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ISPs in your area and how good/crap they are

ISPs in your area and how good/crap they are

Shane_ElmoreShane_Elmore Member
edited September 2012 in General

AKA "rant about your crappy ISP here".

Here in Carmel, Indiana, we have:

  1. AT&T - Slow as hell DSL, even if you are next to the central office. I was barely 0.5mi from the central office and I only got 400kbps-1mbps download on a 3mbps plan! However, their cap is pretty decent (150GB DSL, 250GB U-verse, overage $10 per 50GB).

  2. Bright House Networks - Basically, Time Warner Cable with a different name painted over it. I have them, it's usually pretty fast but has the occasional burps of slow speed. Their support is OK, if you get the Bright House office it's really great, if you get the "Road Runner national helpdesk" it's absolute crap.

  3. Local ISPs (On-Ramp Indiana, etc.) - Re-sellers of AT&T with a huge markup.

How about ISPs in your area?

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  • L.A, Time warner cable: the worst.

  • JacobJacob Member
    edited September 2012

    VirginMedia - 10Mbps Plan, They double/triple it(I just was able to achieve 38Mbps). Apart from the superhub issues, they are pretty amazing.

  • Also in Indiana, posting from Cinergy's Metronet.

    It's okay. Internet was out earlier and dude came and looked at the box outside (Fiber) and fixed it within 30-40minutes.

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    It's usually faster, but streaming music via YouTube on the 360 right now.

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  • INIZINIZ Member
    edited September 2012

    On Virgin Media (UK), got free upgrade from 10mb to 30mb even though I don't really need it. Always get more though on average 31mb/s so very happy

    Upload speed is crap compared to others but I've grown with it now

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  • Write up something for WebHostingFail and we will post it. It's not exactly web hosting but something raging about ISP's would be pretty nice.

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  • @StormVZ I have been with them since 2006 when they gave 2mbit download speed haha. How long have you been with them?

  • @Jack said: have been with them since 2006

    We've been with them since the NTL days. 256kbit was awesome.

  • SoylentSoylent Member
    edited September 2012

    Ontario. Canada has Third World internet service.

    Bell and Rogers are both horrible. Bad speed:dollar ratio, and capped to hell. The only way to get decent uncapped service is to use a small company like TekSavvy or Distributel who are reselling the big boys, usually at a competitive price, but at the expense of sacrificing diversity of plans, or upstream speed. If the government would actually allow competition...

    EDIT: Actually, a funny story. I'm from the US. When I first moved here, the concept of capped internet was utterly foreign to me, so I used the internet like I was used to. Thankfully Rogers capped overages back then at 50 bucks (it's 100 now-- and they lowered the caps to fuck Netflix subscribers), or we would have had a 500 dollar internet bill.

  • CiriumCirium Member
    edited September 2012

    Shaw (Canada) 50mbps (1TB cap/mo) $40/mo

    100% stable. Great ISP.

  • @ElliotJ said: We've been with them since the NTL days. 256kbit was awesome.

    Yes @ElliotJ It was NTL in 2006.

  • I have Comcast (South Florida), a bit over $100/mo with taxes for phone, tv, and internet. I get 1.8MB/s down and no real problems. There's a 250gb cap that's currently suspended and has been for months, I've done 333gb so far this month, and 906gb in July and they haven't said a word :P.

  • Depends on where I am:

    Back in my own country, it's $50 for 1mbit/s, pretty much. Lol SEA, meh.

    Here, $90, Gigabit Fiber from NTT.

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  • @Kairus said: I have Comcast (South Florida), a bit over $100/mo with taxes for phone, tv, and internet. I get 1.8MB/s down and no real problems. There's a 250gb cap that's currently suspended and has been for months, I've done 333gb so far this month, and 906gb in July and they haven't said a word :P.

    For that price and speed, I'd just use public WiFi. The speeds at the Ft. Lauderale airport on their free WiFi was insanely fast, much more so than what I get at home.

    But if it's reliable and they don't enforce those caps, sounds good.

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  • TheHackBoxTheHackBox Member
    edited September 2012

    Charter Communications here. Signed up for a 30mbps plan but getting anywhere from 40 - 80 mbps.

