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How fast is your internet connection?

By Jos
Aug 5, 2016
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  1. This week Speedtest released a new report on the state of fixed and mobile broadband speeds across the U.S. The data for the first six months of 2016 showed an annual 40% increase in fixed broadband performance and a 30% increase in mobile internet performance, and while that’s certainly good news, Speedtest notes that on average speeds in the U.S. are still much slower than what many other countries receive.

    We’ve asked this one before but given two years have passed since then it’s a good time to check up how things have changed: So how fast is your internet connection?

    We recently got on a 200 Mbps FTTH plan for TechSpot’s office in Ecuador, while at home I’m getting 100 Mbps -- also on a speedy fiber to the home link (or fiber to the premises). On my phone I just ran a quick test and I’m getting 34 Mbps with Movistar which is better than I was expecting. Share yours in the comments.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,565   +2,373

    100 to 150 down, 5 up.
     
  3. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 227   +86

    300/300Mbps in Spain. I can download the biggest Steam games in under 20 minutes :D
     
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  4. Jstepz

    Jstepz TS Rookie

    In Phoenix signed up for the 150Mbs plan through Cox and get anywhere from 150Mbs to 190Mbs down and 10Mbs up.
     
  5. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Guru Posts: 330   +93

    50 down/30 up, the slowest speed currently provided by my ISP. Brazil
     
  6. Patrick Laramee

    Patrick Laramee TS Enthusiast

    60/60 no limit in Montreal, Canada
     
  7. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    50 down 10 up.
     
  8. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    35 down, 5 up. I used to have 50 down, 6 up, but I knocked it down a tier because of the cost. Canada, 300 GB limit
     
  9. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +174

    50 down / 10 up. TWC. It works.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    25/6 :D LOL Australia. At least we have a decent health care and education system I guess :D
     
  11. zavrix

    zavrix TS Rookie Posts: 21   +7

    100 down 20 up unlimited here in New Zealand
     
  12. You5eR

    You5eR TS Rookie

    Around 950Mbps up and down in KC, Download biggest steam game in about 5 minutes. However, been considering downgrading to 100/100 plan. TWC tried to convince me to stay by comparing speeds, I just laughed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016
  13. Deltree

    Deltree TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    170k down, 65k up. Fairpoint BLOWS.
     
  14. Dennyy

    Dennyy TS Rookie

    Australian here. Im unlucky enough to live on a street that is connected to a 'RIM'. Most RIMS only allow up to ADSL 1 speeds :/, no matter if the exchange is ADSL2+ compliant or not.

    Our internet plan is
    8.16 Mbps/0.38 Mbps

    In real life I usually sit at around
    7Mbps/0.3Mbps

    Should be switched over to NBN any moment now which will be 25Mbps/5Mbps for the same $90AUD per month (400GB)

    Eventually ill be hoping to ditch Telstra and grab a 100Mbps/40Mbps plan with some other RSP.
     
  15. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    I'm currently living in a hotel until my new lease starts at an apartment next week. The Internet here is barely 3Mbps down.
     
  16. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Canada 250/20 Unlimited
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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
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  17. mcborge

    mcborge TS Maniac Posts: 211   +121

    200 down/20 up, uk.
     
  18. Khanonate

    Khanonate TS Booster Posts: 126   +15

    100 to 150 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up.
     
  19. adisoftcafe

    adisoftcafe TS Member Posts: 18   +8

    1000 MBps down, 200 Mbps up. 9 usd/ month. Romania.
     
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  20. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    150 down, 45 up. I have Comcast. Paying $85/m. I'm never home during peak hours so I don't know if it fluctuates. Had some outages over the past few months but Comcast finally owned up to it being on their end after they fixed the problems and they took $115 off my bill this month.
     
  21. CortyDK

    CortyDK TS Booster Posts: 74   +36

    50/50 mbit fibre. Was installed December 16th, 2014. What a christmas present. :) Before that I was trickling away on a 16/0,8 ADSL connection.
     
  22. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 531   +38

    Comcast 90 Down 12 Up.
     
  23. Talesseed

    Talesseed TS Rookie

    1000/200, France, Orange
     
  24. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,060

    56K dial-up. It rocks. :D
     
  25. RedGuard

    RedGuard TS Rookie Posts: 22   +6

    500/25 UPC, Romania.
     

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