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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. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 170

    Just got adsl however it is 45 euro a month with 8 gig monthly download cap(of which I used two gigs in the first two days).
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    aDSL -> 3.3 Down / 128 Up.

    10GB monthly cap ( [​IMG] ) with 5€ for each extra 5GB.
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Didou, that's horrible! but nice download speed though..

    I'm (currently, should be upgraded soon,) using aDSL ->2000 down / 640 up...
    But of course, I've got no cap... :D

    So I'm watching tv shows online without worrying [​IMG]
  4. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 170

    i have an 8 gig cap :(.
    Eircom in Ireland offer broadband (512) for 54 euro a month with a 4 gig cap!!!
  5. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    I've got ADSL/R and i'm paying $50 for 384kbit/384kbit, but if I do a speed test I get 335/1542. I'm thinking of putting up a game server with all that upload bandwidth. For about 3 weeks last month my download speed was up to 700kbps.

    The local cable company is getting ready to offer broadband at 3mbit/128kbit for $30/month within the week. I think my current ISP is dropping prices too since they have a new sign in their window saying high speed dsl for $30 and a free modem. I'm really glad there is going to be some competition in town, my ISP has been the only local broadband provider for the last 3 years.
  6. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    uh y do all of u ppl in the us and uk pay such high prices for broadband? i in canada got the modem for free AND pay on $16.95/month for the first year, then $34.95/month thereafter. my bandwith according to dsl reports is around 1440/512. pretty much everyone in metro areas in canada have either dsl or cable access. and because canada has such a small population for its size, i just dont understand why many people pay so much for broadband in the uk and us. i saw and ad the other day on cnn for dsl @ $39.99USD a month. CRAZY!!!!!!!!!
  7. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    correct me if im wrong, but does all of northern ireland have cable internet access???
  8. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    i pay $40 or 30 a month for comcast 512k cable. its reliable and no cap. and it never slows down. even at peak hours. i live in a very small town and only 3 other people in my town have cable internet.
  9. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    It's exspensive around me because there are almost no high population areas near me. Theres only 1 city within 300 miles from me that has a population greater than 100,000. Its really exspensive to deploy dsl and cable in sparce populated areas since most dsl services cant be used more than a few miles from an ISP. The service I use is able to provide dsl to people within a 30,000 foot radius of their building because they use special equipment made by Paradyne(very exspensive).
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Comcast cable 3 mbit / 256 kbit
    My downstream cap was just raised - I guess as a Christmas present - from 1.5 mbit.
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    OH DAMN!

    A little belated, but I got DSL about a week ago. It's full 512/1.5Mbit, with no such thing as any sort of "download cap"...pah!

    What have I been doing with this fat pipe, you ask?


    I'll let you decide for yourself ;)

    BTW that uhh "Dial-Up Time"...heh, that's when AcidOsmosis and I tried to setup a VPN to play Battlefield Vietnam. Didn't work out too well though, I kept losing my internet connection...
  12. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Download cap for my 512k/128k upgraded to 32gigs a month a few months back.
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Mine got "upgraded" from 10GB to 15GB per month & it's still 5€ per extra 5GB.:rolleyes:

    I found a provider who seems to offer a service without a monthly cap but the speed connection is much lower at 512/128 then 3360/128.

    I have to wonder which of the speed/traffic is most important & which I'm willing to sacrifice.;)
  14. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Did I mention that I have a 2mbit downlink, 640 uplink and no monthly cap? And it only costing 72$ a month?

    Oh, guess I've allready said that. But it's still a sweet deal :D
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    No question whatsoever man, go with the non capped. My 512 is indistinguishable for everyday use from anything faster, you only notice on big dls. And if you are dling stuff that you shouldn't be :) like movies, then its definately worth the extra time to be able to dl as many as you want, at least IMO. I don't think a jump from 512 to anything is really goign to show you any increase in gaming ability anyway if thats what you are going for.
  16. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Yeah I'm gonna look into it. There's no hurry since this contract still goes all the way until November & if I stop it before the end I have to pay the remaining months.:(
  17. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I've got ADSL, 256/512, no cap, for about two years now. I just discovered that my provider was kind enough to NOT mention that it now offers 256/1.5 Mbit for the same price I am paying, $50. Needless to say, I will have the upgrade in about a week, can't wait.
    I was really hoping it would. I get a ping of 50 to 175 now, depending on what server I'm playing on.

    But for the same price? Might as well get it.
  18. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Sounds good to me olefarte. I wish i can get my hands on those 1.5 mbit connections! They are still expensive down here with even less dl cap than my current a/c generally speaking.
  19. e-Willem

    e-Willem TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Internet delivered by college.
    Abonnement Specifications

    Modem:               Kabel (com21) 
    Type:                Cable
    Intallation cost :   € 45.46 
    Monthly cost :       € 20.42 
    Downstream:         64.0Kbyte/s (512.0Kbit/s) 
    Upstream:           16.0Kbyte/s (128.0Kbit/s) 
    Download quota:     [B][SIZE=3]0[/SIZE][/B] Mbyte  
    Upload quota:       [B][SIZE=3]0[/SIZE][/B] Mbyte  
    Fixed IP-adress:   yes
    Server space:      none
    Email adresses:    none
    But best part is: I'm sharing it the connection with 8 housemates!

    8 computers > all with 512kbs: for only €2,27 a month.

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