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What's your internet speed?

Less than 10mbps 15 11.19%
 
10-50 mbps 38 28.36%
 
50-100 mbps 35 26.12%
 
100-300 mbps 35 26.12%
 
300-900 mbps 7 5.22%
 
900+ mbps 4 2.99%
 
Total:134
SpokenTruth said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Faster than 53% of the US? Well relatively speaking yours is actually pretty decent then. But wow, the US must have some pretty bad internet around, I wonder if some people are still on dial up or something

The early days of the Internet in the US focused on repurposing phone lines and phone line equipment and protocols. Mix that with a low density population and you get slow speeds.  And few not all ISPs have been good about migrating to more modern equipment and protocols.

This stands in stark contrast where smaller and poorer nations who build their Internet infrastructure from scratch used more modern equipment and hence have faster average speeds than the US despite inventing the damn thing.

So yes, some of that is still dial-up, some of up is DSL and some of it is cable but with old ass equipment.

Which is true for basically everything. Many people complain how 3rd or at least 2nd world countries have better internet infastructure or a more modern transportation system and whatnot. But it's so obvious that this is only because the developed countries started building their infrastructure much earlier based on old technology and that many of these investments haven't payed off just yet, while costs for maintenance are high and a nation wide upgrade would cost enormous amounts of money.
And of course your point about smaller countries where it's much easier to cover as much people as possible.



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200 Down and 70 up. Forty Eypos in Madrid.
350 Down and 100 up. Fifty USD in Bogota.

But latency isn't particularly nice on either. Ping is around 100-133 for both.



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    So I have a bit of a special case.
    I've got a hybrid router where I get about 9mbps download speed from my DSL connection (ADSL to be precise) and 36mbps from my LTE connection.
    I'm paying for 50mbps (down) but that's the maximum I can get at my current home, so I'm not mad about it.
    Price is of course a bit higher than a comparable VDSL or cable connection. I'm paying 40€ a month. No cap.



    Not at home right now, but what I'm paying for is Comcast and it's supposed to be 75 Mbps download (don't remember upload). There is a better ISP, but my house lies on the border of their serviceable area, and I'm hoping that soon I'll be within coverage. My problem with Comcast is it's 1 TB per month data cap. If I go over that data cap, it actually just adds $25 to the bill and makes it unlimited for the month, and since I don't go over the limit every month, it wouldn't make sense to upgrade to that plan. Both times I went over the limit they removed the overage charge so I'm not certain if my understanding of how it works is accurate.

    When they installed the equipment, I remember that the connection tests barely passed, and I expressed my concern, but the technician said that because it did technically still pass the test, it would be an extra charge for them to upgrade the equipment. My connection is fairly stable, but I don't feel like I'm getting 75 Mbps. When I'm downloading a game on Steam, for example, it usually caps out at 7 MB/s, but oftentimes it rests at between 3 and 4 MB/s.



    Man, some of you have bad pings!

    I'm paying for "up to 100 MBps upload / up to 30 MBps download" (DSL) and usually I get around 90% - 95% of that maximum.

    Technically it seems to be a 110 Mbps / 30 MBps connection according to my router:

    Downloads are stable. Netflix and Amazon streams look great after the the first low-res seconds.

     

    I'm super glad that there are no data caps, because I tend to download a lot. Usually 2 - 3 TB per month, but early 2018 I almost reached 10 TB and had a slightly guilty conscience ;)

    Last edited by Conina - on 20 March 2019

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    IDK, is this at least decent?

     



    50 mbps download
    6 mbps upload

    Price: $55
    No Cap



    RaptorChrist said:
    Not at home right now, but what I'm paying for is Comcast and it's supposed to be 75 Mbps download (don't remember upload). There is a better ISP, but my house lies on the border of their serviceable area, and I'm hoping that soon I'll be within coverage. My problem with Comcast is it's 1 TB per month data cap. If I go over that data cap, it actually just adds $25 to the bill and makes it unlimited for the month, and since I don't go over the limit every month, it wouldn't make sense to upgrade to that plan. Both times I went over the limit they removed the overage charge so I'm not certain if my understanding of how it works is accurate.

    When they installed the equipment, I remember that the connection tests barely passed, and I expressed my concern, but the technician said that because it did technically still pass the test, it would be an extra charge for them to upgrade the equipment. My connection is fairly stable, but I don't feel like I'm getting 75 Mbps. When I'm downloading a game on Steam, for example, it usually caps out at 7 MB/s, but oftentimes it rests at between 3 and 4 MB/s.

    Oh damn, I wanted to follow this up because I checked data speeds and Comcast offers 250 Mbps in my area now, but they didn't upgrade me automatically. I called them up and was able to switch to the 250 Mbps plan for the exact same price. Kind of sketchy how they do that. So if you have Comcast and haven't checked plans recently, maybe check and see if there is a free upgrade available.

    I'm at work now, but when I get home I should have a pleasant 250 Mbps connection to enjoy.



    And not to hijack the thread or anything, but does anyone remember the old dial-up days of getting booted off the internet whenever the phone rang, and taking some 45-odd seconds to reconnect. Back when watching a video or listening to music was not a thing; you had to download it first, and that download could have taken hours. When the Internet was a program on your computer that you would boot up, not just something that was always on. I was late to the party, as my mother supported me and my two siblings by herself, so I never had the 28.8 KB/s connection; I joined at 56kbps.

    Then came cable Internet, offering a sweet ~300 Kbps. But equally as good, it removed that waiting game to connect, and the phone lines were freed up once more. Dial up was only $15 dollars a month, and so my mother was reluctant to switch to Comcast, as it was in the realm of $50 or $60 per month. But when she eventually made the switch, I was a happy camper.

    When WiFi first became a thing, I remember feeling as though I was scamming Comcast, as I was able to use multiple devices to connect to the same Internet modem. At the time, it was not unusual for families to have two or three phone lines to allow multiple users, and they paid for those lines. When people started using routers, I'm sure Comcast was not happy.

    So yeah, nostalgia.

    Edit: Being a 90s child ruled.



    I'll tell you when I understand it. It's supposed to be 1000Mbits down 100 up but sometimes I can't properly watch 240p. Thank Canada



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