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Weekend Open Forum: How fast is your home connection?

By Matthew
May 14, 2010
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  1. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 479   +48

    Here in RSA it works out to about $21 for 384k up/128k down.
    Forgot to add another $18 for phone line.
  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,334   +382

    $50 bucks a month with Comcast. I just tried a speed test using Ubisoft as a test base of which I have a number of games with their current DRM which requires constant connection. They're based out of Romania, but headquartered in Montreal, Canada, so no clue where their servers are located. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I tested with Montreal.

    12.79MB upload/4.86 download from Seattle. Which is pretty awful compared to other postings.
  3. exozito

    exozito Newcomer, in training

    I pay about 30 USD a month for 6Mbps Down 512Kbps Up, and it comes with two years of pay-tv access.
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    In the UK I pay £7 a month for about 8Mbps down and 1.3Mbps up. Although I did get it when it was a half price offer.
  5. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103

    I get 1278k at download and 312k at upload all for $20 a month.
  6. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103

    P.S. and my speed all sucks too for the $$$.
  7. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    Verizon DSL which I suppose a lot of people have 3MB down and 786K UP for $about $30 a month. They are suppose to have a &MB down speed but it has yet to show up anywhere near me for the last few years I've heard about it. No cable or anything available where I live. Live out in the country. Only hope for faster speed would be some type of wireless system...come on something....save me!!!
  8. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    that was suppose to read....they are suppose to have 7MB down....
  9. UK, I pay £15 for 16mb down 1 mb up and I get 1mb down and 0.000001kb up, UK internet sucks.
  10. Serag

    Serag TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Egypt, I pay 28$/month for a 1 Mbps / 256 Kbps connection :/
  11. taimuraly

    taimuraly TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 116

    I live in Dubai and pay 51.45 US Dollars (189 AED) for my 512Kb/s connection. Only two Companies Here (Allowed) Monopoly Sucks!!! =(
     
  12. 12$ /month for 100 Mb/s - Romania
  13. KonZ3N13413y

    KonZ3N13413y Newcomer, in training

    Got one of the worst connection. 1MB for $69 a month here in the Philippines.
  14. Johny47

    Johny47 Newcomer, in training Posts: 157

    I'm using my parents' Sky S***band, suppose to be 2.6mbp/s but I really am getting(while downloading Dirt 2 off steam 54kbp/s) which is F'n wrong, that's slower than flippin dial up! doesn't help that my parents are dumb when it comes to Tech either and Sky s based in Scotland so it will cost to send someone out to 'look' at the line and connections.

    Also is it true, places like Lithuania(comments above) and Japan get over 100mbp/s download? Incredible, super fibre optic or something.
  15. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TechSpot Member Posts: 92

    Hey guys, an Aussie here, : )

    Saying that you must already be thinking that I am screwed, and you're probably right. On a good day, my ADSL2+ Broadband download speed is somewhere around about 150 kbps.

    However, I am downloading part of the Humble Indie Bundle at the moment and I am at 65.7 kbps

    For Gaming, on COD4 my ping never drops below 100... just as an example.

    I pay $99 a month, but I get the home phone line rental for free, and all calls to other landlines in Australia are free too, although not international or mobile calls...

    My Data allowance caps out at 20 GB each month, and if I go over I am charged 15c per megabyte I use. Happy Days eh? : )

    Oh, I just thought I should add this: In the time it took me to write this, my download in the background had dropped from the speed I mentioned before to just 32 kbps. I am the only one using the internet at the moment...

    Did I mention I live about half an hour from the center of Adelaide? That's the Capital City of South Australia.
  16. In Israel i pay 34.390$ for 5Mb download and 0.51Kb upload
  17. In Boise, Idaho: $45 for 20mbps
  18. styks1987

    styks1987 Newcomer, in training

  19. styks1987

    styks1987 Newcomer, in training

  20. I love these comparisons that show the USA "behind" in internet speed, and Europe so "far ahead".
    The entire area of Europe would fit within the borders of the USA. It's called land area. When you have areas like Japan & Korea, it's easier to run fiber because they are so compact, whereas a place like Texas...well, you can have two cars leave the northern border, one heading south, the other north and the car going north would get to Canada, before the one going south would get to Mexico. Also, with the amount of government red tape, it takes forever to get anything done here.
  21. try and top me
    512 kbps up and down $10
  22. Viet Nam's VNPT, 4Mbps down / 640kbps up, $22/month.
    Reliable most of the time.
    Good enough for me :D
  23. posermobile89

    posermobile89 Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    $50 a month for 10 Mb dl and 800K upload..and thats about the actuals I get in Pennsylvania, US. so jealous of the 50$ a month 100MB O.O
  24. It's true,. Countries are small, so there are many monoblock type houses with flats, because there aren't much space. So for ISP it's much cost effective to use optic fiber, than ADSL2+.

    I can even do a speedtest, I'm using 80Mbps plan (it's enough for me), but my router is limited to ~75Mbps speed, so I can't get it full at speedtest.
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/815625454.png
  25. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,361   +122

    Speed test and high bandwidth isn't very useful for most past 4mb.
    Comcast $25
    10mb down, 3 up.
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