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How much do you pay a month for internet?
« on: December 11, 2017, 06:09:14 PM »
So I am about to get my first place. As I look at internet prices, I keep seeing "part of a package" or stuff like "X amount of dollars for the first 12 months"

I just wanted to get an idea of what just internet alone is going to run? how much do you guys pay?

And second question, for the price you pay, is your internet decent? Fast, slow, satisfied, unsatisfied. Thoughts?
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 07:52:53 PM »
I pay $76 a month for 250mbps download and 30mbps upload. That includes a 13 channel basic cable plan, 3 of which are Spanish, and none of which are in HD. I never even hooked up the box.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 07:57:20 PM »
I pay $25 because I share with neighbors, and that just went up from $20. It's fine speed-wise but I also don't do anything crazy with it. If you're moving into an apartment or something it might be worth looking into if you wanna save some dough! They let me do a trial for a month or so to make sure it worked okay and then started charging me.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 08:17:13 PM »
I pay I think 60 or 70. Not sure my speeds but it does everything I need it to do. No cable.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 08:19:14 PM »
$64.99 for 100mbps.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 11:59:48 PM »
$78. Never had a problem with mine, speeds are fantastic

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 12:17:49 AM »
Dang that's a lot you guys! My bundle is $40 internet, $80 TV. I have no idea what my speeds are, they are sufficient for my lifestyle, that's all that matters.

My TV bill, that's something I truly hate, but Mrs. Cool Chris needs her Real Housewives and Teen Mom shows, so there's no way I'm getting out of it.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 04:44:46 AM »
I pay $75 a month for 1gig up and 1gig down, $125 for cable. If I was single living alone I'd only have the internet which would then cost $100.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 07:09:52 AM »
$45.00 for 75 mbps with Comcast.  It was a 12 month promotional price.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 07:18:19 AM »
$70 a month for 200 mbps from Comcast, not a promo-price and no contract.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 09:18:41 AM »
I pay $45/mo after TT&L for 100 down, 15 up. Not bad at all, but I really hate Spectrum with a passion. For all the shit they got TWC was actually pretty good.

Always buy your own cable modem. You can pick up a used docsys 3 modem on eBay for $20, and Comcast probably charges you $10/mo by now to lease the thing.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »
I pay $55, I think it's 100mbps, through Comcast. It's technically part of a package with a basic cable lineup as well, but I don't even have that hooked up. It was cheaper than the internet alone, which Comcast doesn't really discount anymore. 12 moth contract, but they've given it to me three years in a row when I call and ask when it runs out.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 01:52:47 PM »
Zero...well, technically it's part of a triple-play package deal. I have HD DVRs on 6 TVs, with all the premium channels, internet service, and phone service.

All for around $38.00/mo.








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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2017, 02:45:15 PM »
$39.99 for 100/20 for 12 months.  I always figure something out every year, and will prob do the same next year.  I've stuck with providers in the past and paid as much as $55/mo because there was no other option, but there are 2 options where I live now.  I'll worry about it when the time comes.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2017, 02:47:31 PM »
Zero...well, technically it's part of a triple-play package deal. I have HD DVRs on 6 TVs, with all the premium channels, internet service, and phone service.

All for around $38.00/mo.








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Wow, how much would you estimate that would cost a normal customer?

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2017, 03:02:08 PM »
Did I mention I work for Comcast?  ;D

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2017, 04:54:09 PM »
Every week? Try every other day. I'm already a Spectrum customer. I have no choice. I don't need to hear about offers that aren't even as good as what I already have, and they have no mechanism to opt out. This should be what the FTC is for, but the cable companies own them. It's like fucking Brondo.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2017, 05:07:43 PM »
I don't blame the FTC. I blame the NALC who insist this is not only reasonable but should be allowed at bulk mail rates, just to ensure their members still have jobs in the 21st century.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2017, 07:30:18 PM »
Around $58 per month for 12/2.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2017, 10:58:33 PM »
$55 for 75 speed.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2017, 12:03:19 AM »
$64/mo

Started at $29.99 two years ago. For some reason it's gone up over 100% but hasn't gotten any better. Reminds me of my fuckin rent.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2017, 06:32:30 AM »
Zero...well, technically it's part of a triple-play package deal. I have HD DVRs on 6 TVs, with all the premium channels, internet service, and phone service.

All for around $38.00/mo.








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Wow, how much would you estimate that would cost a normal customer?

I would imagine around $250-$300?

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2017, 08:02:15 AM »
I have FIOS and am in my second year. First year was $10 less and final year will be $10 more. Currently $145 after fees and taxes but that's for a faster speed, forget the exact amount, and TV with a DVR, plenty of channels, including HD, and HBO.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2017, 11:58:20 AM »
I can only laugh whilst crying at the question since Net Neutrality just died.

I'll say this much: get in while you can and maybe there will be a longer grace period before we all get our butts stretched wide.

I pay about $70 now and somehow get 212 m/b down. I'm guessing to get that in a few months time I'll have to pay hundreds.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2017, 12:02:57 PM »
I can only laugh whilst crying at the question since Net Neutrality just died.

I'll say this much: get in while you can and maybe there will be a longer grace period before we all get our butts stretched wide.

I pay about $70 now and somehow get 212 m/b down. I'm guessing to get that in a few months time I'll have to pay hundreds.

If murder were legal.

Maybe this conversation belongs in P/R, but I'm very curious to see what will actually happen. Like most political issues, each side has reacted so over-the-top it's hard to see where reality will actually lie.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 12:15:17 PM »
I can only laugh whilst crying at the question since Net Neutrality just died.

I'll say this much: get in while you can and maybe there will be a longer grace period before we all get our butts stretched wide.