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  • I have Bright House and they are absolutely terrible! When I am downloading a file and as soon as I hit my max down speed, my router provided by them reboots. Get's very annoying! However, sometimes it can be quite reliable. :)

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  • W1V_LeeW1V_Lee Member
    edited September 2012

    Mine is reasonably good, although do I need it all this? Probably not.

    Not sure how attachments work but speed test says 105mb down and 4.97 up

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  • @stormvz My friend has Virgin Media and he gets 100Mbps/Down and 20mbps/up. Virgin Media has CRAZY speeds in the UK!

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  • Well we actually have a lot of providers.

    DSL - KPN etc. (used them since dial-up, then ADSL, then left to cable) Cable - UPC (120Mbit down, 10Mbit up, leaving them for Fiber next year) Fiber - Concepts ICT (100/100 or 500/500)

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  • @stormvz My friend has Virgin Media and he gets 100Mbps/Down and 20mbps/up. Virgin Media has CRAZY speeds in the UK!

    20mb up? nah.....

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  • @Jeffrey said: My friend has Virgin Media and he gets 100Mbps/Down and 20mbps/up. Virgin Media has CRAZY speeds in the UK!

    Not at all, depends entirely where you live. The UK is terribly inter-connected.

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  • I just want to have Google Fiber...

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  • I heard that AT&T botched UVerse capping, so they don't even track how much internets you use.

    :D

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  • @MannDude said: For that price and speed, I'd just use public WiFi. The speeds at the Ft. Lauderale airport on their free WiFi was insanely fast, much more so than what I get at home.

    Why is that? It's $100/mo for internet, tv, and phone. Not the best deal, but definitely not bad for what I get. The only alternative is some pretty bad AT&T DSL.

  • JarJar Member
    edited September 2012

    Cobridge. It's been down for about a year. They still bill us. I pay, hoping one day it'll be what it used to, because 3G is useless here and there is no alternative other than moving. In the process of doing just that. I'm moving because of Internet. Property value should tank here from this. Fifteen minutes from a decent town and satellite is actually worth considering.

    Used to be Charter. They gave me 30mbit with almost no downtime. Then they sold to cobridge who claims to have sold to fidelity...which I think is actually just still them and they sort of "bought" themselves.

  • @jarland said: Used to be Charter. They gave me 30mbit with almost no downtime. Then they sold to cobridge who claims to have sold to fidelity...which I think is actually just still them and they sort of "bought" themselves.

    Sounds similar to what happened here.

    We were TWC from 1992 until 2003 when Bright House "bought" the market (which was really just Advance/Newhouse, owners of BHN, buying part of the market here in Carmel).

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  • @MannDude said: Also in Indiana, posting from Cinergy's Metronet.

    Where in Indiana? I've been in Carmel my whole life. Let the rich people jokes begin. :P

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  • @Shane_Elmore said: Where in Indiana? I've been in Carmel my whole life. Let the rich people jokes begin. :P

    Born / raised in southern Indiana. Any further south and you're in Kentucky. (right on the Ohio river). Though I did spend a few years living in Bloomington. Also, about to move out of state in the next couple days so I'll be leaving the Hoosier state.

    Carmel is a nice area, it's been forever since I've been up that way though. I usually only go to Indy for the airport or the occasional random night of fun in the city.

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  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited September 2012

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    Since 2003 or so, cap is not admitted on land lines anymore because of the huge abuses with overage. On mobile also very few ppl are still doing it (except the mobile internet for the phone itself) or they are out of market because ppl remember the last abuses. I am using those connections fro Tor exit nodes and pay like 10 Eur each, first is vDSL 30/6 second fttb with supposedly 100/100. Both include free unlimited CDMA/GSM with the second actually also offering free unlimited on the phone. Phone subscription is 2 Eur with unlimited calls in the network, be it landline or mobile. Internet in Romania has a checkered history with times when it was 100 dollars a 4 K leased line when 512 kbps (huge at the time) was 20 dollars in Estonia, for example. ppl banded up together and thousands of small ISPS mushroomed from that and many are serious players now. Cut-throat competition... M

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  • InfinityInfinity Retired Staff

    @ElliotJ said: We've been with them since the NTL days. 256kbit was awesome.

    Same here, we've had them since our first internet connection. And yeah, I remember Cable & Wireless and all that.

