I am asking this because I have an Exede Classic 12 plan in this beam--with an allowance of 10gb/month....and my speeds from about 5p-2or3am are getting slower and slower....no where near the Exede promised speeds of avg. 10-12 download for example? (I never go over my allowance so that isn't the problem).
I am puzzled because some other people who live in the same beam area I do are saying they are getting 10-12 download speeds consistently and I would love to see some actual speedtest numbers from other customers who live in the area I do (for the time period I specified which is known to be a "more congested" time).
I haven't found any reason to think that my problem is equipment related, and my daytime speeds are considerably better, at least some of the time, although I don't know that they "average" the promised 10-12 Mbps download speed....
So, I did think it might help those of use in this beam to know if there are other people like me, maybe a lot of people, having such slow speeds?
Here is a list of the speedtest measurements I got for Dec 2015:
RECENT DOWNLOAD SPEEDS EXEDE CLASSIC
(without having gone anywhere near
12/30/15 6:14p 2.9/1.23
12/29/15 8:02p 3.4/0.78
12/28/15 6:32p 1.5/0.82
12/26/15 10:09p 5.34/0.63
12/26/15 9:41p 2.43/0.46
12/16/15 7:50p 2.68/0.22
12/11/15 6:20p 8.43/0.52
12/10/15 1:18a 3.09/1.05
Thank you so much to anyone willing to help.
Seems like so far you both may be getting the kind of very low download speeds I also posted for the 30th during that timeframe.
Thank you so much for replying to this question because it may really help me figure out if my system is the problem or my slow speeds which mostly occur from 5p through the LNFZ are due to congestion and not something I should be "fixing".
My numbers for yesterday eve and today so far:
Note that the following numbers, all measured only during primetime are in the much lower range I would think are due to "congestion" since they only happen at that time....
12/30/15 6:14p 2.9/1.23
Wow! look what's happening today during "primetime" --today I suddenly get a spike up to 19.4 download....since I haven't seen such a high download speed during primetime at all in at least the last 8 months, I am wondering if this is happening due to LOW congestion on new year's eve?
any other ideas?
I really would love to have access to an exede "congestion meter"....that would make it so much easier to figure out.
And to Brian--no, it doesn't MATTER in terms of my being able to do what I want to do...but I would like to know whether my sharp drop in speeds to the point I posted is due to a problem on my end that I can "fix" or not. The ideas you suggested so far as to why the slow speeds might be on my end don't apply/explain my speed slowdowns, but the time pattern sure makes it look like congestion.
If you think of anything else I can consider--some problem on my end that would slow speeds only during the times exede says there are congestion problems--would be glad to hear it.
Wish I knew how to copy/post all of my speedtest.net results for the last year here, but anyway....
what I see when looking at ALL the readings over a year is this:
**a year ago, I was getting excellent speeds, mostly more than 10 (sometimes a lot more than 10)Mbps during the hours of 5am to the start of LNFZ---so for the most part, the only time I had consistently lower speeds was during the LNFZ. (which was never a problem for me--again, I am just talking about my increasing problems with slower speeds and my wish to figure out the true cause),
According to more test results as this year went on, what changed was this:
the problem has more and more increased so that I am frequently getting this kind of 1-4 download speed all during primetime, meaning from 5p through the late night free zone---meaning many more hours (7 more hours) of consistently low speeds--occurring right during the time Exede notes that congestion is a problem.
which makes sense, since someone mentioned that at some point while this trend has been occurring, Exede has closed this beam to new customers, because of an increasing problem with congestion.
Any other interpretations that I might be missing here?
Fri Jan 01 2016 @ 7:31:45 pm 2.48 Mbps 310 kB/s
Fri Jan 01 2016 @ 7:02:07 pm 1.18 Mbps 148 kB/s
Remote control apps and youtube at 360p still seems to function without too much trouble for me even at these speeds. I wonder if Exede might be throttling speedtest traffic in favor of "real" traffic during the higher congested times. It was something I wondered previously but am not sure. My downoad speeds during this time seem to be better than the speedtest speeds I am seeing, so I am not sure we can nescessarily fully trust the speed test results either. Of course I am on Liberty, but wanted to give the stats for you to compare to if you so desired.
Overall pretty much analogous to one of the best weather forecasts I heard from Stuart Soroka in Boston many years ago - "gradually becoming darker around sunset, with an increased chance for light around sunrise".
Will be interesting to see if there's some relief over the next week or so as schools and colleges resume.
ok, I never go over my allotted 10 Gb per month---and because I am being so careful, I often don't even use up the full 10gb.
But if I switched to Liberty Pass, why I know I'd start streaming away to my heart's content--every eve and would thereby quickly use up my full 10Gb early on and then just keep on streaming for the rest of the pay period...and I'd do it during prime time since that is my usual streaming time, and even with lower speeds during the pass, seems like I could still stream....it would really NOT be convenient for me to switch over my usage from prime time/LNFZ to daytime hours.
So my overall impact on congestion would be worse on the pass plan--if that makes sense?
But Jep, did I just say in different words the exact thing you were saying (more succinctly) i your check writing analogy above?