Time Warner Increases it's Download Speed for it's customers.
Nora called me this morning to say she got a message from Time Warner Cable that they were doubling our business internet speed from 50mbps to 100mbps and we just needed to reset our router to get the increase.
For all the details, I immediately searched for the actual online news from Time Warner and found it here: http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/about-us/press/twc_announces_internet_speed_upgrades.html#
I had been having problems with our internet on yesterday (Monday) and had already reset our router. So I went to speedtest.net
and was impressed at the results for the download (113mbps) but dismayed at our crappy upload (5mbps).
As a web developer and film editor, 5mbps upload is horrendous. I finish a 2GB video for a customer, upload it to my website (CrestVFX.com), and get to wait about an hour or more depending on the time of day.
If they could double my upload to 10mbps, on the plan I'm on, that would be great. But they won't.
Just got this text from Nora:
"So I just called Time Warner. The only watt to get more up time is to get the fiber with 10 down 10 up dedicated line and it would be $999 per month. Such a fucking joke. We will stick with our lousy 5 till I can campaign Google to put fiber here."
Google fiber is over 1000mbps up 1000mbps down for $70 a month.
In Google's own words:
"Google Fiber will provide an internet connection speed of one gigabit per second for both download and upload. This is 1,024 megabits per second, or 128 megabytes per second (there are 8 bits in a byte), or roughly 100 times faster access than what most Americans have."
By comparison, my 2GB video file would take 17 seconds to upload.
The good news is that Google is expanding it's Fiber market and it will be available sometime in the future in southern california, but there's no saying when.
Also, Google isn't stopping at 1000mbps. They have plans in motion to increase their top speeds up to 10,000mbps (10gbps).http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/12/google-10-gigabit-internet-speeds/5421709/
At 10gbps, my 2GB video would take 1 second to upload. In this article by USA today, the target is to acchieve this in 3 years for consumers.