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  Reply # 340304 10-Jun-2010 17:05
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Perhaps separate bandwidth pools per plan type and just regular consumer/residential grade contention for available bandwidth in each pool accounts for not being able to hit "line rate"/fs at most times?

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  Reply # 340354 10-Jun-2010 18:39
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Well since you were wondering I used the 10m service with telstraclear from Wellington got 9.2mbps for local data (Auckland) and tried to California (LA) and could only manage 1.14mbps That was the best outta three different California locations (LA, San Jose and one other).

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  Reply # 340394 10-Jun-2010 20:00
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just now I did 15Mbps to Auckland and only 1.4Mbps! to LA.




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  Reply # 340408 10-Jun-2010 20:29
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This is the responce from TCL regarding tests to World Exchange Auckland.

"Don't forget that even the advertise speed with your plan is not guaranteed to run at the quoted speeds with every website/server in the world.

That server is fairly decent, however for speeds over 10Mbps+ none are really suitable.

If you like we can arrange for a technician to come out and test using a local speed test and see if there is an actual network based fault with the bandwidth."

So does that mean they will test to my local node and say "its 25Mbps" considering the cabinet is accross the road thats what I would expect.

Sounds sooooo much like the adsl line of "as fast as your line will go".

3 more days and its back to lightspeed for me. Warpspeed yeah right!




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  Reply # 340453 10-Jun-2010 22:24
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While this is true, you'd expect better results than http connections stalling. There are lots of variables, and after testing the connection with a local speedtest we can take the last mile and parts of the national backbone out of the equation. This leaves the funnel - international transit...




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  Reply # 340508 11-Jun-2010 06:39
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I tried several speed tests this morning to various speedtest.net servers in California and the highest download speed I managed to get was about 4.5 mbps. What I would like to know is why someone on the Warpspeed plan would get higher international speeds than someone on the Lightspeed plan? Does TCL give more international bandwidth to their Warpspeed customers?

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  Reply # 340509 11-Jun-2010 06:47
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The problem with 25Mbps plans at present is that the DOCSIS2 network operates on a single DOCSIS channel that is shared between a number of users. This in effect becomes a bottleneck in the network and there is nothing that can be done to remove this bottleneck except further segment the network.

DOCSIS3 introduces channel bonding and you get a significant capacity increase. I believe TCL will now have 6 DOCSIS channels in total and DOCSIS3 modems can access multiple channels which will deliver far superior performance.

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