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kalam
05-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Hello all of you internet experts.

I have recently signed up for this service, through Persona (Sudbury area). How fast is this? If I was to download via torrent a 1 gig file, how long do you figure it would take? What is your expert thoughts on this service?

This sounds like it is fast - is it??? (http://www.persona.ca/index.php?16mbps)

Thanks for your input, everyone. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

KaL

Hans
05-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Expensive.

kalam
05-04-2008, 11:12 PM
Ha - yes, it would be, at that price. I am changing over from bell (bundle), and my I will be paying considerably less than that - in fact my monthly for phone\tv\internet will be less than what I am presently paying, and I gain a lot more.

So - other than expensive, is this pretty well up there, speed wise?

KaL

mboy67
05-05-2008, 12:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">HI SPEED INTERNET NOT AVAILABLE </div></div>That what is say's for Sault Ste Marie

Shawn
05-05-2008, 02:16 AM
Ya, its Persona in Sudbury, and that is quite expensive... Shaw has 25Mbps for about $95... The only thing that makes it worth the $99 is the fact that it has unlimited transfer...

kalam
05-05-2008, 05:32 PM
Yup, here in Azilda (outside of Sudbury), this is the cable option. After reading some of the other posts in this section, showing speedtest.net results, I was hoping to get some estimates of what this 16 mbps means, in relation I guess. BTW, if I wasn't gettin this substantially cheaper than the $100 bucks it says, I would not be getting it!

KaL

Macs II
05-05-2008, 06:05 PM
I still get pretty good speed with SHAW extreme

http://www.speedtest.net/result/267769716.png

hemi_69
05-05-2008, 06:41 PM
if thats your only cab le option then the price is kind of irelevant. 16mb is good yes you'll be able to download a 1gb torrent in about an hour roughly cause you'll almost never get your full speed through torrent download.
however if you have a choice in cable internet providers i would suggest checking their prices.

16mbps is approx. 16380 kbps which is what most speed tests are done in

\m/ Rich \m/
05-05-2008, 07:18 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shawn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ya, its Persona in Sudbury, and that is quite expensive... Shaw has 25Mbps for about $95... The only thing that makes it worth the $99 is the fact that it has unlimited transfer... </div></div>

i would have no problem paying 100$ for a 25meg service with no limit.

mboy67
05-05-2008, 07:57 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: \m/ Rich \m/</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shawn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ya, its Persona in Sudbury, and that is quite expensive... Shaw has 25Mbps for about $95... The only thing that makes it worth the $99 is the fact that it has unlimited transfer... </div></div>

i would have no problem paying 100$ for a 25meg service with no limit.</div></div>

Same here but it will still have a cap so not worth the extra to me.

Hans
05-05-2008, 08:07 PM
What kind of connection do they have? Are they like a reseller, or independent?

V Code
05-06-2008, 11:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hemi_69</div><div class="ubbcode-body">if thats your only cab le option then the price is kind of irelevant. 16mb is good yes you'll be able to download a 1gb torrent in about an hour roughly cause you'll almost never get your full speed through torrent download.
however if you have a choice in cable internet providers i would suggest checking their prices.

16mbps is approx. 16380 kbps which is what most speed tests are done in </div></div>

why would he never see the top on a torrent? every single torrent i download caps my connection if i let it. what you say is untrue sir. or perhaps you use crap torrent sites

KaLaM -&gt;think of it this way, when you download a file from a web page and it clips along a 238kb/s. you will be able to hit 2000 now theoretically with a 16Mb service

kalam
05-07-2008, 01:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hans</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What kind of connection do they have? Are they like a reseller, or independent?
</div></div>

Not sure. How would I tell?

KaL

kalam
05-07-2008, 01:10 AM
[KaLaM -&gt;think of it this way, when you download a file from a web page and it clips along a 238kb/s. you will be able to hit 2000 now theoretically with a 16Mb service[/quote]

Holy crap -really??? That sounds incredible. I can't imagine it being that fast. Hmm..

KaL

V Code
05-07-2008, 01:48 AM
yea its pretty fast, you will probably only see the speeds on a good torrent site, not a poor one like hemi uses :P

hemi_69
05-07-2008, 02:03 AM
lol, i find it depends what i'm downloading. I'm sure there are some better sites out there than what i normally use. Highest i've ever hit is 1mb transfer but it is rare, usually i'm sitting around 600 - 700 kbps on a torrent and on average i'm hitting 14000 kbps on a speed test (currently 13980 is what i just hit while typing this)

Andre
05-07-2008, 03:07 AM
Hmm...I only have 5MB profile and I never hit those kinds of speeds. I do download 350 - 650MB download through http downloads though.
I did hit 1mb transfer on Limewire once.
I never use torrents. Only http.

If you learn to find them, they are much better.

V Code
05-07-2008, 10:58 AM
but you only have a 5Mb profile meaning that when you hit 550-600. thats it you are capped out.

how can http be better than torrents. you are only downloading from a single source where on a torrent you have many connections. and a private tracker where people HAVE to share, the speeds only increase. i just pulled a 350MB file in under 6 minutes, and seems a little slow to me as normally 2x350MB files take 12 minutes

Andre
05-07-2008, 01:54 PM
a 350MB file takes me about 10 minutes. 700MB about 20 minutes
$29.95/month

Hans
05-07-2008, 05:19 PM
You can also have multiple sources for HTTP. While it's actually called connections instead of sources, it does the same thing using the HTTP resume feature. Only snag is you have to know mirror HTTP sites for optimal results.
I found that Bitcomet is very handy for downloading Linux images from a HTTP source, as it uses the mirrors to initiate multiple connections. I believe most HTTP download managers do the same thing now these days.

kalam
05-19-2008, 11:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: '67 L-79</div><div class="ubbcode-body">yea its pretty fast, you will probably only see the speeds on a good torrent site, not a poor one like hemi uses :P
</div></div>

Hey '67 L-79

PM sent.

KaL

1337
08-01-2008, 02:37 AM
Doesn't matter which site, it's dependant on the seeders.

The site is just a search engine essentially.