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Message 1105353 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 6:45:28 UTC - in response to Message 1105208.  

This is what mine is I use Earthlink dry loop which rents the line from Verizon



I get my best speeds from NYC and Washington DC and San Francisco than I do to other cities even local ones here in Lynchburg VA

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Message 1105404 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 13:25:25 UTC

I'm for the moment in touch with an ISP to try to get prices to install fibre in a apartment where i live.

The price that the property owner needs to pay is about 250 brittish pounds / apartment... There are eight apartments where i live. So that equals 250 * 8 in installation fee for diggin, fibre, cat 6 wires to every apartment etc.

Then maximum bandwidth we can buy is 1000 Mbit..
Prices is for Bredband (broadband) 1000 Down 500-1000/ Up 60-100 Mbit/s 799:- SEK
That would equal about 75 brittish pounds a month for that speed or 126 dollars a month..

Is that good or bad countrywise?

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Message 1105410 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 14:16:38 UTC - in response to Message 1105404.  
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I'm for the moment in touch with an ISP to try to get prices to install fibre in a apartment where i live.

The price that the property owner needs to pay is about 250 brittish pounds / apartment... There are eight apartments where i live. So that equals 250 * 8 in installation fee for diggin, fibre, cat 6 wires to every apartment etc.

Then maximum bandwidth we can buy is 1000 Mbit..
Prices is for Bredband (broadband) 1000 Down 500-1000/ Up 60-100 Mbit/s 799:- SEK
That would equal about 75 brittish pounds a month for that speed or 126 dollars a month..

Is that good or bad countrywise?

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I would say its expensive.
I pay $25 a month for 9 Mbit.
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Message 1105423 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 14:46:30 UTC - in response to Message 1105404.  
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Doing a speedtest from my LT, wireless

And one from XP64 box, wired. Which should be 20Mbit Down and 0.5Mbit Up
Digital TV and phone also comes from the same 'old telephone wires'!
And pay €66,85 a month.


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Message 1105465 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 16:13:33 UTC

Got a new record today for my Next Generation Demon slowband download -


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Message 1105466 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 16:17:13 UTC

Verizon FIOS -- 25Mb/25Mb. My only problem is with servers that still transmit at a slow speed.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1292954700.png

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Message 1105474 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 16:33:22 UTC - in response to Message 1105465.  

Got a new record today for my Next Generation Demon slowband download -



Thats the first time Ive seen uploads faster than downloads.
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Message 1105478 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 16:41:10 UTC

For the last 8 weeks or so my Demon ISP downloads have been slower than my uploads.

It is the download speeds I am getting so much trouble with, to the point I leave file downloads long times to come to me. I recently downloaded the ATI Catalyst Control 11.3 driver, with the AGP Hotfix, which was 59.2MBs. It took me 5hours and 24minutes ... which, by my calculation is about 60% of a V92Bis dial up modem speed.


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Message 1105530 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 20:29:31 UTC - in response to Message 1105478.  

This probably isn't fair since this is at school (Colorado School of Mines) near Denver. The school has a gigabit link to the world. My home was closer to the other Comcast posts and I will rerun tonight and post that too.

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Message 1105607 - Posted: 13 May 2011, 3:58:11 UTC - in response to Message 1105530.  


Comcast in the Denver metro. Not quite the the 12 mbps download but oh well.
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Message 1106071 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 9:43:48 UTC
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After many years with Verizon DSL and being in the bottom 1% of the US in speed I changed to Comcast as my ISP



Now my upload speed is faster than my download speed was with Verizon.


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Message 1106076 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 10:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 1106071.  

Now my upload speed is faster than my download speed was with Verizon.

Isn't it nice? It's great for VPN stuff and remote desktop support.
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record uptime: 1511d 20h 19m (ended due to the power brick giving-up)

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Message 1106087 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 10:55:56 UTC - in response to Message 1104367.  

In Australia we are waiting breathlessly for the rollout, total, of what is called NBN, National Boradband Network, which is paid for by us citizens, taxes, sold by the Gov business, special NBN company, Gov owned, NBNCo to wholesalers who sell it to us taxpayers. It's fibre optics but its going to be expensive, and is already obsolete with the advent of Ipads etc'
I just wish you luck, as we are kind of shivering with the 40 billion buck bill.
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Message 1106109 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 12:43:30 UTC

Well I have just checked again on the BT Infinity website to see when I can expect the same speeds as Chris.

Still says 30 June, however if I go to the "Exchanges converted" page it states mine was done in January and you can order Infinity now. I can't however because as soon as I put in my phone number or postcode is offers me what I already have.

Looks like I will have to stick with this for a while longer.



Still faster than 56% of the UK :-)


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Message 1106233 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 21:48:17 UTC

Bernie, my exchange was converted last December but we didn't get service until last week at plus 5 months. Knowing how big your town is I would say June is very likely.

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Message 1106252 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 22:48:30 UTC
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Can you believe this crap is $35/month?

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Message 1106894 - Posted: 16 May 2011, 23:13:26 UTC

No more than I can believe I am getting these download speeds.


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Message 1107411 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 20:35:13 UTC

Not the next generation broadband speeds, but a major boost in remote rural broadband speeds (but not for gamers).

I recently got off the telephone to a 2 way satellite broadband supplier and it looks like I should be able to buy a package next month giving 8Mbps down/2Mbps up and a usage of 8GB per month all for the same price I give to Demon (my ISP) and BT (my Teleco).

No increase in broadband monthly outgoings @ £40


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Message 1107438 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 21:49:41 UTC

There you go John, knew you could do better. You maybe in a rural community, but you aren't exactly in the middle of nowhere. Sounds promising.


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