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My Internet Speed Test: Telus, Shaw, SpeedTest.com - Click HERE for Original Thread

kamakurakid
I am currently a Shaw customer, below are my speed tests from three testing websites. Why is there such a gap in the figures? Is there a testing site which tests the testing sites?

PING / Download / UPLOAD

http://speedtest.shaw.ca (SHAW)

32ms 23.0Mbps 2.22Mbps

http://shv.globetrotter.net/test/ (TELUS)

348ms 9.6Mbps 2.22Mbps

http://www.speedtest.net/ (SPEEDTEST)

12ms 9.40Mbps 2.42Mbps



shaw etreme
Troll-ol
obviously because the site isn't able to upload fast enough for your download test.. Maybe a busy server or w/e
mazdavirgin
Keep in mind that shaw fakes out their numbers over a short period of time using their "speed burst" so your results will be a lot higher than the actual speed. They burst your download speed higher for ~10 minutes.
GoChris
Originally posted by mazdavirgin
Keep in mind that shaw fakes out their numbers over a short period of time using their "speed burst" so your results will be a lot higher than the actual speed. They burst your download speed higher for ~10 minutes.



More like 30 seconds.

thetransporter
not bad. will telus ever get faster upload??
kamakurakid
Originally posted by thetransporter
not bad. will telus ever get faster upload??



Looking at your SpeedTest numbers, is like looking at porn. Unreachable. :thumbsup:

thetransporter
Originally posted by kamakurakid


Looking at your SpeedTest numbers is like looking at porn. :thumbsup:



thank you. but its wireless service its not really the best but i hated giving my money to shaw /telus . I updated to a N card was able to do about 60 upload.

i stream hd UP load to my work from slingbox. works fine.

eblend
Originally posted by thetransporter
not bad. will telus ever get faster upload??



Heard with VDSL they can go synconus up and down, whether that will actually happen is anyone's guess. I think once the VDSL upgrade is complete they may change things around.

Danny Meehan
SPEEDTEST is the most accurate of the 3 due to non vested interested in your results, such as Mazdairgin said
kamakurakid
I have Telus coming next week (tired of the Pong era interface on the TV and slow internet speeds). Now on hold for 45 minutes to cancel Shaw. To quit smoking would be faster than getting ahold of Shaw.... if I smoked.
alloroc
Originally posted by kamakurakid
I have Telus coming next week (tired of the Pong era interface on the TV and slow internet speeds). Now on hold for 45 minutes to cancel Shaw. To quit smoking would be faster than getting ahold of Shaw.... if I smoked.



You think telus has faster internet?

kamakurakid
Originally posted by alloroc


You think telus has faster internet?



No experience so I cannot comment, I do believe it to be no worse than Shaw though from what I have read and heard from coworkers and forums like Beyond. 66% of the reason Telus has my money over Shaw is simply the terrible interface and content information supplied by Shaw regarding cable TV. I am certain the Amish are thrilled to be Shaw customers, I on the other hand will be entering the modern era.

eblend
Originally posted by kamakurakid


I am certain the Amish are thrilled to be Shaw customers, I on the other hand will be entering the modern era.




Haha, love it, the Amish :)

eblend
Originally posted by alloroc


You think telus has faster internet?



I have no experience with the new shaw offerings, but have been a shaw customer for last 15 years, and for me telus is much faster. For the common person, downloading an HD movin in 40 minutes vs 15 doesn't really matter, and sure shaw now has much faster advertised speeds, but for most people, there is no need, as the 15 or 25mbps you get from telus is fast enough for everything. For me, my main problem wish Shaw in 2 out of the 3 places I have lived in the 15 years is that come evening time, I can't do shit all, like even watch an SD youtube feed, whereas telus is consistently fast, day or night. My personal experience, and like I said, have been a previous shaw customer for 15 years. I did switch because of optik really, so decided to go with the bundle, no regrets at all. Love watching TV now as it feels like I am in 2011, vs 1995 with the Shaw system

Scat E46


shaw etreme
GoChris


Telus High Speed, with no speed boost.
schocker
Shaw extreme w/speedboost which does nothing
23.63/2.41
edmonton server.
This is about right as when I am downloading items I get between 2.5mbps - 3mbps which this test shows, speedboost never does anything. On the saturation though in say peak times, I have lived in a older neighbourhood and never experienced it and now live in a new neighbourhood and dont get slowdown either.
UndrgroundRider
Originally posted by alloroc


You think telus has faster internet?



