Cable speed?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SG1, Jan 13, 2008.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    Taken about 6 hrs. to download a movie, from Amazon; top speed is about 912kbps. This is ridiculous; have read that some say "future of movies is digital/download," etc.

    Geez, I thought cable modems were fast? This feels like a new Ice Age, in the time it takes... Is this really "about as good as it gets?" Yuck.

    Thanks, for ideas-things to check, to speed it up a bit.
     
  2. BlueZannetti

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    You may be constrained by the speed limits imposed on your account level, ISP hardware, and/or local system loading. This is where I would look first - fundamental constraints that no level of tweaking on your end will resolve - and I'd do that by contacting your provider support group.

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  3. swami

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    Well, it all depends on your internet speed. Seems you've got 1meg connection. With money you can buy more speed. Contact your ISP.
     
  4. LockBox

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    It really does all depend on your service level. Most people think there is one speed and that's it. I have Cox Communications and get their Premier with PowerBoost Package. I routinely get the advertised speed (10-20mps). I just checked and right now I am getting 15 Megs (15 Megabits Per Second). I pay $49.99 for the package because I have Cox phone and television. Really, there's no difference after about 4-5 megs except in actually downloading large files (such as movies) and watching streaming video. I don't do online gaming, but it obviously would blaze for that. But for just surfing - there really isn't much difference over that magical 4-5 megs. But, it took you six hours for your movie download....I could grab it with my Cox powerboost in 10-20 minutes. Watching video online - I no longer ever see the word "buffering." :)
     
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