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How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:

- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)

- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)

- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)

- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)



This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.


My Comcast net is uncapped right now 150/10 (get around 170/10) for $60 USD a month.

 


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How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:

- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)

- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)

- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)

- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)



This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.


If I had that kind of upstream, I'd pay those rates. I'm on 100/3 right now after a recent free bump from 50/3.



Cable One offers:

100/3 - $55

150/5 - $80

300/10 - $105



Their downstream bump added $5/mo to all packages. While their prices aren't terrible, their upstreams are and their quality of service is horrible. Outages are frequent and packet loss high.

 


So it looks like the US gives much better download rates for content consumption, then puts a cap on it. And while the upload rates are nice up here, I feel like they rarely get used at all.
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How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:

- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)

- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)

- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)

- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)



This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.


My Comcast net is uncapped right now 150/10 (get around 170/10) for $60 USD a month.

 


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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:

- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)

- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)

- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)

- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)



This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.


If I had that kind of upstream, I'd pay those rates. I'm on 100/3 right now after a recent free bump from 50/3.



Cable One offers:

100/3 - $55

150/5 - $80

300/10 - $105



Their downstream bump added $5/mo to all packages. While their prices aren't terrible, their upstreams are and their quality of service is horrible. Outages are frequent and packet loss high.

 


So it looks like the US gives much better download rates for content consumption, then puts a cap on it. And while the upload rates are nice up here, I feel like they rarely get used at all.

That's cable for ya. Verizon offers FIOS that has equal upstream and downstream that's "unlimited" for nearly every user:

50/50 $45
100/100 $55
150/150 $65
300/300 $165
500/500 $265

Would get 150/150 if it was available in my area.
post #23 of 131
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How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:
- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)
- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)
- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)
- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)

This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.

Comcast offers higher downloads and lower uploads compared to that. I would much prefer your choices instead of Comcast's offerings. Why can't Comcast offer a different kind of plan instead of asking for more money? Halving my download speed while removing the cap would be preferable based on my usage instead of adding $35 to my bill.

Sadly this awful country allows providers to monopolize entire towns.
Edited by Derp - 11/6/15 at 6:38am
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implementing caps in Chattanooga seems like the worst possible decision Comcast could have made. They are already competing with 1gb and 10gb internet there, now Comcast is making their service even worse?
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Still holding strong with Cox at 200/25 for 75 a month here in OKC. Google fiber coming soon, though!
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So it looks like the US gives much better download rates for content consumption, then puts a cap on it. And while the upload rates are nice up here, I feel like they rarely get used at all.

not necessarily.
you have to remember that the speeds and prices they are getting are hardly typical for large segments of the US.
you are usually paying those prices or more for 1/4 or less of those speeds.
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The entire country needs to get like Seattle where you have a choice in cable companies. Any company that puts a cap on service there will quickly see all subscriptions ended because you can easily switch providers and have no cap.
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In Soviet USA data caps own you.
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I live in the Seattle area and I only have the choice between Comcast and Centurylink.

Centurylink is capped at 12mbps at my house if I got it. I currently have 100mb Comcast (120mb in reality)

I feel sort of safe though since I am in the Seattle area and I think this is one of the last areas comcast would try to pull this.
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Dear US users, please understand that theese companies are taking you for fools and are making insane margins, so stop leting them do that before other companies from other countries start thinking that's a good idea.

Quite a few people in the US don't have any other option. You are limited to which ever cable provider has the contract for your area. A few places have some fiber optic options (FIOS, ATT, Google) but most can choose slow DSL or their cable company. Luckily I use Comcast Business (home and office are on the same service) and I doubt they will start capping businesses,
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