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Dilbert As FUCK
Sep 8, 2007

by Cowcaster


Pillbug

Figured since most of us spend a large amount of time on the internet why not talk about how we love our ISP's?

I pay 49.99/mo for these speeds, and this is on a night where netflix is probably running full speed on my ring.

So far no problems with port 80/443 which surpises me because I though verizon were dicks.

Also feel free to bitch about ISP's for how poo poo they can be; So extend your Epenis here http://www.speedtest.net/

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Dilbert As FUCK fucked around with this message at Oct 30, 2013 around 02:13

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standardtoaster
May 22, 2009


I pay $39/month for 6mb down and 3mb up, I love my ISP because it's the best one available in my neighborhood, where the gently caress do you live OP?

edit:


standardtoaster fucked around with this message at Oct 30, 2013 around 02:19

PUBLIC TOILET
Jun 13, 2009



15/5 on Time Warner for $49.99. Looking at Verizon FiOS (just Internet) and it's a 2-year contract, 50/25 for $59.99 (plus taxes and fees) for the first month...

Then I guess it's "could be something else" after the first month...

But then it says $20 credit for first 12 months...

And then it turns into a $5 credit for 24 months?

No wonder Verizon is a bunch of assholes

edit: Okay so it remains at $59.99 for the first 12 months but then it goes to $79.99 from months 12-24. So stupid.

PUBLIC TOILET fucked around with this message at Oct 30, 2013 around 02:52

Farecoal
Oct 15, 2011

???




Chakron
Mar 11, 2009



I get 100/100 for $30 a month, no contract. The solution to all ISP issues is to move to the American Northwest, apparently.

KS
Jun 10, 2003


Two months ago I moved to a small corner of Sacramento served by Surewest, who has the neighborhood wired for FTTH, and signed up for their 30 mbit symmetric service. It's about $45/month. I needed a static IP for work, and surprisingly I was able to get the static IP plus a second dynamic IP for the home network for $5 more. I think that's really unusual, and it was a nice perk. Then I did a speed test.



Asked the tech about it and the answer was "oh yeah, we don't bother capping our upload." Thought that was pretty cool. I really can't say enough good things about the product so far. It's not gigabit, but it's so much better than my 30/2 cable modem from Insight/Time Warner, and cheaper too. Latencies are dramatically lower as well.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



Chakron posted:

I get 100/100 for $30 a month, no contract. The solution to all ISP issues is to move to the American Northwest, apparently.

Google Fiber?
In Portland the best bet is Verizon FIOS but their coverage areas are really weird.

I pay 60 a month 25/15 but in reality it's more like 5/wet fart.

zapateria
Feb 16, 2003




Currently capped at 200Mbit/sek, upgrading soon.

hihifellow
Jun 17, 2005

seriously where the fuck did this genre come from


College Slice



"Boy that doesn't look all that fast" you might be thinking, but I'll tell you what, I was stuck on 1.5m/768k adsl up to three months ago and you try not to have some sort of glee over watching steam download at almost 6 MB/s.

Clamps McGraw
May 6, 2009

W04 153A Rotary Crab Aviator

Grimey Drawer

Paid for 70Mb Fibre, getting 15 down and 2 up. ISP can't/won't do anything, nor will any of the competition. Hooray for user sharing ratios!

TLove
Dec 24, 2009


I live in central Florida and it seems a majority of the area is capped at 10/2-3. Brighthouse has the fastest I belive but 50-60mb/s for like 80 bucks isn't worth it in my eyes. Most schools in my area are getting 100/100.

I know of several people in Orlando that use Clear as their ISP and tweak the gently caress out of their little 4g hotspot giving them a solid 40mb/s.

I like the idea of being able to take your internet with you like that, especially if you find yourself traveling a lot.

At about 7pm every day that 10 drops to 6. Enough to get by, but god damnit I swear its gotten slower in the past year or so.

Maneki Neko
Oct 27, 2000



Chakron posted:

I get 100/100 for $30 a month, no contract. The solution to all ISP issues is to move to the American Northwest, apparently.

Where the hell in the northwest do you live? I'm on 50mbps Comcast for $50 in the Seattle area and that's a pretty decent deal as far as I've found.

