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Miknow

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Mar 23, 2001
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Suwanee, GA
Why do companies dont wanna give much upload. I mean my dsl is 1.5m/128k thats what almost 10x faster download and upload. Why cant there be a equal like 786/768 on plain $50 a month residential DSL
 

Daemonfly

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Aug 18, 2002
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NW Pa
Yeah, it's BS but they basically offer internet access, meaning "download" i.e. browsing, etc.. THey limit the upload because they think you shouldn't have a high need to upload anything, as in web/ftp/etc.. server. These servers are actually not allowed in some contracts.

They'll have no problem offering you a commercial type connection wth a higher upload for a lot more $$$ though.
 

engjohn

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Dec 18, 2000
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SoCal
Most home users do not need faster upload speeds. They are able to sell the sDSL lines to businesses at a preimum. Just a marketing thing to make more $$... It is still cheaper than a T1....
 

DDR-PIII

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ppl who've got a high upload speed are likely to have a file server or music server... im guessing thats why you want one right ?
 

su root

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Aug 25, 2001
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Ontario, Canada
In today's internet world, there are uploaders and there are downloaders. With a home-user account, you are a downloader, you download stuff, you connect to streaming sites, etc. your only real need for upload should be to send back "ok"s and requests. (technical term:ACKs) The ISP, with all this extra upload bandwidth available to them, can sell it off to the uploaders.. businesses with websites, people who stream, etc.
 

bdf24

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Feb 15, 2001
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Harford, WI.
I asked my ISP once why there upload speed's are so slow. They told me it's to deter people from running illegal servers and doing illegal file transfers. I've got Charter pipeline and the upload speed is only 128k. I hate it personally. I'd love to have atleast double the upload speed then that.
 

su root

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When I had DSL, i had about 20kbytes/s upload. if you ever filled that upload pipe, all of your downloads just sucked. I could be downloading at 100k, then decide to upload a file to someone, and it would drop my download to like 10k or less :(
 

Warlord2

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Mar 19, 2001
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Bakersfield,CA
I beleive Im capped at 2000/350 on cable, atleast that was my highest speed test I have had. I can usually put up a small server or upload files pretty fast. Does anyone know if its cheaper for the server to make more download speed over upload speed? just wondering. btw if you live right by the server you can order a fast sdsl connection and host a 20 person server and thin rent it out for $130 or so, that would pay for most of the cost and you will still have a really fast upload connection for sending files or whatever.
 

Spec_Ops2087

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Jan 31, 2002
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NJ
Warlord2...not sure what you are asking but I think your answer is that it is more expensive to have a fast uploading server than downloading server...



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AmigoThree

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Aug 12, 2002
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Gettysburg, PA
I think he is asking if it costs the cable company/dsl provider any more money to give people a faster upload. But like they said before, they just do it to prevent people from running servers when they dont want them to be run.


Any way, about your suggestion, sounds like a good idea and I acctually was thinking about doing something like that myself.
 

PYROMANIAC

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Dec 11, 2001
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Houston, Texas
bdf24 said:
I asked my ISP once why there upload speed's are so slow. They told me it's to deter people from running illegal servers and doing illegal file transfers. I've got Charter pipeline and the upload speed is only 128k. I hate it personally. I'd love to have atleast double the upload speed then that.

i feel your pain..ive got cox's wonderful service of 1024/128... its so slow..i mean cmon 16k/s upload??!? and thats just in texas..other states that have cox get 3000/768...why limit texas? beats me heh..then we look at optimum online and its capped at 10000/10000, most ppl get around 7mb or higher up and down..its so insane..i just wanna live in silicon valley so i can get fiber for $40/month :)
 

Warlord2

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hmm I bet it does cost more for the provider because people would be putting up servers left and right and sucking up all the bandwidth. At one point I was thinking about getting sdsl 768/768 and splitting the cost 50/50 with my parents and also putting up a 18 persons server. But thin I found out the ping would be horrible because the providers location is on the other side of the US:eek: all he does it route it here using amps. Anyways that would make the ping horrible for games and the connection wouldnt be so great either.
 

Mr. $T$

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Sep 15, 2001
Weard I get 1.5 down and 128 up?:eh?:


The Up is importain to me because I have an ftp server :rolleyes:

but the 768/768 should be what you get not this funky off beat thing.



www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=1 <-------------- Test your connection :D