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Topic # 14561 9-Jul-2007 21:04
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Well I was about to post a complaint that I wasn't getting quick enough download speeds on my newly upgraded 10mbits plan, but tonight I was downloading a couple of service packs from the Microsoft download center at up to 1200KB/s.

So now I'm curious about what speeds others get on the 10mbits plan on a regular basis and what sites you get the best speeds on?

The quickest speed that I've gotten on SpeedTest.net has been 8.47Mbps from Wellington to Auckland, but that download speed from Microsoft has been the quickest by far.


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  Reply # 77525 9-Jul-2007 21:40
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Yeah - I was downloading a large service pack. The file must have been cached locally somewhere to get that sort of speed. I upgraded my account on Friday and all weekend the speed didn't get above 480KB/s so I'm assuming that the speed increase only kicked in today.
Very pleased now! :)

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  Reply # 77534 9-Jul-2007 23:18
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Just upgraded to the 80gb plan tonight.






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  Reply # 77562 10-Jul-2007 10:17
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amanzi: Yeah - I was downloading a large service pack. The file must have been cached locally somewhere to get that sort of speed.


Microsoft updates (and Apple updates, and Quicktime movie trailers) are served by Akamai servers. These are local (there are several around the country), and fast. While the speedtest servers might sometimes have capacity problems, the Akamai servers don't (in my experience).

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