How fast is your home internet connection?

Scorpus

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Here in Australia, our internet infrastructure isn't fantastic, with most premises relying on ADSL2+ connections that are physically capped at 24 Mbit/s and limited by the distance you are from the local exchange. Many people are stuck with relatively slow...

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davislane1

100Mbit/s here. Not much different performance wise in many aspects from what I remember a few years back, when it was technically slower. Large torrent files seem to cap out around the same speed and any changes in web browsing speed are completely unnoticeable (unless we go aaaaall the way back to the DSL days). HD YouTube streams would be the one exception. The one major area where the difference is perceptible is on TradeStation. Exchange data flows noticeably faster on the 100Mbit/s connection than on other, slower connections I've used.
 
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Benny26

TechSpot Paladin
Currently on 60MBPS fibre optic here. My ISP are bumping me up to 100MBPS in August for free apparently so that's nice. I currently pay £29 a month.

I have a true unlimited data package also, no hidden fair usage policy. So yeah, I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting.
 

madboyv1

TechSpot Paladin
25Mbps/25Mbps synchronous FttP connection with Verizon FIOS. I'm like 6 months out of contract and I really need to re-negotiate since charges went up 20% after it expired. What really is too bad is that Verizon has effectively stopped all new FttP rollout back in 2010.
 

EEatGDL

TS Evangelist
75Mbps down/2Mbps up with optic fiber for $85 USD a month (including phone line and 3 TVs with all available channels -HBO, MC, etc.- and HD channels). It supposedly has fair usage policy but I haven't been affected by that -I'm not at home that much when not in vacations.
 

TheDreams

TS Evangelist
I pay for 4Mbs, max we can get but we are in a permanent bandwidth exhaust area so we get 1.5-1...it sucks
 
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Guest

$80 aud a month for 8mbps on ancient copper line with 100gb quota, internet in aus suxs.
 

IanDSamson

TS Rookie
Currently on 60MBPS fibre optic here. My ISP are bumping me up to 100MBPS in August for free apparently so that's nice. I currently pay £29 a month.

I have a true unlimited data package also, no hidden fair usage policy. So yeah, I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting.
I'm paying equivalent of what you're paying in SA Rand for 2048kbps capped 50GB ADSL. Go figure!
 

misor

TS Evangelist
1 GB/sec here for as low as 19 US $
damn, can't keep myself from drooling. :)
Globe Telecom Philippines, wimax, less than 1000php/month (<20$ u.s. at 1$~45php+)1mbps, with free burst up to 1.5mbps usually after 10-11PM) tax included.
...translates to about 128KBps actual download speed up to 192KBps...good enough for my internet surfing needs but not in the l4d/l4d2/d3 gaming = lag/too much ping.
...data cap at beginning of contract about 15-20gb/month more than 3 years ago, then about 15gb/month 2 years ago, then about 10gb/month currently. after data cap is reached, throttling occurs.
 

GhostRyder

TS Evangelist
Unlimited 100mbs download by 50mbs upload. 40 bucks a month, not bad because it games very well especially when I have a ton of people over and I can do whatever I want including host game servers off my home servers.
 
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Guest

$60 per month for unlimited ADSL2+ through TPG. I'm not too far from the exchange so I get about 15mbps down/1mbps up.