Change Is Great As I Switch My Internet Connection to Comcast Cable
As I shared in Sharing My New 3G Internet Connection With The Rest Of The Office I switched to using a Alltel 3G Internet connection when we moved as there really was no other option. Initially it seemed like it was going to work but after a while reality set in. Ok, due to the difference in latency, the 3G card seemed faster than the Wildblue satellite connection that I had used for several years. However, I consistently had a 1.5MB connection with the satellite connection and I rarely achieved more than 800Kbps with the 3G. For just messing around it worked fine but when it came time to download iso images it just took forever. I know, I need to have more patience.
Recently I have seen a lot of Comcast cable trucks around and wondered what was going on. I had heard a rumor that Comcast might be offering Internet access in a few months and decided to give them a call. Well, it turned out Internet access was available now so I didn't even hesitate to sign up for it. I had the option to pay another $10 to go from 6MB to 8MB... more is better I figure.
To make a not to long story even shorter. The cable guy came out and replaced all of my coax and my first speed test was amazing. I always use the Speakeasy speed test as a benchmark to check my connectivity. I clicked on Dallas and was almost giggly when it showed in the neighborhood of 22MBps. In fact I just now ran it and it came back with 20846 kbps down and 4408 kbps up. Pretty cool. I can now download files at a whopping 2605.8 KB/sec.
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