100Mbps Internet available to 59 percent of Americans, but ISP choice limited

amstech

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Guess I am lucky, this is normal speeds for me and my network is actually slowing me down a bit. This is the mainstream tier of access for Comcast (Blast!) added to most bundles.

Thats in Mb not MB.
Your getting 12 down...still, thats darn good, wish I got that.
 

tipstir

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When I had 105 MB/s download and 20 MB/s upload I was paying like $114 a month through Comcast. Today they said it's like $89.99 no tax. Still don't need. Even though I was getting 132 MB/s and 22 MB/s.

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Now 50 MB/s download and 10 MB/s like $44.99 no tax.
I have my managed router Dual WAN, but only using one WAN Port speed configured to 62 down and 12 for up. Along with Upstream and DownStream Bandwidth also configured.

Comcast reads it peak at 60.56 mb/s and 12.07 mb/s for the results above. It use to be 97 MB/s but they switch me off that node left over from when I was on 105 MB/s but I was only paying for 50 MB/s. That's how they get yeah. So now finally they have me set on the right node. DC3 modem 1 GB port also helps too.

Again the lowest I am play for this to do Star Trek Online, and watch 1080p HD Videos from Netflix. 50/60 D + 10/12 U more than enough for me. If they upgrades us to 105 D for the same price sure. But I am not paying near $100 a month for it! No way not again!
 
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amstech

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No company advertises speed in MBps, they all do Mbps and in the article it says 100Mbps. Also, 123Mbps is 15MBps not 12MBps.
Ours does, TwC advertises '2Meg' down all the time.
Also. your conversion to bytes is not including the beginning and end bit. (won't get into that again)
 

SNGX1275

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I can get 100Mbps in my town of ~20k, but its crazy expensive, and only 1 ISP (a semi-local one, Fidelity Communications). None of the 'big boys' are here, and its only competition is CenturyLink DSL that last I looked the fastest down you could get was 10.

I'm paying $45 a month for 10/1, but actually getting slightly faster than that.
 

lripplinger

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I only have one choice of ISP where I live. On their website, they claim up to gigabyte internet speeds (obviously one needs fiber to the home). I live in a rural area, and most people that have service from said ISP have the lowest tier speed of 5mb/1mb. I currently have 20mb/5mb (I have fiber). You can be guaranteed that most ISP's who cover rural areas, don't even bother to deliver the FCC's definition of "broadband". Many rocky mountain states probably still only have 1.5mb/512k speed for rural customers. These graphs are such a crock, it is mind blowing. There are many people who don't have internet, or have crap internet from a satellite connection. For all I know, dial-up internet may still be around!
 

Camikazi

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Ours does, TwC advertises '2Meg' down all the time.
Also. your conversion to bytes is not including the beginning and end bit. (won't get into that again)
Max download (in MB) I have seen on my line is 15MBps so... yeah. Also TWC website shows all plans in Mbps starting with 15Mbps (about 2MBps, what you say you get and 15/8 BTW) as the lowest.
 

amstech

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These graphs are such a crock, it is mind blowing. There are many people who don't have internet, or have crap internet from a satellite connection. For all I know, dial-up internet may still be around!
TwC has a stranglehold on Upstate NY.
Its sad.

Max download (in MB) I have seen on my line is 15MBps so... yeah..
Congrats!
Wish we got that up here, our "extreme" through TwC is 5MB down.

Also TWC website shows all plans in Mbps
Ohh their site says it! You got me! Hahaha.