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Verizon is Sucking of late...

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...For me. I am now downloading at less than average dial-up speeds. (Windows XP). To spare the long story, the representatives indicated that it could by spyware, viruses, blahblahblah.  When I told them that this problem is suddenly occurring on my Mac as well, they stopped accusing my loverly VAIO of being the problem.

I was taken around the corner and back again; was told several times to do their lousy speedtest, which was frustratingly inaccurate. I kept saying to one rep, "But the test at testmy.net aligns with what I'm actually getting... 19 KB/sec - 48 KB/sec... Your test STINKS!" (lol!)

Finally the guy said, "What's that site again?" So he and I both opened testmy.net goldsmiley.gif. Needless to say, he saw "true" scores from this site as well.  Another rep admitted that he, too,  was receiving very inaccurate speed scores from Verizon's test, and that the scores from testmy.net were accurate.

They sent me a new modem, Westell 2200... Problem persisted.

AnyHOO, I'm in Philadelphia, frustrated as Hell. I'm on the phone right now to get cable service. Screw this.

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lol u know testmy is really the best wen even the ISP ppl think their own sucks  :-P

LOL! So true! Well, I've got cable as of today!

Verizon's recent....

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

Connection is:: 254 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 31 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Tue Mar 15 2005 21:01:42 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 5X faster than 56K 1MB download in 33.03 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 11.84 % of your hosts average (verizon.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-8H6UY7OVC

New, Roadrunner! -- thank Heaven!

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

Connection is:: 4066 Kbps about 4.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 496 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Fri Mar 25 12:16:49 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 73X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.06 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 16.97 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-2J50D1PLC

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Everyone in the tristate area is affected by this. Verizon simply oversold their services here. They are selling 3mbps to everyone now and they (from what i know) forgot to inform level 3 technitians about the upgrade, That is for the december slowdown, which was caused by a router in San Jose not being able to handle everyone. Right now, i feel pretty damn lucky here in NY. All of us who use Verizon are on the packet routers, but for some strange reason they put me on the empty router and i get pretty good speeds

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

Connection is:: 2786 Kbps about 2.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 340 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Mon May 02 2005 18:33:24 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 50X faster than 56K 1MB download in 3.01 sec

Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 94.89 % of your hosts average (verizon.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JF8U9HEP5

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 709 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 87 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Mon May 02 2005 18:33:51 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 13X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 11.77 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 56.17 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-HLJCY5NZS

as you can see its not bad at all. Its 6:30 PM, around the time you all get slowdowns.

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You need to tweak that RR.

https://testmy.net/topic-4547

I looked at that topic; maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anything telling me how to tweak my settings? I have read about tweaking here, and have never understood it. I always thought that you got what you got. lol

How is it done?

Everyone in the tristate area is affected by this. Verizon simply oversold their services here. They are selling 3Mbps to everyone now and they (from what i know) forgot to inform level 3 technitians about the upgrade, That is for the december slowdown, which was caused by a router in San Jose not being able to handle everyone. Right now, i feel pretty damn lucky here in NY. All of us who use Verizon are on the packet routers, but for some strange reason they put me on the empty router and i get pretty good speeds...

...as you can see its not bad at all. Its 6:30 PM, around the time you all get slowdowns.

Ahhh, I would agree with your stats not being bad at all. But for me, downloading at 19 KB/sec (and at times, as low as THREE KB/sec)... was just completely unacceptable.  The lack of any viable information from the tech support staff, accompanied with a total of hours wasted after work on the phone... drove me to RR.

We can never recover time lost; but we sure as hell can save it up with future downloads! lol

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