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Currently I live in the middle of nowhere, and my current means of internet is tethering my phone. I get decent speeds, but ping never drops below 150ms.

Any other internet options or ways to lower my ping? Cable and DSL are a no go and USB modems have ridiculously low bandwidth caps. No 4G near me either.
    
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Satelite, Dial-up. Those are basically the only other options unfortunately.
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I was in the same boat a few years back, the copper phone lines weren't new enough for DSL so we were stuck with 26.4 kpbs dial-up, or satellite internet.

Satellite internet had decent download speeds, but horrible upload and pings in excess of 250 ms. Are you sure you can't get DSL in your area? If you are withing cell reception (I'm assuming you are since you use your cell phone for tethering) then I'm sure you're well within the limits of DSL.
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There is a thread going on, 1 week old.

It's about lowering ping:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1210110/a-how-to-for-reducing-your-ping-for-gaming-in-windows-7-vista

Do you have tv over there? --> internet comes over coax here, way faster than over telephone (DSL)

Fastest DSL here is 30Mb/s

Fastest cable (coax) here is 100Mb/s

(In Belgium)

Bit you need DOC3.0 modem (docsys3.0?) for that speed and coax cause the copper wires are the bottleneck... even cable is running out of options here and thats why the are starting projects with fiber (optical)

But we cant do it right now cause all our cables in the ground are to slow for optical so we have to change them first which ofcourse isn't obvious (I work as electrical engineer on the grid of Belgium)
   
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But without a proper CMTS with Links from the ISP you would not get connectivity.
Alot of places still don't have digital cable where they only have analog (like the problem in the OP's situation)

As for DOCSIS 3.0 the one thing is that there is a possibility of 8 downstream channels.
Each channel can support up to 42 megabits per channel with a maximum of 304 megabits so the copper wires is not the bottleneck
(The actual problem is freeing up channels in the Cable spectrum to be able to get the bonding)

with ADSL you can get a maximum of 24 megabit, but now they are moving the standard to VDSL which has a much higher maximum throughput.

As for Fiber for most people it is just VDSL with Fiber to your Central Office.
(so there is usually no fiber link to each house as it is very expensive to layout)
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But without a proper CMTS with Links from the ISP you would not get connectivity.
Alot of places still don't have digital cable where they only have analog (like the problem in the OP's situation)
As for DOCSIS 3.0 the one thing is that there is a possibility of 8 downstream channels.
Each channel can support up to 42 megabits per channel with a maximum of 304 megabits so the copper wires is not the bottleneck
(The actual problem is freeing up channels in the Cable spectrum to be able to get the bonding)
with ADSL you can get a maximum of 24 megabit, but now they are moving the standard to VDSL which has a much higher maximum throughput.
As for Fiber for most people it is just VDSL with Fiber to your Central Office.
(so there is usually no fiber link to each house as it is very expensive to layout)

Yeah but I live in Belgium From North to South is 200-300Km's tongue.gif Your next neighbour might be a 2 days drive tongue.gif

Indeed everey 1 channel (analog) takes the same bandwith as 8 channels (digital) thats why they are (here) pushing people to buy digital TV cause analog is going down in the end... (2013-14 max)
I found it weird that US/Canada is "behind" in data transport as VDSL is already standard here... It just depends on how long you live from the "connection-box" on the street (the central, max 5 Km etc)
And thats why I said: they need to put fiber in the ground, from one central through the other central, but WAAAY expansive... Just fiber from the outdoor box to your house is indeed not enough cause the grid itself needs to be upgraded with fibre...

Anyway IF it all works (some new projects we build, mainly industrial sites and new residential zones) we tested some stuff and then we can achieve speeds up to 100MB/s UP and DOWN. And if we, as you mentioned, bond more imagine speeds upto 2-300Mb/s up/down... But thats MAYBE for 2015 (the start huh, not everywhere tongue.gif)
   
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