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 Ookla Speedtest, which measures the performance of fixed and mobile networks, reported a decline in average mobile network speeds in Canada and the US during the week of March 16-22. Click here for a larger version of this image. (Source: Ookla Speedtest)
Ookla Speedtest, which measures the performance of fixed and mobile networks, reported a decline in average mobile network speeds in Canada and the US during the week of March 16-22. Click here for a larger version of this image.
(Source: Ookla Speedtest)

Clifton K Morris 3/25/2020 | 2:38:23 PM
Re: Because WiFi Yes WiFi usage is definitely obvious. Purely anecdotal, but earlier, I called Comcast to switch out cable modems. I learned that the rep was working from home in Washington State. We talked about the makeshift hospital, which I thought was in Marymoor Park, but learned it was actually a bit north of Seattle proper, and how I met Jay Inslee while he was still serving in the US House Of Representatives.

The Comcast rep was also looking forward to a time when they could take the family to Universal Studios... which apparently is a benefit Comcast employees enjoy. 🙂

Overall, it was great to hear Comcast was allowing people to work from home even in states under mandatory lockdown. They activated my new 32-channel DOCSIS modem and I immediately saw a speed improvement over the old 8 channel model.

However, and what surprised me the most was when I logged into the administrative console of the new cable modem, it apparently had connected to Comcast’s OFDM 1G network as well as utilizing the legacy DOCSIS 3.0 32 channels. Seems Comcast has done a great job of adding capacity even in the rural area where I live. We may need to give 1G speeds a spin.
shef 3/24/2020 | 10:43:30 PM
Because WiFi Of course! Majority of people are staying at home connected to WiFi
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