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  1. Result from pinging Colorado Springs. https://testmy.net/db/zDTufOZhU]
  2. Pgoodwin1, Thanks. Roku support chat say buffering on Roku Tv is caused by low or suddenly dipping broadband speeds (like the 2.9mbps on Saturday nite; last nite). I'll try a different TestMy server but as you say that will probably be just another doctor saying "you are sick" without offering any cure. Here are two screen scans of my speed situation; the second one looks embarrassing familiar; probably represents Comcast. Thanks for trying to help; I'll just move on to the herd of disappointed... I'll tell the cubs 'its an act of God'; I'm sure they'll und
  3. Pgoodwin1, Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions. Unfortunately, this is a "senior" apartment complex. I'm the youngest bear here and I'm 73. The cubs are grand-kids who visit now and then to watch my 65in Roku TV. They think its almost as good as the local theater, until the Roku STARTS TO BUFFER! Ergo, my frustration over broadband speeds. I don't really want to wake up those older grizzlys to start a revolutionary movement against the landlord and/or Comcast. Prefer to see if I can resolve my issues without involving them. I know the landlord wont budge on anything
  4. Spudler, I also now live in Oregon; not far from your stated location actually. Could you describe what cable internet modem you are using? I wonder if the unmentionable ISP a.k.a. Comcast/Xfinity (or the big bad wolf) is playing a shell game with us with internet speeds and modems. When I lived in Montana, I rented one of their modems and had no speed problems. When I moved to Oregon 4 yeas ago, I bought and installed my own modem to eliminate their forever rental fee. Worked fine for a while. Then I was told that because they were upgrading speeds to 50mbp
  5. Okay. I'll take that as an educated answer from a knowledgeable person. I will decline Comcast's offer to send a tech out to my home (at blank check cost to me) who will just give me the same bad news: it can't be fixed. I wish I could change to one of those "better" ISPs but I have the misfortune of living in an apartment complex that was wired by Comcast at construction in exchange for a monopoly agreement with the landlord. It seems this situation was very common for a long time. Don't know if it is still legal or not but even telephone companies won't give me potentially higher speed DSL i
  6. Grandpaw Grizzly joining the slow movers club. My internet connection suffers from what appears to be common arthritis. Paying Comcast for 100mbps service but download speed tests consistently ranging between only 35 and 65. I guess my opening question has to be: When Comcast say they are providing 100mbps, do they mean I should be constantly averaging that speed or is that just what I might expect to hit for a few seconds on a lucky day when all the planets are in proper alignment? I could swim through this morass of postings to find a likely answer but if some knowledgeable person would just
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