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#195637 27-Apr-2016 19:44
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Just curious whilst I wait for fibre to be installed,


when I was on the cable with Vodafone 130/10 I was averaging 17 mbps download from the USA this was over over 


the 8 servers in dif states, and was averaging 7.52 mbps upload over the 8 servers at different times of the day,


I notice the upload within NZ was around 9.8-10 ( and I was getting 7.52 average to the USA ) why is the upload speed so close to the NZ speed where


as the download speed is way off from 95mbps (within NZ) down to average of 17mbps to (USA)








now I am just curious if I am getting 100/20 Fibre now, with 20 mbps upload what sort of average upload should I see to the US ( roughly )


obviously 20 mbps Upload is within New Zealand, 


will it be much different or maybe slightly, 





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  #1542994 27-Apr-2016 19:44
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.


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  #1543024 27-Apr-2016 20:14
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@Jamie1990 im sure you have asked this same question in one of the other 3-4 threads you started on this. why not use one of those threads and continue it in there? people answered all your questions, including this one, but you didnt seem to have read most of the answers.


you should see near line speed (100/20) to the west coast, but speeds on the east coast may vary depending on the route it takes. but i would expect at least half of your line speed.



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  #1543025 27-Apr-2016 20:25
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Sorry I didn't know if old topics stayed open,  but I did read the messages  butyou can delete this one if you like.


sorry for the trouble! 


Ok i see, so west coast is faster cause of the route, and east coast is slower cause it gets branched off,


with my cable 100/10 connection i was seeing 6 - 8.8 mbps to East Coast, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Washington


so it wasn't far away from the 9.5 - 10 mbps I was getting within New Zealand,



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  #1543027 27-Apr-2016 20:33
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They stay open for a few months so you can keep using them


FYI this is my spark 69/27 VDSL connection to New York



I get very similar results to the other 3 places, so i would probably expect similar if not better download results and very close to 20mbps upload on a fibre connection


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  #1543036 27-Apr-2016 21:12
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Thanks for the replys,


VDSL connection looks great, what plan are you on at the moment.



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