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High Speed, Low Drag

The solutions, or lack thereof that Verizon tried to provide, did not work out as planned. Things did get better, into the 1.2mbps, but that is less then half of the advertised speed.

So I go with the deal from Cox, the cable got hooked up on Monday as planned, and the Modem showed up on Tuesday. I was in D.C. on Tuesday, so I just did the initial setup when I got home, I know I was tired because I couldn’t figure out a latency issue when opening a web page, but once it opened, it was fast… When I got home today I took a quick look, and fixed the DNS issue that was causing the latency, and were hauling butt…

Verizon is so fired… At least until they get FIOS in my neighborhood….

The latest results from speedtest.net, and I know I am not getting T3 speed, but it looks much better then the results with verizon….

And

Well I guess if I had that speed down, I’d be really unhappy with 1.8mbps as my upload speed…

I think this is a bit closer to what I am actually getting…

As well as a little closer to home

I think I’ll be happy for a while now…

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Still Can’t Hear you…

Well after the alleged fix, my verizon Internet access is still abysmal.

As you can see these are blazing numbers, for DSL…
Two minutes later, things are better, still sucky, but better, but they continue fluctuate…
So we come back a half hour later, and things seem about the same as before, sucky…
And here is an example of how things are over time, there is no scientific sampling here, just whenever I felt like it…
As you can see I am averaging about 600kbs, or about 20% of the speed I’m paying for…
Well it almost seems that COX is listening to my phone calls or reading my mind, because in the mail today is a promo for $5 off for the first year. Talk about perfect timing, well almost, I think I get 2 or 3 of those a month, and now I am sure I’ll get several a week to get me on cable, but I am a Satellite guy, and unless they give it away I’m not switching… So I give them a call and my modem is en route via UPS, and a technician will be here Monday to fix the cable they cut removing their phone service a couple years ago…
p.s.
I love that it took me nearly 20 minutes to upload the images here, Monday cannot come fast enough….