Mediacom Speed Increase

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  1. jeff0514

    jeff0514 Member

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    Has anyone noticed their Mediacom internet speed increase above the level you are paying for? I have the 12 mbps service, but have been getting around 24 mbps download speeds lately. Some glitch?
     
  2. urb1

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    Not seeing it. Getting around 11. Maybe call customer service and complain? :jimlad:
     
  3. jeff0514

    jeff0514 Member

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    Sure..... :)
     
  4. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    currently a 13.97 download and a 1.75 upload. The download might be a little higher but the upload doesn't seem too good.
     
  5. brianhos

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    How can you tell the difference between 11 and 24 unless you are using torrents?
     
  6. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    #6 aauummm, Mar 25, 2012
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    Thought I'd check since you mentioned it. Getting 16.4 Mbps download. It used to be right around 9 Mbps. Something has changed. Now it's hitting 18 Mbps.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1855121557.png
     
  7. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    Our DVR has changed too now has multiple shows in folders
     
  8. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

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    Was 13.97 now 22.25
     
  9. leroycyclone

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    50.68 download. 5.54 upload with the new Wide Open West package in the Chicago suburbs. We have a three way competition in my town. Reportedly Verizon will be the 4th. It's nice to get quotes and pit one against the other.
     
  10. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    #10 aauummm, Mar 25, 2012
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    Now it's hitting over 25 Mbps.
     
  11. egclone

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    I'm part of a test of online speed by the FCC and saw this thread, so checked the data from my device. On March 22 the speed increased from the 11.75 to 15.75 and has held at the faster speed through today.
     
  12. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Download everything you can while it lasts!
     
  13. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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    Thats a switch...I was paying for 10 down and usually got .2 down.
     
  14. cyking

    cyking Member

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    What does mediacom charge for basic internet? Need speed fast enough to stream netflix. Can you sign up for only one year at a time?
     
  15. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Mediacom is not contracted service. You can start one month and then drop it the next if you want.
     
  16. agcy68

    agcy68 Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the quoted speed simply the speed that they guarantee it will work at? Any faster is just bonus.
     
  17. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    No it's typically capped at the advertised speed.
     
  18. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Cable companies throttle your speed with pretty decent efficiency.

    Mine (Suddenlink) is 10 down / 1 up and is usually 9-12 down and .95-1.05 up.

    Changes of this magnitude would not be normal.
     
  19. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Why else do you think they say "with speeds up X Mb"?
     
  20. CyBer

    CyBer Guest

    So this is where all my speed went to, you all stole it.
     

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