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Weekend Open Forum: How fast is your home connection?

By Matthew
May 14, 2010
  1. New Jersey, USA
    20 MB down & 20 MB up
    No monthly cap
    Verizon FIOS
    $40.00 / mo.

    Bundled w/ phone (land-line+VoIP) and Cable - No contract
    Cable (all channels)
    $100.00 / mo.
    Phone (Anywhere anytime in North America & P.R.)
    $40.00
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    Total = $180.00 / mo.
     
  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 911   +22

    @princeton: I can beat you. I pay $20 for 700 k down and 300 k up dry loop. It used to be $14.95, but now I no longer have a phone line connected to this dsl.
     
  3. Hey, it's Mamun From Bangladesh. After read all opinions, I feel shy to share my speed. I have just 128kbps cost 12Bucks. Are you surprised?we all waiting for a better connection at the cheap rate.
     
  4. 512 DL /128 UL at $23 in Mauritius
    I'd rate it as 'decent' given that there are no download caps!
     
  5. @Mikymjr

    Actualy, 128Kbps download/64Kbps upload means at most 12.8 KB/s and 6.4 KB/s donwload / upload speeds respectively

    You divide by 10 and not by 8 :)
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Here in the UK I have Virgin Media fibre optic broadband 50mb down / 2-3mb up) for £20 ($28.90) a month. Not bad really, especially when most people are paying this for ADSL that doesnt even give them more than 4mb.
     
  7. Soweto District 91 Sout-Africa:

    384 down / up - doesn't want to go up

    about $81
     
  8. No it does not.

    Incumbent charges phone line rental, "BS" DSL line rental and don't forget about the ISP.

    Does not equal $21
     
  9. princeton, I got you beat! I pay $19.99 a month for 1Mbps Down / 384Kbs up. It's not super fast, but its cheap and works good enough for me!
     
  10. Orionlocke

    Orionlocke TS Rookie Posts: 35

    In Missouri, USA
    Centurylink DSL
    Paying around $50/month for 10Mbps download and 896k upload
     
  11. jjbeard926

    jjbeard926 TS Rookie Posts: 69

    10/3 with Comcast in Ft. Collins, CO. I honestly can't remember what we pay a month for the service but I think it's around $30/month. Speeds are good on it, but I get pockets of latency that cause streaming apps like MMO games and Netflix on Demand to crash. But I actually do get very close to 10 by 3 almost all the time (last speed test done just last week showed 9.9Mb/s by 2.8Mb/s).
     
     
  12. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Those usage rates are deceiving. Internet is crazy slow in Japan. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some sort of shared internet system over there. Internet is much faster here in the US
     
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Do providers and speeds vary massively from state to state in the US then?

    Over here, in the United Kingdom pretty much the fastest domestic internet we have is Virgin Media's fibre optic 50mb broadband. That offers 50mb download speeds, with approx 2-3mb upload speed. It is also truly uncapped, unlimited and isn't subjected to any sort of use restrictions.

    Out of curiousity, who provide the fastest domestic broadband in the US, and how fast is it?
     
  14. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 266   +29

    Optimum Online w/Boost (30Mbps down/5Mbps up) @ $40 a month for the first year ($50 a month after that).
     
  15. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Greetings from Mexico. Here the main ISPs offer the access as part of a phone call bundle. Currently paying around 30 dollars for a measly 1mb/128kb connection, quite pricey, Mexico should be blinking red on that map hehe.

    Some months ago it was the same price for 512kb.
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    My price/speed sucks. 6Mbps down, 768kbps up. $60/month.
    Location: Rolla, MO

    There just is no competition here. Better than my parents though, they live just north of a town of ~2100 about 35miles due west of me, broadband isn't even available unless you get satellite.
     
  17. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    Last i read (sometime at the end of 2009) the US was ranked something like 18th on the list of availability of high speed access to the country. I believe South Korea was ranked #1 at the time.

    I think the fastest is currently offered by Comcast (50 Mbps download / 10 Mbps upload) but only available at that speed in select market areas. I have RCN which only offers 20Mbs download. I think many people in the US are still 1.5Mbps to 4-5Mbs (whether by choice due to cost or, for some, that's the best their ISP can do)
     
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Thanks for that. :)

    It looks like the US is on par with the UK in respects to speed really. I'm actually quite suprised by that though!
     
  19. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    You bet! And btw.. Welcome to TechSpot! :wave:
    (I already noted your several interesting posts :) )

    A quick google revealed South Korea is still #1 and several possible reasons why
    > S. Korea has more competition
    > S. Korea encourages its people to get computers and hookup
    > Open versus closed networks
    > Population density
    > Korea had a plan... almost a decade ago
     
  20. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    Ouch!! That does suck. I'm paying $52.50/month for 10Mbps down. If you have any alternatives, you might call your current ISP to complain and threaten to leave. It's helped improve speed/cost for many. (in fact, i used to pay $60/month for the same service i have now till i called RCN to complain and i was connected to their "disconnect department" who then gave me a $7.50/mo "valued customer" credit!)
     
  21. In Ecuador: 2048/512 for about 80 but sucks most of the time and commonly you cannot get more than 1024/384
     
  22. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    I thought I posted this yesterday on my iPhone but it may not have posted so I'll post again.

    I have an RCN Business Connection. Originally it was $24.99 with a 5Mbit Actual Download and 786 Kbit Actual Upload. Now I'm not sure what the price is but the Actual Download has jumped up to 7Mbit Download with the same upload. The reason for the speed jump is because the original Docsis1.0 Modem crapped out and was replaced with a Docsis2.0 Modem.
     
  23. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Thanks for the welcome, its nice to be here! It saves my car forum members getting forever bored with my computer posts! LOL. Its also a bloody good forum here too, and perfect for feeding my joint first passion for computers! :D

    I still can't believe S. Korea is No.1... Jeez. lol.
     
  24. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Government backed too. Look at all the countries who's internet was directly involved with the government. Super high speeds.
     
  25. I pay for several accounts :)

    Russia 12MB up/down $16
    Israel 2.5MB down / 256kb up $50
    Israel wireless 2.5MB up/down $40
    My mother in USA 56kb up/down $25
     
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