Sunday, March 31, 2013

Reuters blogger Jack Shafer has a brilliant take on people who whine and moan about something that they get for free on the internet

Thursday, March 14, 2013

10 to 25 Mbps = 2.17Mbps?

For BIG downloads, Comcast appears to be in the 10 to 25 Mbps range--average of about 15Mbps.  But really it's 2.17Mbps.  What gives?
(this was a 2.8GB download; it took 22 minutes; therefore 2.17Mbps was the download speed, in spite of how much bandwidth it shows was being used. Any questions?)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Already slower :-(

Can't get the same numbers I got yesterday.  I noticed this morning immediately when the average speed went to 15Mbps from 25Mbps...  I was starting to like Comcast.  :-(

Monday, March 11, 2013

AT&T vs Comcast

I had AT&T DSL internet service.  I was happy.  I recommended it to my friends.  Then AT&T, over a period of a few months, cut the speed to dial-up levels. Dial-up.   YouTube wouldn't load.  Hulu was the same.  And forget about downloading anything--it would take forever.  

And there was, apparently, no recourse.  None.  Even after many hours on the phone, and in spite of paying more for the highest tier of service, I was getting shit!

If you wonder what speed you are getting, head over to 

This was the best AT&T U-verse could do:

AT&T U-verse was giving me less than 1Mbps.  Sad.

And today I got the Comcast "Performance Boost" installed:

24Mbps!?  Wow!  Happy now!  :-)