[Cialug] DSL speeds
eykraus at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 16:57:18 CDT 2010
My DSL from Qwest is "1MB/s" plan... We all know you're never going to get that, but i think i'm not getting anywhere near what i should be... I'm getting 60kbps for most downloads... Isn't there a math problem to really determine the correct speed you're suppose to get?
On Jul 20, 2010, at 4:52 PM, Jim Cole wrote:
> While I'd agree with that, but it depends on where you live. I was
> looking at a 20 acre farm in Norwalk that didnt have any internet
> access other than a wireless link via com-waves:
> http://www.com-waves.com/ or a T1. I contacted mediacom and it was
> $100,000 to drop in the line with it too far out for DSL. I work out
> of my house via VPN with VOIP to the corp VOIP box so Hughesnet wasnt
> going to work. I didnt end up buying the farm(literally) so its a
> non-issue but I would have pushed that comwaves link pretty hard and
> probably ticked off the whole area. Its only a T1 feeding the tower.
> I currently live in Clive(right off University so essentially West Des
> Moines) with mediacom cable. Its been rock solid for me at 20Mb
> down(maybe on hiccup in a . DSL is 1.5Mb around here for some odd
> Anyway, if WiMax was reliable and had covered that farm..I'd have been
> all over it.
> I wish there was a map of the fiber runs or dark fiber runs in
> Iowa...I might plan to purchase my farm next to one. Every farm I
> tour..its the first question I have to ask..whats the internet
> connection like?
>> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 14:33:49 -0500
>> From: Dave Weis <djweis at internetsolver.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Cialug] DSL speeds
>> To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group <cialug at cialug.org>
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>> I'm not a big proponent of fixed wireless like wimax. There's a finite amount of spectrum available and it's possible for each specific technology to get 'full'. Look at the evolution of wifi and even cordless telephones. I had a 49 mhz phone and it had great sound until every other house had one. We all moved to 900 mhz and it was good for a while. Then we went to 2.4 and 5.8 ghz and the range kept decreasing and the quality kept decreasing.
>> It's very difficult to beat the bandwidth of a (good) copper or fiber network...
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