This is amazing. Yesterday, I ran the Ookla Internet
Speed Test a couple times just to make sure the measurement wasn't a fluke. This morning
I ran it again with the same incredible results - download speeds north of 250 Mbps and upload
speeds of 20+ Mbps! Web pages load seemingly instantly - even with advertisements - and when I
publish an RF Cafe webpage, it uploads as quickly as if I was saving the file to my local hard
drive. Internet Nirvana has been reached. Online Shangri-La is here in Greensboro compliments of
Time Warner Cable. Who would have thought?
Looking at the
Akamai Q4 2015 global average peak connection speeds rankings chart on
Wikipedia, even the world leaders in Internet connection speeds like Singapore, Hong Kong, and South
Korea pale in comparison to what they get here in Greensboro.
It's too bad that back home in Erie, Pennsylvania, the best TWC can do is about 15 Mbps download
and 3-4 Mbps upload. The connection speed difference between Greensboro (we are visiting our kids,
who live in Greensboro, NC) and Erie is almost like comparing dial-up to broadband. It's not like we
live out in the boondocks where only a telephone line is available. We live just 3 miles from the
Erie city line and are less than a mile from the Erie International Airport, and yes, we do have a
cable connection (not DSL).
You might try running the Ookla Internet
Speed Test from your location to see how your ISP is performing. Hopefully, you're doing better
than I am.
Posted October 31, 2016