BadIdeas 1 mart., 2013 @ 1:42pm
Steam Survey made me lol
So, I just took this survey that popped up from steam, and one of the questions it asked was internet speed. It had to be the most outdated survey of the type. It not only asked if I connefcted with dial-up but if I was connecting via 33k dial-up. I don't think anyone has made a 33k modem in years. Not only that but its cable/dsl speed was 2mbps - 10mbps, that is about right for DSL, but there are not many cable companies that offer anything less than 10mbps anymore. I know, I work for one. The part that really made me lol was it capped out at greater than 10mbps, now I work for a company that can provide a residential speed of up to 300mbps, and the standard for them is moving from 15mbps to 50mbps. Not only that but the 10mbps or greater was listed as "LAN". Last I knew "LAN" was an acronym for "Local Area Network" and has nothing to do with internet connection speed.

It did amuse me though, so congrats on that.
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FrazerJC 1 mart., 2013 @ 7:18pm 
Where I used to live, the maximum speed you could get for broadband was 512kbps (approx 60KB/s). :)

And then I know people who get lower than that! Seems crazy to me now, but there are still people out there on pretty slow connections.
The Redcon™ 1 mart., 2013 @ 7:38pm 
Where I live my maximum of the max is 768/kbs. I'm soo used to fast internet!! SOMEONE HELP ME
Smithyjx 1 mart., 2013 @ 8:56pm 
I live in California and my max speed is between 500kbps-1.1mbps and it downloads stuff pretty fast 2mbps-10mbps is some extremely fast internet.... government stuff haha no they probably have stuff like 1gbps or faster lol
Chika Ogiue 1 mart., 2013 @ 11:00pm 
Yep, I always have to answer incorrectly as they simply don't have an option anywhere near my actual speed: 1 Gbps fiber optic connection. Same with the download speed estimates; completely useless as they are for the outdated connections only.
BadIdeas 2 mart., 2013 @ 3:23pm 
@19delta3, idk if you are in an outlying area or not, or have the wrong service provider, but take a look a this: https://broadband.oregon.gov/StateMap/ as far as I can tell most metro areas in western Oregon hit at least 50mbps.

@FrazerJC, what type of broadband? That sounds like DSL and it sounds to me like the ISP is trying to push it out as far as they can. Like I said in the op, 2mbps is about right for dsl, but the vast majority of cable connections are faster.
Dreakon 2 mart., 2013 @ 5:02pm 
I know someone with dialup, and Windows ME, on their only computer. They don't play games on it lol.
theasta 13 mai, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
Where I live in UK, max ADSL speed is less than 2mbps at this distance from exchange.
FTTC gets you around 20mbps with silly data caps & traffic shaping unless you pay OTT.
Cable hasn't reached here - suburbs of a major town.

I use mobile broadband instead which isn't mentioned at all. Gives average 4mbps, with overnight peaks at 8mbps. Got rid of land-line, so no rental.
So the Ping's around 100, but that'll disappear with 4G in a couple of months and max. speed will go up to 21mbps. My ISP isn't going to charge extra for it, or cap the data, unlike another Mobile provider who had a head start on 4G and tried to cash in lol.
Spawn of Totoro 13 mai, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Since an ISP speeds are listed in Mb/ps, and Steam's are listed in MB/ps that 300 Mbps turns into MB/ps 37.5. Even the survey list it as MB/ps.

The most common comcast speed is 50Mb/ps or 6.25 MB/ps. That part of the survey is still relevent for most people who take it.
facedown 13 mai, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Max DSL speed here is 40 Gig. Max cable is 50 Gig.
ChewyJupiter92 14 mai, 2013 @ 12:14am 
umm ive hard of like 1tbps internet dont know if its real though i get 5 mbps with a good connection right now so after i move getting 100mbps plan
ChewyJupiter92 14 mai, 2013 @ 12:14am 
congrats to me
id like to personally thank my wallet and myself for this accomplishment
Satoru 14 mai, 2013 @ 6:59am 
Note that in many many parts of the USA 'broadband' is defined at rediculously low rates of 512k.
Spawn of Totoro 14 mai, 2013 @ 7:03am 
Satoru a scris:
Note that in many many parts of the USA 'broadband' is defined at rediculously low rates of 512k.

Yep, anything faster then dial-up is "broadband" or "high speed" internet. Atleast, that is what companies want us to believe.
Chowder7116[ In Texas ] 14 mai, 2013 @ 9:22am 
I get about 1mbps :l
Helmed 15 mai, 2013 @ 1:31am 
I think the better question is, has anyone in america able to just buy internet? Not just a plan or anything, just a cheap internet for 20$ or so.
I've been fighting comcast for years for this sort of thing, but they insist that i buy a package of tv and phone service plans or they tack on 50$ to having internet alone.
Not only that but i've been seeing a trending bandwidth limiter where you can only use up so much bandwidth so comcast has been pretty much the only option i see as still the better choice of service.
IMO Internet companies are becoming slimier every year. Wheres my customer satisfaction?
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