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Darknessfall
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reply to mrschultz02

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

Well I tested my connection with a download and I'm getting PB up to about 30 Mbps and all over the place with sustained about 22.

Atleast... I think...

I'm on a roller coaster with results from 22-40 Mbps with speedtests lol.

Task manager records me hitting 50 Mbps within that less than a second time lol.


TheToro
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Re: [Speed] Speed increase

said by johnnn:

I'm off Stadium and experienced frequent congestion on Blast (36 down w/powerboost then 25) until they changed the route. Now I get my provisioned speeds more frequently. Looks like performance will go to 25/4 in a2, and blast will go to 50/10. Can't wait!

how much more blast is? it might be worth it if its only a few more bucks


Darknessfall
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These are the one second bursts I'm seeing on Performance lol.

It doesn't really last long enough to notice it on a download lol.


TheToro
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cool! but how much is it?


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said by TheToro:

cool! but how much is it?

Are you asking about sustained speeds?

I usually see about 22-23 Mbps I think sustained but not sure about the upload. PB is insane though right now lol. Youtube and other sites keep bursting up to 40-60 Mbps


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said by Darknessfall:

said by TheToro:

cool! but how much is it?

Are you asking about sustained speeds?

I usually see about 22-23 Mbps I think sustained but not sure about the upload. PB is insane though right now lol. Youtube and other sites keep bursting up to 40-60 Mbps

how many $$$? lol


Darknessfall
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said by TheToro:

said by Darknessfall:

said by TheToro:

cool! but how much is it?

Are you asking about sustained speeds?

I usually see about 22-23 Mbps I think sustained but not sure about the upload. PB is insane though right now lol. Youtube and other sites keep bursting up to 40-60 Mbps

how many $$$? lol

$19.99


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Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

Performance here in Bristol, CT. I've seen no ads, but today running Shaper, it seems apparent that there has been a boost in speed, as well as seeing PB disappear from the upload, but is still running on download.

If I run Xfinity or other java-based speed tests (such as Speedtest.net or Speakeasy) I get wild bursts on download that settle down to about 24Mbps.

Looks like I am actually getting 22Mbps down/4Mbps up. Prior to that Shaper always shown a 16/2 shaped connection.

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

Connected to server 64.9.225.142.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4523 Kbps.
Downstream: 25475 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4461 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 2720-3065 KB;
Shaping rate: 22232 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
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CT crazy burst high five! "High fives." I wonder if Camper got this too.

I love how shaper says my "Estimated Capacity" is "Downstream: greater than 200 Mbps"

That's not even true .


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said by Darknessfall:

I wonder if Camper got this too.

Good question! Maybe he will see this and chime in.
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When you take a speed test is it showing it hitting around 50-60 Mbps for a second then it plays ping pong with itself between 22-33 Mbps?

The PB stayed partially in this test before it ended ;p.



PeteC2
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said by Darknessfall:

When you take a speed test is it showing it hitting around 50-60 Mbps for a second then it plays ping pong with itself between 22-33 Mbps?

The PB stayed partially in this test before it ended ;p.
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Yep, even had initial bursts higher than that. Keep in mind though, that is misleading. I am happy with a jump from 16Mbps to 22Mbps in sustained speed. Don't do much uploading personally, but a real world jump from 2 to 4Mbps is nice too.
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Darknessfall
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So where is this less than a second burst coming from? Whenever I see a download start task manager spikes to about 40 Mbps all the time.


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said by Darknessfall:

So where is this less than a second burst coming from? Whenever I see a download start task manager spikes to about 40 Mbps all the time.

PB. It is still showing on downstream in Shaper
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said by PeteC2:

said by Darknessfall:

So where is this less than a second burst coming from? Whenever I see a download start task manager spikes to about 40 Mbps all the time.

PB. It is still showing on downstream in Shaper

So is that why it's ending so fast :P? It's bursting so high that it just cancels itself out quick?

