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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Ratio of upload/download broadband speeds Reply with quote

Does anyone know how much faster downloading is than uploading?

Is downloading 5 times quicker than uploading? Or is the ratio more like 10:1?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in the U.S. every ISP caps it or throttles it differently. Mine is controlled by my ISP at 7meg's down and one up. You can get lines that have both the same down and up speed but they are business orientated and very costly here.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upload is usually much lower than download speed, they don't want you running a server. Sad

I think virgins upload speeds are :-

256kbps if your on 2Mbps service.
512kbps if your on 10Mbps service
768kbps if your on 20Mbps service

they are also part of the traffic management policy so if you upload too much you get capped and your speed reduces. I think it’s a 50% reduction on the 2Mbps service and a 75% reduction on the others.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
I think virgins upload speeds are :-

256kbps if your on 2Mbps service.
512kbps if your on 10Mbps service
768kbps if your on 20Mbps service

Lord Lummy! So if I upgrade to the 10Mbps service, the download speed multiplies by 5, but the upload speed only multiplies by 2! Shocked

Those Virgin Media rascals... Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pay my ISP for the top service it is 10Mb download/1.5Mb upload
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