View Full Version : road runner turbo powerboost question
06-10-2011, 09:26 PM
i was wondering if the powerboost feature that is part of my road runner turbo works on video such as netflix and on my online gameing
06-11-2011, 09:08 AM
It shouldn't make any difference. The powerboost feature only last for a few seconds when you first access the net. As long as your speed is fast enough after the initial burst everything should be fine
06-11-2011, 10:50 AM
Almost all those "turbo" things - every provider has their own pet name for them - are little more than HTTP proxies (or accelerators). And since HTTP protocol is pretty much limited to web browsing, there's quite probably no RoadRunner "turbo boost" for NetFlix and gaming.
06-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Huh? What are you talking about? Road Runner Turbo is a speed tier. Standard Road Runner speed is 10Mb down in most areas. In most areas Road Runner Turbo is 15Mb Down and 1Mb or 2Mb Up and is an extra $10/month. The modem is reprovisioned for faster speeds. Powerboost is a technology created by Comcast and licensed by other cable companies to provide a temporary burst of speed lasting for 20-30 seconds in which you get the available unused bandwidth on your node and can max out at 30-35Mb downstream. It’s no proxy or accelerator, the speeds are real and powerboost can be seen when downloading files, streaming video and whatnot. Download a large file from a source that can support higher speeds and you will see the download transfer rate really high and it will slowly drop off to 15Mb. Powerboost also provides video streaming with an extra kick. Watch a high quality video on YouTube and see how quickly the buffer builds up.
06-18-2011, 12:42 PM
Agreed it is a speed tier
06-19-2011, 11:06 AM
Agreed it is a speed tierFooled me. On the surface it doesn't sound like a "speed tier" at all. My bad