I'm using GTE as both my ISP and ADSL provider. I ordered the 768k both way package, but I only seem to be getting speeds or around 390kbps or 40k/sec. I am about 2 miles from their building.
Is this normal? Or is GTE just really f*cked up? Should I go with another provider like Bell South? This is really pissing the heck out of me. I'm paying $120/month for only 1/2 of the total speed my connection is capable of.
Additionally, I recieved the following line speeds from 3 online services:
I'd appreciate if anyone could assist me on the matter of whether or not I should go with a different ISP.
DSL gets slower as you get further from their office.
Have you considered cable?
I pay $40/month (Canadian!) and get (officially) 2.5mbits/sec (~312kbytes/sec) but this varies a little (that's the thing with cable-- unreliable)
I generally get a minimum of 50k and a max of 300 kilobytes per sec, and it's usually around the 150k mark.
Remember, a lot of it depends on the server you are downloading from. Microsoft's servers get me the top speeds, for example [except when they are busy due to release of a new browser version or something]
Computing central clocks me at about 1.5megabits or higher, which is a little faster than T1
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