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KJ43

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Xfinity (Comcast) Gigabit Internet. Supposed to get a gig down and 35 Mbps up. For the most part over the years we haven't had any issues and if there were a tech was out pretty promptly.

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Makaveli@BETA

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Nope! Just a small local company that ran its own fiber earlier this year. I live in a small rural area, 2 hours north of the closest city and we get gigabit lol

very nice! Once you are on fiber its hard to go back to using anything else.

Nothing beats how stable the connection is and super important now during covid times with everyone home doing VC's.
 

auntjemima

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very nice! Once you are on fiber its hard to go back to using anything else.

Nothing beats how stable the connection is and super important now during covid times with everyone home doing VC's.

The cable I was on previously was really stable as well, so I'm hoping this is the same.
 

munkle

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very nice! Once you are on fiber its hard to go back to using anything else.

Nothing beats how stable the connection is and super important now during covid times with everyone home doing VC's.
I have both Comcast and fiber, Comcast is actually more stable for me. Goes down at most once a year. The fiber appears to be run by people who are incompetent, it goes down in the middle of the day 3 or 4 times a year, and they send out sorry our bad emails.
 

Makaveli@BETA

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I have both Comcast and fiber, Comcast is actually more stable for me. Goes down at most once a year. The fiber appears to be run by people who are incompetent, it goes down in the middle of the day 3 or 4 times a year, and they send out sorry our bad emails.

Sounds like a terrible isp.

I've been on Fiber about 1 year and 5 months now not a single outage.
 

Spartacus09

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Sounds like a terrible isp.

I've been on Fiber about 1 year and 5 months now not a single outage.
Same, I have a vpn that I prefer to manually restart after outages, I've only had to restart it twice due to conneciton loss since I moved to my new house in May.
Suddenlink/spectrum I had to do on at least a weekly basis at my old house.
 

Uncle Humjaba

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...
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auntjemima

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...
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I was fine with the 120/10 I had before. Not overly stoked about the 10 up, but whatever. In the end this company offered gigabit for the same price I was paying for the 120/10.

I do like it for sharing my Plex server though.
 

socK

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...

It was like literally $13 more than 150/150 so I said fuck it

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My reasoning was that if it even saves me a half hour over the course of a month, it's paid for itself.
 
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KJ43

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...

For me to from what I had before which was something like 150/12 to go to the 1000/45 it was actually about $15 a month cheaper for the year and then it went back up to what I was paying before so it was a no-brainer. I was actually not as excited about the gig down as I was about my upload going from 12 to 45.
 

Spartacus09

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Same as the above, previously with my plex server anytime someone was watching something I essentially couldnt game due to the latency.
While 400 is plenty of download that non equivalent upload is the lynch pin so its either 1000/50 or 1000/1000 for the maximum upload speeds, for the same price at my location.
 

Zarathustra[H]

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Why does steam always give me only 50 MB/sec about max ? Weird. I have 1 Gbps down and up.

Sounds like the bottleneck is somewhere else along the route, not in the last mile.

Realistically, probably at one of the peering sites between your ISP and whatever network the closest Steam server is on.

Try one of the other regional servers maybe? Geographically closest isn't always the best network route.

That, and Steam uses many servers at each location. They try to distribute the load and plan for higher demand downloads, but it isn't always perfect. My speeds are definitely higher some days than others, and when downloading some titles over other titles depending - presumably - on what they share the server with.

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This is the best screenshot I have, but I have downloaded slightly faster at about 118MB/s.

On a bad day I get lower speeds. Lowest I've recorded since getting gigabit internet was probably 43MB/s
 

Makaveli@BETA

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...
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The issue is not everyone will use the internet the way you do.

I'm on 1Gbps fiber and I can easily saturate my download and upload if I try.

For anyone with a family and kids that are heavy users that 1Gbps pipe will also get used up quickly.
 

SamirD

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...
Main reason is work. I know I try to have at least 2x isp connections at each location (home or work) so I have redundancy. Plus, with ipsec vpn tunnels connecting everything, the faster those pipes are, the more local everything seems. :) It also makes for fast television streaming, especially on a wired connection. :D

So anyone actually have multiple connections that pushes your speedtest over 1Gbps? I'm about to add a 1Gbps pipe at a site with a 600Mbps connection already and was wondering how I'm going to speedtest it, lol. Dslreports speedtest is really good with the site where I've got 500/50 and 100/10 that will spike to 700-800 during the first 5-10 seconds of the test before dropping into the 600+ range, but I'm wondering how I'm going to test 1.5Gbps+ when I've only got a gigabit nic. :confused:
 

jen4950

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...
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I need it for latency.

Might have some burst demand, but response time is what I buy it for.
 

criccio

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This might be a stupid question, but what do people actually use gigabit internet for? I have 400mbps from Charter, and I could get gigabit from ATT for another $15/mo but honestly what's the point? I can stream 4k to every TV in my house and download all the porn I want simultaneously and still not want for bandwidth...
Honestly, I only have it because when I called up my ISP to cancel my "triple play" and go with just internet (Verizon FiOS), they sold me on it and I still ended up saving $35/m from what I was paying previously for 75/75.

It has been nice to be able to grab 100GB Steam games in 10 minutes from time to time, don't have to worry about uninstalling things ever again.
 
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