How fast Internet connection do you have?

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How fast Internet connection do you have?

  1. <1Mbps

    2.8%
  2. 1-2Mbps

    5.7%
  3. 2-5Mbps

    11.3%
  4. 5-10Mbps

    25.5%
  5. 10-20Mbps

    30.2%
  6. 20-50Mbps

    17.9%
  7. >50Mbps

    9.4%
  8. Limited bandwidth

    7.5%
  9. Unlimited bandwidth

    23.6%
  1. Hellhammer, May 1, 2011
    Last edited: May 1, 2011

    Hellhammer Moderator

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    #1
    I haven't seen anything like that, at least not lately so I thought I would post one. This is a topic that I'm interested in since I see people complaining about slow connections in the states.

    Damn, one mistake. If you have e.g. 5Mbps connection, then please select the 2-5Mbps section (i.e. select the slower option).

    Limited bandwidth = Your plan includes e.g. 50GB of data per month
    Unlimited bandwidth = You can download and upload as much data as you wish
     
  2. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    #3
    I am aware of that thread but it does not have a poll which is the whole idea of this thread. Many people are also posting their school/work speeds to that thread so it makes it hard to get an idea of people's connection speeds.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    would you want us to vote according to what were paying for, or what were getting?
    I'm paying for 15/15 but i'm getting anything in between 25/25 to 40/40
     
  4. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    15/5 fiber to the house. Consistent and reliable. Yay. :)
     
  5. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that is true. I didn't think about the poll. I figured you knew of the thread though, and i wouldve been surprised if you hadn't seen it :eek:
     
  6. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    Vote according to what you are paying for. Real world numbers vary too much like your case shows.
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

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    #8
    We get around 5.5mbps on or up to 8mbps line and unlimited bandwidth
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Currently at 20mbps but soon to be 50mbps. Cap at 100GB per month soon to be 175GB. The cap really irritates me.
     
  9. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    AT&T FastAccess DSL Extreme at 6 Mbps, the fastest non-UVerse AT&T residential connection available in my area, and just fast enough to enjoy NetFlix without a stutter on my :apple:tv.

    Kinda sucks that tomorrow AT&T is putting on a 150GB monthly cap for DSL and 250GB for UVerse, but my usage indicates I'm not even using half that. Yay me... I think. :confused:
     
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    My neighborhood is all fiber. My employer pays for my T3 line, into my home office.
     
  11. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    I have a up to 24/1 Unlimited bandwidth but in reality its about 6-7/0.8.
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    22Mb down
    4-5Mb up
    250GB cap, and I'm not sure if anything happens if you go over that. 250GB is a lot anyways.
     
  13. appleguy123, May 1, 2011
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    Posted two levels for the poll:

    At school I average about 7.5/8 and at home I average about 25-30/15. I have FiOS at home and I'm not exactly sure who the school provider is.
     
  15. entropi macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2 like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C134 Safari/6533.18.5)

    100/100 fiber LAN unlimited (real world speed with our old airport express - no "n" - is approx. 18/10 - good enough for our usage...)
     
  16. cprrowberry macrumors newbie

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    lol. at my school we get like 100mbps no joke. the ISP is like the State Department or something, but at home i get around 15-20 download and 2-5 upload.
     
  17. Nermal, May 1, 2011
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    #18
    I'm paying for 24 Mb/s and getting 4. My ISP won't do anything because it's "within spec" :mad:

    At work we pay for 100 Mb/s and get it.

    Also, I think your terminology is a bit mixed up; I can download as much as I like but I don't have unlimited bandwidth - I have 4 Mb/s of bandwidth. Remember, bandwidth = speed :)
     
  18. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    12mbps down 3mbps up. not bad, AT&T starts monthly caps today, but they're not too onerous to be honest so i'm not too fussed by them all in all.
     
  19. BlackViper macrumors member

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    5/.6 at home, 7/3 on my phone. Both through Sasktel, both unlimited bandwidth.
     
  20. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    I said 2-5Mbps as I have 3/512. The almighty Fidelity Communications say they will bless this humble oasis with a network upgrade soon. For $45 a month I hope so. I want at least 6/1...a STEADY 6/1 not start out at 6 then dwindle down to 1-2 during netflix or other streaming videos.
     
  21. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I have 10 down/1 up at home, and I have to say it has consistently been around those numbers. My ISP does weird stuff with data caps, though. They don't have a monthly cap. Instead, there is a daily cap. Between noon - midnight, they have caps installed, depending on your plan. On my plan, I believe it is 6GB. So, if I go over 6GB between the hours of noon-midnight on a given day, I will be throttled. It's bloody annoying.
     
  22. mrsir2009, May 1, 2011
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    #23
    It varies quite a lot, 3Mbps at the slowest, but its usually 6Mbps :)

    I've only got 20GB of internet a month, I really want unlimited, but you just can't get unlimited plans over here :((NZ is a technology hole).

    How the hell do you use 6GB a DAY?
     
  23. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    #24
    Wow, lucky! My school's internet system isn't designed to cope with the number of computers they've got there now, so it crawls along except in between periods and at lunch time, when no one is using the internet and so its super duper fast!
     
  24. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    It's only happened once so far, and that was when grabbing Linux distros. It's not hard though. I blame Leo Laporte. On days when I stream his TWiT stuff, it can really add up.
     

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