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Old 02-17-2005, 07:03 AM   #11
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i download at rates of 200+ even approaching 300 all the time. the only times this changes is when i'm downloading many things at once, and i've found that i go down to about 100-150 per download

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Old 02-17-2005, 04:19 PM   #12
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99% of the websites I visit can handle at least 300k/s unless they have some abnormal load (like a slashdotting). I remember back in the late 80s as a kid the cable company (Sammons at the time) laid fiber lines throughout the neighborhood...you can get cable pretty much anywhere here.


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Old 02-17-2005, 04:54 PM   #13
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> 99% of the websites I visit can handle at least 300k/s
> unless they have some abnormal load (like a slashdotting).

I guess we visit different sites. I'm in no hurry anyway.

> I remember back in the late 80s as a kid the cable company
> (Sammons at the time) laid fiber lines throughout the
> neighborhood...you can get cable pretty much anywhere here.

Again, things are certainly different here. BT would only upgrade the local exchange to handle ADSL if 250 people would pre-order it first and 200 of those would then have to pay for the installation before they'd move on it.

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:12 PM   #14
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> If you can afford it, go with DSL. It's 20x better than
> Dial-up. No disconnections, 20x the speed, etc. etc.

Try more like 70

56K vs 1.5 MBps

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:13 PM   #15
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> Dial up = 56k
> DSL = 768k
> Cable = 4,000k
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Cable can be up to 6,000 Depending how many people in your cluster of hoses uses cable

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Old 02-17-2005, 10:47 PM   #16
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> Most of the the places I download stuff at manage to serve
> me at 5-10KB/sec and my connection can download at
> 50-60KB/sec. What am I supposed to do with a connection that
> can download at 300KB/sec? Have 290KB/sec of wasted
> bandwidth rather than just 50KB/sec?

You could use a download manager that can open multiple connections to one site or use several mirrors for downloading a file at once....then you could use more of that bandwidth at a time. It does help...at a friend's house I borrowed his cable internet connection and this worked like a charm.

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Old 02-18-2005, 01:30 AM   #17
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> move to Japan. they're DSL networks stretch everywhere
> without any reported problems, and it's cheap and faster
> than any small business cable internet in the States.

> you can get cable that blows EVERYONE else out of the water
> of course. there's supposed to be consumer grade 100mbit
> cable landing there soon.

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Old 02-19-2005, 11:38 PM   #18
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> you can get cable that blows EVERYONE else out of the water
> of course. there's supposed to be consumer grade 100mbit
> cable landing there soon.
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We have that in Sweden. have had it for a while actually. I even had it personally until january when I moved to another city, now I'm stuck with 24mbit ADSL2+ but I've only mesured speeds of 15mbit so far.

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Old 02-19-2005, 11:40 PM   #19
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FTTP or BOPL is supposed to come to the States soon.


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Old 02-20-2005, 01:46 AM   #20
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> We have that in Sweden. have had it for a while actually. I
> even had it personally until january when I moved to another
> city, now I'm stuck with 24mbit ADSL2+ but I've only mesured
> speeds of 15mbit so far.

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