[GRLUG] Comcast 50% faster
kylewesleysmith at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 22:14:50 EST 2007
I heard about it a while ago, but I haven't seen a speed increase yet.
I've had 8 mbps for the past year now.
On 2/9/07, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been noticing for a week or so that
> download bit rates on Comcast have been
> faster. Checking the Comcast web page,
> it has indeed made a change. A somewhat
> odd one. The larger the file you are
> downloading, the more bandwidth you get.
> Why the distinction between large and small
> is unclear.
> I used http://speedtest.net/ to test the rates,
> and got:
> Up: 720 Kbps - same as before.
> Down: 12.55 Mbps - 50% increase over a year ago.
> I've seen about the same rates from some other
> sites, so these rates are quite plausible. Using
> slower sites, I can use multiple FTP sessions,
> and see essentially the same rates - save that
> the up rate is closer to 800 Kbps.
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