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$38 bucks uncapped in Canada. Thank you 3web.
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Nice to see all the South Africans that on this forum and @N3G4T1v3 we even in the same city(Big town) xD All the SA ppl here should organise a Braai/lan thing sometime Oh and yes Internet here is expensive and it sucks thanks to hellkom.

Yeah i pay roughly $35 pm for this...uncapped (shaped)


Edited by ChocolateBadger - 3/7/11 at 1:59pm
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Australia +1
Edited by Modori - 3/7/11 at 1:53pm
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post #144 of 181
and here i am paying 100 dollars a month for a claimed "20Mbps" when in reality it's only 14.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueduck3285 View Post
Here is my new test without Kaspersky.



I also disabled Kaspersky for a few seconds, got the results below.


Quote:
Originally Posted by retrogreq View Post
didnt read through the whole thread, but i noticed the source has some bad info....1gb/s internet is offered in the US where i live..


www.epbfi.com


yes, i can

55 bucks a month gets me this


i get 50-60mb/s upload as well, just not showing it on that test. the speed test through the ISP shows it, and i actually get it using FTP from my home to my office.

Wow! That ping is amazing!

I managed a better (better than my previous, not better than yours) result today with Kaspersky off


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Originally Posted by Modori View Post


Australia +1

0 ms Ping ? You are typing from inside the Internet, right ?

That 450mb result is too... Wireless-n to be believable. Have you turned your anti-virus off ?


Here is mine tested again today with Kaspersky off:




Oh, and here is the Ping Test, even better results:


Edited by tpi2007 - 3/7/11 at 3:59pm
 
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post #146 of 181
well at least ur not in britain !

we get slower internet for a higher price than USA or china or canada etc.!

wierd considering we have one of the world's biggest economies and are an MEDC
    
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America's internet is pretty awful. The UK isn't great, but in terms of value and unlimited plans, it's still better than the US. The Tories and Lib Dems have pledged a lot of money to try and make the UK the best connected European country by 2015, but we'll have to see what happens.

A pro is that because it is Government money leading the roll out of fibre and connections to unprofitable areas (such as the countryside), there aren't business interests getting in the way of progression. I really hope that by 2015, we are looking at 50mb/s to 100mb/s in most major cities and towns.
Im rocking 50mb/s have been since last Christmas. I live 10 miles from a city, as we only have 2 options in the UK, virgin or BT line, sorry but the only way im getting over 20mb/s is with fiberoptic (virgin).
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That's $45/mo in northeast US.

So, why can't we do better on average? This country is about 3,000 miles wide. There's an absurd amount of distance to cover with the appropriate fiber tech. You need lots of money to lay down all that. Lots of money and time.

Also, I recommend the tools provided at BroadbandReports and ISPGeeks over the tests at sites like SpeedTest and BandwidthPlace.
Edited by DEC_42 - 3/7/11 at 4:20pm
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your internet speed is based on the the isp... not browser.


I know that thanks.

Still doesn't explain why I have higher bandwidth in Internet Explorer than I do FF.
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I know that thanks.

Still doesn't explain why I have higher bandwidth in Internet Explorer than I do FF.
Perhaps because your current version of Flash in FF is outdated or poorly implemented in comparison to the IE version?
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