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Lou
2007-12-30, 09:52 PM
I've noticed in the last couple weeks I'm getting 100 KB/sec upload when previously it was 40 KB/sec. I guess they upped it. I know there's a premium service where you can pay for faster uploads and downloads but I didn't opt for that. Maybe this was their response to all of the internet articles about them fucking with Bit Torrenting.

paddington
2007-12-31, 09:31 AM
I always get about 135kB with Cox... sort of on topic..

geordy
2007-12-31, 12:29 PM
I get ~100KB/sec upload via Comcast, but I pay $10 a month on top of the usual. Guess I need to find out if I'm paying for 'nothing'...

Jerm
2008-01-02, 06:57 PM
I've been on Comcrap for a couple of years now, only because it's superior to dsl as far as speed, but if fiber optic was available in my area I'd dump em in a heartbeat. Anyway I digress...
I've also paid the 'premium' rate (not sure what marketing scheme name they're using for it now) which advertised 8mb/s down and 1.5mb/s up. I had only ever seen max speeds of about 90kbps up, though...until right about the time they were in the news being called on interference. Now it's jumped to a whopping peak of about 135kbps (sarcasm). Downloads are sweet though, but it never helps my ratio. Unfortunately I'll stick with cable until there's something better.

ccrider895
2008-06-12, 09:39 PM
I've noticed in the last couple weeks I'm getting 100 KB/sec upload when previously it was 40 KB/sec. I guess they upped it. I know there's a premium service where you can pay for faster uploads and downloads but I didn't opt for that. Maybe this was their response to all of the internet articles about them fucking with Bit Torrenting.

This just started happening to me about 5 days ago. I thought it was a fluke , so I didn't want to get too excited about it, but maybe they are starting to change their shitty ways or something?

I had almost switched to ATT DSL over the sandvine thing, 'cos it's the only other game in town. However their routers suck and I'd have to pay an extra 5 bucks a month for a static ip so I wouldn't be firewalled. :disbelief

Anyway, my previous speed was capped between 40-50 kbs, so now it has more than doubled. I'm not paying the extra 10 bucks either. I am still using encryption and the free Wipfw (or something like that) firewall from RedHat.

I thing they must be changing this one region at a time. I live in the Southeast. Where else is this happening?

Anyway, until I hear otherwise, I'm kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop. I still don't trust this company, and I hate that they are the "best", well fastest-speed isp in my area.

diggrd
2008-06-12, 09:48 PM
According to leaked docs, Comcast is officially bumping up their previously tiny upload caps on two of their plans tomorrow. Their 6Mbps/384Kbps plan is becoming 6Mbps/1Mbps, and the 8Mbps/768Kbps plan is becoming 8Mbps/2Mbps. Some people might think they have this rate already because of Comcast's recently rolled out PowerBoost feature, which eliminates bandwidth caps on files of 10MB or less, and gives you a peak speed of about 2Mbps. This explains any extraordinarily high results you've been getting when using a bandwidth test site—which usually test uploads with files less than 10MB. Look out for this to hit tomorrow. See the official release after the jump.


http://gizmodo.com/5015669/comcast-increasing-upload-caps-by-2x3x-tomorrow

ccrider895
2008-06-12, 10:38 PM
According to leaked docs, Comcast is officially bumping up their previously tiny upload caps on two of their plans tomorrow. Their 6Mbps/384Kbps plan is becoming 6Mbps/1Mbps, and the 8Mbps/768Kbps plan is becoming 8Mbps/2Mbps. Some people might think they have this rate already because of Comcast's recently rolled out PowerBoost feature, which eliminates bandwidth caps on files of 10MB or less, and gives you a peak speed of about 2Mbps. This explains any extraordinarily high results you've been getting when using a bandwidth test site—which usually test uploads with files less than 10MB. Look out for this to hit tomorrow. See the official release after the jump.


http://gizmodo.com/5015669/comcast-increasing-upload-caps-by-2x3x-tomorrow

Nice. :thumbsup

Thanks for the info, and I am most definitely getting the upload speed and not just the powerboost thing. I've had that for a while, but it fizzled out after a few minutes. For the past few days I've had a constant speed of 80-150 kbs depending on how many seeders and leechers were on a torrent.

It would be nice if it stayed like this, because my ratio and ability to upload have suffered since the sandvine thing & having to use encryption.

paddington
2008-06-12, 10:58 PM
PowerBoost feature, which eliminates bandwidth caps on files of 10MB or less, and gives you a peak speed of about 2Mbps.

that's a great idea and makes prefect sense.. get the traffic through the network as fast as possible.

himijimi
2008-06-16, 12:57 AM
Comcast called me today to offer me an upgrade to my cable. They are upgrading my 6 megs of power to 16 megs of power. It happens immediatly and is free for 2 months. After that is costs an extra $10.00 per month for the service. Now when I had the 6 megs of power I was already getting speeds above 100KB/sec.........Peace :thumbsup

slowbriety
2008-06-16, 10:39 PM
Been averaging about 120..... Been as high as 800....