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Old 08-03-2019, 05:52 PM
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This is for Northern Panhandle of WV

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0.7mbps Download
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Speedtest Ookla

0.47 Download
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Spectrum

0.8 Download
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I was told (via Walmart) if you pay an extra $75 a month they will raise it to 25mbps.
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Well I was gonna make a joke about readin' speeds in WV, but decided agin' it.

Especially as my wife has kin there..
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Well, it's coal-fired maybe that's why it's slow...
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This is for Northern Panhandle of WV

Cox

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Speedtest Ookla

0.47 Download
0.17 Upload

Spectrum

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I was told (via Walmart) if you pay an extra $75 a month they will raise it to 25mbps.
I have you tested the speed on multiple devices? Such as smart phone, tablet and laptop.

If you have and get about the same result on all devices then you should probably schedule a technician to go out to your home. Who is your ISP?(internet service provider). The speeds you posted don't even qualify as having internet connection...
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"ell I was gonna make a joke about readin' speeds in WV,"


ROFL! "Yeah, dem download speeds still exceed comprehension speeds!"
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I install Broadband wireline services for a living. Those speeds are slow, but very common here in Michigan. $50/mo.

Low income gets 10 meg/1 for $10/mo.

Keep in mind there are plenty of older folks in rural areas still running dialup.
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I have you tested the speed on multiple devices? Such as smart phone, tablet and laptop.

If you have and get about the same result on all devices then you should probably schedule a technician to go out to your home. Who is your ISP?(internet service provider). The speeds you posted don't even qualify as having internet connection...
Those speeds are typical believe it or not. They will also lose about a quarter of their subscription speed when using a WiFi router vs eithernet.
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Those speeds are typical believe it or not. They will also lose about a quarter of their subscription speed when using a WiFi router vs eithernet.
I'm a tier 2 RST for the largest ISP in the country, all I do is remote troubleshoot customer internet problems for 8 hrs a day. I'm aware of the speed differences between an ethernet vs wifi connection

The ISP I work for doesn't have a speed plan lower than 5mbps download and that plan is $10 per month. That is why I asked the OP who their ISP is because the speeds posted aren't even 1mbps they are kbps
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I install Broadband wireline services for a living. Those speeds are slow, but very common here in Michigan. $50/mo.

Low income gets 10 meg/1 for $10/mo.

Keep in mind there are plenty of older folks in rural areas still running dialup.
Yup. My DSL runs me just under $50 a month and I can't be getting much more speed than that. I get just enough that netflix usually works I am right at the end of how far they will even hook it up.

The next house on my road has satalite, but complains that all it does is buffer if they try to watch a movie. I do know people that still have dial-up and just use the net for email when they are at home.
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I have you tested the speed on multiple devices? Such as smart phone, tablet and laptop.

If you have and get about the same result on all devices then you should probably schedule a technician to go out to your home. Who is your ISP?(internet service provider). The speeds you posted don't even qualify as having internet connection...
No smartphone. But desktop, laptop and tablet about the same. Best I ever got was 1 mbps download.

Frontier phone company
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No smartphone. But desktop, laptop and tablet about the same. Best I ever got was 1 mbps download.

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Which tier are you paying for? 768k, 1.5, 3 or 6 meg? With wireline broadband, your fixed subscription speed/availability is usually based on your wire loop length between the telecom central office and customer premise, if copper based. Longer the wire, slower the speed.

Frontier is the telecom provider where I live, there is no DSL available because I’m at least six miles from their c.o.
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I have 'dsl' from our landline phone company. Twisted wire pairs go 6.5 miles to the dslam where it is put onto fiber.

I get 2Mbps down and 0.3Mbps up, for $30/month.
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I'm on small local provider in the mountains. 5 up and down, no data limit, almost always up. $45/month. I watch tons of youtube and stream stuff too - almost never see the wheel of wait.

Cell phones don't work here, the road grader cuts the phone lines every few weeks. Maybe getting fiber in the neighborhood before snow flys - doubt I will switch unless it way cheaper.
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I have 'dsl' from our landline phone company. Twisted wire pairs go 6.5 miles to the dslam where it is put onto fiber.

I get 2Mbps down and 0.3Mbps up, for $30/month.
6.5 miles worth of copper to dslam fiber? A bit bass ackwards donít you think?
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:12 PM
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Running fiber to rural areas is usually a pipe dream. There’s just no ROI, doesn’t make sense. Even Verizon quit their fiber expansion ten years ago.

Talked to a customer of mine way out in the boonies, I was working on a pots line. He said “a local fiber company has placed their optics on the pole across the road. We’ll be getting fast internet soon!” He then pointed to the lower steel pole support strand that goes pole to pole. I chuckled.
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Can you hook up to Musk's satellites yet? He just launched a crap ton of satellites designed to bring high speed internet to the underserved parts of the world.

What the heck is a Dslam? I've heard of Islam, and I slama jamma, but I think that must be different.
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I had frontier at the farm and I was constantly having connection issues so frontier in their infinite wisdom brought the phone line out of the ground and ran it on top of the ground, down the ditch across a creek for a 100yrds then back into the ground. So twice a year the road crew would mow the ditch and bush hog the phone lines. Not to mention the lines crossed a field entrance that the oil pumper used on a daily basis.

The underground phone lines were severed by the same county that dumped several tons of concrete in the creek to deter erosion.

So needless to say there isn't any internet at the farm.
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Montana has the worst broadband coverage among US states at 69.2%.
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https://broadbandnow.com/report/us-s...ge-speed-2018/


Not to rub it in, but my last test put me at just over 800mbps... yea, I'm rubbing it in. Oh, if you have satellite, get rid of it. Have you considered getting a wireless hub from your provider? You would probably be better off if it's a reasonable price for you.
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https://broadbandnow.com/report/us-s...ge-speed-2018/


Not to rub it in, but my last test put me at just over 800mbps... yea, I'm rubbing it in. Oh, if you have satellite, get rid of it. Have you considered getting a wireless hub from your provider? You would probably be better off if it's a reasonable price for you.
You must have fiber to the prem.
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