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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. company Comcast, which provides Internet service in 39 states, said it would provide an Internet option for low-income families for $10 a month.
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Wouldn't be surprised if it was something ridiculous like 128 kbit of bandwidth.
It would still be "Over 8x faster than dial-up!"
*compared to a 14.4k connection.

Need some more details before deciding.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Wouldn't be surprised if it was something ridiculous like 128 kbit of bandwidth.
It would still be "Over 8x faster than dial-up!"
*compared to a 14.4k connection.

Need some more details before deciding.

Actually you're not far off. From what I've read it was 1.5Mb/s down, 384Kb/s up. So in the grand scheme of things, it won't be great for gaming or whatever, but for the getting your kids online to do school work, it'll be sufficient.
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Actually you're not far off. From what I've read it was 1.5Mb/s down, 384Kb/s up. So in the grand scheme of things, it won't be great for gaming or whatever, but for the getting your kids online to do school work, it'll be sufficient.
Hey that's actually pretty decent.
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DSL speeds for 10 bucks? Not bad, but you gotta go through leaps and hurdles to qualify.
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DSL speeds for 10 bucks? Not bad, but you gotta go through leaps and hurdles to qualify.
True.

I would've never needed 12megabit internet connection if everyone in my house didnt complain about slow speeds 24/7.
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