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Old 06-16-2017, 07:43 PM #433
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Yeah, I got a very good deal on mine. I've been with this same provider for 4 years when they were just a start up. I shopped around to get the best deals I could. Fortunately, we have many providers to pick from.


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Helps having multiple providers for sure.

We have two... well, technically, it's more like one, seeing as the second provider uses the first provider for their connection.
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I get about 55 MBPS download & I think about 10 MBPS upload IIRC, pretty good. $70 a month

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I get 60 down and 10 up at best. Connection isn't that reliable though. What really annoys me is that one of our hay fields was trampled for fiber networking a few years ago, and we still can't even buy it.
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Holy Crap... you guys are zipping along.
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I suppose it always depends on where you live, even if it is in a fairly large city.

Here in the netherlands we have two main types of connections, phonelines and tv cable.

On the phonelines there is a lot of competitions since those were once state owned, and the privatised company that now owns most of it is required by government to allow other service providers on the network.

Sadly with the tv cable network this is not the case, there is one operator and no competition. You can choose to have it over tv cable, or find something else.

Problem is the copper phone wire to my appartment is very bad and cannot sustain high speed adsl at all. The best that can be achieved on that phone line is about 8 mbit.

I can only use tv cable for high speed, and have only one option for that. This costs 55 euros a month, though it does deliver decent speed at 150 mbit down and 15 up, and those figures are realistic.

For me this is okay, but i guess many consumers are forced to pay top dollar for a connection that they do not really need.
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I wish I could get 10Mb/s up. I have 100Mb/s down, but only 5Mb/s up. It's pitiful.
I can agree with that , we did have 7Mb/s down , 0.8Mb/s up with sky ...... : P
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That's pretty terrible indeed in a developed country.

These are the sort of speeds i get using mobile networks here, HSPA(+) or even higher on full blast 4G.

The problem with these are the cost of data bundles, which prevent people from ditching adsl or cable for 4G. None of the providers have a real unlimited data plan available, though some let you use quite a lot under a fair use policy.

The cable and landline connections often come without any limits, i could sustain a 150 mbit down connection on my cable for as long as i like without any problems. I'm not sure on how to actually do that, but basically you could continously watch netflix in 4k, 24/7, forever, without any problems.
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I can't complain at all. Not bed up or down at what seems to be a very reasonable price.
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One can always complain, though the situation here is not bad compared to most of the world
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I got 237 down and 12 up.
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I tether to my phone a lot because i dont want to pay ~150/m for "business" internet at my shop, and we have DSL at home because nothing else is offered.

At home (in a weaker service zone) I pull 10-20mb/s (1-3MB/s) down and 3-5mb/s up.

At my shop it typically runs anywhere from 50-100mb/s (6-12MB/s) down and a very consistent 30mb/s up.

Im on the verizon unlimited plan with a droid turbo, tethering over USB. Even though theres supposed to be a slowdown after 22 gigs, i hit 35 the other month and it was still happy as could be!

I have a corporate discount, and after tax its just shy of $75/m, not bad for having unlimited high speed data anywhere in the country!
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I have 250mb+/upload around 25mb
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I'm rather jealous really. Can't remember my exact speed but I'm looking at under 10mbps download anyway. Everyone's internet is pretty good.
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I guess it depends on the price as well.

I get a good 150/15 mbit connection here, but it's not that cheap costing 60 euros a month. I could upgrade that to double, 300/30 mbit but pay around 85 euros a month... or consider downgrading to 40/4 mbit, costing about 50 euros a month.

As i run my web development business from home over this line i kinda need the 150/15 mbit option to deploy websites at a reasonable speed, but as an ordinary consumer downgrading could be attractive to save cost at this point.

Then again these prices are a result of a monopoly on the cable network at this point, and could be slashed once mobile providers drop data limits on 4g connections.

For many people there is also the adsl alternative, but for me this is not really available due to bad wires. The fastest rate we could push through that old copper was 12 mbit or so.

Early on this was no problem, about 15 years ago i got a 512/128 kbps connection over adsl, and they kept on increasing the speed of that without increasing prices. This kept on workng well up to about 8 mbit down, 1 mbit up, after which problems presented due to the poor copper line. I was with this really nice ISP for that entire period of time. Once they hit 12 or 16 mbit down speed it started to fail, and despite them sending over people to do line measurements it was not possible to remain on adsl after that and i needed to switch to cable.

Good thing that they were honest about it all, and after measurements said they could not reliably deliver over 10 mbit on the existing wiring.
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