[Chugalug] EPB announcement

William Roush william.roush at roushtech.net
Tue Sep 17 18:50:26 UTC 2013


Which is odd, I pull 56.70/38.65 from Georgia Institute of Technology, 
what SpeedTest server are you using? Sure it isn't under heavy load? The 
lopsided download makes me think so...


William Roush


On 9/17/2013 2:43 PM, Nick Smith wrote:

> Thats what its telling me.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Wait...you have a higher up than down?
>
>
>     On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Nick Smith <nick at nicksmith.us
>     <mailto: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
>         <http://speedtest.net>
>
>
>         On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Stephen Kraus
>         <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com <mailto: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 <mailto: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.
>
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>                 On Sep 17, 2013, at 1:53 PM, Aaron welch
>                 <n2nightfall at gmail.com <mailto: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 <mailto: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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>>                     *From: *"Rod" <rod-lists at epbfi.com
>>                     <mailto:rod-lists at epbfi.com>>
>>                     *To: *"Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users
>>                     Group" <chugalug at chugalug.org
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>>                     *Sent: *Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:30:54 AM
>>                     *Subject: *Re: [Chugalug] EPB announcement
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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
>>                     <mailto:basic2point0 at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>>                         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
>>                         <mailto: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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