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vanschlack

Goodbye HughesNet, HELLO DSL!

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So finally after rumors for years and hearing from the local tech "just another couple weeks or so" since February, I ordered my shiny new dsl modem. My self install is set up for next Thursday through TDS Telecom. Ill be  getting a 3Mb connection for 29.95 for one year and 50 a month after that! A real bargain compared to the 74 a month I shill out to HN for "always on broadband". Didn't the FCC just redefine broadband? Maybe HN will have to stop advertising their service as such.

Anyway I just didn't come in to gloat (though it does feel good, lol) but instead to thank everybody here at this forum for their advice, patience and moral support you all have shown me during these troubled last 4 years!

Love this site, always recommend it to others. Ironic that DirecWay (I had that crap long before it was HN) was the one that turned me onto TestMy.Net, as they had no other way for their customers to test upload/download speeds when I first signed up.

See you all in the dsl forums! Well, some of you at least.

Van

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Well as promised my modem was on the front porch (well in the front yard actually, lol) this afternoon and hooked it up and winthin seconds had this first result: 

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 2243 Kbps about 2.24 Mbps (tested with 3072 kB)

Download Speed is:: 274 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 481 Kbps about 0.5 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 59 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main)

Test Time:: 2008/11/06 - 4:48pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-UHL8O6N7B

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LI6USRWHT

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14 [!]

followed by this dl using the smart test:

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

Download Connection is:: 2457 Kbps about 2.5 Mbps (tested with 4096 kB)

Download Speed is:: 300 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2008/11/06 - 4:54pm

Bottom Line:: 43X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.41 sec

Tested from a 4096 kB file and took 13.656 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 35.52 % faster than the average for host (tds.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-XUH3C0D8W

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14 [!]

yeeeh friggin yah!

closest guy to the switch out here in the boonies and max 30 households in the 3 mile range of the switch!

Been 5 long years of hughesnet/direcway, I am so stoked

online gaming here I come, prolly need a better pc now!

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