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    speed

    I have been wondering. What is a " good " speed for a computer ?.

    Just checking, I have 68.3mb/s down load and 5.8 mb/s up load.

    Is that normal as to the difference and down ? or, may I have a poor service ?.

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    Typically download speeds are considerably higher than upload speeds...If you're not dozing off waiting for it to finish, you're OK......Ben
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    I just ran a speed test with the results below. I pay a significant premium for that speed--which is also less than it is supposed to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    I just ran a speed test with the results below.
    Mine was 23.4 and 4.2 on the same test...I've never noticed what I would call "slow speeds" although mine seems sloth-like compared to you guys...But I stay off the porn sites anyway......Ben
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    But I stay off the porn sites anyway..
    No problem Ben---in that realm slow speed is referred to as "delayed gratification"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    No problem Ben---in that realm slow speed is referred to as "delayed gratification"
    I'll acquiesce to your experience in that realm, Dave......Ben
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    No comment!
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    I pay $50/mnth for 100mps up & down and get a variance around 60mps on both sides, not that up speed means much to me.
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    I get 49Mb/s down and 6 up. That's the best I can get here at the moment. AT&T just put in fiber yesterday and the guy said it would be available sometime in the future. If not, I'm hoping Verizon's 5G home comes soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    I pay $50/mnth for 100mps up & down and get a variance around 60mps on both sides, not that up speed means much to me.
    It is unusual to have synchronous internet access without a exorbitant cost. You are lucky!
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    I use a local rural outfit north of San Antonio name of GVTC (Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications?), which offered those speeds for years. It now offers much high speeds, but I have not looked into it because it would be wasted on my needs.
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    we have tin can service here. but then again we don't stream anything so it doesn't really matter 2.52 mbps down and .52 mbps up
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGuy View Post
    we have tin can service here. but then again we don't stream anything so it doesn't really matter 2.52 mbps down and .52 mbps up

    Wow! That brings back bad memories of dial up connections---it must take days to upload some of you photos
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    17.1 and .92 slowest speed Ive had around Columbia.(ATT) Cable is twice that (R.R.com) Spectrum has just run new fiber which promises the moon.
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    and at night when neighborhood traffic is light 6.95 down and .62 up
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