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Weekend Open Forum: How fast is your home connection?

By Matthew
May 14, 2010
  1. around $60 a month for 15mbps down/ 2mbps up with powerboost i have seen it get up to 26mbps usually average around 16 - 20mbps.. the upload is always 2mbps upload always has sucked :|
     
  2. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 982   +31

    Thanks for this question. It's a bad thing that I don't check regularly what the phone company is doing, but since I didn't remember how much I was paying, I had to look. Here in Israel you have to pay separately to the phone company to be able to use ADSL (or the cable company for cable internet), and for an ISP. Turns out the phone company upped what I'm paying a couple of months ago. I vaguely remember sorting this out, but it might have been with the ISP. The thing is, they always give you a lower price as a special offer, which is available as long as you're willing to commit to another year of service, but they never let you know the offer expired.

    Anyway, that's about $21 currently for the pleasure of a 1.5Mb/s down (and I think 256kb/s up). I'll have to see if I can get it down. Another $18 or so for the ISP. So total is $39.
     
  3. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Enthusiast Posts: 130   +7

    In Surinam we have only 3 providers but 2 off them can't deliver internet services to homes(on cellphones no probs). This is because one provider has been blocking there rights to do so. The name of that provider is Telesur. Now let me tel you a little about that company that only likes monopoly. They let you pay for ADSL with speeds of 128Kb/s download and 64Kb/s upload 40$ per month. And the worst part is that you keep on paying that every month even if there's a glitch in their system for several times witch means no connection in the whole country or in a local area or their wiring under the ground is failling
     
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    AT&T Uverse
    18 Mbps up
    2 Mbps down

    The line including every channel, phone, and internet is 40Mbps and I pay $200

    That's for literally the best channel line up available.

    I <3 Uverse
     
  5. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 534

    In the UK I am getting about 12MB down and 1MB up for about £8/month
     
  6. I'm in the UK cable modem 50Mbps Down 3 Mbps Up... ~$50
     
  7. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,169   +176

    Australia 4Mbps down, 800kbps up $70 (120GB/month)
     
  8. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +23

    I pay for 16 meg internet from Comcast. I don't think I'm ever even close to that number though. I just did a test and I got 15 down, and 3 up. But it's one o clock in the morning. Most of the time I'm rocking somewhere around 9 or 10 mb/s.
     
  9. 16$ 512kbps in Mongolia ._.
     
  10. Who cares how fast their internet is. The real question should be how uncensored their internet is.
     
  11. 12/1 mbs down/up for 12$ in Romania
     
     
  12. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 149

    Comcast cable, $55 / month. It's rated at 18mbps down but I usually get 21-25.
     
  13. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 294

    100/100 Mbit for no more then $16 a month....and of course no stupid bandwith caps.

    Live in Sweden
     
  14. My download speed is at 15kb/s average, welcome to Lebanon!
     
  15. My average download speed is at 15kb/s for 40$/month, welcome to Lebanon!
     
  16. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Enthusiast Posts: 130   +7

    Sorry i made a mistake. I meant to say 128Kbps download/64Kbps upload.
    So my average download speed is 15-16 KB/s and upload is 8-10 KB/s
     
  17. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    100/100mbps for $45, no download / upload caps
    I live in Sweden
     
  18. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    1.5 Meg down 512kb Up. pay about $30 On BT unlimited up to 8 meg ADSL max. The ONLY ISP on my exchange. Living in Gloucestershire the best speeds are in the Inner citys where they have fibre. The local town of Stroud can get up to 20 Meg, parts of Cheltnham get up to 50Meg Fibre. Freinds I have living on the Chalford Housing estate (look it up: post code GL6) only get 256K down and even slower upload. They only just meet the requiremenmts to play Xbox live online.

    Not only the countryside but sub urban areas, villages, small towns can not get very fast broadband here in the UK. Something like 66% of the homes will have fibre by 2015. I want to know what percentage of the Country Geographicly that works out to be. I bet its less than 20%.
     
  19. I am screwed up here in North Pole Alaska and pay about $99 for 3Mbps for DSL. Sigh. 12Mbps is for the same price but that is IF you have cable service on your street. I miss the Azores where I had 24Mbps for 67 Euros.
     
  20. Wanna hear something horrible? I pay $25 for 384kbps (ya, thats just kilobits per second)... and guess what? There aren't much better offer around here... :(

    Oh! And I used to have a 32kbps connection just 2 years back. If I remember right, I used to pay $15 for that.
     
  21. I have a 256Kbps down,128kbps up for 15 USD $ in India
     
  22. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,686   +86

    For $50 bucks 25 Mbps down & 2 Mbps up with power boost 30 Mbps down & 5 Mbps up
     
  23. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Got a digital cable/internet bundle for ~$110, with $50 of that being net alone. Advertised speed 10/1 mbps, actual speed ~8/.9 mbps. They are uping our tier too 12/1 but I doubt I'll feel major improvements.

    Looking at all the comments I'm seeing either people getting screwed because of where they live or have great speeds at reasonable/low costs.
     
  24. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    How do some countries only pay cents? That wouldn't even come out to 10 bucks for an entire year... Do they get free internet there and that figure is a tax approximation?
     
  25. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Forget I said that, I looked a little closer... we need to have temporary edits available on this site ^_^
     
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