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$150 is a bit too much, I pay Comcast $40 for 30mbps down, 2mbps up.

You guys must have good competition up there. I was just thinking about paying around $45 a month for 12mbps d/l and 1mbps u/l. Currently that's what I'm paying for 6mbps dl and 512k upload.

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Lucky!

$60 here for 5mbps down. or $25 for 750 kbps down.
well, it's not $60 if you bundle it with cable. But yea, that's the rate my friend gets in Hyde Park Vt, and the same as my parents in St. Albans.
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This is interesting that they are starting this service in Minneapolis, that's where I live.

Too bad it's $150 a month. I currently pay like $45 through Comcast for a 10mbps connection I think.

Here's another good article on this:
http://www.lightreading.com/document...nancialContent

Says they are also raising the upstream on all their packages, up to 2mbps from 768kbps on their 'Performance Plus' package.
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And it is a common misconception that your internet speed doesn't affect your ping...it really does, I had Verizon a while back which had 8mbps down, 2mbps up and my ping was around a minimum of 40...now they are at 20.
I wasn't saying that speed doesn't affect ping at all. The point I was trying to get across is that upgrading to a faster package does not guarantee a better ping, especially if you are already on a relatively fast connection.

In your case, the speed increase could have reduced your ping. What I feel is more likely though is that you were transferred to a different switch with either better cables or less traffic when you upgraded to the faster plan.
 
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post #25 of 27
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They still can't top Fios. Fiber has an extremely high bandwidth, so Verizon will win in the long run.


HAHA Fios is a joke. Its an attempt by Verizon to compete with cable. In the end the cost involved with building a fiber network will end it. Besides Comcasts network is fiber a anyway until it gets to the spliters for the houses. Also most PCs cant even use the supposed speed increase that fiber will bring. This coming from a person whose dad built/redesigned the current Federal Reserve Banking Network.
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HAHA Fios is a joke. Its an attempt by Verizon to compete with cable. In the end the cost involved with building a fiber network will end it. Besides Comcasts network is fiber a anyway until it gets to the spliters for the houses. Also most PCs cant even use the supposed speed increase that fiber will bring. This coming from a person whose dad built/redesigned the current Federal Reserve Banking Network.

What're you talking about? Fiber can have alot more bandwidth in it than cable can. Why do you think the U.S. lags so far behind other countries like Korea and Japan when it comes to bandwidth? Its because they have fiber networks, and we don't.
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$150 is too much. Luckily, I wouldn't know what to do with that kind of bandwidth anyway. My filesharing/IRC/FTP days are behind me now. As long as I can get pings under 100 while playing COD4 and TF2 with my current connection, I'll be happy.
I pay $145 a month for my cell phones.

I wish I could walk away from file sharing and bit torrents. It's just so convenient!

Either way, my 15 Mbps down/2 Mbps up is good enough for my download and gaming needs.
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