I love my ISP !

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
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Yes,
I first signed for a 512/128 adsl connection for 30€ (euros) (=35.8$) in october 2002, then my ISP benefited of an officially possible "divorce" from the historical telecom leader and my connection jumped to 2048/384 (2.4Mbits) still for 30€ (euros)... until two weeks ago... yes, it has again jumped to... 4576/384 (4.6Mbits) and again still for 30€ (euros) :D
Yes, what a wonderful ISP I have ! Some here know where I live (and I for now stay here for this reason only ;) )
 

SPeedY_B

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....and yet UK residents are still stuck on 512k for those prices. We're verging on the ridiculous when it comes to supposed technological advances.
 

Doom

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Tell me about it. I've got a 1meg adsl connection with pipex and it costs £34 a month. Damn expencive but I've seen the prices go up to £40 a month with some isp's. I think BT charge isp's £27 a month which is why it's so expencive. It's a bit scary to think what 4576/384 (4.6Mbits) would cost over here though If it's even availible to start with.
 

SPeedY_B

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You can get a 2mb connection in this country for £35, but that's only because it uses an DataStream connection rather than IPStream. In comparison it's incredibly unreliable.. you're not guaranteed full speed, and it's generally a pain in the ****. It just shows that the technology is there.. we (rather the ISP's) just need to learn how to utilise it better.
 

ming

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BT is suffocating all the ISPs in the UK by keeping prices high. Also, the government is doing nothing to open up the competition in the Internet/Communications market.
 

NetRyder

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Henyman said:
dam i wish we could get those speeds :(
Wait till you get to university. Connections are beyond awesome. I've had downloads go up to 10 MB/s here. (yes, bytes...not bits)
It's crazy...
 

Henyman

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yeah school has a 2Mbit connection, they want an 8Mb connection but i dunno if they'll get it :p
 

unknownsoul

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I have a cable connection here and i get roughly a 4 MB/s download speed for about $49. It's not bad since it relies on a cable connection and not a telephone line which can go down for the dumbest things. I work at an ISP and dsl is really nothing compared to a wireless or cable connection.
 

SPeedY_B

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Henyman said:
yeah school has a 2Mbit connection, they want an 8Mb connection but i dunno if they'll get it :p
Har! Even the highschool here has 8mb, and we're in a retarded little village :p
 

Howling Wolf

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Ooooops, I forgot to mention than since my connection jumped to 2048/384, I do not need any login/password anymore, XP sees it as a LAN connection at startup :)
 

Howling Wolf

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Once again, my ISP is about to do it !
Due to the ongoing competition between ISPs, mine is going to up a little more my connection, from 5.7Mbits Down 384Kbits UP to 6Mbits Down 512Kbits UP :)
 

onimkron

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6mbits?? :eek:

My word, I've been stuck on 512k for the past two years or so, and they've only just lowered the monthlycharge (by a few pounds or so). However, I've just found out that they're capping the damn thing early next year too :mad:
 

Evil Marge

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Am I the only person who doesn't care about speed???
Mine's doubling to 300k next month for no extra cost but I can't say I'm that bothered really :D
 

Glaanieboy

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Damn, I thought my ISP was doing good stuff :eek:
The service will upgrade from 2048/384 to 3072/576 Kbit/s within a few weeks, for 49.50 euros. Then to think I was at 512/128 at the beginning... (for 44.99 euros/100 guilders).
 

melon

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I jumped from 3 Mbps to 5 mbps in this past year.

After a while, you just stop noticing.

Melon
 

Petros

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I get 6.4M/768k for ₩46,000 a month. Not too shabby if you ask me...
 

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