I pay about $70 now and somehow get 212 m/b down. I'm guessing to get that in a few months time I'll have to pay hundreds.

If murder were legal.

Maybe this conversation belongs in P/R, but I'm very curious to see what will actually happen. Like most political issues, each side has reacted so over-the-top it's hard to see where reality will actually lie.
My bet is that we don't wind up paying much more, if any, for internet. We pay much more for streaming services that aren't part of our cable-co's network. Or, perhaps Comcast just adds an extra package for streaming services. "Like Netflix? Then you'll love our unlimited Netflix streaming package, starting at $19.99/mo. Hulu lovers should click here for our latest offer."
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 12:17:13 PM »
My bet is that we don't wind up paying much more, if any, for internet. We pay much more for streaming services that aren't part of our cable-co's network. Or, perhaps Comcast just adds an extra package for streaming services. "Like Netflix? Then you'll love our unlimited Netflix streaming package, starting at $19.99/mo. Hulu lovers should click here for our latest offer."

I'm sure the average joe will love that.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2017, 12:52:31 PM »
I can only laugh whilst crying at the question since Net Neutrality just died.

I'll say this much: get in while you can and maybe there will be a longer grace period before we all get our butts stretched wide.

I pay about $70 now and somehow get 212 m/b down. I'm guessing to get that in a few months time I'll have to pay hundreds.

If murder were legal.

Maybe this conversation belongs in P/R, but I'm very curious to see what will actually happen. Like most political issues, each side has reacted so over-the-top it's hard to see where reality will actually lie.
My bet is that we don't wind up paying much more, if any, for internet. We pay much more for streaming services that aren't part of our cable-co's network. Or, perhaps Comcast just adds an extra package for streaming services. "Like Netflix? Then you'll love our unlimited Netflix streaming package, starting at $19.99/mo. Hulu lovers should click here for our latest offer."

Yea, its going to come down to something like that I believe as well.  I see it as the cable companies trying to make up for lost money from the cable cutters by getting you to pay for those streaming TV services instead of paying for cable. 

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2017, 01:47:53 PM »
Can't find any info on whether or not this site is safe. It's supposed to be for contacting you congress(wo)men in order to preserve net neutrality.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2017, 01:54:15 PM »
A bit late though, already voted to repeal, although there will be legal challenges.  I'm not sure what the general public can do at this point, plus the FCC already ignored the millions of comments against it.  So much of being for the people

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2017, 02:07:04 PM »
A bit late though, already voted to repeal, although there will be legal challenges.  I'm not sure what the general public can do at this point, plus the FCC already ignored the millions of comments against it.  So much of being for the people
Actually, the FCC drowned out the appeals against it with fraudulent claims of support. It didn't ignore them.

In any case, Congress has yet to do anything one way or the other about net neutrality. This was the FCC's decision and Congress might decide to intercede. I wouldn't bet on it, they're afraid of Grabby who's taken the TELCO's side on this, but it's still possible. The truth is that NN is very popular. It's just a matter of whether or not our representatives care more about us or Comcast. In my case I already know the answer, but other people's reps might be less of a shill than mine.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2017, 02:47:02 PM »
Ok.  I'm still a little confused on what has happened now that the FCC has voted to repeal NN.  Are the ISPs going to raise the price of internet browsing further and introduced tiered pricing?  If so, when?  Can the general public, the majority of which wanted the FCC not do to what they did, do something?  What will become of us as regular DTFs viewers?

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2017, 02:48:26 PM »
There's no expected change in the near future.

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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2017, 03:11:30 PM »
Ok.  I'm still a little confused on what has happened now that the FCC has voted to repeal NN.  Are the ISPs going to raise the price of internet browsing further and introduced tiered pricing?  If so, when?  Can the general public, the majority of which wanted the FCC not do to what they did, do something?  What will become of us as regular DTFs viewers?
The upshot of all of this for their customers is that the cable companies can now block websites, services, or protocols they don't like. This isn't particularly likely, though. The bigger concern is that on the back end they can throttle services before they get to you. A cable company could charge Netflix beau coup dolleros for the bandwidth to stream their services, while giving Hulu, owned by the same parent company of the cable company, a free ride. Netflix would presumably pass along that cost to their subscribers. Now they cost much more to subscribe to than Hulu. Sucks to be Netflix, I guess.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2017, 08:51:14 PM »
^ That, but so much more.

For as much as I agree with you Barto, per norm, I also think that while the general nincompoop's whole doomsday freak out is overblown (because when you tell someone something even marginally bad and they have no idea what you just said, the answer is to freak the fuck out), it has some smidgen of warrant to it. They just gave the greediest, sleaziest, most shady motherfuckers the keys to all of our proverbial cars riding the digital superhighway, that is about as factual as an opinion can get. It's not like Ma and Pa's Net Package will crop up now, as General Paiface seems to infer with his "this will open up new doors for business"/"a more open internet"/"more competition". Bullshit. It's still going to be the titans of the industry, except now Pai gave them even more power. It is an inherent fact of the human condition that if you say to someone "here, if you wish it, you can have more", sure as fuckin' shit 99.9% of people are going to take more with a shit eating grin (that .1% is obviously Kevin Moore).

Now, how much of a shit show this will be is up in the air and yeah, I don't think it's going to ruin all of our lives. But it's not going to be good, and there is more of a chance that Pai says "P.S. All this money is going to be donated to end world hunger!" than things actually "get better" (as if something was wrong to begin with, except the bulging size of his pockets). It's just going to be more money at the end of the day. It sucks, that's all. But y'know, the older I get, the easier it is to deal with shit sucking because it seems that this is sadly the waters we're wading into as the years go on. (I seriously understand my 98 year old grandfathers utter disdain for most of the living world today more and more)

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