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  • #166

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    Let’s compare internet providers!

    Who is your internet provider?


    Cable/DSL/Other?

    What is your data plan, and how much do you pay, including any rental/taxes/fees?

    What are your provider’s caps / throttling policies?

    Can you go to speedtest.net and document your provider’s performance?

    And how do YOU rate your ISP, on a scale of 1 to 5?

    Can you provide a Link to reviews:

    #1254

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    Who is your internet provider?
    DIGIS Wireless

    Cable/DSL/Other?
    Other – fixed wireless

    What is your data plan, and how much do you pay, including any rental/taxes/fees?
    5 down / 1 up $34.95 a month plus $2 equipment rental and taxes.

    What are your provider’s caps / throttling policies?

    a 150GB cap and an additional charge of $2 for every 10GB’s after that. – although I have never received an email stating I am over the cap, and never been charged for going over. And I stream A LOT, but I have also restricted my Netflix bandwidth severely. As soon as I get charged for going over, I WILL FIND ANOTHER PROVIDER!

    Can you go to SpeedTest.net and document your provider’s performance?
    Best:
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    Worst:
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    Connection Grade

    • National GradeC- (41%)
    • Global Grade C (54%)

    And how do YOU rate your ISP, on a scale of 1 to 5?
    I’d give Digis a 1 1/2 out of 5. Yea, they suck. But at least I don’t have to deal with Comcast or CenturyLink.

    Link to reviews:
    Digis : All reviews | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

    #1255

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    Keymaster

    Who is your internet provider?
    Comcast

    Cable/DSL/Other?
    Cable

    What is your data plan, and how much do you pay, including any rental/taxes/fees?
    N/A

    What are your provider’s caps / throttling policies?
    Don’t know and hasn’t affected me in my opinion

    Can you go to speedtest.net and document your provider’s performance?
    I couldn’t get the image here; said it was too big.
    d: 25.01
    u: 3.20
    Grade: B+

    And how do YOU rate your ISP, on a scale of 1 to 5?
    4

    Can you provide a Link to reviews:
    nope

    #1256

    admin
    Keymaster

    Who is your internet provider?

    Armstrong Cable (Zoom Internet) – covers western PA and eastern OH

    Cable/DSL/Other?

    Cable (Armstrong is a fiber to the curb network)

    What is your data plan, and how much do you pay, including any rental/taxes/fees?

    10 down/3 up (tests regularly at 11/3)

    What are your provider’s caps / throttling policies?

    No caps/throttling. I normally use approximately 260GB per month.

    Can you go to speedtest.net and document your provider’s performance?

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1935970301.png (site is giving me an error that it too large to attach to this message)

    And how do YOU rate your ISP, on a scale of 1 to 5?

    5

    #1257

    admin
    Keymaster


    Who is your internet provider?

    Comcast

    Cable/DSL/Other?

    Cable Modem

    What is your data plan, and how much do you pay, including any rental/taxes/fees?
    Extreme 50, $99.95, no rental fees.

    What are your provider’s caps / throttling policies?

    250GB!


    Can you go to speedtest.net and document your provider’s performance?

    50-60Mbps download, 10-11Mbps upload.

    And how do YOU rate your ISP, on a scale of 1 to 5?

    3


    Can you provide a Link to reviews:
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    My own review of Comcast is that they need to drop their data cap pronto. Every month I have to limit my usage around the 20th day or so due to using cloud services with Apple and streaming TV.

    #1258

    admin
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    [ATTACH]72.vB[/ATTACH]I just “upgraded” yesterday to 10 down/5 up with the same provider, Digis (aka JAB wireless), The new plan required installation of a new rooftop receiver, and the new tower is just 1/2 mile down the road. It’s costing me just $5 more a month, so $50 total including equipment rental ($5) and taxes.

    Ping has been consistently around 30 to XMission in SLC, and speed is close to advertised. They’ve stopped throttling me, however, they’ve instead instituted a cap of 100 GB/month, if I go over, I pay more. I replaced my crappy Belkin “G” router with a refurb Netgear “N” (Newegg, $20) so now I can apply QOS for my Magic Jack and set up usage monitoring so I’m alerted when I approach the cap. I’m now 13 days into the month, and I have only used 18 GB. I still have my Netflix quality settings set to the lowest but I no longer have buffering issues, and I can run 2 Roku players, laptop, and talk on the phone all at once.

    At least now I don’t feel like I have 3rd world internet, as Speedtest shows that I’m close to global averages. And I still don’t have to deal with Comcast or Century Link!

    #1259

    admin
    Keymaster

    Data from a tipycal Portuguese provider:

    Who is your internet provider?

    ZON

    Cable/DSL/Other?

    Cable

    What is your data plan, and how much do you pay, including any rental/taxes/fees?

    NEGÓCIOS (Business) 60€ (around 76 US$) taxes included

    – This value includes 2 phone lines, unlimited calling in Portugal to land lines.
    – Also 1200 minutes calling time per month worldwide, in each line.
    – Rent of one SD TV box included, 15 TV channels included. An alternative HD box has a cost of 4 US$/month.

    What are your provider’s caps / throttling policies?

    In theory 250 GB / month (usually not enforced)

    Can you go to speedtest.net and document your provider’s performance?

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    And how do YOU rate your ISP, on a scale of 1 to 5?

    5

    Can you provide a Link to reviews:

    No

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