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Offline Anguyen92

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 11:11:33 PM »
On another note, I feel like the guys in the FCC that voted to repeal Net Neutrality are going to watch this speech so many times and will reiterate it so many times to their opposers.  Vince McMahon's Life Sucks and then You Die speech.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2017, 11:26:04 PM »
I probably don't count as I live in a rural area.

I have a WISP. I get my internet from an antenna on the top of a grain elevator across from the retention pond and state highway in front of my house. Company is a Mom and Pop shop. You call the company and 9 times out of 10 it is forwarded to the owners cell phone.

I pay $70 for 6 MB down / 2 MB up. He actually has me provisioned at closer to 8 MB. Throw in another $20 for phone service.

He has already gone on record that the Net Neutrality repeal will have no effect on my service (thankfully) as he offers nothing more than access. He also has no contracts and no bandwidth caps. I could get even faster service but this gets the job done. Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime all run pretty flawlessly.

My only other options are Mediacom and Frontier and they are horrible companies. I'd rather pay a little more to the little guy for stellar service and uptime than less money for faster and more unreliable service.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2017, 05:24:01 PM »
20 euros, 100 mbps both ways.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2017, 06:45:22 PM »
20 euros, 100 mbps both ways.
Where the hell do you live? Here it'd cost roughly 80€ and only 8 mbps of upstream  :'(

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2018, 05:05:40 PM »
I pay 15 a month for 12Mb/s.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2018, 10:42:20 AM »
Just switched to all streaming. $70 a month for 1000 mbps. Although, speed tests show my Ethernet connected devices are ‘only’ getting around 450 mbps and my WiFi fed ones are around 130 mbps. Which has worked out Just fine for us.
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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2018, 12:26:47 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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Wow, how much would you estimate that would cost a normal customer?

About $240, plus taxes and surcharges. I know this. 

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2018, 12:29:03 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.

Well the average Joe is going to just swear at the cable companies like they have been for the past three decades, then they'll pay it, and life goes on. 

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2018, 03:47:16 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.

Well the average Joe is going to just swear at the cable companies like they have been for the past three decades, then they'll pay it, and life goes on.

True, the good thing is we have options, if an ISP starts pulling that crap, we can just switch and go to one of the many great competitors... oh wait. Most of America (myself included) have only one choice for high speed internet.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2018, 08:30:36 PM »
Wouldn't something like this be considered to go against the antitrust laws that has been set?

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2018, 08:48:49 PM »
Wouldn't something like this be considered to go against the antitrust laws that has been set?

Monopolies themselves aren't illegal.  Activities to further a monopoly (or create one) are.   It's not Comcast's fault that Cox opts not to lay duplicate wiring down in my town, for example.  There are alternatives anyway; DirectTV for one. 

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 06:47:54 PM »
To update my internet situation, Spectrum is now calling the internet package that I pay for a 200mbps package (previously 100mbps). The real life speed is the same. Still $64.99.

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2018, 10:53:22 AM »
Wouldn't something like this be considered to go against the antitrust laws that has been set?

Monopolies themselves aren't illegal.  Activities to further a monopoly (or create one) are.   It's not Comcast's fault that Cox opts not to lay duplicate wiring down in my town, for example.  There are alternatives anyway; DirectTV for one.

Not saying you're wrong, but don't some providers have exclusive rights to the telephone polls that would carry competitor's cabling?

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Re: How much do you pay a month for internet?
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2018, 11:08:42 AM »
Yup. But the worse part is that states are passing laws putting up roadblocks to prevent the cities from trying to open up competition. Can't have some forward thinking mayor building his own last mile infrastructure.
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