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Postby joey » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:16 pm

I was wondering what isp people are using and what speeds they're getting... That way we/I have a better idea of what works best in what areas of town. I currently have TDS wi-max and live on the north side near Warner Park.
It worked good for a while, but I think there are trees blocking the signal somewhat and my speeds have gotten pretty bad.
You can goto http://www.speedtest.net to see what you get and press copy forum link and paste it here:
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Thats what I just got. My speeds vary and my upload sometimes goes up; but usually at this. What are you getting? What area of town do you live?
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby Shipley » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:17 pm

In Fitchburg, about a mile south of the beltline.

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I use subscribe to the 20m service, though prime time hours like this is does get a bit slowed. Still, keeps hosted games working splendid...
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby joey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:13 am

dang..thats with charter? i'm switching to them later this week actually...i'm hoping its better/more reliable...
but, until then, this is what I just got:
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Not bad, but i cant get that all the time...

I really hope others post. What is all available around here? There's TDS dsl or wi-max, charter "pipeline" (is that what its still called?) 2-wire...What else is there? Will Madison or surrounding areas get fios ever?
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby Shipley » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:00 am

I should point out I probably pay 2-3 times more than you do for internet.
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby Shorty » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:51 am

Here is what I got at a UW library. Wow that is fast.

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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby TAsunder » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:19 am

Not sure how to post the image from the iPhone speedtest.net app but here are the numbers...

d/l 1977kbps
u/l 270kbps

Seems only slightly worse than joey's, and it's an iPhone...
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby joey » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:25 pm

this is what I just got for speed...
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charter will be here this afternoon--i'll post my speeds after we get it all hooked up :wink: i hope it'll be better!! wish me luck!!
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby Huckleby » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:34 pm

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I am on charter, downtown
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby joey » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:48 pm

actually, since i'm doing a self install for internet I wont have my modem until saturday or monday--its coming fedex...doh! I'll post when it arrives...
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby Steve Vokers » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:48 pm

SBC/AT&T/Yahoo DSL...

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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby depinmad » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:16 pm

uverse

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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby joey » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:23 pm

depinmad wrote:uverse

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uverse? what exactly is that?
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby Shipley » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:57 pm

u-verse = AT&T's fiberoptic lines.

I think it would be more helpful if folks posted what speed their paying for, and what they actually get. I could be bottlenecked at 3m down if I dropped to a lower plan..
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby depinmad » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:06 am

i think i'm paying for six down and not sure what up.

can i tell you one really awesome thing about uverse that they don't advertise?

each set top tv box can act as an internet portal.
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Re: Internet Speeds

Postby chainsawcurtis » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:46 am

I got this but I move pretty slow at seven o'clock in the morning....Image
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