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Robert Bailey
07 Apr 2015

I get up to 10mps from Century Link in Fort Myers, Florida.

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tom
07 Apr 2015

I live in a small village in Mallorca, Spain and enjoy 6mbps...recently increased from 4mbps...Having the joy of 6mbps cost around 45 euro's per month.....I would appreciate say 10or 12 mbps but I have no further desire for faster if it is going to cost more....40 euro's is quite sufficient when I see the UK cheap deals

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MmeMoxie
07 Apr 2015

Well, I have AT&T U-Verse Internet, only, without the U-Verse TV or Voice service.

I have the Max Turbo speed, which is 24 Mbps. There are 2 higher speeds, available. Power speed, which is 45 Mbps and Internet 75, at 75 Mbps.

I already spend $89, plus change, for my monthly service. This is with ALL of the added charges and taxes. The original price for my speed is $72 a month. The Power speed is $82 a month and the Internet 75 is $92 a month. The problem is, these charges are just the "basic" charge, without all of the Federal charges, Internet charges and taxes.

Plus, I think, I would need another router, for the higher speeds and would have to have an AT&T technician to come to the house, to make sure that the installation is done properly. I know that I can do a lot of computer stuff, but, I don't do the installation for Internet. I can replace a router, that is easy. What is hard, to getting all of the Cat6 wiring in, so that the router can receive the signal.

There also, has to be a resetting of your service, at the "Central Office." Since, this is mainly DSL, the Central Office is the Local box, within your neighborhood, not the Main Office. So, it is best to have the Tech come out and set everything up, for you. I have never been charged by AT&T, for these kinds of Tech Calls, either.

Bottom line, wanting a High Speed Internet, no matter the company, is a very expensive proposition.

Posted by:

Thomas Kenny
07 Apr 2015

They always tell us that we're getting what we need. They not only do not know, they don't care.

Posted by:

Excelsior
07 Apr 2015

Bob, how you come up with all this splendiferous crap is beyond my comprehension. When talking to friends you so often make me sound like I m some witty well informed internet/computer guru. keep it up. Thanks so much.

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SparkyVA
07 Apr 2015

It will be harder for us in the USA to achieve those speeds because we live in less concentrated areas than the South Koreans. Wiring us all to fiber requires lots of fiber, lots of labor, and less efficiency. Businesses do not exist for moral or charity. So long as government continues to suck so much investment money out of businesses through taxes and excessive regulations, our economic growth, including high speed internet, will continue to fall behind.

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Jim
07 Apr 2015

I'm in Canada and have cable internet. I pay $45CAD, about $35US for unlimited access at 25/2 Mbps.I test at 24/2 Mbps with ethernet and 15/2 wireless at my TV. We stream all our TV (2 sets) plus smart phones and computers. Usually four devices going in evenings with no problems. Sun Sonic is very reliable service.

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Bob
07 Apr 2015

I get 10 mbps down and 1 mbps up at Morris Broadband near Hendersonville NC. One year promotional rate of $34.95/mo, regular rate is $59.95/mo. Service is fairly stable. Does the above report mention average cost?

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JP
07 Apr 2015

Verizon's comment, “Consumers continue to find that services at the existing 4Mbps/1Mbps threshold meet their needs..." is most likely based on customers who refuse to pay for the over priced higher speeds. Where I live, the fastest, "most economical" choice is Time Warner Cable. Since I began using their Internet service several years ago, they've increased the prices, started charging for using their modems, and service has gotten worse. The last time I had to call for service, I complained to the CSR about all of their special discounts for new customers and how I was being penalized for being a loyal customer. To my surprise, I was given a higher speed service for $10 a month less than what I was paying. Unfortunately, it's only for a year.

Posted by:

Jerry
07 Apr 2015

Currently I get 5/50 with Time Warner with no data cap. They say they will never put a cap on BUT if they sell out to Comcast every thing they promised goes out the window. I pay a whopping $107/ mo. + $10 rental for the modem/router. I also am paying an additional $5/ mo. for the same hardware for WiFi + another $10 for WiFi connectivity, which is suppose to be included in the package. I am actively fighting the Comcast buyout for obvious reasons. I am in the southeastern USA,(NC). I am thinking about telling them to cut the WiFi and using my own wireless router. Excellent reliable service has not gone down once in the last three years.

Posted by:

Chuck Onsum
07 Apr 2015

Charter Communications in Madison, WI I have 60 Mbps for $59.95. I am happy with it.

