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MetroCast Maintains 105 Mbps In Alton (N.H.) During Saturday Night.

by Anura Guruge


With any cable-based Internet access system the crucial question is whether they can maintain the promised bandwidth during peak usage on the cable — Saturday nights invariably considered the busiest time on cable.

Last year, when I first got 75 Mpbs from Metrocast, I was anxious to see how MetroCast would come the first Saturday night. They passed with flying colors.

Ditto this year with 105 Mbps. Typically, as is Metrocast wont, I would get 107 Mbps. But 105 Mbps at 11:30pm on a Saturday night is not bad at all since I am also sharing the bandwidth, as I write, with Deanna and Devanee both using the Internet. So MC is probably still delivering close to 107 Mbps. This is good. Very impressed with MetroCast. They have come a long way.

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Click to ENLARGE. Using ‘gstnetworks.net’ which is my ‘goto’ speedtest. 105.78 Mbps download, 12.19 Mbps upload. That is GREAT.


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>> Metrocast steady, TDS fails.
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etrocast 105 Mbps.
>> TDS 1 Gig delayed.
>> MetroCast maintains 75Mbps.
>> 75Mbps Internet From Metrocast
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by Anura Guruge


I Already Have 105 Mbps (+) With MetroCast. Thank YOU MetroCast. MetroCast Rocks.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and admire.

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With ‘speedtest.net’.

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With ‘gstnetworks.net’, same technology as ‘speedtest.net’ BUT quicker and easier to run.


I being who I am started checking yesterday to see IF Metrocast has bumped up my speed from 75 Mbps to 105 Mbps.

Today it has. Getting close to 107 Mbps and 12 Mbps UPLOAD. I am delighted. This is great. WOW.

I am SO happy. The UPLOAD. 50% increase and that is wonderful for I since I do so many uploads — photos, images and documents (i.e., read ‘books‘).


Related posts:
>> Metrocast 105 Mbps.
>> TDS 1 Gig delayed.
>> MetroCast maintains 75Mbps.
>> 75Mbps Internet From Metrocast
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by Anura Guruge


MetroCast 75Mbps Internet Service In Alton Had Issues Last Night/This Morning.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Aug. 26, 2015 Metrocast & TDS outage.
>> Parts of Metrocast being sold.
>> Metrocast 75Mbps fixed.

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Search ‘MetroCast’ for many other posts >>>>>


Just a heads up.

Most of you were probably asleep. We are taking around mid-night and continuing past 1:20 am.

The service was up BUT it was slow, intermittent and had TCP/IP issues. Most of the time you could not complete a speedtest! The speedtest would time out. Never seen that before.

But all seems well now. So just documenting this. OK?


~11:35 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Alton, NH.

Click to ENLARGE and study here.

First image from gstnetworks.net my preferred, quick-and-easy, speedtest.

Second is from the more elaborate speedtest.net.
I use the Comcast node in Boston
as opposed to the default node in Portland, ME.
Comcast has more bandwidth!

BOTH, however, use OOKLA technology.

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GSTNetworks.Net (Granite State Communications) Has A New (Ookla) SpeedTest Interface.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
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Report Metrocast to BBB.
>> Metrocast Down Feb, 27, 2015.
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 Metrocast Down Feb. 26, 2015.

>> MetroCast Down Feb. 24, 2015.
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Click to ENLARGE and study.

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Use gstnetworks.net to access the ‘GST Networks‘ speedtest — based on the same  Ookla technology as used by speedtest.net.

The results, i.e., bandwidth readings, haven’t changed — and that is good.

New interface identifies ISP, in my case MetroCast. That is neat.

Just wanted to share this with YOU.

gstnetworks.net, which is lightweight and nifty, is ALWAYS my preferred means of checking my bandwidth. IF gstnetworks.net gives me a decent reading I leave at that. These days I only use speedtest.net IF I have to do some ‘diagnostics’ to see what is wrong with my bandwidth. I recommend that you do the same. Start with IF gstnetworks.net.