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right now i have 6000/512 cable and it costs about $60 a month. on the internet it says that my house is finally available for sbc dsl and i am considering getting it because it is only about $18 a month. the package i was looking at stated download speeds of 1.5-3Mbps and upload of 384-512Kbps. i was wondering who has this package and if anybody is getting close to 3Mbps download and 512Kbps upload. i hear that the farther away you are from the central office the slower your dsl will be. not sure if that is true and if it is where can i go to find out how far away i am.

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most ppl in my area (austin Tx) get about 95% of their advertise speed once tweek

this is my result

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 2584 Kbps about 2.58 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 315 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 2)

Test Time:: 2006/09/29 - 5:27am

Bottom Line:: 45X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.25 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 9.485 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 72.85 % of your hosts average (swbell.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-8245F1NZP

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/ [!]

it says im running at 75% but thats because there a new 6 mb package

im on the 3.0 down 512 up so im getting like 90% of my speed and i have not tweek it in ages

then again there a central offices all over the place here in austin so every1 is preatty close 2 advertised speed

my advice go and c if some1 around u has it

grab a psp or laptop and look for wifi most sbc ppl will b noobs to networking and will say

damn i cant rember the name

i'll think about it during the day

any1 find some1 who has it an ask if u can c how fast it is

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im pretty sure one of my neighbors just got the 1.5Mbps package, so if went to his house and say he is getting 1.3Mbps which is roughly 86% or average i could expect to get 2.6Mbps. would i be ok in making the assumption that what ever percentage of advertised his is getting, that i should be able to get the same percentage of my advertised?

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most ppl in my area (austin Tx) get about 95% of their advertise speed once tweek

Well, ****! We're **** near neighbors!  ;)

I had SBC Yahoo here in Houston for a while and had lots of connection problems. I was also at the outer limit of the recommended distance and I was getting roughly half of the advertised speed when I could stay on line. And their tech support was garbage, IMHO.

I would suggest researching it well before committing. Or, if price is the issue, does your provider offer a cheaper package? And does that $18 offer expire in a year?

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