 23.8 up and 4.8 down:

»speedof.me/show.php?img=13020101···2791.png

Looks like you are still getting some upload Powerboost based on that chart.

I noticed that also, no other test I've done has looked like that, so not sure what happened there.


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
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reply to FFH

Cool site.....Thanks for posting it. I wonder if Comcast is rolling out another speed increase in other markets too? I am already on the 50/5 plan which is working great. More to come? We'll see. Good for you guys in PA & DC!

»speedof.me/show.php?img=13020102···2793.png



pflog
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reply to mrschultz02

Looks like what happened to us on business class in many locations. PB was all but eliminated. There's still a little boost, but now it's capped powerboost whereas previously it would boost as high as it could given the available excess bandwidth on the channel(s).
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FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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reply to YukonHawk

said by YukonHawk:

Cool site.....Thanks for posting it.

Here is another good HTML5 speed test site. Doesn't need flash or Java:
»www.bandwidthplace.com/
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Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
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reply to mrschultz02

No email or speed change yet in CT for me .



YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
reply to FFH

Wow...maybe my connection doesn't like HTML test sites...my speeds were really bad. The server was in DC and I posted a 11 d and 5 up. :-( Anyway, thanks for the new site. I'll try them again later tonight.



YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
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reply to Darknessfall

I sent an IM to Karl Bode and he replied that he wasn't aware of the speed upgrades in the PA and DC areas, but he will check with his sources and get the scoop. I am in the Carmel, NY Comcast market and we had a speed upgrade last year around the spring time I think. I'll let you know if any info comes from Karl about this recent one.



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reply to mrschultz02

Click for full size
My friend got the email too


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
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Nice! I was in another forum where they mentioned that Comcast is now charging a $1.99 for the any additional digital boxes that were once free. My thought is I wondering if they are doing this to offset any negative reaction to the additional charges. Anyway, I'll take the speed increase any day.


Darknessfall

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said by YukonHawk:

Nice! I was in another forum where they mentioned that Comcast is now charging a $1.99 for the any additional digital boxes that were once free. My thought is I wondering if they are doing this to offset any negative reaction to the additional charges. Anyway, I'll take the speed increase any day.

Post when you get the upgrade . Trying to see when people nearby begin getting it.


pflog
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reply to YukonHawk

said by YukonHawk:

Nice! I was in another forum where they mentioned that Comcast is now charging a $1.99 for the any additional digital boxes that were once free. My thought is I wondering if they are doing this to offset any negative reaction to the additional charges. Anyway, I'll take the speed increase any day.

So you're like me and would rather have higher sustained speeds and little to no powerboost than slower sustained speeds and massive powerboost.
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Darknessfall

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said by pflog:

said by YukonHawk:

Nice! I was in another forum where they mentioned that Comcast is now charging a $1.99 for the any additional digital boxes that were once free. My thought is I wondering if they are doing this to offset any negative reaction to the additional charges. Anyway, I'll take the speed increase any day.

So you're like me and would rather have higher sustained speeds and little to no powerboost than slower sustained speeds and massive powerboost.

Performance had a powerboost cap. It wasn't very "Massive" .


pflog
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said by Darknessfall:

said by pflog:

said by YukonHawk:

Nice! I was in another forum where they mentioned that Comcast is now charging a $1.99 for the any additional digital boxes that were once free. My thought is I wondering if they are doing this to offset any negative reaction to the additional charges. Anyway, I'll take the speed increase any day.

So you're like me and would rather have higher sustained speeds and little to no powerboost than slower sustained speeds and massive powerboost.

Performance had a powerboost cap. It wasn't very "Massive" .

Ah ok, I can't keep track of all their permutations!
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Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
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@pflog
What kind of speeds do you get on business class?



pflog
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said by Darknessfall:

@pflog
What kind of speeds do you get on business class?

~34-35 down during power boost, ~10-11 up during power boost

after power boost, while the speeds ping pong between 15Mbps and 40Mbps or so, it averages out to 27Mbps. Upstream I settle at ~7-7.5 Mbps.
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Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
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Can someone with the upgrade post their speedtest.net test to see if the powerboost amount is still the same or lower?


Madtown
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join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA

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reply to mrschultz02

»www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffpr···obe.html

Here another speed test you can use.



FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by Madtown:

»www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffpr···obe.html

Here another speed test you can use.

Looks like Powerboost is gone:

quote:
DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 64.9.225.166.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4533 Kbps.
Downstream: 22360 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4442 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 21914 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe

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YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
reply to mrschultz02

Normally my speeds with Shaperprobe are 47000/6000. I'm on the Blast plan 50/5.



MRCURAnon

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reply to mrschultz02

Nothing here in Columbia, PA (on the Etown system). Rebooted and still seeing 16/2 in ShaperProbe.


catnapped

join:2010-11-22
Elizabethtown, PA

said by MRCURAnon :

Nothing here in Columbia, PA (on the Etown system). Rebooted and still seeing 16/2 in ShaperProbe.

No change on the Hershey system either...still ~16/2


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
reply to mrschultz02

Thanks for the updates from PA. Keep'em coming.


Madtown
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join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
reply to mrschultz02

Hopefully this update hits California.


Tap45

join:2003-06-08
Puyallup, WA
reply to mrschultz02

And Washington state.


Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
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Hurry up Connecticut!!