Here at work we're on Comcast Business Class;
Download: 23.8 Mbps
Upload: 4.74 Mbps
Which seems decent based upon what most people are reporting.
I asked the question originally, though, so that I could get a comparison or
benchmark for home broadband as I don't have internet connection at home. I
want a decent connection, but the prices for service run the gamut in
Nashville. I'm a cheap s.o.b., frankly; I drive a 12 year-old pickup
because it doesn't make sense to spend the money on a new one (my previous
one lasted 16 years).
Typically, at home I'm not going to be doing massive downloads/uploads, but
I still have people who insist upon attaching a .wmv file to an email,
rather than providing a link. When that first started, the dial-up
connection I had then just timed-out before anything could be completed.
Plus in the "old" days, web pages were pretty static, but now all of the
graphics, etc., can really put a strain on your browser if the connection
is, shall we say, minimal. I like, if not instant gratification, at least
Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
I know Koufax's weakness. He can't hit. - Whitey Ford
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Jones
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 1:29 PM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Connection Speed
Speedtest.net test of my home connection via Comcast in the Chicago suburbs.
Ping: 14 ms
Download: 25.49 Mbps
Upload: 3 Mbps