Poll: What connection do you have?


What type of internet connection do you have at home?

  1. Modem

    19 vote(s)
  2. Cable

    40 vote(s)
  3. xDSL

    20 vote(s)
  4. Satellite

    1 vote(s)
  5. None

    1 vote(s)
  6. Other

    4 vote(s)
By Snowy Commando · 68 replies
Mar 16, 2002
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  1. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Posts: 199


    Cable here in Newfoundland. My ISP is in competition with the provincial phone company(ADSL), so competiton is good. I pay $40.00/mo. including cable-modem rental. That's in Canadian $, by the way..:D
  2. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    They raised the tariffs in Brunei too? Man.. That blows! Actually, I just found out that they've only raised the tariffs for the local calls by 1 cent. The Internet calls remain the same... Thankfully.

    Don't forget even if you can access it anywhere in the world, you'll still need a local ISP to dial in so that you can have your uplink.
  3. hdmk

    hdmk TS Rookie Posts: 104

    - actually, the cheapest ADSL ISP in the U.K is www.f2s.com - £22.50 a month:p

    But plusnet seems a better deal, you get decent hosting thrown in.

    I'm gonna stick with 56k till June:(, then upgrade :grinthumb !)
  4. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    hurray! :)

    Finally got ADSL connected today after waiting for my line to be activated and after some initial teething problems (upgrading drivers and settings) its all working nicely.

    All i can say is, what a difference! :eek:

    And all the benefits of a second phone line have come into effect! :grinthumb
  5. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    56.6 Modem, using BT Ireland, but it never runs faster than 32.0
  6. XYZ359

    XYZ359 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    I've got a modem...


    It's a 56k..

    But, I'm going to get aDSL for $50 a month from a good local ISP.
    1.5 Mbps Downstream/128 Kbps Upstream


    P.S. - Congrats Snowy on your new connection.
  7. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    check my dial up internet rates:

    Monthly bill:

    Monthly fee: B$45
    Free Hours: 36hrs
    Access Fee(excl. excess hours): No of hours used in one month x B$0.03
    Excess Hours' Charge : B$0.027 per minute

    Is this ridiculous or what?
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I have broadband now!:bounce:
    1M down and 1M up!
    15 EUR / month!!
    Now I don't know what to download :giddy:
  9. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    me: ISP#1 - €10/month, NO free time, 1c/min, about 31.2K
    ISP#2 - free, NO free time, 2c/min, about 48K (maximum I've had 54K, at 3 a.m.)

    But the telco gives 150 Minutes free to calls on all ISP's using 189X numbers... which both mine do

    BUT the FASTEST drivers for my OEM modem give 24K.... So i have to use the laptop for any DL'ing, then dig out a cross-over cable, transfer the files..... really hard

    I have net bills about €45 a month....
  10. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    I've had DSL for about 2 months. Its rated at 384k up/384k down but for the first month I was getting over 700k down :eek: . I thought that was pretty cool but then a few days ago my connection didnt work for a few hours and when it started working again it only gets 292K down on bandwidth tests. The service costs $50 a month and it was supposed to be $200 for the special Paradyne modem but I bought the same one off of Ebay for $56 brand new:grinthumb
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Just got back from my dad's over in San Diego, he had DSL...

    I dunno about getting it over here at my house. My mother is a bit shaky about the "unrestricted" access it gives me to the internet :dead: My current ISP blocks all pRon sites and the like...
    Of course, it is provided by my school district for employees, so I'm not surprised :dead: blah blah blah...

    Plus it does cost $150-200 here to set it up, of course...
  12. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Temporarily, and on fridays only....

    I now have temporary work experience in a building with 1Mbit/s DSL lines... only on fridays till December though..
  13. GeForce

    GeForce TS Rookie Posts: 41

    School - full T1, 1.544Mbit
    Home (right now) - cable modem, 2Mbit/256k
    Work - DSL (not sure on type), 5Mbit/640k

    AT&T are pretty cool - $35.95/month plus two IP addresses. :cool:
  14. Phat Stealth

    Phat Stealth TS Rookie

    I have currently have 56K, but will have RoadRunner (extremely high speed Cable) by at the most X-Mas. My friend averages a 800 kb connection and downstreams on most servers around 500kbps, and 384kbps upstream. He downloaded UT 2003 Demo last night for me in 10 minutes. I cant wait to get out of the medevil age !!
  15. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I can't believe I haven't answered this thread yet. Oh well I have a full 10mbit line at school. It is very nice :D ;) But when I go home to see my parents I am stuck on a crappy 56k, which is really as fast as a 24.4. It is very slow, but ah well. When I graduate I am going to get a fast line for my own house too. I'm gonna miss my 10mbit :(
  16. hdmk

    hdmk TS Rookie Posts: 104

    now upgraded to ADSL 512/256....ooh yeah :)
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Hmm... looks like I haven't replied since I got my own place

    384k down and 128k up Cable Modem.
  18. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    56k at home (ADSL is not in my area+ISDN is too expensive)
    128k ISDN at Friends house
    2Mb at Cafe
    10Mb at College

    I'm waiting for OC-3072 (160Gbps) to come down in price :D
  19. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    If p2p relies on people's own upload bandwidth for others to download from....does the fact than cable with 128k upload is not doing much for p2p whereas adsl is 256k up.
  20. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Sometimes snowy ADSL and such aren't avaiable.
  21. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    The current state of broadband availability in the UK.

    BT Services [​IMG]

    NTL Services [​IMG]

    As you can see above, most of the coverage ADSL or Cable starts in and around London. The BT website claims that Greater London has 99.9% coverage for ADSL which wouldn't surprise me at all being the capital.
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    My cable just got upgraded to 512, for free :grinthumb . Upload still capped at 128 though.
  23. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    I have cable, and I'm getting about 1.3mbps/380kbps :grinthumb
  24. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    i got a free upgrade from 512 to 600 kbps downstream. I could pay another £25 per month and upgrade to 1 mbps / 512 kbps but really that's getting a bit out of order bill wise when I still have to heat the place and power it. Oh, and eat. I guess I would spend the money on it and just drink less but to tell the truth I think that 600 mbps downstream is fine for now.
  25. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    As long as you don't mind waiting a little while, I wouldn't complain too much, or upgrade. Just patience is all that is needed at this point.

    And never give up drinking just to have a little more bandwidth, what are you crazy?? :confused: :D

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