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Killa

join:2013-08-28
Wilbraham, MA

ETA on Charter increasing upload?

I looked and couldn't find any posts. I have been trying to figure out if charter will be increasing their upload anytime soon? this 100/5 isn't satisfying me anymore.

Gaming is a big deal to me and streaming is starting to get there

Wish FIOS was in my area because I would have already changed services by now

I live in the Western Massachusetts (Wilbraham) area

I am new to these forums!! Sorry if i broke any rules.

shpatb

join:2013-07-16
I highly doubt Charter will change their speeds any time soon. I wouldn't hold your breath if I was you.

duffman45200

join:2010-09-20
reply to Killa
Probably not until upload channel bonding is implemented. I would love a 50/25 tier kind of like Optimum

Killa

join:2013-08-28
Wilbraham, MA
reply to Killa

KoRnGtL15
Premium
join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:1
reply to Killa
Been a long time since we have had speed increases. Long over due. Other carriers are increasing speeds much more often.

Killa

join:2013-08-28
Wilbraham, MA
reply to Killa
Who can we send e-mails to so we can start requesting this? haha

Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL
said by Killa:

Who can we send e-mails to so we can start requesting this? haha

As in, who that would actually care? That would be the Charter Direct forum. It can be found... Oh... Wait...

Well ahh, there are alot of e-mail addresses at Charter. You can send it to anyone you're able to locate and it'll be just as important as it would be if you sent it to any other address


Dogg
Premium
join:2003-06-11
Belleville, IL
reply to Killa
Gaming doesn't need anywhere close to 5M up and streaming uses download bandwidth.

The biggest issue for gaming is lag/response time, not upload speed.
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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to KoRnGtL15
said by KoRnGtL15:

Been a long time since we have had speed increases. Long over due. Other carriers are increasing speeds much more often.

Charter USED to be one of those companies that upped speeds often.


vaxvms
ferroequine fan
Premium
join:2005-03-01
Wormtown
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Killa
When the up speed is increased I hope Charter doesn't force the faster speed onto customers.

Good news customers! We've increased everyones upload speeds! The slowest available in now twice as fast as it's ever been!
p.s. your monthly charge is going up $50/month. Don't like it? We don't care.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by vaxvms:

When the up speed is increased I hope Charter doesn't force the faster speed onto customers.

Good news customers! We've increased everyones upload speeds! The slowest available in now twice as fast as it's ever been!
p.s. your monthly charge is going up $50/month. Don't like it? We don't care.

YAWN.


vaxvms
ferroequine fan
Premium
join:2005-03-01
Wormtown
kudos:3

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Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL
reply to Dogg
said by Dogg:

Gaming doesn't need anywhere close to 5M up and streaming uses download bandwidth.

The biggest issue for gaming is lag/response time, not upload speed.

Pretty sure he meant streaming as in, streaming from his own console/PC, which does indeed use upload bandwidth.

WATCHING a stream, however, does indeed use download bandwidth.

markopoleo

join:2003-04-02
Bonne Terre, MO
reply to Dogg
streaming uses upload speed. Lots of it.

robewhitener

join:2001-06-22
Asheville, NC
reply to Killa
I just hope that if they increase the speeds, they increase the caps. Streaming has become very important to me as of late.
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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Poetique
said by Poetique:

Pretty sure he meant streaming as in, streaming from his own console/PC, which does indeed use upload bandwidth.

That actually would use ZERO upload from Charter. He'd be uploading from his own home network.


chaud
Serious Business

join:2004-07-09
Anderson, SC
Reviews:
·Charter
said by 88615298:

said by Poetique:

Pretty sure he meant streaming as in, streaming from his own console/PC, which does indeed use upload bandwidth.

That actually would use ZERO upload from Charter. He'd be uploading from his own home network.

He is likely talking about streaming his gameplay, which uses lots more than zero bandwidth


mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
Reviews:
·Charter
said by chaud:

said by 88615298:

said by Poetique:

Pretty sure he meant streaming as in, streaming from his own console/PC, which does indeed use upload bandwidth.

That actually would use ZERO upload from Charter. He'd be uploading from his own home network.

