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batye
batye
3/10/2019 4:51:43 AM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
@afwriter  No the sad reality I pay monthly for 175GB around $50 USD or $72 CAND an nothing better in sight... for now... 

ps: plus when bad weather rain/snow/ice/heat ISP get connection problems and I do not have internet for days... 

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afwriter
afwriter
3/9/2019 9:53:24 AM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
@Batye, I don't mean any offense by this, but that is awful. I couldn't imagine speeds that slow in my house. Do you at least pay a lower rate for your speeds? Hopefully, someone will come around to give you high-speed options sooner than later. 

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batye
batye
3/9/2019 4:00:46 AM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
@afwriter  if I get 2 or 3 meg I feel lucky - mostly in my area is around 5 meg but in my area as II ask everyone keep gettng 3 meg max... on Cable modem... 

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afwriter
afwriter
3/8/2019 4:48:33 PM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
I have wondered that too. I guess I just thought that they underestimated the,selves just in case.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/8/2019 1:14:49 PM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
@afwriter does that mean that the Comcast speed check is more accurate or that it is undestimating itself?

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afwriter
afwriter
3/7/2019 9:54:21 PM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
For the time being, I am a Comcast customer and I regularly check my speeds. I think it's funny that using Comcast's speed checker I usually come in about 10 megs slower than speedtest . net

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/6/2019 1:19:32 PM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
That's fascinating.. what is the business model for SamKnows? Do they keep user data anonymous? 

There are plenty of ways to monitor broadband.. even Netflix has its fast.com website. I wonder how valuable the data actually is.. and to whom.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
3/6/2019 9:54:29 AM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
Several years ago a company called "Sam Knows" sent me a proprietary router that continuouly monitors my internet performance, providing on demand info and a monthly report to me, detailing all the specs for speed, latency and much more. Presumably they are compiling the statistics from lots of these devices around the world to share with regulators as they originally noted to me they would provide the data to the FCC. Thje data a year ago provided me with the evidence to complain to the FCC about CenturyLinks poorer than promised performance at the time.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/6/2019 12:40:27 AM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
I assume someday, when broadband is actually ubiquitous, that these broadband maps will be much more available to end users. When 5G networks are everywhere and LEO satellites beam down wireless internet to every point of the globe, users will collectively compile broadband maps like Waze does with real-time car traffic.

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michelle
michelle
3/5/2019 11:19:51 PM
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Re: Proprietary data made public... someday
Ha! There's a lot of open country that could use addressing. 

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