reply to dadkins
Re: Keep it!
said by dadkins:Verizon gets it with FIOS. That is why I left Comcast. Unfortunately FIOS is not available to a large number of people yet. I think that is sad. Now just so you know, I was a happy Comcast customer. It was always a very solid connection. The only real major issue was when they switched to CRAN. A modem swap fixed that problem. I just see FIOS as more in line with what I need, now and in the future.
Give me some more Upstream and keep the 16mbps!
I have *LEGIT* uses for upstream, 768k is painful! The only real reasin I am paying for the Gold speeds is for the upload(although, downloading demos at 1MB/sec is great!).
Try backing up 15GB+ over 768k.
I just hope that someday I(we) will see some ISP finally get it.
As far as the bursting goes, I think that Comcast does it just to screw with speed tests so that it makes it harder for people to complain about not getting their advertised speeds. I like how they made it look like an added bonus to your service. LOL
it only triggers when doing a larger download, a speed test shouldnt trigger it. And even if it does your advetized speeds are "Up to Xmb" you are never guaranteed through most providers a set speed minimum. Mind you not saying that getting low speeds is good, just that it can/does happen.
True but I have found that for an accurate speed test you should download a large file. I also agree that you aren't guaranteed your speeds but you should be getting 75% to 80% at least. If you aren't getting that then you need to look into it cuz you aren't getting your money's worth. Now when I was with Comcast I was hitting the caps.