Best Internet

By acacia666avenue ยท 9 replies
Oct 3, 2007
  1. I am planning to get my own internet connection in my room because i use just about all the bandwidth and im sick of my family complaining that the internet is slow. So i was kinda leaning on waiting for verizon fios to come into naperville, illinois, but i dont think it will be for awhile. I was wondering if i should get the fios, or just get cable. I download a lot of files, torrents and I play video games online. I have up to 6 Mbps download right now and about 768 Mbps upload right now. I was looking for something like up to 15 Mbps download 2Mbps upload. And also, does anyone know of another isp that is or will be offering fios internet? Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It should be an easy task for you to find out which ISP's service your area on your own. Maximum Cable up and download speeds will depend on how many cable users are in your immediate area, and the time of day. Speed costs $$... I pay $55.95 a month for my Cable providers highest speed. At certain times of the day my connection "feels" like a slow DSL. I do a lot of computer work in the late night hours, when the Cable speed is more "normal"...
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Then get a job and move out and rent your own place and get your own cable or whatever you can afford! hehehehe sorry it had to be said. :)

    I hope these are helpful. :)

    I have a friend who has FIOS. It costs him $150.00 a month but it comes with tv programming and phone service.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    depends on price and availability. With DSL speed is degraded over distance. No average provider will give you more than 6mps unless you have some kind of super-premium package. The speeds you are talking about are only achieved with fiber. If you are in a city, this may be available. If you are in the country, you are limited.

    Satellite connections are even slower but are still faster than dial-up.

    Also using P2P software and torrents is an open invitation to viri. Viri can not only wreck your system and your family's, but it can also effect speed. Use of such software is dangerous and foolish.
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    That is not true. Comcast will with internet alone, no phone of TV service.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I was referring to bandwidth, not bundled services. Most providers do not offer more than 3 to 5 mps in a standard cable modem service. If they do- consider yourself lucky. 6 mps is far too fast for the average consumer.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The best I can do from download is 1MB per second on a good day
  8. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I get about 3.5MB/S download and thats fine with me, but I only get like 385KB/S upload (I think, it's been a while since I checked it) and that stinks.
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    Tested speeds have gone up for me in Uploading...

    As you can see good avg..
  10. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I guess things have changed a bit since Comcast took over RoadRunner here near Houston!

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