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In other news, water is wet.

Swears angrily at my two ISPs in my state capitol...who only offer a max of 6megabit/second download.
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post #32 of 137
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Not Shaw. $50 gets you 120GB at 7.5 MBit, but Shaw won't charge you if you go over, so its effectively unlimited. $75 gets you 400GB at 50 MBit, and if you go over they won't charge you per gigabyte or drop your speeds to dial up, they'll just bump you up to the next tier for the rest of the month, so you get 500GB at 100 MBit for an extra $10. If you still go over they'll bump it up the next tier, which is another $10 for an extra 250 GB, or a respectable 4 cents/GB.


Suck it America.
I pay $35 on Verizon FIOS for a 20Mbit uncapped internet....suck it Shaw in Canada?!?

America, Canada, Russia...any big country will have a huge diversity in regards to ISPs so don't put everyone in the same spot just because their in the same country.
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post #33 of 137
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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
The average internet speed in japan is nearly 10x faster than usa.I knew this already,but wow.Imagine you tube videos playing in 1080p with practically no buffering time.Geesh.
I'm on a 10Mbit/s connection in Denmark, and I get no such buffering time.
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post #34 of 137
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Originally Posted by Shadowclock View Post
I pay $35 on Verizon FIOS for a 20Mbit uncapped internet....suck it Shaw in Canada?!?

America, Canada, Russia...any big country will have a huge diversity in regards to ISPs so don't put everyone in the same spot just because their in the same country.
OTOH, FiOS level speeds are unavailable in the supermajority of the US landmass. Most like I are stuck with no choice and low speed DSL. I'd have to drive at least 200 miles in any direction to reach someplace that has FiO level service available.
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post #35 of 137
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Originally Posted by Console-hater View Post
45 euros is about £40. So, with £40, this can get you a 100mbps cable from Virgin Media, and this is unlimited/uncapped. Proof is here. (Ignoring <£5 over in price).

Brits would laugh at you on how ridiculously overpriced are your internet.

Yeah backbone is getting cheaper, but nobody has gotten the fact that you have to pay for equipments, and you also have to pay for maintenance? Those things are not cheap.
Yeah and you get Steam games for half price than German people. Your currency isn't that wealthy anymore (still a bit more than the Euro though) and this makes it look ridiculous. Some things are cheaper to import from Britain than to buy in Germany because of that >.<
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post #36 of 137
That's why I have no shame in borrowing internet when I can't afford it. I know, it's wrong. Though I know that they are really gutting us on pricing. Two wrong's don't make a right, I know the saying well too I just don't care.
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post #37 of 137
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
I pay $55 for 6mbps and 145GB cap. Kinda bull***** if you ask me. And I'm with Bell.
I pay $29 for 7mbit
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post #38 of 137
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Originally Posted by Kleingetier View Post
If all Overclock.net users would live in Germany, you would laugh about the idea of limited data per month. I pay 45€ for internet (16Mbit, unlimited data) and telephone (including free german landline calls) here in Germany.
That's because the Germans are the best. Everyone knows that duh!
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post #39 of 137
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Originally Posted by darthjoe229 View Post
Internet's crazy expensive and comparatively slow here and it seems like Google's the only major player doing anything about it.

Slightly off topic: What countries have cheapest/fastest/best-bang-for-buck interwebs? Just out of curiosity
South Korea.
post #40 of 137
All the ISP complaints recently... I have none. I live in Iowa, a state that is usually behind in technology.

My ISP (Mediacom) has constantly increased speeds for all their tiers, at no price to the customer. They now offer 50/5 and 105/10 lines too. I went to 105/10, and then 2 months later they lowered the price of it's 50/5 and 105/10 tiers by about 10%. This was automatically reflected on my billing statement.

According to my router, for the month of July, I have downloaded 1.27TB and uploaded 327GB. This is a pretty average month for me, and has been for around 5 months. There was a month where I redownloaded my entire steam directory (over 400 games), and was at over 3TB of downloaded data for that month. ~13.7MB/s makes it pretty easy to download excessive amounts of data without realizing it.

Absolutely no calls from them.
Edited by Murlocke - 7/29/11 at 11:53am
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