New York City citizens pay about $30 a month for a download speed of three megabits per second (Mbps) via a DSL line. Compare that to Japan, where for $5 more, broadband users get 100 megabits.
...maybe it's 100Mb by advertising, but I max out at about 5MB/s when I'm downloading from a fast sourceforge server. At 100Mb I should get about 12MB/s ideally. But yeah, it's fast, and it's cheaper than $35, I get it for $20.
Damn, do you really max out at 5MB at home? I pay $50 a month and I only get 600KBytes (Actual average speed) from the advertised 10Mbits connection.
That sounds crazy, I only have a 5Mbit connection, and have speeds of 400-500 KB (KiloByte) per second, and that's much slower than 5Mbit, when I test the connection it says 3,5 Mbit. Anyway I pay $41 per month, but that includes unlimited phone plan.
I only get that from very fast servers, but I guess that's technically my limit. I get 3-5MB/s when downloading torrents.
100MegaBITS, not megaBYTES... (1 megabit = 0.125 megabyte) also it depends on the upload speed of the place ur downloading it off. Anyway i pay $59 Australian a month for 24Mbs and 30gb (+20gb offpeak) download limit =\ from http://tpg.com.au, the cheapest isp in australia. From telstra (main ISP and telephone provider) that would cost about $130 a month
@Arvynia Yeah, we all got that, that's why I was talking about the theoretical maximum of around 12 MB/s, which is about 100 Mb/s. I pay 2200 Yen/month for a 100Mb/s, unlimited download, cable connection. Maybe not the cheapest in Japan, but it's at least the best value.
that really sucks, i have an "up to 20MB" connection via cable broadband rather then the BT phone lines and when downloading from a decent server i normally get a download speed of 1500KBps to 1900KBps which means i get between 15mbps to 19mbps which is really decent.
@gta_cb: Sorry dude, I'm not sure which part sucks. From what you just wrote, mine is about 3 times faster? I'm actually really happy with my connection, I just wish that everyone else was faster, and that I got the 12megabytes per second that they advertise.
I have Time Warner and my download speeds hover around 1 Meg/second. Why is everyone else slow?
Would anybody mind showing me how to find my mbps?
Microsoft were pushing HD-DVD discs. HD-DVD failed miserably and Toshiba pulled the plug. Now Microsoft, bitter in defeat, say optical drives will die out with this console generation! That everything will go the downloaded DLC route! The hardware infrastructure is not in place. This requires consoles/PC with enough storage space to store several movies and games, and super fast internet. I have no doubt this will eventually happen, but not for another 10 years at least. iTunes hasnt killed off CD sales has it? Forget the Microsoft PR crap, the next Xbox will have an optical drive, and it will probably be Blu-ray!
...HDi was the Future next year tho??? ;-D
WTF DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH BROADBAND SPEEDS?!!
I read dsl and stopped reading... Cable is where its at. DSL= Digital Slow Line.
Well i pay around the equivalent of $70 a month, for 384kbps adsl with a 3gig cap. Fully shaped. Until the territories outside of the US/Europe get their act together, I don't see digital distribution making the impact its aiming for.
i pay 350 Danish kroner a month, which is like 70$, for a 2Mbit connection with 512 upload.
But then again, we dont have fiber-optic cables installed in most of the country yet.
In the UK I have a 24mb connection on the phone line, due to the line not being soo great my speeds are around 10mb, download speeds of around 1.1megabits pers second and paying £18 a month which is around $35 so yet again you get people whining over pricing in the US when its the UK that is being hit the hardest.
Need to explain better the actual speeds versus the potential speeds. It's being looked at by Ofcom (the UK regulator) with people essentially being misled by advertising. I'm supposed to have 8gb broadband but my speed is nowhere near that :(
USA=Crappy laggy broaband.
Yanks should be band from global broadband gaming, In fact I want a pations for M$ to to create region a specific XBOX LIVE so I don't have to play with laggy arse america.
This is what I pay arund $40 (included with Cable & VOIP package) for 20Mbbit speed.
I was getting superfast internet speed in Japan from 2001 to 2006, but here in Germany I am paying 35 dollars more and it does not have half the speed as before and not even as fast as Road Runner Cable internet that I had in 2000 in the US.
Comcast is THE WORST company since Enron. They recently forced Insight Cable out of our area, and it's been terrible ever since. Insight's 10Mbit internet always got me lag-free Warhawk play, and download speed averaging 1.5MB-2.5MB/sec download speeds, even over PSN, for $30/month, but ever since Crapcast took over, They dropped our speed to 6Mbit and raised the price to $50/month...oh, and if I want my 10Mbit back, I have to upgrade to their "business class" broadband and pay $90/month.
Somebody please destroy Comcast.
comcast is soooo bad i just have their 5 mb connection with cable and it is lagtastic and expensive. They have a 10 meg but i already feel like im being raped at the 5mb setting why opt for a larger raping device.
I pay almost 40 USD and get 1mbs, and in reality it tops out at around 300kbs.
"Infinitum" is complete Bullsh1t. But at least they're duplicating the speed this month.
Petabyte discs FTW.
Yeah internet service in the US really sucks compared to the rest of the western world. Course so does everything else these days.
I pay 30$ for 700kbps and i only get an avg of 100-250kbps. Ive seen my download speed though get to 1.2Mbps one day only boy was i excited thought they put new fiber lines in (they had been working on something on my street) but next day wam back to 100kbps. I hope they push to redo the internet and make it more reliable, faster and more effiecent. cus Im gettn tired over here in the USA being surrounded by high technology but greedy crappy money hungry lying cheating internet providers who dont give a beaver how our services is.
Thats just my opinion.
Maybe my speeds are fast because I have Time Warner and Cable instead of BS DSL. When Verizon was pushing that crap I didn't buy it but I feel bad for those who have no choice but to stick with comcast.
those prices are nothing compared to what we are paying in some EU countries, fastest here is 20mb(with torrents can get 1mb/s, some direct downloads 2mb/s which is rare) good eh? not really cause I have to pay 65euro for that a month (around 100$) and on top of that we have download limits 35g a month and each extra will cost 1euro.
I used to get almost 3k down and 400 up. The frontiernet.net company owns a monopoly in my area. I'm sure they used government funding to deploy DSL.
Anyway I pay $50 a month for 1k down 192up. After a recent storm my connection messed up and they sent line men to look at it. None showed just one called us up. The problems persisted so we called them back they inturn dropped the DSL speed to 1k. After speaking to the local line man and the customer service they stated that we pay for 1mb down 128k up and they lowered the connection. I was even told "You don't need internet by this rep"
Even though the fliers we recieve say up to 6mps DSL. You all should be lucky you have competition in your area. If you didn't stuff like this happens.
You can barely play online games with this slow upstream. Especially the voip ones.
Remember the name frontiernet.net where you only get blazing fast internet if there's competition.
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