How Fast Is Your Internet Service Provider's Download Speed?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Len Backus, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,359
    Joined:
    May 2, 2001
    Here is a site where you can test your internet download speed. Just follow the directions and use a server closest to where you live.

    ISP Speed Test Website Link Is Here

    Here is a screen shot from their site:

    [​IMG]

    And here is my own test result (no need to screen shot yours)

    [​IMG]

    And then you can compare to other people in your own area to see if there is a better service available. The internet site content is becoming more and more image based and slow ISP service must be very frustrating.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009
  2. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    608
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Down 13134 kb/s
    up 1730 kb/s

    From Chicago - 70 miles away as the crow flies

    I tried the "tower" that Len used and it was slightly faster. I switched to MediaCom last month - Hughes.net was giving me fits, plus their modem went bad not 4 months after I had it fixed. For what they wanted to fix it, it paid me to shop around. MediaCom gave me quicker service for the same price, if I wanted the same speed as Hughes, I could have gotten cable plus internet service for less than what I was paying for Hughes.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009

  3. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Messages:
    5,085
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2001
    554 for Download and 364 for Upload
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,359
    Joined:
    May 2, 2001
    Jim, do you mean 5540 for download?
     
  5. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Messages:
    5,085
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2001
    Verizon is overloaded in DC metro. Everyone here has four or five home computers plus blackberries. Verizon is trying to kick off customers who use their computers a lot. It is like the insurance companies, they only want the money to come in and not provide any service. Service is interrupted about once every two hours so your computer has to "reconnect".
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    UP 813
    Dwn 1382

    I tho't this was fast.:rolleyes:
     
  7. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,229
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Down 4818
    Up 476
     
  8. LONGSHOOTER

    LONGSHOOTER Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    178
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Len,

    Moreso for me, than download speed, is all the flashing, moving billboards on three sides. They are very distracting, and must eat up alot of bandwidth. Moving emoticons (even present on this reply page, while I type) and moving avatars are also distracting.

    I do not mean to be critical. Just wish to voice my displeasure in these things.

    For those that require these things, it must be the "cat's behind".

    Longshooter
     
  9. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,008
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    From my home computer
    1154 down
    106 up

    I'll check my work system on Monday.

    3031 down
    347 up
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  10. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

    Messages:
    3,707
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Charter Cable

    Down 5848

    Up 1477
     
  11. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    432
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    down 1575
    up 73
     
  12. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,379
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    3355 down

    465 up

    Chris
     
  13. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,522
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Optimum Internet Service - From L.I. to NYC <50mi

    Down - 8,028
    up - 2,101
     
  14. slymule

    slymule Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    216
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    download - 1143
    upload - 252