[Chugalug] EPB announcement

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Tue Sep 17 18:28:44 UTC 2013


EPB speed test site - 100Mbps down/up
Speedtest.net - 9.44Mbps down 40.09 up

Its nice to say ive got 100megs or a Gig at the house, but when i cant
prove it via speed tests it kinda sucks.
Thats a huge difference with the closest hop on speedtest.net


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> As long as EPB is routing their home fiber into a fiber backbone, the
> speed should stay decent. Its when it hits copper that the ping will build
> up.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hmmm....
>>
>> Since I can feel little to no difference between 15/30/50/100 mbps as
>> long as the ping is low on each of them, I see no real benefit.
>>
>> When everyone else in the WORLD has low ping/fiber then we'll be
>> talking... Now I am the fastest truck in a slow convoy... and a convoy
>> moves at the speed of the slowest truck.
>>
>> Meh.
>>
>> Phil Sieg
>> President
>> SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
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>> phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com
>>
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>>
>> "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with.
>> It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
>>
>> Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sep 17, 2013, at 1:53 PM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Just got off the phone with the paper as they always ask my opinion when
>> EPB makes announcements.  My take is that this is a really good marketing
>> plan, but it has no real substance as EPB has consistently stated that "Gig
>> Service" is only cheap if you don't use it.  I also stated that it is
>> frustrating when businesses that can provide a real world use case for the
>> network do not get a chance without paying extremely high service rates on
>> the chance that we will consistently use the bandwidth.  Just my 2 cents.
>>  Not an EPB hater, just want to see real innovation with what they have
>> built.
>>
>> -AW
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com> wrote:
>>
>>>   This screencast shows a visual representation of gigabit speed -- with
>>> a file
>>> transfer of 4.5 GB (the same as a DVD worth of data).
>>>
>>>   Takes less than two minutes.
>>>
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_dtKZLkXKo
>>>
>>>              phil
>>>
>>>
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>>> Can we burn Iron Man an verizon fios in effgy?
>>>
>>> On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:04:59 -0400, Carey A <basic2point0 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/sep/17/epb-cuts-rates-gig-service/
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com>wrote:
>>>
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>>>> On 9/17/2013 10:44 AM, David White wrote:
>>>> > That's correct.
>>>> >
>>>> > WRCB just published this story a few seconds ago:
>>>> >
>>>> http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/23453283/epb-cuts-prices-raise-speeds-for-customers
>>>>
>>>> If
>>>> >
>>>> you go here:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://shop3.timesfreepress.com/chattanooga/view/epb-fiber-optics/stream-the-live-announcement-9-17-13/18221427
>>>>
>>>> and click the "View Website" you can view the entire stream on EPB's
>>>> website without it being interrupted by the rotation.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> dtb
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