I've seen a couple communities do FTTH around here, but for the most part it's Comcast (which has actually been very solid, and I always get my advertised speed) or lol 1.5Mbps - 6Mbps DSL.

Selklubber
Jul 11, 2010




Before I moved i had 2 Mb/s.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



Selklubber posted:



Before I moved i had 2 Mb/s.

I just squirted a little bit.
America has the worst loving speed for how rich and big we are.

Phiberoptik
Dec 22, 2003


Inzombiac posted:

I just squirted a little bit.
America has the worst loving speed for how rich and big we are.

You think you have it bad? Try Canada.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

HYPER-THREADING


Phiberoptik posted:

You think you have it bad? Try Canada.

Australia is about to jump in...

Farecoal
Oct 15, 2011

???


TLove posted:

I know of several people in Orlando that use Clear as their ISP and tweak the gently caress out of their little 4g hotspot giving them a solid 40mb/s.

Please elaborate if you can, my parents use Clear and would loving love if I could improve their internet speeds to anything above the measly 2 Mb/s up they have now.

Chakron
Mar 11, 2009



Maneki Neko posted:

Where the hell in the northwest do you live? I'm on 50mbps Comcast for $50 in the Seattle area and that's a pretty decent deal as far as I've found.

I've seen a couple communities do FTTH around here, but for the most part it's Comcast (which has actually been very solid, and I always get my advertised speed) or lol 1.5Mbps - 6Mbps DSL.

This is "Seattle area". I should add a little qualifier to my statement - I PAY for something like 65/65, I just get anything from 95-105/95-105. One of those fiber connected to condos type deals or something. Much better than living in Southern California!

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

As a matter of fact, it is my default position on everything.


Phiberoptik posted:

You think you have it bad? Try Canada.



$67.99 + $7.00 modem + 13% sales tax.
What am I supposed to be getting?

35/3 with a 120GB cap
And I swear they know when speedtests are being done, because 90% of the time they time out.

loving Rogers™. Rogers delenda est.

Kreeblah
May 17, 2004

INSERT QUACK TO CONTINUE

Taco Defender

Maneki Neko posted:

Where the hell in the northwest do you live? I'm on 50mbps Comcast for $50 in the Seattle area and that's a pretty decent deal as far as I've found.

I've seen a couple communities do FTTH around here, but for the most part it's Comcast (which has actually been very solid, and I always get my advertised speed) or lol 1.5Mbps - 6Mbps DSL.

Keep an eye on CondoInternet and GigU. The apartment building across the street from me has gigabit connections from CondoInternet available and I'm incredibly envious of them. I have to make do with my 100mbps connection instead.

BurgerQuest
Mar 17, 2009




daily usage trends
anytime: 7,131MB

ADSL2+ in Australia, does the job... 500gb/month data limit. Usually manage to use ~200gb/mo. Streams netflix fine!

shodanjr_gr
Nov 20, 2007




Can't complain to be honest at $55.

Literally Elvis
Oct 21, 2013





I pay $80/month for 65/5, because the lesser plan is 30/3 for $60, and I feel like it's worth the $20 for the almost double speed. I'm not even going to hold my breath for Google Fiber, because by the time it ends up in any of the neighborhoods I live in, I will have been priced out of this city.

Literally Elvis fucked around with this message at Oct 31, 2013 around 09:41

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Things are going to be okay.


$40/month. Comcast used to have a 250gig monthly cap but I think they dropped that. I'm so glad I finally bought my own cable modem. I was renting it from Comcast for like 3 years

Also, I'm in the startup capital of the country and there's really no choice in internet service. ATT only offer slow-as-balls DSL and there is no Google Fiber or Verizon FIOS ever coming here. It's just Comcast.

Mu Zeta fucked around with this message at Oct 31, 2013 around 09:54

luminalflux
May 27, 2005



I pay $60 (389 sek) a month for 100/100 FTTH, for some reason my upload is being lovely since it's usually ~70 Mbit.

Diviance
Feb 11, 2004

Television rules the nation.


$65 a month from AT&T (U-Verse). Sucks, but it is the best I can get in my area.

SamDabbers
May 26, 2003

Oh my god...