Posted by:

Mark
07 Apr 2015

We have comcast and are streamers, for our content such as netflix,hulu,crackle and the likes.
We pay 66.00 a month and on there service page it says 25 mbs, we are getting about 1 mbs.
They are throttling us.
It appears there big expenditure in the millions in lobbying against net neutrality has had them change course.Probably a data plan style.
WE use to pay about $230.00 a month for the triple play.

Posted by:

William C Wilson
07 Apr 2015

Here in Brazil, city of São Paulo, for 18 months now, I use normal internet from TIM, (cellular company which also has broadband in the street)which is called TIM Live. It is technically DSL, from the post fiber box about 120 meters away to my home office.

Contracted is 50 mb down, 30 mb up and monthly charge is $ US 28.43. No volume measurements restrictions. I run an program (automatic mode) 24 x 7, ever 3 hrs for months now. Results posted on Speed Net, are average of 51.5 mb down, 31.6 mb up. On a bad day, falls to 48.6 down, 29.4 up. And in one year it has been out 9 hours, 6 hrs due to a 80 foot tall tree falling on powerlines and communication lines in the neighbor hood during a rainstorm.

When run ASPERA FAST over the broadband, I can transfer 500 mb test data from CERN (France), Califorina, or Japan in less than 72 seconds.

I have no complaints at all with the service.

Posted by:

doug
07 Apr 2015

I am reading this article which say's that 10 mbps is fast and I just clocked my charter communication internet on speedtest.net at 65.29 mbps download and 4.42 mbps upload (which I never use).
why are they so much faster than all the others ??

Posted by:

Russ
07 Apr 2015

I wish to note that I do not live in a rural area. I live in a city of about 200,000 people. My internet speed? I can hardly call it speed. Sometimes I get as high as 7 MB/s. Sometimes! Usually, it is less than 1 MB/s and occasionally slower than dialup, 56Kb/s. Ugh! Could I get better? Yes, if I want to go to Satellite Internet with it's bandwidth limits and high price. I pay $50 a month for the horrible service I get now, but I need the unlimited bandwidth, so Satellite is out and so is 4G LTE. No cable company serves my neighborhood, so that is out, and AT&T can only promise 768 kb/s over the telephone lines. I love Netflix, but all I get is constant buffering. Frankly, I don't know what to do. Can anybody suggest something?

Posted by:

Jim
07 Apr 2015

Sparky. Grow up and join the rest of us and stop blaming the "Government.

Posted by:

ManoaHi
07 Apr 2015

I'm currently getting 7, but can upgrade if I want faster. But this is really slow, but it is really expensive to get higher speeds. But more than just speed, consider cost. In Japan had a 10 channel 100 Mbs fiber (each channel 100 Mbs - non bondable) for $45/month. Better still, it was with NTT and so was my personal cell phone, it wasn't a smart phone but it had Internet access and I could get email (not my regular email, the phone had its own email). I changed my NTT home phone over to VoIP on one of the channels of my fiber. So, having Internet, my mobile phone and home phone all on one easy to understand bill and because of that I had a great bundle price, then I moved back to the US. What is going on here? My in-laws live in our house in Japan and I changed it to ADSL at 20 Mbs, for $20 per month (the house is a bit far from the exchange - my sister-in-law lives closer to the same exchange and they get 50 Mbps for the same price. What's going on with $50 for 7 Mps?

Posted by:

Erick
07 Apr 2015

My mind is boggled at Verizon's claim that customers want slower internet speeds. I am paying a bit more for faster speeds with my Comcast Internet but I'm happy to do so since I average 92-95 Mb/s download speeds. Uploads run around 10-11 Mb/s. I remember the good old days with my
Commodore and 300 baud. This is one instance where speed is better and more speed is way better.

Posted by:

HA
07 Apr 2015

Time Warner Cable provides us with 2 mbps down and 1 up at 15$ a month. That's all I need, at a great price.

Posted by:

bb
07 Apr 2015

The reason why my home state of Delaware has the largest “Penetration of speeds above 10 Mbps” is simple – competition. Both Verizon FiOS and Comcast Xfinity are available in many places, even though Verizon broke their promise to build out FiOS everywhere. On FiOS I get ~60 Mbps down and ~10 Mbps up.
Verizon’s “Speedmatch” seems seldom true – I call to complain, they up my up speed to match download for a while, and then couple days later it falls back to 20% of download. I think they think we don’t notice.

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