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It must be on your end. I downloaded BF3 and Crysis 3 @ 7+ MB/s Sunday PM. VZW Fios FTW!

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I base this on threads and conversations i have read, i don't personally use anything other than steam for syncing reasons.
I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say they don't have as many servers, or as much connectivity (what ISPs buy to make internet) as valve, probably because Origin is newer than steam.

Thats very true, Steam has been around a long time. The wife plays a lot of the sims games on Origin. The amount of updates for Origins software is ridiculous. It seems every other time she tries to play she has to update something. Ive only recently started using steam again when i got Metro Last Light. I added Crysis 3 from origin at the same time. Honestly all things seemed equal as far as speed and installation. But steam no doubt has more servers. Anyway, once i got a fast connection it downloaded the game plenty fast, thats why i was thinking maybe he could take it somewhere with a fast connection. Just a thought.
   
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I will also say that it's simply that you might be too far away from their servers. The only way to be 100% sure, is to try taking your PC to another location to test how quickly it downloads. It could also be that your ISP is throttling their downloads for some reason... but that would be rare. It's more likely that they don't have any good servers near you.

Like I said I live in a huge metro area and I get better speeds with Origin. They always are above my max DL speed.
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I live close enough to central OH and I have no issues. Yes I am a few hours away but not many. I only have 10 Mbs down speed and it utilizes all of it just as steam does. Even on my work connection it utilizes a decent bit of it. As for Origin customer support and such they SUCK!!! Origin just needs to burn and let steam sell the EA games.
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I have the same issue with origin, I get an average of 250KB/s, yet on steam at the exact same time I was getting an average of 10MB/s. (I'm on a 100/20 connection). Pretty sure it's nothing on my end. Strange thing is when I first installed BF3 when it released, I was downloading at 10MB/s.. so not sure what the deal is, maybe I'm just getting connected to very loaded servers..
 
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And yet they don't care. They've know that a lot of their customers were having problems for a very long time and they have done nothing to solve the problems.
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And yet they don't care. They've know that a lot of their customers were having problems for a very long time and they have done nothing to solve the problems.

aaannnnndddd this is where thing get really ugly and thread get locked. I'll see if i can't state this in logical way.

EA is big company, much bigger than Valve, it also has something called investors. Investors are people who buy stock in a company. When a company has investors they have two duties, 1 to the product and 1 to the investors.

Everything they do has to net money or be capable of producing monetary returns/gains.

This means there maybe funding limits and restraints to how much money they can put in their infrastructure.

NOW! weather this is still relevant when the customers are having problems depends.

Say all the rural area customers have slow speeds but, there are not a whole lot of customers. Is spending the money to add more severs or update the infrastructure cost effective? I see at as there are two ways too look at this. You can look at home many customers you have in this area or how many you could you have. Sure it might not be cost effective now but, what about if our customer base expands?

Well all those questions and decision are up to EA and possibly ultimately up the board of investors.

VALVE ON THE OTHER HAND! Doesn't have any of this red tape. Valve has no managers, every one has the same amount of power (read their new employee handbook) what they instead do is probably have company wide meeting or devoted section of employee dedicated to the infrastructure. If they so wish they can install news servers and software.

this is all assuming they even run similar networks, for all we know valve could have something like google.

http://www.networkcomputing.com/data-networking-management/inside-googles-software-defined-network/240154879

which few people have.

I guess what i'm saying is there is a lot to consider here.

Personally I think EA sucks anus.


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Rofl. I like the note at the end. But I agree with the entire post.
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