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#1 User is offline   Ericuse165 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:31 PM

Can someone help me read and understand this. My download speed is 19.13 MBPS and my upload speed is 0.97 MBPS. I took a speed test from my ISP website. The download is anywhere from 19 to 25Mbps the upload is the same. I have Road Runner with power boost. It gives you a extra boost of download speed added on to the normal speed. I download apps and some music and it takes less the 10 secs and not even 1 sec for word docs. I guess I have a good internet speed and isp.
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

View PostEricuse165, on 12 March 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

Can someone help me read and understand this. My download speed is 19.13 MBPS and my upload speed is 0.97 MBPS. I took a speed test from my ISP website. The download is anywhere from 19 to 25Mbps the upload is the same. I have Road Runner with power boost. It gives you a extra boost of download speed added on to the normal speed. I download apps and some music and it takes less the 10 secs and not even 1 sec for word docs. I guess I have a good internet speed and isp.


since you're on a cable internet connection, your internet speed will vary because the total bandwidth at the demarc point for the neighborhood is shared (distributed) between your neighbors that have RR too

try speedtest.net if you're looking for a second opinion

enjoy your speedy internet... i too will be joining the super speed bandwagon soon with fiber based internet zoom zoom ;)
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

View PostEricuse165, on 12 March 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

Can someone help me read and understand this. My download speed is 19.13 MBPS and my upload speed is 0.97 MBPS. I took a speed test from my ISP website. The download is anywhere from 19 to 25Mbps the upload is the same. I have Road Runner with power boost. It gives you a extra boost of download speed added on to the normal speed. I download apps and some music and it takes less the 10 secs and not even 1 sec for word docs. I guess I have a good internet speed and isp.


19 Mbps is rather good for download. 1 Mbps for upload is pretty typical as well.

As was noted by another, you will find that your download speed will vary. You will find your connection will be slower during "peak" times as more people in your local area/neighborhood are online using their Road Runner connections since you all basically share an overall "pipe" for the neighborhood. If you get a lot of people in your neighborhood having the Road Runner service and using it, then you could in theory have dramatically slower connections speeds. Cable companies, however, have gotten at lot better at "balancing" their local subnets so that their customers tend to get the speeds that they should on a more consistent basis.
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