Saturday, May 27, 2006

8 meg connection... tasty!

I just got off the phone with Comcast, and after a cable modem reboot and a solemn promise to pay an extra ten bucks per month for service, my old 6 meg cable connection is now a shiny new 8 meg connection. I'm benchmarking at 8,600 kbps right now. For my trouble, they also double the upload speed, from a puny 356 kbps up to 712 kbps. I'm benchmarking 699 kbps right now.

Ahhh.... the joys of a phat pipe! (Bandwidth pipe, that is!)


Varun said...

Lucky you.
I live in India and well here the limit for home users is about 512 Kbps.
Well sure 1MBps is available but at Rs 5000 per moth ($115) its a bit pricey.
Not to mentin that you still have a data transfer limit of 10Gb.

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Lopta said...

I live in the U.S. and 64k would be a nice step up for me. 128k would be great. It's a shame that ISDN seems to have been terribly mishandled by U.S. telephone companies (at least around where I live). I was all set to sign up for DSL, but it's impossible to get a realistic price quote because the providers hide fees and taxes that will be piled on top of the published rates.