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ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada

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[Cable] BC Cable Jitter Test

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I'm trying to decide if I switch to cable or DSL in the Vancouver area. I've checked the connections of a few people I know on Shaw and while congestion doesn't seem to be much of a problem, their connections get very jittery when their downstream is loaded.

I was hoping I could get a couple of people here on the 25 Mbit cable plan to either run a ping test at pingtest.net or ping google while downloading at around 20 Mbps.

The reason I'm not asking for a full speed download is the buffers on your modem and router will fill up, causing huge latency spikes. I'm trying to get an idea of the amount of jitter on a connection with mostly empty buffers.

Thanks.

balur

join:2010-04-28
kudos:1
I'll see what I can provide you tonight... if I remeber.

comminus

join:2012-12-18
Langley, BC
reply to ruiner
This is from Langley. Ran a few tests, all while downloading throttled to ~20Mbps. YMMV.










I've had service for two weeks and I've been very satisfied.

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
I was a bit nervous about cable after testing a 100 Mbit Shaw connection that was showing 50+ ms of jitter. I tested another 10 Mbit Shaw connection after that and saw close to 10 ms of jitter on it.

So thanks for running that. I'd like to avoid handing the dry loop fee over to Telus if possible.

comminus

join:2012-12-18
Langley, BC
I hear that. I've avoided cable internet since Rogers owned the assets here in BC... so that was around 2000 / 2001.

Jitter is important to me as well - my phone is voip, primary television watching is Netflix - no noticeable jitter issues with TekSavvy so far. Considering the best Shaw can do for comparable price is 10 down 0.5 up with a 125gb cap, even just trying TekSavvy is worth the risk, IMHO.

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
Yeah same with us, and I would be happy giving Telus $75 / month for this connection with the extra bandwidth available for more than one device to be active at once. Its also very nice having 10 Mbit upload.

But with their current practices of jacking all of their prices way up constantly, slashing the caps, talking about implementing an overage system and starting to charge for installs I figured it was time to vote with my wallet.

comminus

join:2012-12-18
Langley, BC
Yep. I specifically left as a result of the 500GB/mo cap on the 25MB connection being dropped to 250GB/mo all while the price had gone up around $10 in the previous 12 months.

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
I started on the 25 Mbps plan at $47 less than a year ago, and its now $60 or $65 unbundled.

What really gets me is how they think a 6 Mbps connection can possibly be worth $50 / month? Really Telus?


18286719

join:2013-02-02
Whistler, BC
i have shaw and max jitter i have ever seen is 3ms, my telus connection used to jump all over the place 20-35 all day, my shaw goes from 16-19 sometimes 21 at worst


spock

join:2012-07-08
0ms jitter on teksavvy dsl and telus for me. Shaw was 20ms+

ruiner

join:2012-03-10
Canada
reply to 18286719
said by 18286719:

i have shaw and max jitter i have ever seen is 3ms, my telus connection used to jump all over the place 20-35 all day, my shaw goes from 16-19 sometimes 21 at worst

I'm talking about when the connection is under fairly heavy load, not when its idle.