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[ale] Comcast speeds



I just got 690kbit/s on my Comcast cable in Duluth.  That is
one fourth of their promised 4mbit/s.

It's time for a Class Action suit for fraud!

On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 06:56:24PM -0400, Jeb Barger wrote:
> Yeah, the new speed rocks!
> 
> http://www.speedtest.net/result/105268558.png
> 
> 
> Greg Freemyer wrote:
> > On 3/27/07, Jim Popovitch <jimpop at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 16:24 -0400, Jay Finch wrote:
> >>> >From what I'm reading, this was in the text of their "Select a High
> >>> Speed Internet Package" section of their ordering:
> >>>
> >>> "our fast connection gets even faster, with an extra burst of speed up
> >>> to 12 Mbps when you're downloading large files like videos and games."
> >>
> >> I wonder if that's port based or time based.  I'll have to do some tests
> >> later tonight to see if FTP is allowed bursts or not.
> >>
> >> -Jim P.
> > 
> > According to their FAQ:
> > http://www.comcast.net/help/faq/index.jsp?faq=ServicesPowerBoost18797
> > 
> > How long does the PowerBoost burst last?
> > 
> > A PowerBoost burst will normally last as long as 10MB of a file
> > download on Comcast's 6Mbps High-Speed Internet service, and as long
> > as 20MB of a file download on Comcast's 8Mbps High-Speed Internet
> > service.
> > 
> > Greg
> 
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