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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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When your internet is slow, your friendly ISP tech support agent always directs you to their company's speed test. Time and time again, it would show you were 'getting what you paid for'/ Even if you were not, based on other speed test sites.

People would, apparently, point this out, to the annoyance of internet providers. So, what did they do? It appears they bought most of them.

Even my beloved speakeasy...now owned by Ookla.



All of these companies use Ookla to measure customer speed.

If you tell them your internet is slow, your second opinion will no longer back you up.




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: reldra

speedof.me...

WELL CRAP THEY OWN THAT TOO

Actually getting a different reading w this a slower reading...

www.zdnet.com...
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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: reldra

speedof.me...

WELL CRAP THEY OWN THAT TOO

Actually getting a different reading w this a slower reading...

www.zdnet.com...


Yes they do.

the zdnet gave me 62.31, just one number, not up or down. I pay for 75/75.
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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: reldra

speedof.me...

WELL CRAP THEY OWN THAT TOO

Actually getting a different reading w this a slower reading...

www.zdnet.com...


Yes they do.

the zdnet gave me 62.31, just one number, not up or down. I pay for 75/75.


Internet speed is mostly based on all the routers , switches , etc between the initial and target locations. Want to learn more ? open a command prompt and type in tracert to the target location. You can do this either with the IP Address or the DNS name. Look at the amount of hops and the ms of each connection...




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:53 AM
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So what you're saying is, make a legit speed test website and wait to get bought out and be rich? Hmmm



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 01:45 AM
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I can't type 55!!!!!!! Oh wait.... What is the limit?

But can I still erase the porn, okay, the kinky porn w/swim fins and a catcher's mask?

Flowers not to reason why...



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:37 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: reldra

speedof.me...

WELL CRAP THEY OWN THAT TOO

Actually getting a different reading w this a slower reading...

www.zdnet.com...


Yes they do.

the zdnet gave me 62.31, just one number, not up or down. I pay for 75/75.


As already pointed out speed is based on many things. You can't expect the promised speed because you might go to a hightraffic website which might not have that same bandwith available for you.

Besides laws, it's like saying you have a BMW which should go 160mph but you chose to go to a city where you get stuck in traffic and can only go 5mph. The city needs to construct more roads for you to go 160mph. The city would be the webserver with content and the car dealer would be the ISP.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 06:00 AM
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Does anyone remember the net neutrality thing? That all traffic should be equal?

Guess what, we lost…

(leans on horn)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 06:02 AM
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a reply to: reldra


I pay for 75/75.

If you don't mind my asking, whats that set you back a month?



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:04 AM
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I use this ....

Broadband Speed Checker

Says I have 75.17 Mb/s down and 19.40 Mb/s up. (That's with BT in Cumbria)

Aside from the previously mentioned routers, distance from the exchange, slow websites / traffic etc....unless you are on a leased line, there is something called contention ration, usually around 20:1 - 50:1, so you are essentially sharing bandwidth (at the exchange side) with 19 - 49 other people.
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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: woogleuk

NOOOPE. Calls for a download and I don't trust that just to check my speed. No other site I've ever done a speed test on does this.

ETA -
Oh, looky!! It adds it's own search engine to my browser!! What A Gift!!!!

edit on 14-11-2015 by DAVID64 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

No it doesn't.......

ETA:

Best one yet.....

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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: woogleuk



InternetSpeedTracker provides these features
and web search on your Chrome New Tab





posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

I have always used that site, and it has never asked to install anything, there isn't even a link on the page to install anything.......maybe you already have malware on your PC that is hijacking it? (Just a thought, not saying you have, might be worth running ADWCleaner though)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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Tried some of the sites and was disappointed until I realized I go through a proxy server and have stealthed most of my ports....




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
When your internet is slow, your friendly ISP tech support agent always directs you to their company's speed test. Time and time again, it would show you were 'getting what you paid for'/ Even if you were not, based on other speed test sites.

People would, apparently, point this out, to the annoyance of internet providers. So, what did they do? It appears they bought most of them.

Even my beloved speakeasy...now owned by Ookla.



All of these companies use Ookla to measure customer speed.

If you tell them your internet is slow, your second opinion will no longer back you up.


Are you running a wireless connection?
I had been yammering to my isp for a long time because my 60mbit was running at 30mbit.... Turns out it was my cheapass router.

I went and got myself a proper router and voila, I have full speed all the time.

So it's not always the isp, but the user. Dont just get any cheap thing to distribute the signal in your house / apartment.

For speedtests I always avoid the isp test and use speedtest.net instead.
edit on 14/11/15 by flice because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: reldra


I pay for 75/75.

If you don't mind my asking, whats that set you back a month?



It's part of tv/net package. The internet part is about $60.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: flice

I was testing on a wired PC 2 feet from the router. I tried various browsers and various websites. Sometimes I was as low as 5mpbs down. There is a problem somewhere.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Do you live in an apartment? If so you could double check against your neighbours connections. If there's a bottleneck they would most likely experience it too. Ofcourse they would have to have the same isp as you for it to make sense.

Sounds weird though. I will admit that I have experienced before that my wired connection was throttled, but at one point there was a lot of focus on this in our media, so I think the ISPs got scared, atleast if they get the feeling that the customer is one who actually has some form of knowledge of the network.



posted on Nov, 15 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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You don't need a speed check website guys... Just download or upload something of known size, and use a stop watch, and do the math...




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