Weekend Open Forum: How fast is your home connection?

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around $60 a month for 15mbps down/ 2mbps up with powerboost i have seen it get up to 26mbps usually average around 16 - 20mbps.. the upload is always 2mbps upload always has sucked :|
 

ET3D

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Thanks for this question. It's a bad thing that I don't check regularly what the phone company is doing, but since I didn't remember how much I was paying, I had to look. Here in Israel you have to pay separately to the phone company to be able to use ADSL (or the cable company for cable internet), and for an ISP. Turns out the phone company upped what I'm paying a couple of months ago. I vaguely remember sorting this out, but it might have been with the ISP. The thing is, they always give you a lower price as a special offer, which is available as long as you're willing to commit to another year of service, but they never let you know the offer expired.

Anyway, that's about $21 currently for the pleasure of a 1.5Mb/s down (and I think 256kb/s up). I'll have to see if I can get it down. Another $18 or so for the ISP. So total is $39.
 

Mikymjr

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In Surinam we have only 3 providers but 2 off them can't deliver internet services to homes(on cellphones no probs). This is because one provider has been blocking there rights to do so. The name of that provider is Telesur. Now let me tel you a little about that company that only likes monopoly. They let you pay for ADSL with speeds of 128Kb/s download and 64Kb/s upload 40$ per month. And the worst part is that you keep on paying that every month even if there's a glitch in their system for several times witch means no connection in the whole country or in a local area or their wiring under the ground is failling
 

KG363

TS Guru
AT&T Uverse
18 Mbps up
2 Mbps down

The line including every channel, phone, and internet is 40Mbps and I pay $200

That's for literally the best channel line up available.

I <3 Uverse
 

seefizzle

TS Evangelist
I pay for 16 meg internet from Comcast. I don't think I'm ever even close to that number though. I just did a test and I got 15 down, and 3 up. But it's one o clock in the morning. Most of the time I'm rocking somewhere around 9 or 10 mb/s.
 
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Who cares how fast their internet is. The real question should be how uncensored their internet is.
 

JudaZ

TS Enthusiast
100/100 Mbit for no more then $16 a month....and of course no stupid bandwith caps.

Live in Sweden
 
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My average download speed is at 15kb/s for 40$/month, welcome to Lebanon!
 

Mikymjr

TS Booster
mikymjr said:
In Surinam we have only 3 providers but 2 off them can't deliver internet services to homes(on cellphones no probs). This is because one provider has been blocking there rights to do so. The name of that provider is Telesur. Now let me tel you a little about that company that only likes monopoly. They let you pay for ADSL with speeds of 128Kb/s download and 64Kb/s upload 40$ per month. And the worst part is that you keep on paying that every month even if there's a glitch in their system for several times witch means no connection in the whole country or in a local area or their wiring under the ground is failling
Sorry i made a mistake. I meant to say 128Kbps download/64Kbps upload.
So my average download speed is 15-16 KB/s and upload is 8-10 KB/s
 

gobbybobby

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1.5 Meg down 512kb Up. pay about $30 On BT unlimited up to 8 meg ADSL max. The ONLY ISP on my exchange. Living in Gloucestershire the best speeds are in the Inner citys where they have fibre. The local town of Stroud can get up to 20 Meg, parts of Cheltnham get up to 50Meg Fibre. Freinds I have living on the Chalford Housing estate (look it up: post code GL6) only get 256K down and even slower upload. They only just meet the requiremenmts to play Xbox live online.

Not only the countryside but sub urban areas, villages, small towns can not get very fast broadband here in the UK. Something like 66% of the homes will have fibre by 2015. I want to know what percentage of the Country Geographicly that works out to be. I bet its less than 20%.
 
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I am screwed up here in North Pole Alaska and pay about $99 for 3Mbps for DSL. Sigh. 12Mbps is for the same price but that is IF you have cable service on your street. I miss the Azores where I had 24Mbps for 67 Euros.
 
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Wanna hear something horrible? I pay $25 for 384kbps (ya, thats just kilobits per second)... and guess what? There aren't much better offer around here... :(

Oh! And I used to have a 32kbps connection just 2 years back. If I remember right, I used to pay $15 for that.
 

Relic

TechSpot Chancellor
Got a digital cable/internet bundle for ~$110, with $50 of that being net alone. Advertised speed 10/1 mbps, actual speed ~8/.9 mbps. They are uping our tier too 12/1 but I doubt I'll feel major improvements.

Looking at all the comments I'm seeing either people getting screwed because of where they live or have great speeds at reasonable/low costs.
 

tengeta

TS Enthusiast
How do some countries only pay cents? That wouldn't even come out to 10 bucks for an entire year... Do they get free internet there and that figure is a tax approximation?
 

tengeta

TS Enthusiast
Forget I said that, I looked a little closer... we need to have temporary edits available on this site ^_^
 
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