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I Suspect That TDS Telecom Is Ramping Up To Offer 1.5 Gigabit Service In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


 

My reading, first thing, this morning.

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Yes, I am paying for the 1G service and have been doing so since November 2019.

Yes, I have had 1+ Gig readings before.

But, of late I am seeing increased bandwidth on a consistent basis.

I could be wrong, but I suspect that TDS Telecom is getting ready to offer something higher than 1G.

Will I get it? Most likely. SMILE.

I strongly believe that you can never be too poor, too fat or have too much bandwidth to your house. Don’t you agree?


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by Anura Guruge


First Thing I Saw On My PC Today — And It Made Me Smile.

by Anura Guruge



I got this, this afternoon at 3:17pm on Fast.com. It was Sunday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.

Made me SMILE.

I am COOL.

TDS must be at least trying to deliver 1 Gig to the house. This is not bad. Given the overheads involved, this is as close to 1G that one should reasonably expect to see on Fast.com.


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I Guess I Must Be Getting 1 Gigabit To The House — SMILE.

by Anura Guruge



I got this, this morning on Fast.com. It was Saturday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.

Made me SMILE.

I am COOL.

TDS must be at least trying to deliver 1 Gig to the house. This is not bad. Given the overheads involved, this is as close to 1G that one should reasonably expect to see on Fast.com.


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TDS Telecom’s Preferred ‘Speed Test’ Is That From Verizon.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From: verizon.com/speedtest


Click to ENLARGE. ‘Fast.com’ from Netflix.


Yes, I know enough about speed tests to understand where TDS is coming from when they rely on Verizon for checking their Internet connection speeds.

Speed tests are fickle and subject to many variables — server speed and distance to the server being key among these.

If the server (i.e., computer), at the other end, being used for the speed test is slow (or congested) you are going to get slower results because the server is not pumping the data fast enough. Even worse on upload testing. Then there is the distance involved. Further the distance, the slower the results are going to be.

Speedtest.net‘, the original gold standard, now, invariably, tends to be on the slow side by 200Mbps (or more). It, as such, is only of use for comparisons.

I use ‘Fast.com‘ often. It is roughly in the right ballpark.

Verizon’s speed test was new to I, but I can understand why TDS likes it. It, more often than not, gives you the highest reading.

So, if you are looking for an Internet speed test you now have the scoop. Hope that helped.


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Drop In “Atlantic Broadband” Internet Speed Appears To Have Been My Dying Arris SB6141 Modem.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and be IMPRESSED. From: arris.com.


Installed under my desk.


My 3-year old ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem that appears to have kicked the bucket.


My ‘Atlantic Broadband‘ Internet speed had been steadily falling for the last couple of weeks. I even did a post about in on June 24, 2018. I knew I should have called them, but had been just too busy.

Well, this morning the matter was finally settled for me. I had NO Atlantic Broadband‘ Internet service, though my TDS service was still up.

Called Atlantic Broadband‘ (the new ‘Metrocast’). They were very good. They could not get my modem online. They suspected that it was dead. Told me I needed to try a new modem and that I could rent one from them.

They gave me one of these BIG Arris TG3452 Gateways. It has 4-LAN ports, Wi-Fi and voice ports. I don’t need any of that. But, I checked the specs. The Cable specs. are OUT OF THIS WORLD. DOCSIS 3.1 and 32 channel bonding. To get one with the same specs. would cost me $197. So, I am going to keep it. I gather I lucked out. They have only had these DOCSIS 3.1 modems for less than a week.

A technician came later on and changed my connectors. They were getting old and rusty.

I am again getting 200Mbps — though not ALL the time. Sometimes it still drops down to 160Mbps. But, prior to the new modem I had ceased to be able to get above 160Mbps.


I do have a TDS 45 Mbps service IN ADDITION to this ‘150 Mbps’ service — as a backup. I use it to drive my Roku 3 streaming.


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“Atlantic Broadband” UNABLE To Maintain High Speed Internet, At 190Mbps, In Alton, In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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The 190Mbps I started to get in April 2018 as ‘Atlantic Broadband‘ took over from MetroCast did NOT last.

This week I noticed a palpable drop. Sometimes to below the 150Mbps, the service, I was getting and paying for, with Metrocast.

The 190Mbps lasted 2 months.

Not good.

But, what can you do. They have you by the short and curlies.

But, I just wanted to give you a heads up.

TDS is NOT great either. So, if you are in Alton you are basically SCREWED when it comes to Internet.


I do have a TDS 45 Mbps service IN ADDITION to this ‘150 Mbps’ service — as a backup. I use it to drive my Roku 3 streaming.


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