Out of the Blue

I was very dubious about Xfinity as a provider after moving, but things have gone pretty well so far (knock wood). In fact, I got a present from them this morning, as I was informed that my download speed was bumped by 50% to 300 Mbps and my upload speed is doubled to 10 Mbps in a free upgrade. Ever the nerd, I am quite pleased about this, even though I know the difference will rarely be evident. But I think those of use who lived through accessing the internet using dial-up and modems will always be extra obsessed with high-speed access. I don't think someone who grew up with broadband can ever appreciate that. Sort of the way my grandparents were obsessed with stocking canned food after living through the depression. But you know, just a trifle less dramatic.

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Re: OotB: The need for speed
Feb 11, 2022, 20:35
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People who ask "what's the point of gigabit" are the same people who ask "what's the point of 650 horsepower in your truck". The answer is, if you have it, you'll use it.

I'd much rather download backups for restoration over a Gbe WAN than a 300Mbps WAN. Hell, just verification for received data takes 1/3 the time.Also, if you self-host things, the increased upload speed is absolutely worth it. The mean average of Speedtest.net, Speeof.me, and Fast.com show 980Mbps down and 417Mbps up for my connection and that is about average. It makes using my home connection for a VPN when I am at work or on the road perfectly usable.

For all that, I pay the princely sum of $130 bucks a month to Spectrum.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.

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