He is likely talking about streaming his gameplay, which uses lots more than zero bandwidth

YES, Or any one of +100 more ways to stream/upload something over the internet.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to chaud
said by chaud:

He is likely talking about streaming his gameplay, which uses lots more than zero bandwidth

I assume they meant streaming content from one device in the household to another. Which does NOT use the internet

This is what I was replying to

said by Poetique:

Pretty sure he meant streaming as in, streaming from his own console/PC,


Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

said by Poetique:

Pretty sure he meant streaming as in, streaming from his own console/PC, which does indeed use upload bandwidth.

That actually would use ZERO upload from Charter. He'd be uploading from his own home network.

...I'm really hoping he isn't relying on his ISP's provided bandwidth for streaming purposes within his home, or yes, you'd be correct.

Given that you can't stream from your console to anything except to an outside destination, such as Twitch.tv or uStream, it seemed obvious to me that that's not what I was talking about.

And since he's on DSLR, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming that he comprehends that the bandwidth provided by his ISP has nothing to do with streaming amongst his own network as well, hence yes, streaming (Twitch, uStream, etc) does indeed require a pretty decent upload speed for the sake of having good quality.

Killa

join:2013-08-28
Wilbraham, MA
reply to Killa
When i said streaming, i meant streaming my game play to twitch TV and when you want to stream 1080 at a decent quality, it requires a good amount of upload.

Pervbear

join:2013-08-20
reply to 88615298
If only he meant streaming to other home devices but I am pretty sure he meant to places like switch or even uploading to youtube if you are a lets player can take quite a bit of upload.


mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to Poetique
said by Poetique:

Given that you can't stream from your console to anything except to an outside destination, such as Twitch.tv or uStream, it seemed obvious to me that that's not what I was talking about.

Many use there Game box to stream movies on the local network also, it is just the client interface though between the Server and TV but it could be called streaming as you do use the game box/console to stream movies to the TV.

Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL
said by mmainprize:

Many use there Game box to stream movies on the local network also, it is just the client interface though between the Server and TV but it could be called streaming as you do use the game box/console to stream movies to the TV.

I can't really quite comprehend what you're trying to say, but it sounds as if you're saying that you can somehow take a stream being sent to your console and bounce it somewhere other than its primary display device (probably another TV/projector located elsewhere) to another location on your network. Which I doubt many would actually consider actually streaming seeing as the console wouldn't actually be the source. It would basically just be a glorified router.

Homegrown Xbox 1 media servers aside, as those aren't even really gaming consoles anymore.

Anywho... pretty sure just about everyone got the point behind what I was saying. By the normal definition of "streaming" as it relates to consoles, you need upstream bandwidth.


mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
Reviews:
·Charter
No not like you described, since your game console has a remote control and is already connected to your TV, it is ideal to use as the interface to request a stream from a server on your local network, like WMC, Mezzmo, Plex, Serveio, XBMC, etc... and then the stream plays on the TV. The easy way is it use DLNA or in some cases it has a client app installed on the game console like in the Xbox case it has built in client for Windows Media Center.

And yes i agree you meant Streaming to the internet in your statement.

Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL
said by mmainprize:

No not like you described, since your game console has a remote control and is already connected to your TV, it is ideal to use as the interface to request a stream from a server on your local network, like WMC, Mezzmo, Plex, Serveio, XBMC, etc... and then the stream plays on the TV. The easy way is it use DLNA or in some cases it has a client app installed on the game console like in the Xbox case it has built in client for Windows Media Center.

And yes i agree you meant Streaming to the internet in your statement.

Ahh, I see. You misunderstood me then. I was specifically referring to streaming FROM the console, not TO. So while all of those are examples of streaming, the Xbox isn't the source in any of those cases. It's merely the receiving unit. Except in the case of XBMC (which could have a "console" as the source), but like I mentioned earlier, such units wouldn't really be deemed consoles anymore. They're basically HTPCs.

So as I stated before, the only typical situation to my knowledge in which a console can be used to stream is to an outside destination. You can stream to them, but streaming from them almost always has a destination outside of your own network.


mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
Ok i see, you are correct the console is not the server, its just the interface and plays the stream.