Depends on what you consider "faster". In terms of latency, absolutely.

This is Telus Optik TV (using actual fibre).


I switched from Shaw just before they implemented the usage based billing. At that time I was getting <4 mbps during peak hours with Shaw. Sure I had Extreme-I, but I was only seeing the advertised bandwidth at 3AM. What good is that? Plus I do a fair bit of gaming, and the lower latency offered by Telus is absolutely killer.

Shaw simply isn't the company it was 10 years ago. They jam as many people onto a node as they can. And when people start complaining, it's 2+ years before they split the node. No thanks. Telus has made big strides at improving customer service as of late, and I've had ZERO outages or issues with their service. Comparing them to Shaw is night and day.

The straw that broke the camel's back was usage based billing. I'm not totally against usage based billing, as long as there is healthy competition in the market (which is a whole other can of worms, but I digress). The main thing that got me was the quiet decreases to bandwidth for all of Shaw's packages, and the fact that the per GB cost was more expensive than the bandwidth included in the base package. The way Shaw did it, it was just outright gouging.

Anyone who has "loyalty" to Shaw at this point is just a sheep. They're just another company. And Telus is no different. It's a "better the devil you know" situation.

schocker
Originally posted by UndrgroundRider


The straw that broke the camel's back was usage based billing. I'm not totally against usage based billing, as long as there is healthy competition in the market (which is a whole other can of worms, but I digress). The main thing that got me was the quiet decreases to bandwidth for all of Shaw's packages, and the fact that the per GB cost was more expensive than the bandwidth included in the base package. The way Shaw did it, it was just outright gouging.


But telus will switch to ubb in no time, and shaw made their caps quite high. :dunno:
Extreme 250gb
bb50 400gb
bb100 500gb
bb100+ 750gb
Seems more than enough

Tik-Tok
Originally posted by kamakurakid


No experience so I cannot comment, I do believe it to be no worse than Shaw though from what I have read and heard from coworkers and forums like Beyond.



Telus is definitely slower (for the same advertised speeds). When i switched from Telus back to Shaw a couple of years ago, I had both for a week or so, and did some comparisons.

From online speedtests, they seemed comparable, but when it came to torrenting, Shaw won hands down, every time.

That being said, I also have nothing but problems with Shaw. Internet will suddenly drop for no reason for 5 minutes, random slow speeds, and currently I've been experiencing 3 weeks of VERY slow speeds, and Shaw keeps saying there's a "problem in my neighborhood". If it isn't fixed by the time I'm back from vacation, I'm switching to Telus again. Slower speeds or not, their internet is like clockwork at my house (when I had it last)

kamakurakid
Originally posted by Tik-Tok
I also have nothing but problems with Shaw. Internet will suddenly drop for no reason for 5 minutes, random slow speeds, and currently I've been experiencing 3 weeks of VERY slow speeds



This has also been my issue for the last few weeks, playing online poker is brutal knowing the internet can vanish for minutes at any time.

UndrgroundRider
Originally posted by schocker

But telus will switch to ubb in no time, and shaw made their caps quite high. :dunno:
Extreme 250gb
bb50 400gb
bb100 500gb
bb100+ 750gb
Seems more than enough



:rofl: Another sheep. You realize that when UBB was in effect the bandwidth cap was 100GB for extreme? Not 250GB. Now that they stopped UBB, they've increased the cap to 250GB. What difference does it make? It's just a number on a page at this point.

You clearly didn't read my whole post. I listed several reasons why I switched from Shaw, and I also said that I don't really care about the usage based billing, just the way that Shaw tried to fuck everyone over when they did it.

PeterGTiR
I had Optik TV and Internet installed last week:

Basic TV (Essentials + HD Channels)
Sports HD
Optik High Speed

So far, the only noticeable differences between Shaw and Telus are:

-some blocky patches when watching sports on Telus which I never noticed with Shaw
-Telus has a better interface for TV
-price was less with Telus for the first six months (~$24 less) and ~$5 less afterwards

The Optik High Speed (15Mbps) is a different service than the Extreme (25Mbps) with Shaw so I can't compare the two. The downloads from Telus hover around 1.1 - 1.2 MB/s which is fast enough for most users and there's a cap of 250GB of downloads.
ZorroAMG
I have Novus....

