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Old 01-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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Download Speed for aDSL


Alright, just got aDSL service from SBCYahoo. Definitely better than dial-up but I'm still concerned about the download speed. I paid for the minimum 768kb/s download, minimum 256kb/sec upload service, not the basic service. My best download to date is 181kb/s. I've been told that you should expect the minimum minus 20%, or about 615kb/s.

Was I misinformed, or am I not getting the service I paid for?

TIA,
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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Be careful about your KB vs. Kb. The service you pay for is 768 kbits/s. Which is 96 kBytes/s.

Also note that not all sites will be able to feed you with that. dslreports.com has a tester that will tell you your speed. Distance from the CO can effect it as well, if you are far away the speed will drop.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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yup lost of peeps get confused! i got a 2mbps connection and people think i have 2megabytes! i wish
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
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Well DANG! So at 181kb/s, I'm probably near the top of the scale then right? My friends have a cable modem and it gets 360kb/s!! I've seen it with my own eyes. How is that possible?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:26 AM   #5
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Well I know some cable service now is 3Mbit
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:27 AM   #6
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I've been told that you should expect the minimum minus 20%, or about 615kb/s.
An average of 20% of bandwidth is used to sync up with the centeral office, plus there are losses in transfer, bad wires along the route, etc.

I would say that losing 20% is spot on. My DSL connection actually loses 25%, due to my distance from a switching station, and some bad wiring in the house.

You can contact your phone company and they can do a line test to see exactly how much of your bandwidth is available to you.
 
  


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