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Feel bad for my american bros when it comes to internet

but of course the uk is a different landscape when it comes to connectivity

still feels good having unlimited usage for very little a month.
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With Comcast going to 1TB data cap I haven't gone over, though I still think it's ridiculous.

You should cap someone by their speed, not their usage.

It's like paying to use the roads, and paying extra to use the roads with 50 lanes for all your cars, but then also being charged extra if you go over a set number of miles.

I've exceed my 2TB cap a few times.

1TB is super easy to exceed with multiple users streaming 4K netflix/amazon/etc.
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That is so....comcastic.
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I have centurylink. Do this in my city/state and ill disconnect so fast they thought I was the flash
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Originally Posted by clao View Post

I have centurylink. Do this in my city/state and ill disconnect so fast they thought I was the flash

I have CenturyLink as well. But the question is, do you have some other ISP around you that doesn't do this? My only other option is Comcast. So basically it's a duopoly over here.
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I could never hit a limit with century link. They are my only option and my top speed is 1.5mbps. Yes thats right, its pretty sad coming from 60mbps and 100 before that. Only other option is satellite.
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I could never hit a limit with century link. They are my only option and my top speed is 1.5mbps. Yes thats right, its pretty sad coming from 60mbps and 100 before that. Only other option is satellite.

Yep, I used to be in that boat of 1.5mbps when I lived in the mountains about 45 minutes from here. At least here I can get 40mbps.
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I could never hit a limit with century link. They are my only option and my top speed is 1.5mbps. Yes thats right, its pretty sad coming from 60mbps and 100 before that. Only other option is satellite.

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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

Yep, I used to be in that boat of 1.5mbps when I lived in the mountains about 45 minutes from here. At least here I can get 40mbps.

It is super easy to set up a long range Point-to-Point private back-haul if you have direct line of sight to a population center, or someone's property who has that sight picture. I have clients who have rented basically a shelf in a closet in town, had a high speed service drop to that. Then with some basic planning, back-hauling that out to their home.

Depending on what speeds we are talking, you are looking at a couple hundred for the hardware to do the PtP, up to a few thousand for Gigabit speeds. Then you have the monthly cost of the rent space for the shelf, which ranges from FREE to about what taxes on a phone/DSL service run.

Either way.

If you can see a service location, or see someone that can see a service location, it can be surprisingly easy to get to it yourself. 30, 40 miles away isn't out of the question either.
    
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It is super easy to set up a long range Point-to-Point private back-haul if you have direct line of sight to a population center, or someone's property who has that sight picture. I have clients who have rented basically a shelf in a closet in town, had a high speed service drop to that. Then with some basic planning, back-hauling that out to their home.

Depending on what speeds we are talking, you are looking at a couple hundred for the hardware to do the PtP, up to a few thousand for Gigabit speeds. Then you have the monthly cost of the rent space for the shelf, which ranges from FREE to about what taxes on a phone/DSL service run.

Either way.

If you can see a service location, or see someone that can see a service location, it can be surprisingly easy to get to it yourself. 30, 40 miles away isn't out of the question either.

Can you piggy back on that as a provider, or are you just baiting the lawyers?
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