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I'm running 20/4 internet from Comcast, DOCSIS 3.0 and I get 30/4 consistent. Also, from my Comcast tech that installed, he said that speeds were planned to double at no additional cost within the next year to two because of the capability of DOCSIS 3.0. I'll gladly take 40/8 internet for same price.

I just wish the upstreams were larger. In the good old days, when cable modems were first being rolled out, my family was enrolled in the initial tests by Adelphia Cable in the Massachusetts areas, and it was crazy bandwidth at the time, and the upload speeds matched download because basically no one had it
how much are you paying for it?
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how much are you paying for it?
Uhh... I do the double play... so its like $70 for digital non-HD TV and their basic speed internet... $15 extra for the speed I run...

All said and done, I have 1 DVR box, 1 HD box, 1 DTA for a kid's room, 20/4 internet, and with taxes and fees I pay $126 a month.
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well i guess this is good news right? but a quick question what is the ping for cable usually?
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well i guess this is good news right? but a quick question what is the ping for cable usually?
When I run speedtest.net its usually in the 12-18ms range for the nearest location.
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well i guess this is good news right? but a quick question what is the ping for cable usually?
Here's a random speedtest, 33ms
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post #26 of 59
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When I run speedtest.net its usually in the 12-18ms range for the nearest location.
wow thats good i get about 35 ms when i ping nearest with Uverse but im probably going to switch this summer to Charter Cable
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Ping really depends on how close you are to the server when you're running a speedtest.

Closer you are the lower the ping is.

For instance I can run a test to a server in Illinois and I might get a ping of ~20ms.

Whereas if I run a test to a server in LA it's ~75ms.
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DOCSIS 3.0 spec alone allows up to ~350mbps down and ~120mbps up so I hope no one trys to say Fios is a faster tech.

The only disadvantage DOCSIS has is potential signal to noise ratio issues since its over coaxial cable, which isn't so much a problem if the ISP has good maintenance.

Grande Communications is rolling out 110mbps in about 2 months, only problem they're having is deciding what to call it. Hopefully this trend of exponential bandwidth growth will continue.
Edited by Malisk - 5/23/11 at 11:43pm
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Get the Motorola Surfboard Gateway. Wifi n + DOCSIS 3 FTW! I would get it but the only service I have around here is Metrocast.
Nah. The Motorola SB6120 + D-Link DIR-655 is a much better combo.
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DOCSIS 3.0 spec alone allows up to ~350mbps down and ~120mbps up so I hope no one trys to say Fios is a faster tech.

The only disadvantage DOCSIS has is potential signal to noise ratio issues since its over coaxial cable, which isn't so much a problem if the ISP has good maintenance.

Grande Communications is rolling out 110mbps in about 2 months, only problem they're having is deciding what to call it. Hopefully this trend of exponential bandwidth growth will continue.
FiOS to me seems like overkill. You don't necessarily need such fast speeds. It's nice but sometimes you can't even tell the difference. It's like telling you to see the difference between 110mbps and 111mbps without a monitoring tool. All results just based on your senses.

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Nah. The Motorola SB6120 + D-Link DIR-655 is a much better combo.
Wut? I was talking about the 2 motorola surfboards, the two gateways.
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