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I am currently using ADSL, which is the only really affordable option at the equivalent of US$155 per month. This gives me a shared 512 Kb line (shared with +-250 other ADSL users) and a 3 GB per month cap. If I where to get the line that my business needs to run efficiently (a 128 Kb dedicated line) I would be paying in excess of US$1600 per month.
I would really like to gauge how high our bandwidth prices really are so, my question is: What do you pay for your broadband connection? Does anyone pay higher prices than there? I'd especially like to hear from users in Australia. One of our telecoms excuses for our high bandwidth in our geographical distance from USA and Europe but anyone with a map can see that Australia is just as far away from these hubs.
[edited for spelling]
[edited by: acidic at 2:03 pm (utc) on July 13, 2004]
V 92 dialup = 15 $ a month
3.0 Mbits down, 800kbits up unlimited = 30 $ a month
3.0 Mbits down, 800kbits up unlimited = 66 $ a month
3.0 Mbits down, 800kbits up unlimited and static IP = 85 $ a month
4.0 Mbits down, 1.2 Mbits up unlimited = 90 $ a month
4.0 Mbits down, 1.2 Mbits up unlimited and static IP = 110 $ a month
4.0 Mbits down, 1.2 Mbits up unlimited DHCP/bridge with static IP = 225 $ a month
35 $ a month
<edit>Forgot to mention those are prepayed 1 year contracts </edit>
[edited by: Macguru at 6:55 pm (utc) on July 13, 2004]
I've noticed that alot of the UK broadband providers are also putting caps on usage. AFAIK when I signed up I didn't have one. Maybe that's the price of cheap broadband for some people, a cap on the usage.
I also have DirecWay (Satellite) for the R.V., which is only $60 a month, but the hardware was $600 and then the satellite locator hardware to make it work on a mobile installation was another $1100.
I believe Direcway only works in the northern hemisphere but I could be wrong about that - check them out and see if it will work for you.
I just 3 days ago got a quote from them. $149.95/month - and the install here is $799.95 paid up front. You CAN get it "long-lease" (I'm NOT going to do that....) if you want to pay over time.... which may be the pricing they quote on their site. (Our TV feed ALONE is more than they're apparently showing on the site, and they refused to allow a discount. We have to buy major networks too, because we live in the only place in the lower 48 where we CANNOT GET LOCAL TV. You're welcome to come and verify that....)
I pay over time for my house and my Ford diesel. That's it.
We have to buy major networks too, because we live in the only place in the lower 48 where we CANNOT GET LOCAL TV
Nope, unless we were neighbors. Many places in rural Oregon without local TV.
We're paying around US$50 per month for 250kb dsl. A bit steep, but we are rural, and it is a treat to have dsl via our phone co-op that only charges $12 a month for phone service. By years end we will have fiberoptic to the front door. Hope to see rates drop then.
*sigh* Never happen.... Life in the outback of far southwestern Utah has its attractions. Connection is NOT one of them.... Believe it or not, I live ONLY 40 MILES from a small city of 60k +. THEY have "all of the above"....
[edited by: vkaryl at 2:16 am (utc) on July 24, 2004]