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post #111 of 137
I don't know what my parents are paying for our internet but all I know is we are getting 1.25/ <1

I'll post a speedtest when I get home. It is terrible. I can't wait till I move the hell out.
post #112 of 137
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in Canada it costs even more, you get 60GBs for 50bucks a month from the big ISPs. I think its pretty ridiculous.[/URL]
I live in Canada and pay 60 bucks a month for a 25MB connection with 250GB soft cap which can easily be pushed to 350GB a month without Shaw caring or charging more.

Also my brother on the other side of Canada pays 50 bucks a month for a 15MB connection and unlimited bandwidth.

Maybe do a bit more research before you buy your internet
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While I agree with the topic title 'concept' The argument with the 8$/mbit is rather short-sighted..

Most bandwidth services 'dedicated mbit/s' for a datacenter are around 8-13$/mbit.. That is what datacenters charge you for that bandwidth. When they buy in massive bulk, for one location.. The 'last mile' for the bandwidth in the datacenter wiring is all in the facility..

If you buy electric in massive bulk, for a factory that uses as much as a small density town uses do you get charged for all the connections/terminals/wires that go over that 10 square mile town, or a smaller fee for one large pipe going to one building?

I wish I got the same rates as a large electric guzzling factory for my home usage..

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Whatever happened to that politician who had that amazing idea to require all road work to install conduit capable of being used by dozens of companies? The concept was basically, if the road needs replaced, put the conduit in now while its dug up, instead of 4 months later digging it up all over again for one company to install their fibre.. Was a totally brilliant idea IMO!
    
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I pay $55 for 6mbps and 145GB cap. Kinda bull***** if you ask me. And I'm with Bell.

40$/month, 25Mbps, no cap, no blocked ports or throttling, Toronto, Canada. Company - Acanac
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Haha man looking at those speeds I envy you guys. NZ has the worst service around

$100NZ for an average 4-6 (maybe 8) Mbps speed and 45GB a month cap
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I don't know how I even manage to stay sane with these speeds. It is truly horrific. T.T

Jackson, Georgia
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£30 for 8MB (2MB nominal), 50GB cap, £2 for each GB over the cap.
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I don't know how I even manage to stay sane with these speeds. It is truly horrific. T.T

Jackson, Georgia
I feel you man, i get about the same. 1.3Mb/s down, 0.75Mb/s up, 70+ ping
Hopefully i can get a piece of the fiber going in down my road soon though......
post #119 of 137
I've noticed that my download speed has gone down, yet price went up.



I used to get in the low 30mpbs. I think it was when they switched me over to Xfinity.
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I've noticed that my download speed has gone down, yet price went up.



I used to get in the low 30mpbs. I think it was when they switched me over to Xfinity.
Cable is shared. The issue is more people on the internet.

As with the cost. It is general consensus that our current backbone cannot handle the boom of shared data and streaming. The actual cost doesn't seem to factor in expansion and replacement of lines. Also there might be an issue of a data cap that the ISP has to deal with also.

Who knows without a reliable source. Not just some sensationalist news article.
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