I have posted in the past complaining about the upload speeds of Comcast high speed Internet which I use.(Post 1, Post 2) I was expressing frustration over the lack of upload speeds on my connection which is important for uploading photos. Historically, upload speeds were about 380 Kb/sec.
I periodically test my connection to check on on the down load and upload performance. The sites I use include the following:
I was testing throughut last night and noticed a huge change! All of sudden my bandwidth has dramatically improved! I have not heard a word from Comcast on this, but the difference is huge.
Look at the change! When I last tested in February, downloads were about 4.5 Mb/sec and downloads were about 370 kb/sec. Those were the rates that I have historically seen and have complained about. Amazingly, look what hapened when I tested yesterday. The download speed more that tripled to about 14.8 Mb/sec! (You may wonder why the middle test was slower, that was because I tested that one on a wireless lapton with 802.11G. The other tests were with a wired Ethernet connected desktop.) The most compelling difference is the change in upload speed! Every test above shows upload speeds about 5x faster than the previous tests! I am amazed by this and thrilled. The irony is that Comcast has not said anything about this and do not seem to be promoting it. This makes me much happier!