: What is the speed of your Internet connection/Monthly Cap?


mrfoofoo
May 9th, 2010, 12:22 PM
I'll start.

5meg down 800k up 29.95 a month. 200 gig a month transfer.

SINC
May 9th, 2010, 12:24 PM
15 m down 1 m up $45/month unlimited.

John Clay
May 9th, 2010, 12:30 PM
8.5Mbps down, 1Mbps up, 400GB, $41/month including tax.

mrfoofoo
May 9th, 2010, 01:02 PM
WOW who is your isp?


15 m down 1 m up $45/month unlimited.

RicktheChemist
May 9th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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SINC
May 9th, 2010, 01:45 PM
WOW who is your isp?

Telus Turbo DSL.

fellfromtree
May 9th, 2010, 03:24 PM
5.75 down, .75 up, 50GB, $57 inc tx. (no discounts/other services).

bsenka
May 9th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Advertised: 15 Mbps down/ 1 Mbps up.

Actual: 28.8 Mbps down, 800 Kbps up

$40/mo, no limit.

mrfoofoo
May 10th, 2010, 09:17 AM
28.8 down. Who is your ISP?


Advertised: 15 Mbps down/ 1 Mbps up.

Actual: 28.8 Mbps down, 800 Kbps up

$40/mo, no limit.

bsenka
May 10th, 2010, 09:58 AM
28.8 down. Who is your ISP?

Shaw.

Glipt
May 10th, 2010, 10:14 AM
For those of you think Canada is a ripoff.

512k down 128k up. $50 month. No limit here in DR.

monokitty
May 10th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Rogers/10Mbps/60GB/$46 ..

Elric
May 10th, 2010, 12:28 PM
I pay about $60 for a static IP (for XBox Live) and ZERO cap.
Mind you, I pay for 3MB service and RARELY get 1MB.
Sucks to live in the country, but I don't have a cap for my TV show downloads (I can't get Cable either, don't judge me)

screature
May 10th, 2010, 01:34 PM
7.5 Mbps down, 820 Kbps up in a combo package but lists for 42.95 on the bill (there are other discounts due to having other services with them)
30 gig cap combined up and down.
Videotron has an awesome connection but horrible cap.
RtC

You know can always buy more bandwidth a la carte eh...

DATA TRANSFER PACKAGES (http://www.videotron.com/service/internet-services/on-demand-services)

With data transfer packages, Videotron gives its Internet subscribers the ability to increase their monthly download capacity at any time during the month. This on-demand service allows you to be more flexible and to adapt your monthly consumption limits to your needs.

* Extra 5 GB for $5.00 per month*
* Extra 30 GB for $12.50 per month*
* May be added at any time during the month
* Up to three packages per month

Or you can just go Ultimate Speed 30Mbps and 100GB for $65.95

For some reason they don't seem to be offering the Extreme High speed option any more (which is what I have) which is 10Mbps and 100GB for $53.95.

monokitty
May 10th, 2010, 05:18 PM
For some reason they don't seem to be offering the Extreme High speed option any more (which is what I have) which is 10Mbps and 100GB for $53.95.

Probably because for another $12/month you get 3 times the speed.

screature
May 10th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Probably because for another $12/month you get 3 times the speed.

Probably... You would think though that they would let existing subscribes to the Extreme High Speed that this previously existing option was cancelled though... What am I thinking??? This is a cable company we are talking about. ;)

The Doug
May 28th, 2010, 08:06 PM
7.5 Mbps down, 820 Kbps up in a combo package but lists for 42.95 on the bill (there are other discounts due to having other services with them)
30 gig cap combined up and down.
Videotron has an awesome connection but horrible cap.
RtC

I was on the 7.5 profile for a few years but I just signed up for Videotron's new Ultimate Speed Internet 15 service (about $54 / month if I recall correctly).

Yowza - blazing fast... but how can my speed test results possibly come out higher than 15? I'd understand if it was a bit under, but higher?

gordguide
May 29th, 2010, 11:47 AM
5K down, 512 up, tests almost always show 98%+ of that speed attainable. $42 mo/tax in, no bundle discounts included (the maximum possible bundle discount would be $20).

SaskTel has no data cap and does not use traffic shaping, and publicly states they have no intention of implementing them. I have never had a service outage as far as I know.

Total experience with hi-speed ISPs (Saskatoon)
SaskTel: about 6.5 years (current)
Shaw: about 8.5 years (most recent: 2006)

The alternative, Shaw cable, has somewhat cheaper rates but your attainable speed varies quite a bit, upload in particular is essentially non-attainable over any time beyond a few minutes; they have a 60GB cap; and actively traffic shape.

Shaw also uses a strange implementation of speed tests (the one they will get you to run if you call them; it also runs if you connect to a Shaw site from your browser) that uses a javascript app to lock the modem out of the wider internet, puts a traffic shape on your modem that degrades speeds for the other users on your node for the duration of the test (about 22 people in your neighborhood) and run the test directly via their internal network to their main server in Calgary (if you're in Saskatoon). You can't replicate that speed via your browser to a generic net-connected speed test.

I just did a few speed tests, the first (recommended) via a server in Edmonton + Back (600 km line of sight, but the pipe goes to Regina, then Calgary, then Edmonton, about 1500 km each way):
Ping: 75 ms
Download 5.00 Mb/s
Upload 0.52 Mb/s

To a server in Ottawa: 2300 km; 69 ms ping
Download 4.90 Mb/s
Upload 0.52 Mb/s

To a server in London, England: 6300 km; 275ms ping
Download 4.69 Mb/s
Upload 0.45 Mb/s

To a server in Moscow, Russia: 7500 km; 391 ms ping
Download 5.06 Mb/s
Upload 0.39 Mb/s

BlackViper
May 29th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Advertised is 5Mbps down, 640Kbps up. I get about 90% of that all the time. No cap/shaping, excellent quality of service. The downside is their POS 2Wire gateways, they never work as well as they should.

SINC
May 29th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Telus, advertised DSL at 10 to 15 Mb/s down. Never seen less than 13 and high is just over 14. $45/month.