DOCSIS 3.0 arrives in Charlotte

You can never have enough speed.

Road Runner

About a week ago, my IP address changed from the usual 75.x range I had been getting since I subscribed to Road Runner five years ago. Then I started to notice faster download speeds, especially when torrenting large files, like Linux distros.

Ran a speedtest and for sure, downloads were flying in the 25 to 30,000 kbps range, but my upload speeds still remained under the paltry 500 kbps ceiling, WTF?

Then it occurred to me that my home router running QOS might be the culprit, and sure enough once I changed some parameters, I started getting close to the 1,000 kbps range on uploads. At long last, Time Warner heard our cries for faster upload speeds.

My account is Road Runner Turbo with PowerBoost, with max speeds of 15 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. The speedtests showing close to 30 Mbps of download speed can be attributed to PowerBoost, but I’ve always been content with download speeds, it’s been the sucky upload speeds that’s hindered my work.

With DOCSIS 3.0 deployed, Time Warner is offering 50 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up for $99 a month. Enticing, though I’d ditch cable if I was to upgrade to these speeds. No need in paying for cable when there’s so many ways to get content online.

I’m a road runner honey
Beep! Beep!
I’m a road runner honey
And you can’t keep up with me