[Chugalug] EPB announcement

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 18:38:27 UTC 2013


Wait...you have a higher up than down?


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Nick Smith <nick at nicksmith.us> wrote:

> 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®
>>> www.snapfon.com
>>> phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com
>>>
>>> Phone: 423.535.9968
>>> Fax: 423.265.9820
>>> Mobile: 423.331.0725
>>>
>>> "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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------
>>>> *From: *"Rod" <rod-lists at epbfi.com>
>>>> *To: *"Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <
>>>> chugalug at chugalug.org>
>>>> *Sent: *Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:30:54 AM
>>>> *Subject: *Re: [Chugalug] EPB announcement
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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