High Speed Internet: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by contender, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. contender

    contender Guest

    ADSL 1024 Kbps Downstream - 512 Kbps Upstream: $51.69/Mth CAD.

    My tested speed as I make this post is 2002-07-06 22:54:35 EST: 824 / 402 Your download speed : 824261 bps, or 824 kbps. A 100.6 KB/sec transfer rate. Your upload speed : 402117 bps, or 402 kbps. This is according to Broadbandreports.com
     
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Location:
    Miami, Fl
    1.5down/256up
    Earthlink adsl
    $49.95
    (free months for referring)
     
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Location:
    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    ATTBI Cable

    1.5mbit down
    128kbps up
    Good uptime, very reliable

    $46/month

    JJB6486
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Location:
    Sweden
    Bostream ADSL
    2.5 Mbit down
    768 kbit up
    $25/month
    Only in Sweden :p

    To bad I can't get it... :(
    Oh well, I'll get my 10 Mbit fiber for $35/month around october. :D
     
  5. -[xs]-mirage

    -[xs]-mirage Guest

    Ds-1 for 35 bucks a month?

    Jeez where on earth do u live. And are you a vip?
     
  6. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    ATTBI

    1.5Mbit/190K down 256kbit/30K UP

    Right now $35 month starting in Jan $42 month :mad: :( :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  7. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    $34.95/mo through Insightbb gets me:
     
  8. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    Download is nice, upload a bit slow.

    I NEED upload speed if you know what I mean ;) :D
     
  9. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Roadrunner. $44.95/mo.
     
  10. da rock

    da rock Guest

    alltell dsl 1236 / 238 50$ per month
     
  11. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    When I was with Road Runner, I was getting 2Mb/384Kb for $44.95. Now, I have ATTBI which is 1.5Mb/256Kb, but I pay $35.95 until the price goes up to $43.95.
     
  12. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

    Road Runner - $44.95/mo (x 2 boxes + 10.00 for extra IP)
     
  13. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Location:
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    Knology... $100 a month for phone internet and cable tv
     
  14. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

  15. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

    Messages:
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    Location:
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    2002-07-07 18:43:14 EST: 2414 / 206
    Your download speed : 2414668 bps, or 2414 kbps.
    A 294.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 206462 bps, or 206 kbps.
    Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!
     
  16. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Sweden! :) Countryside! :D I'm not a VIP. $35 is considered high here. The spokeswoman from the ISP said on a meeting (for the people in our village who wanted the fiber installed) that they probably wouldn't go over $35 since they would loose too many customers. I liiiike it.

    Besides my bro told me that his friends in town who have Bredbandsbolaget (The Broadband Company) pay $20 for their 10Mbit. B*stards...

    I feel sorry for you guys who have to pay so much.
     
  17. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

    Village? LOL.. there's the answer right there. bigger population + more bandwith needed = higher cost + less speed


    Try getting high speed access in LA or New York. you'll pay 50 times as much for 500% less speed.
     
  18. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    Location:
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    Actually, there is a new ISP opening in cities like LA, Sacramento, Houston, Dallas, and NY which is getting to offer 10Mb cable internet to customers for I believe $45. It's already up in Sacramento and work has already begun in the other cities.
     
  19. Shawn319

    Shawn319 Guest

    Yeah new ISP's will always be good at the start (because thay dont have many customers). but trust me, as more and more people sign up (espeically in big cities) the speed/bandwith will slowly drop and prices will increase. When Road Runner first came to my area i was the first kid on the block to have it and i was HAULING @$$ on the information super highway :) but 5 years and quite a few downloads later, the charges were increased at least 4 times i can remeber, cable TV prices go up (and get a couple new channels) , speed goes down and thay cap my upload speed to 40KB/sec (i complained and thay fixed it).

    My cable bill seems to be bigger and bigger each and every month it comes.
     
  20. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Not really...

    bigger population + more bandwith needed = more money to spend (fees) + shorter lines between customers

    smaller population + big area = long lines between customers + less money = very expensive + likely never happens

    At least that's how it is here. That fiber is pure (almost) luck since they decided to run remote-heat pipes by the village. Some smart person thought: "Why not dig down fiber as well?". Thank you!