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Shadow12345
02-18-2003, 01:50 PM
What's the fastest your ISP sells for an ADSL internet connection? Mine is going to be selling a 2.3Mbps/128Kbps now and I'm wondering if that's above average (it's a privately owned organization, not verizon or any large franchise. It's actually run by the real life version of homer simpson. www.skow.net)

Govtcheez
02-18-2003, 01:52 PM
I can't get DSL in my area, but the fastest cable (http://www.mdm.net/web/michigan/products/comparison/index.htm) I can get is 768 down (and it's too damn expensive :()

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 01:56 PM
I have ADSL 1,25 MBps downstream for (only ?) 50$ per month.

Shadow12345
02-18-2003, 01:57 PM
the dsl I have right now connects at 704Kbps down 128 up, and I'm actually very satisfied with it (I don't need more bandwidth for anything). If I pay for it monthly it costs the same as your 768 cable, but we pay for an entire year all at once and it comes down to 55 /month. I'm surprised that they offer that small of a bandwidth package for cable. My friends who have adelphia can get t3 speeds at night



I have ADSL 1,25 MBps downstream for (only ?) 50$ per month.


you mean 1.25Mbps? And yes there's a difference.

EDIT: I'm just wondering if there are any other dsl packages anywhere that even offer 2.3Mbps as a service rate. I doubt I'd end up getting the 2.3 but it's nice to have the option. I just emailed my isp and the 2.3 isn't available yet (another month) therefore it's not even posted on skow.net

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Shadow12345
you mean 1.25Mbps? And yes there's a difference.


Pfff, That's the American way of using comma's.

Shadow12345
02-18-2003, 02:02 PM
I was referring to the fact that you used a big b
MB = megabyte
Mb = megabit

yes i know i'm anal

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Shadow12345
I was referring to the fact that you used a big b
MB = megabyte
Mb = megabit

yes i know i'm anal

Oh,Well i'l define explicitly what i mean next time.

Damn you're discusting!:p

Shadow12345
02-18-2003, 03:03 PM
Yeah, I know :(

maes
02-18-2003, 04:31 PM
3.3Mbps down, 128Mbps up
Cable here can go up to 6Mbps 7Mbps (Oh why did I choose ADSL instead of cable :rolleyes: )

frenchfry164
02-18-2003, 05:25 PM
DSL usually stays at constant speed, where cable can bog down easily.

I get 24.0 Kbps down, if I'm lucky. Sometimes I connect at 21.6Kbps. That's why I hate living in the country, we got those damn analog phone lines, and they're really old too. I don't know my up speed.

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by maes
3.3Mbps down, 128Mbps up
Cable here can go up to 6Mbps 7Mbps (Oh why did I choose ADSL instead of cable :rolleyes: )

I assume you mean 1.28Mbps.
Great speed!

frenchfry164
02-18-2003, 05:50 PM
I would be happy with just a 128 Kbps connection. A 1 Mbps connection would make me pee my pants!

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by frenchfry164
A 1 Mbps connection would make me pee my pants!

Mental Note: Don't ever invite frenchfry164!

Where do you live if the internet conditions are that bad?

Xei
02-18-2003, 11:55 PM
Personally I think cable is better than ADSL, and I have ADSL. Data can usually travel faster over a cable medium than the phone line. I am with TelusPlanet and they say 1.5Mbps which is like 192 Kilobytes per second, and I've never seen over that... and meanwhile my friend is download at 3.3 Megabytes per second and an average 300-400 Kilobytes per second.

OneStiffRod
02-19-2003, 12:33 AM
I have cable... 3.0Mbps/128Kbps - it's $40/month used to be $35.

I've heard that they are also gonna offer a lesser verion just under 1Mbps/128K for $25/month.

