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How fast is your internet?

Discussion in 'Tech Temple' started by Kiri, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Samet Chan Altair-imperial

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    Oh, my mother money have enough more,

    She paying $50 monthy on softbank internet 150Mbps package, it's pretty good.
     
  2. Teknoman X

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    I'm on my own , paying for my own internet.
     
  3. Samet Chan Altair-imperial

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    Oh, your home alone?
     
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    Yeah, I live alone.
     
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    I see, i don't like alone. I've keep home with parent and sister better.
     
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    That's pretty much DSL-only speed. For cable internet, the slowest (advertised) is 15 Mbps, while the fastest (advertised) is 150 Mbps in my area alone. Cable internet in my area is still using coaxial cable for residential customers. If there are any fiber optics used, its used within the provider, and not outside their service building or it's being used by businesses only (the ones who actually require more bandwidth). Personal/home internet doesn't have access to it yet.

    The problem with cable internet is you share the bandwidth with your neighborhood. So if they have cable internet, that means your speed drops while they're using it at the same time as you. The more people in the neighborhood using the same service, the more your speed drops.
    DSL however provides you sole access to your bandwidth, but the further away from the junction box, the more you get lag and slower speed.
    Don't get me started on satellite and weather literally storming on your internet connection.

    Also, the US is the WORST in internet service speeds. So far, only 1 person has a 10 Gbps connection, a handful of residential customers have 1 Gbps connections and the rest are stuck at an average of 14.2 Mbps. Current FCC standards of "broadband" is currently defined as 25 Mbps (or faster, obviously; Source). Service providers are holding back advancements in internet technology. They're the only ones fighting against improvements and it's quite evident when our average national speed is 14.2 Mbps and Washington DC's own average is 21.3 Mbps (Forbes).
    In 2015, South Korea's average was 26.7 Mbps and Japan's was 17.4 Mbps, which is above the 15 Mbps Asia-Pacific Broadband adoption.
    For about that much, those who have access to high speed internet would likely be getting a 15Mbps package from DSL carriers and might be able to get a 50 Mbps from a cable provider in certain states, if they only get an internet package and sign a contract for 2-years. Save a bit more per month if they buy their own cable modem, instead of renting one from their provider. Comcast is expensive in the regions they service, Mediacom is above-average for parts of their service region, Time Warner is trying to sell their service region to another provider since they're the only ones in the region (oh yeah, it's technically a legal monopoly, even though you rarely have a choice in providers). Cox and Charter provide the rest of what Comcast, Mediacom, and Time Warner haven't called dibs on. None of them really compete with each other, usually all have an unwritten agreement to not invade each other's service region so they can monopolize the area and keep prices steep.
    For DSL, you usually have AT&T or Verizon, then you have 2nd hand providers like CenturyLink who backbone off of AT&T or Verizon and provide the service for them.
    Mobile broadband, you mostly have a choice of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile while the rest of the providers use the towers of one or more of those listed companies, some of those "3rd party" providers don't offer mobile broadband services except for use with your phone (bundles with Talk and Text).
     
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    Where I live, miles from the nearest town, out in the sticks of North Carolina, I can only get satellite internet. Add to that, being on a limited income, it makes the shit I have to deal with, well, shitty. But, them's the breaks.
     
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    I pay 0$ a month for my internet and I get this.....

    Speed.JPG

    I beleive I get the best value per speed :)

    (Work pays for it I never even see the bill) :p
     
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    Congrats, i also got speed mbps higher than this. :)
     
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    Oh yeah well my internet is bigger than yours :)

    all kidding aside I am not trying to compete with anyone for my internet connection.. I am glad for you that your internet has higher mbps than mine at least somewhere someone has a better internet connection:)
     
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    Actually, average cable and DSL speeds in Houston are just above 1.4 mbps. What I have is the "Top of the Market" internet provided by providers in my area. Again, without owning a business and paying for business class internet, It's impossible to get anything faster.
     
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    The average speed of 14.2 Mbps is the national average for the US. An average does not necessarily mean everyone has those speeds. Some will be slower, especially those who are using: dial-up, mobile broadband, and satellite. There are also some who may not want the higher tier speeds that could be offered, so they might settle for the lowest tier in DSL or cable internet.

    As for Houston, they're way bigger than the city I live in, so Houston sounds pretty pitiful where internet speeds are concerned. Where I live, the city has a population of about 167K (rounded up to the nearest thousand). Houston has about 2.1M (rounded up to the nearest thousand). Internet providers sure are slacking off in maintenance and updates over there for a densely populated city.
     
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    You are correct. And they do it for a reason. It's all about money for them. The longer they can string out the over priced internet, the more money they make. Average speeds in San Diego, CA is close to 60 Mbps ever since Cox moved in and laid down fiber optic. Houston could easily do the same since there would, obviously, be a market for it. But in Houston, all internet cables run through the Telephone Poles, which are in turn, "rented" by internet providers from the telephone companies. So that jacks the prices up as well. The "Good ole Boy" System runs strong down here. Telephone Companies are loosing business and they forced a bill through that makes it so that all companies that run cable, have to run them through poles instead of digging and laying wire. Therefore, companies have to rent the poles for their use. It' a pretty fucked up system.
     
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    @Vashnik , We just upgraded to package (Ziiggo).
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    I live in Australia, I'm accepting guesses as to what you think my speed will be (I have "NBN")
     
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    Upgraded my connection!!!

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    So... I searched for your ISP. It's in Jamaica and it's a Mobile Broadband service... which they only claim goes up to 6 Mbps... Tried looking at the Business internet plans... no information... I'm kinda curious how you obtained a 97.20 MB/s speed with a ping time of 3 ms. That's really amazing to see such high speeds on Mobile Broadband technology. 4G and WiMax both in the US never reached half of that kind of speed. The US could definitely learn a thing or two from Jamaica's Digicel ISP.
     
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    It puzzles me too, but I'm loving it!
    For more info - https://www.digicelgroup.com/jm/en/play/our-services/fibre-internet.html
     
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    Took a look at the link. That solves the mystery for your internet speed... I was under the impression it was mobile, but it was actually fiber optics. Those prices on that page though, I about had a heart attack seeing prices in the thousands. I looked up the current USD to JMD (Jamaican Dollar) and those are actually some decent prices compared to the prices I see for my area in the US.
    As of the current post's time, the JMD is worth 128.34 for every 1 USD. For the basic plan on that link (25 down; 5 up), it was just below 34 USD. For 100 down, 50 up it was almost $90 USD. You quadrupled the speed for just under 3 times the cost.
     
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