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It is still the identical speeds, so I guess it was not a fluke like low network traffic or anything. It just finished downloading the Ubuntu 10.10 .iso which is 693Mb and it took just under 8 minutes. Nice.

FIOS is making a fairly big push into the city here, so that may be why Comcast decided to shake things up and tweak some people's speeds. But for the most part, Comcast still has this area under wraps, seeing as Philadelphia is their backyard. They actually built the tallest building in Philadelphia about 2 years ago which serves as their main headquarters.

Well, no matter what the reason, I am happy.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 2/27/11 at 8:25pm
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It just finished downloading the Ubuntu 10.10 .iso which is 693Mb and it took just under 8 minutes. Nice.
That's only about 11.8272 mbps..
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It is still the identical speeds, so I guess it was not a fluke like low network traffic or anything. It just finished downloading the Ubuntu 10.10 .iso which is 693Mb and it took just under 8 minutes. Nice.

FIOS is making a fairly big push into the city here, so that may be why Comcast decided to shake things up and tweak some people's speeds. But for the most part, Comcast still has this area under wraps, seeing as Philadelphia is their backyard. They actually built the tallest building in Philadelphia about 2 years ago which serves as their main headquarters.

Well, no matter what the reason, I am happy.
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That's only about 11.8272 mbps..
I was just gunna say that same thing. I'm on a 10Mb/s download service and I could download that in 8 or so minutes
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Same thing happened to me when I overclocked my Router to transmit wi-fi signals @ 5.5ghz instead of 2.4ghz.

Totally true story.

Not even the slightest hint of a lie.

At all.

Really.

Dude, I'm serious.
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I was just gunna say that same thing. I'm on a 10Mb/s download service and I could download that in 8 or so minutes
Comcast throttes torrent traffic to a percentage of your overall download speeds. I was getting a max of about 2.5Mb/s and now it is around 3Mb/s, which is a speed I have never seen uTorrrent go to before. I also noticed last night that the fastest ping times I coulg get in BC2 was about 16ms, while before the best was about 22ms.

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Same thing happened to me when I overclocked my Router to transmit wi-fi signals @ 5.5ghz instead of 2.4ghz.

Totally true story.

Not even the slightest hint of a lie.

At all.

Really.

Dude, I'm serious.
Are you calling me a liar? Because if you are I can come up with loads of proof. You need to go troll someone else's thread because I can't understand the point of this retarded post.
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Comcast throttes torrent traffic to a percentage of your overall download speeds. I was getting a max of about 2.5Mb/s and now it is around 3Mb/s, which is a speed I have never seen uTorrrent go to before. I also noticed last night that the fastest ping times I coulg get in BC2 was about 16ms, while before the best was about 22ms.



Are you calling me a liar? Because if you are I can come up with loads of proof. You need to go troll someone else's thread because I can't understand the point of this retarded post.
Direct him to a lovely site called 4chan.org ^_^
    
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Direct him to a lovely site called 4chan.org ^_^
Lol, 4chan. Instead I figured I would throw up some proof seeing as this does look at first like a troll thread. Here are some of my past speed tests in order of date, as I keep a pretty good eye on my service. I do not have any from before January when I renewed my IP address, but I assure you it was at a steady 25/3.5 for a long time.









And here is where my internet got slower for a couple weeks:




And here is my current speeds, one very late last night and another just now at 10am EST. I never really see any sort of slowdowns during "peak" hours like others on Comcast have complained about, so I did not expect that to be an issue:



I can actually feel how much faster my speeds have gotten since this unexpected upgrade. Upload, download, and ping have all gotten a nice little boost. I hope it lasts.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 2/28/11 at 7:24am
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