• GNU/Linux Admin

    With the new FCC standard for broadband to be set to 100Mbps down, 20 Mbps up, I thought it might be a good idea to ask around and see what kind of internet speeds we get, as a community.

    Eurozone commenters need not reply, as you'll just make all of us North Americans feel bad about your gigabit internet that you all pay €20 a month for πŸ˜‚ (just kidding!)

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    BEHOLD, MY AWESOME INTERNET SPEEDS (not really)

    ~$ speedtest 
    
       Speedtest by Ookla
    
         Server: Cogeco Connexion Inc. - Burlington, ON (id = 17341)
            ISP: Start Communications
        Latency:    10.45 ms   (1.44 ms jitter)
       Download:    62.04 Mbps (data used: 47.7 MB)                               
         Upload:    12.01 Mbps (data used: 6.3 MB)                               
    Packet Loss: Not available.
     Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/397813b5-455f-4bbc-a81f-8a4ccc795bdc
    
    

    I pay $65 CAD a month for this service 😏

    Edit: Want to know what this newfangled CLI speedtest is? Get it here


  • Looks like FCC is trying to upgrade from the bronze age to the iron age πŸ˜„

    Mine is provided by the university, so it is faster than regular...

    But here is what I pay to T-mobile for:

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @crazycells 😡 that symmetrical download and upload... You're making me jealous.

    bronze age to the iron age

    If that's the case, and does that mean I'm living in the dark ages πŸ˜†


  • @julian said in How fast is your broadband?:

    @crazycells 😡 that symmetrical download and upload... You're making me jealous.

    bronze age to the iron age

    If that's the case, and does that mean I'm living in the dark ages πŸ˜†

    lol sorry to break it to you πŸ™‚

    let's go with stone age 🀣


  • In the world's largest developing country, the cost of Gigabit network exceeds 10% of the monthly salary of 95% people.

  • Community Rep

    @julian Yea... but you should see the fuel prices, was verging on $9 a gallon once you do the conversions, but I digress.

    I'd say €20 a month for 1Gb is probably Germany - their infrastructure you can see by hosting outfits is very cheap, but it's probably all subsidised, but that's borg livin', we'll own nothing, and be happy! Tbh the Borg seemed permanently pissed all of the time. 😞

  • Community Rep

    Of course, back on topic, even using VPN I'm getting 190 D : 19 U today, but it's summer and it's quiet everywhere right?

  • Community Rep

    Also another tester I cam across years ago - I just like their visualisations - https://speedof.me

    I also tried that and got half the rate of speedtest result sin previous post. I guess it's all about ht test server location no?

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @omega I like to use the ookla CLI speedtest as it gives you the least "fluff" in between to cause issues, so in my mind, it gives the clearest picture.

    Running a nice graphical speedtest on a Raspberry Pi caused the speedtest results to actually drop because the Pi spent all of its time rendering the graphics πŸ˜†

    Also, don't forget the time npm discovered that they could speed up the actual running of their npm install command by something like 2-3 times, by not rendering the spinner on the console on every tick πŸ˜›

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @omega The main excuse the telecom companies use here is that Canada is not densely populated, so it costs a lot of money to string telephone and coaxial (and now fiber) across great distances to reach everyone.

    Nevermind the fact that:

    1. Many rural Canadians don't actually have access to broadband except via satellite, so these telecoms aren't actually connecting those customers, and
    2. The cost of laying down infrastructure is already heavily subsidized by the government

    So what exactly am I paying so much for πŸ€” one wonders.


    There are some success stories, though! Thunder Bay, Canada, a city of about 120k, has a municipal broadband service that is quite affordable πŸ™‚ (we have 2x the number but no municipal broadband)

  • GNU/Linux

    50Euros/per month with Amazon Prime and netflix SD include πŸ˜‰ Add 3euros for Netflix HD

  • Community Rep

    Ya' gets what yer' gouged fer' .... if'n yer' lucky!!!

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    In this instance, looks like I was. Sad days for the Internet in North America, eh? 😒

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @DownPW 😡 that is all.


  • we are flying in turkey πŸ™‚

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  • GNU/Linux

    @julian

    Yep that all πŸ˜‰
    In France with the operator named "Free"

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @DownPW Why is it called "Free"? Shouldn't it be called "LibrΓ©" πŸ˜„


    Working out of a coworking space today...

    office.jpg

    hmm...

  • Community Rep

    My first coaxial broadband was 0.5 Mbps, that was a real improvement over dial up hands down.

    A few years later and a differing location, connection available offered a base that gave real world 6Mbps but ADSL, and around that mark web surfing really did feel instant and responsive, that's about 10 years ago.

    Since then browsers have gotten more bloated, OS's too and the average web page layered with all kinds of elements, the rise of streaming and gaming add in the need for VPN's these days, is it actually overkill for basic web, yes it is and that's why I don't really need 1Gbps.

    Meanwhile, I got a generic mailer for 1Gbps offer today for 50 euro bucks a month (switch over offer), other offers range around 60-70 eurobucks a month, 500 Mbps, around 30-45 eurobucks, all on fibre.

  • Community Rep

    @omega said in How fast is your broadband?:

    Of course, back on topic, even using VPN I'm getting 190 D : 19 U today, but it's summer and it's quiet everywhere right?

    My BB has halved since this test, I can't get past 60Mbps D/L at the moment, but the latency and pin rate went to pot, which IMHO is worse. 😞


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