Looking to compare speeds on Classic plan, Beam 329

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Would other people on classic EXEDE plan and in Beam 329 mind sharing some download/upload speeds they are getting during primetime and LNFZ? (for comparison's sake, I am using speedtest.net)

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
over allowance)

12/30/15—6:40p—2.88/0.54

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.
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At 14:40  21.89 download, 3.9 up
At  14:48  19.3 down, 3.7 up

The two speeds above are not typical, i think 8-10 is typical.

We have used 6.6 of our 25G to date.

I have used 5.8 of my Verizon 18.

Got to stay with the Classic.
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Doing well tonight during prime time on Beam 329 Classic Plan:
Mon Jan 11 2016 @ 10:59:05 pm 14.61 Mbps
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01:30   6.45 download 1.11 upload
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Rolling along this morning on Beam 329 Classic Plan:
Tue Jan 12 2016 @ 9:23:20 am 19.14 Mbps
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I have a confession to make...I just heard back from Exedelistens, and I am in beam 328!!!!!

Call me an imposter....but I really thought I was in 329!  Sorry about that..

anyway, I would say from having been comparing my numbers to those of you in 329 who posted here, that 328 and 329 have the same kind of congestion.....and pretty much the same issues.....
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That's OK, Lorriel.  Misery loves company, even if it is a foreigner.  Just kidding of course, on both counts.  While there is a prime-time slow down, overall I can't complain too much about their service.  And it's good to get some reports/validation from an adjacent beam.  I'm just glad we hadn't shown you the secret Beam 329 handshake yet.
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Thanks, JEP....I bet I will forevermore be known as "The 329 Imposter"....
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12:05 AM  7 download, 2.66 upload.
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Life is good on Beam 329 Classic Plan:

Wed Jan 13 2016 @ 11:17:52 am 20.77 Mbps download

Wed Jan 13 2016 @ 11:20:02 am  3.81 Mbps upload
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Still running smooth just prior to LNFZ in Beam 329 Classic Plan:

Wed Jan 13 2016 @ 11:20:25 pm 12.24 Mbps
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Wow...not bad at all, yet my Liberty Plan while in Priority Data was getting much, much lower speeds just 15 minutes prior to your tests. Interesting....

What test site are you using?
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Using testmy.net with the default server, which often comes up with Dallas, TX.  I used to try and get the server closest to Nevada, but I think the differences are pretty small for actual speed tests.  There was one in CA that seemed to give slightly better results, but I don't bother with the small stuff these days.  Not when there is a 20:1 swing in speeds due to congestion.
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Friday morning on Beam 329 Classic Plan:

Fri Jan 15 2016 @ 10:30:08 19.32 Mbps
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This could be my last post from Beam 329 Classic Plan:

Fri Jan 15 2016 @ 2:13:30 pm 21.42 Mbps
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Same beam and I am not seeing the same numbers as you. 10 mins after your test and I have 7.81Mbps/0.71.
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Spinninghorse, I know what you mean, but I suspect that speeds can vary a great deal over a very short period of time--there are a lot of variables, some of which I am sure I'm not even aware of.  Using different software to test is only one difference, and not one that I have found makes a huge difference.  But I trust the numbers over time provide a pretty good idea of speeds and patterns.

In your adjoining beam (328), 15 minutes later than your test I get 10.43/4.24.

But almost all of my recent readings have had MUCH lower upload speeds--dont' know what makes the difference there.

And five minutes from now, it might look different by quite a few Mbps.  I wish they'd provide a plus/minus average accuracy number when they give test numbers.
Like if it were something like +/- 3 Mbps, then your numbers and mine, 15 min apart, would be very very close.  But even if they weren't that close, a lot can happen online in that period of time re: how many subscribers are online and how much data they are consuming at the moment.
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Thanks for all your contributions.
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I posted elsewhere, but I think it depends on the size of your download.  Larger Downloads = Slower Speeds.  A 6 MB file got around 13 Mbps and a 12 MB file got around 5 Mbps.  Both done literally back to back.  It makes sense, allow high speed bursts and throttle down if a consistent data stream is established.   Gets lighter users the best responses.