Weekend tech reading: 1Gbps fiber for $70 in America

By Matthew · 24 replies
Jun 12, 2011
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  1. 1Gbps fiber for $70—in America? Yup. American ISPs have convinced us that Internet access is expensive—getting speeds of 100Mbps will set most people back by more than $100 a month, assuming…

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  2. Where I live (united kingdom), my download speed is 1.5mb/s and my upload is 0.3mb/s.. read it and weep!
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    All the more reason to start using Klingon phrases as your password.
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    One of the main problems in the UK are the speeds are so erratic. You can easily be paying for 20mb/s yet receiving less than half that on your connection.

    It keeps being brought up in the news but nothing ever gets done about it.
  5. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Evangelist Posts: 616   +176

    Sarcasm, I guess? I have 21mbs dl and 4mbs ul in the U.S.
  6. Currently with Bell on slow 7mbps but will have Videotron 60mbps as of the 27th. 1gbps is just ridiculous, no will allow you to download anywhere close to that speed. But I suppose if you have a family of 40+ connected then it's useful. But you can't argue the price, obviously take the ridiculously high speed of 1gb over paying the same or more for slower.

    I bet a million dollars they don't offer unlimited bandwidth with a 1gbps connection at $69 a month, lol.
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    24mb/s download and 4.5mb/s upload here - Seattle, WA.
  8. Internet in Canada sucks badly here : 4 to 6mb/s download and 1mb/s up for $40 with a 150GB bandwidth /month and $2 extra for each additional GB over the bandwidth.
  9. About the above post, that's my Internet plan btw
  10. I got 16mbps down 2mbps up comcast connection no data caps :p gotta luv business class internet. No docsis3 over here so stuck with slow download speeds till they decide to upgrade to docsis3 here kinda suxs.
  11. @Guest 07:09 PM: Get Shaw for 200+mbps for under $100 or get Videotron if you're in Quebec. Canada offers great internet, but it can be rather expensive.
  12. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Why don't they make educational games?
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    One thing BB did to us and most people don't realize is they sold us a 3 year guarantee on a refrigerator we bought there. To our dismay, most credit cards offer 3 year guarantees on ANYTHING purchased on them by default.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Well first Tony, I think this is posted under the wrong news item.

    But more importantly, you should read your credit card benefits statement before you orun out and buy something as big as refrigerator.

    Well, there does seem to be a pattern developing here; Try this thread instead: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic166380.html
  15. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    i live in a small town in Canada.
    My connection speed is 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up.
    no cap.

    Our 3G+ is supposed to bring 104Mbps next year, but i'm betting there's a cost per GB.
  16. Hey be Happy I pay $120 in Australia for 1TB of download but only end up getting speeds up to max 400kb/s and uploads of 60kb/s!!!
    our Fiber optics is gonna take 5 more years to install! :(
  17. FML!!!!!!!!! 10Mb is the fastest line in RSA for residential and costs (R1000) 166USD p/m and it is shaped
  18. I'm from Ukraine. I'm just got result from speedtest.net:
    Download - 72.73 Mbps
    Upload - 34.59 Mbps
  19. u all very lucky i live in trinidad i have a 1mb package only get a few kbs upload for $110 tstt my isp sucks
  20. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    There's a scary story there about using GPUs to crack passwords. How are we supposed to protect our online accounts ? Put some kind of digital booby trap ? Some notes on the article - the HD 5770 isn't exactly what I would call a cheap graphics card even though prices are definitely lower with the release of the HD 6000 series. Also using the words " GPU processors " does seem redundant since the " P " in GPU stands for processing.
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +912

    Here in the UK, With BE I am getting 12.4 mb/s Down and 1.2 mb/s Up and is the fastest currently possible on my line, I could have Annex M to get 8.4 mb/s Down and 2.1 mb/s Up but prefer download over upload. Only paying £27 to BE and £11 for the Line! Hopefully will get the full speed 24 mb/s when they (finally) upgrade out exchange from ADSL2 to ADSL 2+ or something even better!
  22. I'm a trini living in Canada.

    But I left trinidad way before you guys got "High"speed internet.

    Its slow and the price is horrible, but you also live on a island with beaches, only 2 seasons sun and rain, and no last call. You should be outside not sitting inside on the internet its usually 30c+ there every day.

  23. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    I get 93.73Mbps / 79.52Mbps on speedtest.net

    (and this while downloading and uploading a lot og Gigs in the background.)

    Using a 100/100Mbit line ... and no stupid caps .. i feel for you americans.. I would not survice with the ISP's you seem to have.

    It's nice to live in Sweden some times :0)

  24. Slovakia
    FTTB 25MBit
    3Mb down
    3Mb up
    10 €/ month
    no FUP, no data cap
  25. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Eddy, (EK) is that you?

    I've got 40Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up here in Florida.

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