BMJ
02-19-2003, 01:12 AM
Is anyone else noticing a trend here? Everyone has an uprate of 128kbps

I myself am on 768kbps / 128kbps; but I could go to 1.5mbps / 128kbps from home DSL

Then there's also cable which I can get 1mbit / 512kbps

Why oh why did I choose DSL? Oh yea, $20/mo :)

maes
02-19-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Travis Dane
I assume you mean 1.28Mbps.
Great speed!
Hehe silly me, I meant 128kbps

novacain
02-19-2003, 04:03 AM
WOW!

You guys have it good!

I am still on dial up as I can't get cable or DSL. ISDN too expensive as you have to pay 'data' rates (ends up as $1000+ per month). Sat, even two way sat has too much lag for my real time apps, not to metion the huge install costs.

Here all ADSL is capped. That is you usually get charged for volume as well. The state teleco Telstra charges $150 per Gb and they charge for upload as well as download!

Here is one of the CHEAPEST companies
http://www.iinet.net.au/products/broadband/home/index.html

only $80 per month for 6Gb peak/6Gb off peak at 256/128Kbit

OneStiffRod
02-19-2003, 04:14 AM
They keep the uprate for biznisses, where I work we got cable but had to get biz cable - which was 128K/128K even, the speed sucked, and they were charging $70/month - when we complained we got bumped up to 256/256 which still aint S***.

........ed me off, but I got even by hounding them and making there Systems Engineer me walk thru the setup of our domains and servers - thanks for teaching me about DNS enrique - cheapest lesson I've ever had - it woulda cost me a couple hundred at school and nearly a grand at a tech school.

Always get even.

adrianxw
02-19-2003, 05:52 AM
Most operators here offer up to 2M/2M, a couple 4M/4M but I don't know anyone that has anything like that. With the congestion on the net anyway, having a screaming fast link to your local exchange is useless if the onward link is so busy it can't serve you.

I have the basic 128 up, 256 down, but I will probably shift to either 256/256 or 512/512 once I have my own server running satisfactorily.

dirkduck
02-19-2003, 11:37 AM
I've got DSL here. Adtertised at 1.5/128, and we get 1.3/100, so im happy with it. We're paying 50$/month.

vasanth
02-19-2003, 11:39 AM
my area does not have broad band services.. i am struck with a dial up where i get 4 kbps downloads.. :(

Shadow12345
02-19-2003, 03:46 PM
I want to steal my high school's internet somehow...1megabytes per second on fast sites in the morning. I downloaded a 650MB Linux ISO file in about 12 minutes(around 900KB/sec).

Travis Dane
02-19-2003, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Shadow12345
I want to steal my high school's internet somehow...1megabytes per second on fast sites in the morning. I downloaded a 650MB Linux ISO file in about 12 minutes(around 900KB/sec).

That's not THAT fast you know, That's 10Megabites, You can get
that for quite a low prica actually, Or isn't it availeble in your
region?

Shadow12345
02-19-2003, 03:49 PM
uhh, that's 8Mbps, and I should slap you for saying that's not fast :)

Travis Dane
02-19-2003, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by Shadow12345
uhh, that's 8Mbps, and I should slap you for saying that's not fast :)

Fast is relative, Guess i'm just damned spoiled.

Shadow12345
02-19-2003, 04:41 PM
i thought you said your internet connection is 1.25Mbps?

Travis Dane
02-19-2003, 04:44 PM
Yeah.

Shadow12345
02-19-2003, 04:47 PM
1.25Mbps < 8Mbps

RoD
02-20-2003, 07:08 AM
i quote my soon-to-be provider, comcast:



1. Speed comparison is for downloads only and is compared to 640Kbps DSL. Maximum upstream speed: 128Kbps or 256Kbps depending on service. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Many factors affect download speed.

Travis Dane
02-20-2003, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by Shadow12345
1.25Mbps < 8Mbps

Yeah, So? Even though i don't have it that fast, I don't think
8Mbps is THAT special.

Fountain
02-20-2003, 03:56 PM
I have ADSL-they like to call it broadband here. You can have 512k (like me) down tel lines, or up up to 1mb if you have cable.

I pay 25 a month for mine.

Not cheap, but after having 56k for years...:)