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Computer Internet speed versus ISP service

by gymnastix / December 13, 2015 10:00 PM PST

I have an Internet service called Verizon High Speed Enhanced. With my speed test producing, on average (after four separate tests through Verizon itself), a download rate of 13.78 Mbps, an upload rate of 0.98 Mbps, and a latency of 28 ms, am I receiving what would be considered an acceptable Internet speed for the level of service I have according to my geographical location?

I also conducted a speed test using the CNET tool, and the overall results measured 13 Mbps.

I reside in Attleboro, MA, a suburb between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The Internet portion of my monthly Verizon bill is $40.00. Is this a reasonable rate to pay for the Internet service I have?

Thank you.

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I have a different ISP
by lacsr / December 15, 2015 4:07 AM PST

But the speeds you have posted are very close to what I get for the similar amount of money.
Whether that is reasonable, I do not know. We will see what others comment.

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Reply to "I have a different ISP"
by gymnastix / December 15, 2015 7:33 AM PST
In reply to: I have a different ISP

Thank you, and nice to know we both receive comparable service for about the same cost.

I take your shared information as a sign we are getting at least adequate, perhaps even very good Internet service. Although, that said, my Internet cost has doubled since I began using Verizon some five years ago, was only $19.99 then, and (as already mentioned) is $40 now. I have had two special discount deals in that time, am unsure if I have any at present.

I download, upload and and watch video more than anything else I do online. And since I went from regular high speed DSL to High Speed Enhanced I have had less problems with video playability/re-buffering on sites such as, etc.

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