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Do You Live in BC and Have Broadband Access?

If so, go to this page and click the Start button to test your connection speed. Don’t use the Web or check email while the test is going on. Once it finishes, come back here and report what service you’re using (Telus, Shaw, etc), where you’re located and what up/down speeds you got.

My local ISP claims to provide a connection ‘8-15 times faster than cable or ADSL’. I’m not buying it, but I need a data set to offer a meaningful complaint. So, if you’ve got a minute, test your connection and report back.

UPDATE: Thanks to everybody who has provided their stats. That’ll be plenty. My current speed is shamefully slow–190 kbps down and about 100 kbps up. So, despite what Donna says about Novus (see comments), there’s either something wrong with my connection or with their service.

38 Responses to “Do You Live in BC and Have Broadband Access?”

  1. Sue

    Instructions, instructions, dangit.

    I’m in the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver.

  2. anacronyms

    1814 down, 408 up

    I’m using Shaw, and I’m currently in Vernon. I won’t have a chance to try this from the lower mainland until I’m back at home on Sunday.

  3. Jen

    2004-04-19 22:30:23 EST: 980 / 388
    Your download speed : 1004034 bps, or 980 kbps.
    A 122.5 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 397614 bps, or 388 kbps.

    Shaw, Burnaby.

  4. Donna

    Telus. Commercial Drive. 1251 down, 535 up.

    That said, my experience with Novus was (most of the time) easily 8-10 times that. I loved Novus. I miss Novus.

    Of course, I don’t miss how frequently they went down… but when they were up, they made my insides feel funny. In a good way.

  5. Me

    953 down, 513 up. Shaw Cable in Kitsilano.

  6. carol

    test ran at 10:55pm [Mon, Apr 19th]:

    down = 1271 kbps
    up = 533 kbps

    TELUS (..what can i say, i still work for them)

    53rd ‘n Fraser (Van)

  7. Rog

    with Shaw Cable @ Bridgeport Road, Richmond

    I thought it was feeling faster lately. =)

    Is anyone on the Fido broadband test here in Richmond yet?

  8. peanut

    2004-04-20 02:23:23 EST: 1384 / 438
    Your download speed : 1418009 bps, or 1384 kbps.
    A 173 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 448833 bps, or 438 kbps.

    West End, Vancouver.

  9. jenny

    What a shame! I’d really have them look into it.. I lived at Georgia and Bute for quite some time and their connection speeds were ***VERY*** impressive.

  10. seawren

    For anacronyms: home speed is 1760/423.

    For everyone else: that’s Shaw in Aldergrove.

  11. donna

    I’d say you’re being shafted. That ain’t fast enough. My speeds when I lived in Yaletown were *much* better than that… :/

    In fact, that was one of the biggest drawbacks to leaving Yaletown and I *loved* that part of town. Good god, I’m a dork. :)

  12. Jeff

    The new docsis service that Shaw just launched in Van is probably by far the fastest option available. It costs around $10/month more than regular highspeed

  13. cam

    2004-04-20 17:44:18 EST: 223 / 303
    Your download speed : 229143 bps, or 223 kbps.
    A 27.9 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed is much faster than down.. have you tweaked?
    Your upload speed : 311187 bps, or 303 kbps.

  14. Andy

    1186 down and 459 up on Shaw – False Creek South Shore. It’s impressive I suppose but at work I can do aroung 7000 down and 4500 up. A 1 Gig fibre line back to the UBC backbone has some advantages. :)

  15. Nicole

    down = 1591
    up = 468

    Shaw Cable, Kitsilano

  16. Christene

    1882 down /384 up
    Shaw in Kitsilano

  17. steve lewis

    I have a server elite package with Telus that brags 4mbs.
    My latest test results:
    3442 down and 633 up.


  18. Andrew Jung

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 18184 kbps (2273 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 8426 kbps (1053.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

    But then… I’m at UBC. :)

  19. Sam

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 1642 kbps (205.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 537 kbps (67.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Telus – enhanced high speed.
    Salt Spring Island, BC
    About 4 kms from main ISP port.

  20. Robert

    Pitt Meadows on shaw regular

    3mb down and 400k up

    that was while running bit torrent with a average 90Kb/s down and 15Kb/s up at the same time

  21. Allan

    Shaw Cable
    Langley, B.C. at 930pm
    Nitro Speed Service

    Download Speed: 14370 kbps (1796.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 983 kbps (122.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

  22. Robert

    Just upgraded to shaw extreme and did testing from Pitt Meadows

    Used Seattle as a test site

    7670 Kbps down
    978 Kbps up

  23. tim

    hi, guys, i’m on shaw cable and have up to 9880 kbps dwn,
    and 870 kbps. but lately its slower than , …well u kno what,???

  24. Adele

    Telus 3.0
    Download Speed: 2880 kbps (360KB/sec transfer rate)

    Upload Speed: 453 kbps (56.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    At Metrotown

  25. Daniel Degtiarev

    SHAW EXTREME-I, Vancouver B.C

    Alrite, here is my info for the Shaw Extreme-I.

    Last Result:

    Download Speed: 8551 kbps (1068.9KB/sec transfer rate)

    Upload Speed: 980 kbps (122.5 KB/sec transfer rate)


    East Van, btw =)

  26. David

    Shaw 10:43Pm Langley (rural with extra $10 for higher speed)
    4769 kbps
    966 kbps

  27. donnie

    Download Speed: 13945 kbps (1743.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 982 kbps (122.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

    shaw cable

  28. Dave

    With Telus, Nanaimo. Results from Seattle 5601kbps download speed 706kbps upload.
    Washington DC…5114 down – 690 up.

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