Internet Speed Test
I live beyond the last mile as they call it. My internet, and phone, are spotty. Don’t depend on them too much. There is also no cell service although that will change within the next 14 months.
But we’re here to talk about fiber optic internet – that is to say: speed! And I hope reliability.
The work crews from the local ISPs are stringing optical cable all over the place. I spoke with our provider and was told that they may start providing us with high speed broadband internet within a few more weeks! That’s exciting.
Elon Musk’s StarLink is exciting and what I thought I was going to be hooking up right now. But with fiber coming I’m going to wait and see how that works out. The cost is about the same per month but the upfront cost on the Starlink is higher.
By the way, I pay ($114/month) for 5Mbps up speed and 1Mbps down speed but it seems it is rarely actually that good. I just tested again and I’m still getting 322ms ping times with 1.4Mbps down and 0.8Mbps up. Even that is far better than I used to get back before we received aDSL. I just checked the phone line and it sounds completely clear – sometimes it has hisses, pops and clicks – so noise on the line doesn’t seem to be the problem this time.
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