How fast is your home internet connection?

By Scorpus · 119 replies
Apr 18, 2014
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  1. 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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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320


    Honestly I dont need more. more is always nice but I do just fine with what I have.
    trgz likes this.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    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.
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    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.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    5mbit/s (600kbps) hopefully once they finish installing FTTN it might improve.
  6. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,473   +377

    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.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    If you have access to over 20Mbps, you are luckier than most!
  8. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    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.
  9. mihaicristi007

    mihaicristi007 TS Member

    1 GB/sec here for as low as 19 US $
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  10. No.
  11. 10Mbps and that's good enough for me for now. FiOS is tempting though
  12. Broadcast Storm

    Broadcast Storm TS Rookie

    2 to 3 mbps here in southern Oklahoma. But I'm a little ways out in the country.
  13. 49 euro a month for 120Mb/s in Ireland!
  14. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    5mbit/1mbit DSL Unlimited for $40cdn + $10 dry loop charge.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2014
  15. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    I pay for 4Mbs, max we can get but we are in a permanent bandwidth exhaust area so we get sucks
  16. $80 aud a month for 8mbps on ancient copper line with 100gb quota, internet in aus suxs.
  17. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 246   +115

    45 Mbps Down/5 Mbps Up
  18. Chis2k

    Chis2k TS Rookie

    50/10 RCN Cable Internet in Chicago
  19. IanDSamson

    IanDSamson TS Rookie Posts: 29

    2048kbps max. But this is Africa, so snail-paced for a king's ransom in monthly costs is the norm.
  20. IanDSamson

    IanDSamson TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I'm paying equivalent of what you're paying in SA Rand for 2048kbps capped 50GB ADSL. Go figure!
  21. theone2030

    theone2030 TS Rookie

  22. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    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. 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.
  23. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    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.
  24. $60 per month for unlimited ADSL2+ through TPG. I'm not too far from the exchange so I get about 15mbps down/1mbps up.
  25. Stefan Hudici

    Stefan Hudici TS Rookie

    1000 MB/s with 15 euro per month, including TV and telephone landline. RomanianDataSystems ISP, best ISP in the world :)

    One of the very few reasons I love my country :)
    mihaicristi007 and misor like this.

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