Another thing to note: Comcast's site no longer says "with powerboost." It now just says "Up to 20 Mbps download speeds."


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said by Darknessfall:

So is that why it's ending so fast :P? It's bursting so high that it just cancels itself out quick?

Because "uncapped" powerboost boosts at the full available speeds for the channels you're on for the first X MB of a file. If it can push 100Mpbs and it's set to 20 MB then that's only 1.6s of 100Mbps boost before it ends.

With "capped" powerboost, powerboost is limited to Y Mbps for the first X MB of a file. This smooths out the boost over time so you get a boost for longer, but it's a smaller change from your shaped rate.
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Darknessfall
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Too bad the MB amount wasn't capped right now :/.


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Well, since my old AT&T "Elite" dsl account was a 6Mbps line, that delivered around 5.1Mbps with an upload speed of 0.76Mbps for only a few bucks less, I will not complain about 22/4.
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said by PeteC2:

Well, since my old AT&T "Elite" dsl account was a 6Mbps line, that delivered around 5.1Mbps with an upload speed of 0.76Mbps for only a few bucks less, I will not complain about 22/4.

Kind of the opposite for me, though this was years ago

Try going from 25/25 business FiOS to 22/5 business Comcast (back in early 2010). That was painful! Although the FiOS was $30/mo more, it was well worth it for the upload speeds.
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Darknessfall
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reply to PeteC2
3/1 U-verse which gave about 3.2/1 for about $38
vs
22/4 for $19.99


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said by RR Conductor:

They raised our HSI prices $2 a month (It took out Blast! from $72.95 to $74.95) in Feb, but the fastest tier available to us in Mendocino County is still Blast!, 25/4 (35/6 w/Powerboost). Any idea when we'll see the speed increases here?

Maybe someday?
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Lol How did this happen ?

I think my connection hit a road bump now:
About two hours ago -



Now -





Edit: Well download fixed itself but upload is still bleh lol.
Edit 2: Well guess it somehow fixed itself on both down/up again now lol.


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Ouch, that was bad! I'm glad it's normal again.
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wiz562

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reply to mrschultz02
Just wondering if I could tell of a speed boost through a new firmware version. Rumor has it that it might be here, but I really see no increases in speed. I'm using this one...

Model Name: SB6120
Vendor Name: Motorola
Firmware Name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.8-SCM01-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-Boot 1.0.0.4m1
Hardware Version: 3.0
Firmware Build Time: Aug 30 2012 15:35:46


EG
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Firmware doesn't control the provisioned speeds, the config / boot file that is loaded in to the modem does.


FifthE1ement
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I just got this notice in South Florida on my cable box messages:

"Exciting News: Increased speeds on the way! XFINITY will soon be increasing internet speeds on its most popular plan and doubling two of its fastest. That's right - The fastest internet and fastest in-home Wi-Fi is about to get even faster."

I just checked and no increase yet. I'm on the Ultra/Blast! tier and get about 36MB Down and 7MB Up. I think that is with PowerBoost enabled. I'm excited for the 50MB upgrade! Anyone get it yet or gotten a better time-frame or notice? I think we should see it on March 1st or soon after?

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Dumaine

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Yes I got that same message yesterday here in Detroit and a little bird told me that our eta is early next month! (not a trustworthy little bird though)


LarryE

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I don't know if this has an "official" answer yet, but since the 50Mbps tier is getting a free upgrade to the 105Mbps tier, what about us who paid that $250.00 installation fee. Are we getting that refunded? And, if they are getting the upgrade for the same price as the 50Mbps they are paying, does that mean that my $200.00/Mo. will be cut in half?

Dumaine

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said by LarryE:

what about us who paid that $250.00 installation fee.

I was waiting and waiting on someone to bring this subject up.


LarryE

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Just chatted with Comcast and those of us who were stupid enough to shell out that $250.00 will only get a kick in the face for having done so. Isn't that nice?