Lipstick Apathy

$70/month for 30/3. Kinda pricey, but the connection is more consistent than Comcast in my area, and the customer support is way better.

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


$130/mo 50/5 business class + 2x $5/mo static IPs (no ports blocked, servers allowed)



When I first got it a few years ago it was one of the fastest cable connections in the country, pretty much only beaten by those lucky enough to be in areas where FiOS was considered competition, but now it seems everyone else has caught up and most providers offer similar or better where this is still the fastest I can get.

Then again I really can't complain all that much about 50/5.

edit: found a historical result from back in '11



That's a pretty big change in how it compares to the rest of the country's average, especially considering how anything above ~15-20mbit/sec tends to be ignored by anyone but geeks and businesses.

wolrah fucked around with this message at Oct 31, 2013 around 18:00

cka
May 3, 2004


Phiberoptik posted:

You think you have it bad? Try Canada.

It's getting better. Slowly but surely, it's getting better. I got a bit of a cheap thrill when I was doing a Cogeco phone survey after I cancelled their service mentioning that there was no way in a cold, blue hell they could ever match what I switched to.



I hope everybody in Canada can get this, or their provincial equivalent, at some point.

e: forgot to mention it's 1) unmetered/no bandwidth cap, and 2) about $80/month for the internet alone so kind of pricey (but I got it in a $160/month bundle package with a handful of HD receivers for tv)

cka fucked around with this message at Nov 3, 2013 around 22:42

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

I walk along the avenue...



Fun Shoe

Phiberoptik posted:

You think you have it bad? Try Canada.

On the streetcar yesterday.



EDIT: at home


I used to have 28/1 that would net me 34 in actual downloading, that was p. cool.

Chris Knight fucked around with this message at Nov 1, 2013 around 10:46

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

As a matter of fact, it is my default position on everything.


cka posted:

It's getting better. Slowly but surely, it's getting better. I got a bit of a cheap thrill when I was doing a Cogeco phone survey after I cancelled their service mentioning that there was no way in a cold, blue hell they could ever match what I switched to.



I hope everybody in Canada can get this, or their provincial equivalent, at some point.

You make me wish I was still in North Bay.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


I cannot express how happy I am that I managed to move into an apartment in NYC that actually gets Optimum.

Siochain
May 24, 2005

"can they get rid of any humans who are fans of shitheads like Kanye West, 50 Cent, or any other piece of crap "artist" who thinks they're all that?

And also get rid of anyone who has posted retarded shit on the internet."




cka posted:

It's getting better. Slowly but surely, it's getting better. I got a bit of a cheap thrill when I was doing a Cogeco phone survey after I cancelled their service mentioning that there was no way in a cold, blue hell they could ever match what I switched to.



I hope everybody in Canada can get this, or their provincial equivalent, at some point.

Goddamnit. I'm in Kirkland Lake, and I'm stuck with Eastlink at 20/1 - the service has been solid, but its expensive, and going to 40 or higher gives me a bandwidth cap
So jealous.

phosdex
Dec 16, 2005





100/100 for $40.95/mo all fees and taxes included. Unfortunately it's only available in a very narrow strip of Minneapolis and they don't have plans/approval to expand. Makes me not want to move out of my otherwise crappy apartment.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


I have a fun work arrangement that means I get this at home, but I'm not supposed to have too much fun with it:


edit: I just realized Speedtest identifies my employer from ARIN which might be a bad thing

FreelanceSocialist fucked around with this message at Nov 1, 2013 around 21:18

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


I would feel really awkward using my employers WAN connection as my primary home internet.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Comcast is the only game in town, unfortunately, and they're expensive and slow. My internet isn't as exciting as everyone elses', but I can live w/ that for now.

FreelanceSocialist fucked around with this message at Nov 2, 2013 around 20:25

y_3
Aug 18, 2010





It's fine for what I do, which is just gaming/surfing, and it's stable. Comcast charges way too much for it though.

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

Good enough for Netflix. vv

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Mike Cartwright
Oct 29, 2011

Al Pacino with a tan




$20 a month without a contract and no cancellation fee. This is the cheapest of all plans, but I have no real reason to upgrade because it's sufficient for all my home networking needs.

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