CRAZY upload tonight...which is amazing for me since I upload a lot of audition videos to send to LA/Toronto and they are 720p vids at a few hundred MB sometimes.

kamakurakid
I guess I need to fall in love with the new Telus remote in my life, this speed is getting less love. A C plus, any village in Thailand has better internet:

GoChris
Originally posted by kamakurakid
I guess I need to fall in love with the new Telus remote in my life, this speed is getting less love. A C plus, any village in Thailand has better internet:



Are you on the 15Mbps plan? If you are on copper, your internet speed will slow down a bit if you are also watching telus tv at the same time.

kamakurakid
Originally posted by GoChris


Are you on the 15Mbps plan? If you are on copper, your internet speed will slow down a bit if you are also watching telus tv at the same time.



I was so long on hold placing the order I just got whatever Telus gave me, I will call them in a couple of days once the account is processed and get an upgrade from PeasantVision and SnailInternet. It is so bad to be without manly sports TV (TSN, etc), might buy an Oprah magazine and take a long bubble bath tonight.

CompletelyNumb



This is what I get to use all summer. Thanks, Pason.
eblend
Originally posted by CompletelyNumb



This is what I get to use all summer. Thanks, Pason.



On the bright side, your upload is twise the speed of your download :D

pyroza


God, I love FiOS :D
vrsc400




Just did 3 in a row. I'm pretty surprised by the ping right now! Usually it's around 300-400 ms

We pay for the 25mbps package btw
kamakurakid
Killed my Shaw service this evening, 86 minutes on hold while a recorded voice ear raped me "Your call is important to us, please remain on hold..."

86 minutes Jim Shaw, you owe me 86 minutes.
Khyron


Got Telus Optik in the new place, very pleased so far.
kamakurakid
Originally posted by Khyron


Got Telus Optik in the new place, very pleased so far.



SO far I am really impressed by Optik. It looks like I need to get a faster internet package. Which one are you on?

MGCM
I just tested mine with our telus setup, here are my results, I don't know alot about speeds, are my numbers good? average? bad?

Test 1
Download speed: 10952 kbps (1369 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload speed: 757 kbps (94.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 154 ms
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:22:01 AM

Test 2
Abeo
Shaw 25 Mb plan... I tested it right after it was hooked up, got 20 Mb/s. Installer left, never saw those speeds again :/

clem24
I wonder why everyone has been having so many problems with Shaw. Have been on Extreme for the longest time and it's been rock steady. Just upgraded to SPP with BB50 (which incidentally costs less but I also lose a few TV channels - big fucking deal) and I easily sustain 5-6MB/s.
rage2
You guys have to stop using that Calgary server for speedtests. It's saturated to shit, so even though your connection can sustain huge speeds, the server can't pump enough data out to you fast enough.

From my testing, the Edmonton server seems to have the biggest and most consistent pipe to fill the new Shaw services. I have a gigabit connection to the internet at the office, and here's a bunch of tests on various servers to show which ones suck.





















Don't even bother with the Brooks or Calgary servers for testing. I ALWAYS get inconsistent and horrible speeds through them.

The only true way to consistently test how much bandwidth your internet connection can do would be multiple downloads then use task manager or another network monitor to see how much data is coming down the pipe. Even the fast single servers such as Seattle randomly gets saturated here and there and will post crappy results.

Here's a 5 run test of Seattle to show you how inconsistent it can get.









dingmah
Upgraded from Shaw Extreme to BroadBand 50 yesterday, and completely loving it. Usenet is stupid fast now. Peaking at 6MB/s, and averaging about 5.2MB/s through Astraweb Usenet provider.

3 Speedtests I just did back to back.

kamakurakid
rage2, we are going to need a urine sample right away. Those speeds are not seen even in my dreams. Are you living right next door to Jim Shaw?
calgary403
Bam!!!
clem24
Originally posted by rage2

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WTF my HDD to HDD copies are only slightly faster than this. :nut:

codetrap
Double BAM!! Don't use platinums connection, use Brooks. I talked to Platinum and they police ingress connections to their speedtest server to 50Mb for non-platinum customers. EID doesn't.











thetransporter
what does a bell gigabit connection cost in calgary?
Pollywog
Shaw Broadband 50 - Chilliwack, BC

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what the shit is this
schocker
Lol telus :rofl:

Shaw BB50
Cos


Telus optik while watching TV. Also my plan has a UBB of 500 GB/month download/upload usage. :D
Tik-Tok
Originally posted by schocker

Shaw BB50




Ditto. Love my ping. Wish it was that fast while playing xbox though, lol.




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