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Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
kudos:7
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..
·Comcast
·AT&T U-Verse

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Performance

"• Comcast's Performance tier will be going from 12/2 Mbps to 25/4 Mbps (May 2013)"

^ Confuses me. Does this mean that the new speeds will be 25/4 without PB?

Only a couple of people got the Performance tier increase and it was 22/4 I believe without PB.


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
Same here on the confusion....if you're already on the Blast 50/10 plan where's the upgrade? I guess no upgrade. I'm not complaining just questioning.


Moropo
Premium
join:2002-07-28
Reviews:
·AT&T Southeast
·America Online
said by YukonHawk:

if you're already on the Blast 50/10 plan where's the upgrade? I guess no upgrade. I'm not complaining just questioning.

I think the point is that the rest of the areas will get speeds equalized to that of the northeast. Being that you are already in the northeast, yeah I guess no upgrade.
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YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
Thanks


FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

3 edits
reply to Darknessfall
said by Darknessfall:

"• Comcast's Performance tier will be going from 12/2 Mbps to 25/4 Mbps (May 2013)"

^ Confuses me. Does this mean that the new speeds will be 25/4 without PB?

Only a couple of people got the Performance tier increase and it was 22/4 I believe without PB.

I am getting consistent 22/4 without PB in NJ. And even though it says IPV4, this test was using IPV6.
»ipv6.speedtest.comcast.net/



An IPV4 run to same server:
»speedtest.comcast.net/


And a shaper probe run:
quote:
DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 38.102.0.87.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4526 Kbps.
Downstream: 22016 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 3.0 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

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

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 21952 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffpr ··· iffprobe

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YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Darknessfall
Not doing too bad here...If there was going to be an upgrade would it be 105/xx? Remains to be seen.

»speedof.me/show.php?img=13021323 ··· 3445.png


Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
kudos:7
reply to FFH5
I wonder when the rest of the North East will receive the Performance upgrade or if we'll have to wait till May. We still have 25/4 PB in CT with 16/2 main.


FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
said by Darknessfall:

I wonder when the rest of the North East will receive the Performance upgrade or if we'll have to wait till May. We still have 25/4 PB in CT with 16/2 main.

Have you powered off and on your cable modem? And is it docsis3. You have to do both to see if you have the new speeds and no powerboost.
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Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
kudos:7
I tried to power it off and on but nothing . Using a DPC3008. I also didn't get a email.


PeteC2
Got Mouse?
Premium,MVM
join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
kudos:6
reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

said by Darknessfall:

I wonder when the rest of the North East will receive the Performance upgrade or if we'll have to wait till May. We still have 25/4 PB in CT with 16/2 main.

Have you powered off and on your cable modem? And is it docsis3. You have to do both to see if you have the new speeds and no powerboost.

Here in my part of CT it is still 16/2 with PB making it show 25/4 on a normal speedtest. I have re-booted within the last day.
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Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

And a shaper probe run: ...

I've become very suspicious of those shape detectors... I'm 100% sure my ISP has traffic shaping, but I've never had it detected by any of the tests I've seen online.

Here's how my ISP does it:

It slows down all transfers to a crawl to other users of any other ISP.
It doesn't slow the traffic down within my same ISP or any server that isn't a client of a big ISP.
As if to trying to prevent users from setting up servers for the public. (after all, only those domains are bound to have many users)
I'm 100% sure it is in fact traffic shaping, because all it takes for me to get around that speed cap to other ISPs is to turn on my VPN.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to PeteC2
Yeah, I'm stuck at 25/4 with Blast! in Groton. I wish the would hurry it up and roll it out to all markets.


joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA
reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

Have you powered off and on your cable modem? And is it docsis3. You have to do both to see if you have the new speeds and no powerboost.

What's the speed limit if it's not a Docsis 3 modem? It would be great if they told us this. So I could have more than 2X my speed but need to upgrade the modem?

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
Theoretically 38mbps, but they probably won't let you get anywhere near that on a D2 modem, as you'd be saturating a whole channel.


mahermusic

join:2001-07-06
U.S.A.
Reviews:
·Vonage

1 edit
reply to joetaxpayer
said by joetaxpayer:

What's the speed limit if it's not a Docsis 3 modem? It would be great if they told us this. So I could have more than 2X my speed but need to upgrade the modem?

Here's a speedtest using my Doscis 2 modem, running through my (non-gigabit) Vonage router:



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HotTorch

@digis.net
reply to FFH5
Sorry but I don't believe a Comcast speed test on a Comcast line for a min. Use a 3rd party speedtest and I'll believe it.


FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
Did you look at the shaper probe test(not Comcast) that confirmed the 2 Comcast tests.


ComcastEmplo

@comcast.net
reply to YukonHawk
50/10 is the extreme is going to 105 down. Blast was 16 down but now getting bumped to 50.

Where i get my info : im a comcast employee


ComcastEmplo

@comcast.net
reply to joetaxpayer
Everything above performance requries a D3 modem. If you have blast and not getting the speeds, call and make sure the modem is provisioned with the correct bootfile. Speak to tech support ONLY!


ComcastEmplo

@comcast.net
reply to HotTorch
All speed tests are subject to server loads, no speed test is 100% accurate.

How i get my information?

Ive been a comcast employee for 5 years in tech support for residential and business class.


PeteC2
Got Mouse?
Premium,MVM
join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
kudos:6
reply to HotTorch
said by HotTorch :

Sorry but I don't believe a Comcast speed test on a Comcast line for a min. Use a 3rd party speedtest and I'll believe it.

Why not? Yes, PB "fools" standard speed tests,but that is not at all limited to Comcast's speed test.

Speakeasy, Speedtest.net, and Comcast speed test all give me the same results within a very narrow range...not enough to quibble over.
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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
Exactly. I used to get 24/2.5 on an 8/1 D2 connection on Speedtest.net.


mahermusic

join:2001-07-06
U.S.A.
Reviews:
·Vonage
said by BiggA:

Exactly. I used to get 24/2.5 on an 8/1 D2 connection on Speedtest.net.

Nice!!! Probably had you coded on a higher tier, and they didn't know about it...
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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
No, the 24/2.5 was PowerBoost, but it would kick in over and over again if you had multiple things using bandwidth, so it felt much more like a 24/2.5 connection than an 8/1 connection.