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post #31 of 75 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 01:19 AM
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Damn, some of these speeds are ridiculous. I thought mine was fast. I pay $149.00 a month but have no cap. Dreading moving back to the states after I retire. stupid download caps and insane prices for so little.
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I haven't really felt the need for faster internet. I mean more is always better but for the price, why bother?

I have 25 down/10 up ADSL line, every page loads fast/instantly, never have any issues streaming anything from any of the typical websites, everything auto plays and goes without effort even at max res like 4k.

There's downloads but half the time you're limited by the server and even if you did have some crazy gigabit internet you still wouldn't be able to utilize it's full potential so it would be mostly a waste. 25/10 is also around the max most VPN's support so if I had anything faster I would have to run naked if I wanted to take advantage of it.

My usenet downloads are automated anyway so all the "Linux Distros" are downloading when I'm away or sleeping so everything is already there on the computer when I get back, never been an issue. I run an FTP server and a mail server on my residential line, there's never any issues; people can complete a 10gb download off me in 20 minutes or so. EDIT: The math on that last one makes no sense but I checked my server logs and yea client/server completed the download in 19 minutes, so maybe my ISP is messed up and somehow gave me more upload.

So yea why do I need better internet exactly? I mean if it's free yea sure why not but I don't seem to have any incentive right now. Thing to note is that this is an internet connection for me and me only, if I had 3 kids streaming stuff off tablets, Playstations, 4 phones on the wifi and other stuff it might be different.

If you were a Twitch streamer, you would need considerably faster connections, so yeah... there are uses for such things. Personally I just like having crazy fast speeds. Time is money as they say.

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Quote: Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
What I meant though is how much better is that internet really? Is it really worth it? Does it really make that much of a difference in terms of usability? Is there something you can do that I can't (something that matters anyway some theoretical anecdote 1%'er situation doesn't really matter) and I am complete debilitated if I tried to do the same thing. Really how often to you download a game and need to play it right there and then and can't wait or schedule the download overnight. Considering it would cost like $200 a month here for a plan like that is it really worth it?



I think I have a pretty advanced/unique setup running servers and all and like I said don't really see how much better it could be, wouldn't be worth a 200% cost increase that's for sure. What does one need to do to be amazed like that with faster internet.



Don't get that first part. As for the VPN's, in order of speed. IP Vanish, Vypr & Mullvad. IP Vanish was the fastest but they got busted for logging so I wont be renewing with them. Vypr gets pretty close to my max depending on the server, really 25/10 is really 23/9 and Vypr gets me around that.

Well i write gaming reviews so being able to download em and play em right away is nice, especially when the key gets sent a couple hours before a game release instead of a couple days. I came from 12/1 to now 950/300. . When there's 3 PCs in the house and one mac that iclouds pretty much constantly, it went from not being able to game online at all because of rubber banding, to having MUCH lower ping, went from 60-80ms to 9ms, not only that, skype quality also became much better. For us here in France the price was IDENTICAL between adsl and fiber so upgrade worth the price, we paid for 300/200 then a year later our ISP changed its plans and speeds so we ended up getting the speed i posted above.

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I recently got fiber (890Mbps/370Mbps average on speedtest for 1Gb/400Mb theoretical speed), coming from 6Mbps... Now even the 100Mbps at work feel slow.
But because I'm not in the U.S., it all came with marginal cost increase.
Same here, went from bouygues ADSL to Orange fibre and i could never go back.

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post #34 of 75 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 02:17 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by battlenut View Post
Damn, some of these speeds are ridiculous. I thought mine was fast. I pay $149.00 a month but have no cap. Dreading moving back to the states after I retire. stupid download caps and insane prices for so little.
Yea that's crazy, our price is around 68€ so probably something like 77$ in todays exchange rate, with that you get a max of 1gbps/300mbps, depending on the time of day i can get anywhere between 700-950 down and the 300 is always constant. Also get TV with a few UHD channels, landline with free calls to france, canada/us and so on. On top of that i get a mobile 4g plan with 30gb of data. In the US i was paying 180$ for 100/10 and vastly unreliable and that's without the mobile, that was another 70+ or wtv verizon charged at the time. It's still shocking to me how much the US charges especially for higher speeds and no cap, theres countries in Europe that are even cheaper then that, people in Romania pay around 24$ a month for ISP service, assuming that includes tv and landline as well.

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Yea that's crazy, our price is around 68€ so probably something like 77$ in todays exchange rate, with that you get a max of 1gbps/300mbps
I get 1000/200 for €59 with cable, unlimited phone, and unlimited cellphone with 9.5GB data, but, then again, our average salary is lower than France's...

Fiber is much nicer than simply the speeds alone. The bandwidth at the nodes is so much larger (and the signal so uniform) that latency is always very low and very stable. I wouldn't go back to coax or DSL with similar speeds for half the price.

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Recently was upgraded from Charter to AT&T Gigabit. Went from 300/10 to 1000/1000. Only paying $90 a month too. Down from $120.
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Recently was upgraded from Charter to AT&T Gigabit. Went from 300/10 to 1000/1000. Only paying $90 a month too. Down from $120.
I had charter in MA, was absolute trash. Glad to see prices are coming down though, 90$ a month isn't bad for 1/1.

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I had charter in MA, was absolute trash. Glad to see prices are coming down though, 90$ a month isn't bad for 1/1.
Charter was awful at first. They fixed it and ran well for me. Depends on your location and how many people are on the node. Fiber is way better than coax for sure though.


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Mine got faster too! I got the opportunity to upgrade my 5M DSL to "up to 7M" for an extra charge. So now I have 6.144 down and 0.896 up.
Our upgrade was a bit larger, from 3 to 7, but I don't think we've ever seen more than 6.9mbps. In a town of 300 I think we're out of luck.



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Pretty glad with my 1000/750 line with Bell at CAD39 (USD29) per month. It's nice that it's FTTH and the backbone is also fibre, and not cable.


It's a rather big change from 3/0.75 ADSL for around CAD79/mo that I had before

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