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About 15 more posts until this turns into another "post your speed test result" thread.

But seriously, America is lacking in speeds too.

But Americans don't have the caps and throttling like Canadians do. If you can't get decent speeds, you most likely live in a pretty remote or small area.

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Columbus was limited to 15Mb/s, $130/month packages before WoW and Time Warner rolled out DOCSIS 3.0 about a year ago. Now both offer a 50/5 package for about $100. Not wonderful, but at least they are moving in the right direction.

I would sign up for Google's net in a heartbeat if they offered it around here. We've got huge amounts of dark fiber around the city that no one wants to use frown.gif
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Human rights violation, HA. That's one way to make the headlines.
    
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Here I have always read that "third world countries" had some of the best Internet. Since there was basically no existing framework, all the equipment is new.
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i live in canada and i can confirm this...you either sign up with the big3, pay 60bucks(plus modem, tax and bs fees) for 15mbps/1mbps with 80gig cap.. or go with third party providers that has many outages(because the guys the run the lines(the big three) likes to do "maintenance" on those lines..its like we live on the moon or something
 
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2183980724.png heres mine



I pay about 50 a month for this......
Edited by mk16 - 9/16/12 at 6:29pm
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I pay about $40 per month, Australia really has improved since they announced the NBN. (That's ADSL2+ about 3.5KM from the exchange, I can hit 3MB/s in Steam or downloading Torrents)
    
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Originally Posted by AznDud333 View Post

i live in canada and i can confirm this...you either sign up with the big3, pay 60bucks(plus modem, tax and bs fees) for 15mbps/1mbps with 80gig cap.. or go with third party providers that has many outages(because the guys the run the lines(the big three) likes to do "maintenance" on those lines..its like we live on the moon or something

Yeah I live in Toronto. Had Rogers for a few years. Got sick and tired of the caps + overage rates and their uncanny ability to sneak in extra charges from time to time. I switched to TekSavvy and have been very happy. I just had to buy my own cable modem.
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They believe 60GB is enough. The problem is that they forget almost everybody uses Internet now a days. Thats at least 3-4 people a house using it. Less then 20GB for person. You cant even Download a Modern PC game with that low usage. I said no to speeds. They are pointless. I would rather have 6MB/1MB Unlimited then 25MB/7MB with 60GB.
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post #20 of 72
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They believe 60GB is enough. The problem is that they forget almost everybody uses Internet now a days. Thats at least 3-4 people a house using it. Less then 20GB for person. You cant even Download a Modern PC game with that low usage. I said no to speeds. They are pointless. I would rather have 6MB/1MB Unlimited then 25MB/7MB with 60GB.

Yeah I had a 60GB cap before also and it was killing me. With the new guys its 300GB, much better. Download speeds are a bit better as well.

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Edited by Digital Dreams - 9/16/12 at 6:51pm
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