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  • I had Tiscali now [TalkTalk]? before NTL I think.

  • bamnaelbamnael Member
    edited September 2012

    Here in germany I pay ~30$ for DSL with 12Mbit down (could be 16Mbit but the DSLAM is too far away). I could get cable for the same price much faster but then I would have a static ip. With dsl I get a dynamic ip; which means I reconnect in like five seconds and can continue downloading from freehosters.

    Are your cable ISPs with static ip you cannot change easily?

  • Nope, back when I had Cable with StarHub it was dynamic IP. Now on a fibre service with MyRepublic (100 Down, 50 Up) at $59/month with a Static IP. (I got mine free for a year though).

  • GIANT_CRABGIANT_CRAB Member
    edited September 2012
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    @bamnael stop being cheap and just buy an account with the OCH for 10$/month and enjoy a better speed than 50 kbit, no more reconnects and the ability to upgrade to faster cable internet?

    For me it's either 50/10mbit DSL from the Telekom for 40€/month or 150/5mbit Cable for 35€/month.

    The difference is even worse for my parents house... They can get 1mbit/s DSL or 150mbit/s cable.

  • @MannDude said: Born / raised in southern Indiana. Any further south and you're in Kentucky.

    I have family in Switzerland County. Small world.

  • I was on the VirginMedia 50MBPS plan, with the doubled speeds to 100MBPS - and got exactly that with 10-20MBPS up, which was all good.

    But from a price point perspective, and the fact that we all prefer Sky TV, it made a lot more sense to move.

    Not the most amazing speeds, but better than nothing: image

  • TheHackBoxTheHackBox Member
    edited September 2012

    image ;)

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  • InfinityInfinity Retired Staff

    @TheHackBox said: ;)

    Moved to Germany eh?

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  • Southern IL.

    My choices are basically Frontier or Mediacom. Mediacom used to be crap, so we used Frontier for 5 years, then finally got fed up enough with their shitty 6Mbps speeds and constant downtime and switched to Mediacom, who advertised 20/2, but delivers 25-28Mbps on downloads with speedboost active, and 20-22mbps on downloads once it's been disabled. Uploads pretty much constantly show up as 2.4-2.6Mbps.

    Here's the DSL I used to have:

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    Here's the cable I have now:

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  • @TheHackBox said: ;)

    Grats, anyone can post a speedtest from a datacenter. You're now the coolest person on LET.

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  • nabonabo Member
    edited September 2012

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    For the smallest ADSL-package available from them I'm very satisfied. Phone- and Net-Flat for 30 €. Their support is A+. I don't need a fast upload. My backups are done during the night automatically.

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  • @Kairus said: Grats, anyone can post a speedtest from a datacenter. You're now the coolest person on LET.

    The sarcasm is very strong in this statement :x

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  • I'll cry.

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    I pay about 28 USD/month for 3712 / 480 kbps...

  • I'm in Nebraska on Time Warner Cable/Road Runner which is the fastest in my area. On average I get about 20Mbps down and 1Mbps up which isn't bad, but I'd really like faster upload speeds.

    Another popular ISP in my area is Windstream which is DSL and is extremely slow at about 3Mbps down and 1Mbps up.

    There are also dozens of other smaller ISPs that just resell Time Warner Cable or Windstream. They aren't all that great.

    What I really want is Google Fiber. 1Gbps of bandwidth for upload and download would be amazing.

  • makazemakaze Member
    edited September 2012

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    Comcast has been good for me :D

  • Shane_ElmoreShane_Elmore Member
    edited September 2012

    I figured I'd better post a speedtest. :)

    !(http://www.speedtest.net/result/2201875532.png)

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  • image Adelaide internet, less then 2 Kilometres from the exchange, apparently it's not bad enough when it drops to this: image To warrant them sending out a tech to check my line, guess that's what you get for a single company owning almost all of the copper lines in the country. Can't wait to get fiber next year.

  • @makaze said: Comcast has been good for me :D

    I wish they had the 50mbps packages here, that's not a business line right?

  • WilliamWilliam Member
    edited September 2012

    @liam said: I'm waiting for @william to blow us all out of the water. cough

    Nah, i'm not into posting speedtests (cough Gbit cough)

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