(May 30, 2003) DSL subscribers in Dagupan have started noticing a widening gap between the bandwidth they are paying for, and what they are actually getting!
While DSL as a technology is great, not all DSL providers follow the transparency of Eastern Telecoms. Check out their published rates here.
CIR stands for Committed Information Rate. This is the guaranteed portion of the bandwidth that they allot to each of their subscribers. So when everyone logs on, the CIR is the lowest bandwidth you will get. If your DSL provider sets a 8kbps CIR for you, then chances are, that is what you will get, despite having a ‘256kbps’.
Do you know your CIR?