reply to Chandler00AZ
Re: [AZ] Speed Increase 01/31/13 FWIW I have not achieved full speeds on any speed testing sites in a very long time (probably years.) I have always found that the most accurate way to measure download speed is by using news groups. For example, I am on the Ultimate tier and after the upgrade, the highest speed test result I can get is 45 mbps. Before the network upgrades it topped out at 30 mbps. I have always, however, received full speeds and then some with usenet.
FWIW, using giganews as the usenet service, I averaged 80Mb/s for the ten minute stretch I tested it tonight.
Since this last bandwidth upgrade, Giganews had maxed my my available bandwidth at 50Mb/s now it's barely more than half of the 150 I'm supposed to get with Ultimate Cox. I don't know if there's a cap on that service but I may have reached it if there is...but before, I would agree that Giganews/usenet was a good way to test...still might be if there's an issue with my downstream.