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Weekend Open Forum: How fast is your home connection?

By Matthew · 102 replies
May 14, 2010
  1. There were roughly 1.73 billion Internet users worldwide last year, and that figure is undoubtedly trending upward. In a perfect world everyone would have access to the same bandwidth. Unfortunately, that's not the case, and some folks simply have it better than others.

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  2. I have Charter cable internet. I pay around $55 a month for 25 Mb/s down, and 3 Mb/s up. My actual download speeds are around 35 Mb/s.
  3. Squuiid

    Squuiid TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +16

    $60/month for 30Mbit down and 5Mbit up on Cablevision's Optimum Online Boost.
    Works well.
  4. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +131

    Verizon Fios: 35 mbps down/35 mbps up, $50/month
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Nobody can top me. 20 bucks a month for 512kbps download and 128kbps upload. OH YAH!
  7. Cox Cable: 15 Mbps down, $46 a month
  8. eafshar

    eafshar TS Rookie Posts: 60

    rogers; 10mbps down. 800kbps up; 40$ CAD
  9. 10 years ago we were paying $30/month to potentially get up to 56K on dial up and that didn't include the cost of the phone service. I used to sit and reconnect until I got an open 56K line as I usually connected at 28.8.

    Paying $35 for 6mbps DSL.
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    otherwise known as the United states postal service:D:wave:
  11. Silence

    Silence TS Rookie

    200Mb/s down 100Mb/s Up 36$ a month
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    @Silence YOU LIE!!!!!!! I want your internet. But where do you live?
  13. Silence

    Silence TS Rookie

  14. 15 bucks a month for crappy att dsl 768 down/384 up actual speeds less, but my college has t3 so yea :)
  15. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 827   +32

    AT&T DSL Direct High Speed- $40/ month (no contract which is what I like) - 3Mb/s down (with real speed average of about 2.5) and 512kb/s up (with real speed average of between 400-450).

    But once I hopefully find a job, i'll upgrade to the $45 plan (if available in my area) which is 6Mb/s down and 768Kb/s up.

    I had considered Camcast's 20Mb/s down speed for $42.95/month, but my wife and daughter and I currently live with my wife's parents who don't want holes drilled in the walls and cables running through the house (ah, old people...gotta love 'em, lol).
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    $50/month with Comcast. I have an extremely unreliable 6mb/s down (up to 16mb/s down with "turbo boost") and 3 mb/s up. It's unreliable because Comcast... well, it's Comcast. Need I say more?
  17. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 157   +15

    GO (tier 2) connected to Seabone (tier 1) for an 8 Mbps down (actual down 5Mbps) and 512 Kbps up.

    Our internet bandwidth in Malta is very slow and inefficient, as Malta is so densely populated and we are still using copper medium instead of fibre.
  18. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 157   +15

    By the way I pay 11.59€ monthly for the above connection
  19. Suriname ( in South America) i pay $50 for just 128kb
  20. Yeah, I live in Lithuania too (EU). You can get FTTH almost in every town/city. From 2010 ISPs started to provide internet plans with up to 200Mb/s speed (costs ~36$). And 100Mb/s plans starts from 14$. We love piracy here in Lithuania, so Internet Service Providers helps us to make it better. :)
  21. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    i pay 23.83735 USD for a 2 Mbps Download and 512 Kbps upload in Pakistan
  22. Yad

    Yad TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Nearly 27$ for a 2 Mb download and 512kb upload.
    OH well can't say i am satisfied :|
  23. I have 32Mb down 2Mb up from kabel deutschland about 35euros a month. with 2 phone lines on it.
  24. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 287   +10

    Romanian here: 24mbps with 4mbps up for $18 (VAT included) .
  25. Voice from Poland: 16Mb/s down, 1Mb/s up. 20$ monthly. Living in small city (~75k).
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