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  Reply # 913950 12-Oct-2013 03:33
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I RDP'd into CPIT to do one, but the computers we can connect to arent on gigabit ethernet so its artificially slow :P

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  Reply # 913955 12-Oct-2013 04:49
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At some point that 130Mbps doesn't look so great. I'd rather have the plan increased from 150GB to 250GB than speed going from 100Mbps to 130Mbps. We never reach that speed anyway, too many variables. The plan increase would be more useful ;-)

Some how I think you're being slightly shafted there when going to Wellington.

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  Reply # 913972 12-Oct-2013 08:12
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It's a demonstration that "speed" is an artificial, unreachable thing and speed tests are... meaningless.

First people testing through their connections that is in the same network as the servers will obviously get great speeds. But the content servers aren't on the same network as you, so then you try another server.

It now shows 1/4 of the nominal speed of your line. So what's wrong here? Could it be your ISP have bad links to the Internet itself? Or the test server is on a limited connection itself? Or the route is temporarily damaged between the ISPs so the packets take an alternate, longer route?

Then there's a test against a server in Wellington, showing it's only 1/10th of the nominal line speed. But wait, Vodafone upgraded its national link to 100Gb/s so how can it be so slow to test from a Wellington client, to a Wellington client? Perhaps because Vodafone and Citylink aren't peering, so the speeds will never be great when testing against that server?

Customers don't know all those variables are in play. 100Mbps on UFB or 130Mbps on HFC is a nominal speed and you will never get it.

That's why I said that instead of increasing plans from 100Mbps to 130Mbps speeds for the same price (something nominal a customer will never really achieve), Vodafone should have increase plan allowances from 150GB to 250GB for the same price - because that's something customer can actually reach for.

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