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So I just ran a speedtest and I'm getting 7,56Mb/s down and 4.10Mb/s up, provider guarantees 10Mb/s down but that's not my big worry. My issue is that I can't even stream a 480p video without giving it at least a minute to buffer. Is this normal with these speeds or is Comcast choking youtube?
post #2 of 31
With those speeds you should be able to run 1080p perfect on youtube.smile.gif
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With those speeds you should be able to run 1080p perfect on youtube.smile.gif

is that a yes? Please note that the speeds are in bits not bytes.
post #4 of 31
Complain to comcast. I did and they upgraded me for free. I now get 30mb down and 15mb up.
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Is your internet always like this or just at certain times? When I had comcast my connection was incredibly slow every evening, probably due to traffic being really high when everyone gets online after work.
 
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can someone post some comcast speed results
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post #7 of 31
My dad is a Comcast customer in TN on a 3 or 4 Mb/s package and he says he is lucky to see 200Kb/s down. He is convinced that they are throttling back his connection because they don't want to invest in infrastructure or equipment.
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This is pretty constant, I never watch 1080p videos on youtube, at most 480p as otherwise it takes longer to buffer the video then it takes to actually watch it. at most there are 2 other people using the internet right now, and neither of them torrent or download any large files.
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this is what i get here in Miami,FL

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Here is one of mine
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