Your broadband speed

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I admit, I saw a thread on this on Spymac... so shoot me.

Still, I'm curious what's out there.

Please respond in the form:

Location: New York, NY

ISP: Earthlink Cable (on TimeWarner network)

Price: $42/month

<a href=""; target="_blank">Rated speed:</a> 930 Kbps

Max file download: 200Kbytes/sec from

Get your rated speed at:

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  • Reply 1 of 24
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Location: Nanuet, NY

    ISP: Optimum Online (Cablevision)

    Price: I believe it's $29.99 a month but I'm not sure.

    According to that link my rated speed is: Â*\t788 Kbps.

    edit: Just tried again and it said 970 now.

    [ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: EmAn ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 24
    I got rated 447 Kbps....makes sense, I'm on a 500k proxy based server....My max download was 80k/sec..(average 30-50 k/sec)

    oh yea

    Location: Ojai CA

    ISP: verizon (I think)though its PROVIDED by my school

    Price: free(comes with the tuition)

    [ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: Wrong Robot ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 24
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Location: Central NJ

    ISP: Cablevision

    Price: $30/month

    Speed: Average about 768 kbs. (640-880 in five tries)
  • Reply 4 of 24
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    Location: Bronx, New York

    ISP: Cablevision Optimum Online

    Price: $29.99/month

    Speed: between 1.5-3mb/sec there)[/QB][/QUOTE]

    I had Verizon DSL 640K up until a week and a half ago when I switched to Optimum Online. Free modem, first month free. and it's faster and cheaper. can't beat it

    I get as high as 8mb/sec downstream and usually in the 3-5 mb/sec range. It depends on the time of day, server and also your modem. I got the best modem. Terajet.
  • Reply 5 of 24
    Location: Portland, Oregon

    ISP: AT&T Broadband Internet

    Price: $50/month

    Rated Speed: 1610Â*kbps

    Max File Download: 360-400KB/s

    Before @Home went bankrupt and AT&T made things worse:

    ISP: AT&T @Home

    Price: $50/month

    Rated Speed: 4630 kbps

    Max File Download: 800KB/s


    Now I complain when I get 120KB/s. !@&$&'ing AT&T!!!!

    [ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: kHack ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 24
    Download speds range from 40-200kbps

    [ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: Macintosh ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 24
    Rated Speed (per benchmark posted above)


    AT&T Roadrunner Cable

    Fastest (sustained) download 270kbs via Apple ftp site.
  • Reply 8 of 24
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I have AT&T Broadband in the SF area, which used to mean @Home, and now means

    I used to get 5000 Kbps or better from that page, and now I get 1700 Kbps. And that's a burst rate too, as all my downloads start out faster, then slow down to around 1.5 Mbps.

    I pay $55/mo for 2 IPs.
  • Reply 9 of 24
    I remember hearing about Optimum Online having outrageous bandwidth for the price, but that is really amazing.

    Is that $30 price the "bundled with premium cable TV" price, or just come-as-you-are?
  • Reply 10 of 24
    Location: Central NJ

    ISP: The infallible Optimum Online from Cablevision

    Rated speed (I use the tests at 4781 downstream / 858 upstream

    The tri-state area sucks, but I keep living here solely for Optimum Online.

    Mithras: That's the bundled price. I have DirecTV instead of cable TV, so I have to pay 39.99 a month instead of 29.99. Still, it's more than worth it for a downstream speed equivalent to 3-4 T-1s and an upstream almost the same as a T-1.

    [ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: CommonSense ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 24
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    Staten Island, NY

    Time Warner Roadrunner

    About $40/month (I think?)

    First pass 320 Kbps. So hit the back button and tried it again,850 Kbps, hit back, tried it again 1050 Kbps. That made me feel better so I stopped.
  • Reply 12 of 24
    Yeah - at the end of November, when @Home cut service and we were switched to AT&T Broadband Internet, our bandwidth dropped from 7Mb/s to 1.5Mb/s, for the same price. I was very irritated by this (and the fact that it is now DHCP for the IP addy) and contacted customer support about it, but they didn't seem to care.
  • Reply 13 of 24
    Getting 1329 kbps right now. I pay about $35.00 a month. With @home or I should say AT&T now.
  • Reply 14 of 24
    Cool, I'm getting 494k. That's nice, considering I'm paying for 256k. Thanks, Qwest, that's about the first unexpectedly good thing you guys have ever done!
  • Reply 15 of 24
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mithras:

    <strong>I remember hearing about Optimum Online having outrageous bandwidth for the price, but that is really amazing.

    Is that $30 price the "bundled with premium cable TV" price, or just come-as-you-are?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    sorry, it's 39.99 w/out bundle. I have DirecTV so no bundle price for me.

    but 39.99 for those speeds is incredible
  • Reply 16 of 24
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

    ISP: EastLink

    Price: $39.95(CDN)/month (that's $25.14 US)

    Rated speed: 366 Kbps

    Max file download: 250Kbytes/sec from

    Apparently, people in the city (I live a bit outside) get much higher speeds, as well as digital cable and cable phone service. The cable company advertises speeds of 'up to 5124Kb/s'. Upgrades brining digital cable and cable phone service are pending for my area, so we'll just see what happens.

    [ 02-13-2002: Message edited by: Mac The Fork ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 24
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mithras:


    Is that $30 price the "bundled with premium cable TV" price, or just come-as-you-are?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I think as long as you have cable TV it's $30. We just have basic cable and that's how much we pay.
  • Reply 18 of 24
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Location: Hollis, NH

    ISP: Charter Pipeline

    Speed: 1.5 Mbps

    Price: $29.99 / month
  • Reply 19 of 24
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    136000 :eek:
  • Reply 20 of 24
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    I'm really not sure how much stock to put into the 'benchmark' on that site.

    Even though I only got a 320 or so, I easily get about 240 - 250 Kbps downloads from Apple and other servers.

    Whereas Mithras gets 930 Kbps and gets about 200 Kbps d/ls.

    <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
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