Internet Speed, Cost, Worldwide

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  1. Sir iAco

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    Location : New York, NY, USA
    Provider : Verizon
    Advertised Speed : 35 Mbps/35 Mbps
    Actual Speed : 58.55 Mbps/38.88 Mbps
    Cost : Php 2,024 US $46.00/mo

    + FiOS Quantum 50/25 upgrade Php 44 $10.00 WiFi Access included
    Monthly Data limit : Unlimited
    Delivery : FiOS

     
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    I'm posting this in behalf of my gf, who has an uber max internet speed for facebook, email/business purposes.
    I am the the only who know how to download via torrent in their home. Sweet.

    Location : Pque City, Metro Manila Philippines
    Provider : PLDT MyDSL
    Advertised Speed : 10 mbps
    Actual Speed : 9-10 Mbps
    Cost : Php 4000, $93 USD
    Monthly Data limit : None
    Delivery : Copper line
     
  3. ice

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    Sorry for the OT but I need your comments...

    After realizing that my provider is ripping me off, I decided to re-contract so that I can enjoy the latest internet speeds...

    My present contract cost SGD 129/month HDTV, internet (2Mbps) and phone. My choices are as follows: (TV and phone remains the same, only internet speed will change).

    SGD 132.46/month - 200Mbps (min 120Mbps guaranteed during peak)
    or
    SGD 120.76/month - 25Mbps (min 15Mbps guaranteed during peak)

    At SGD 4.00 more, I'm tempted to sign-up for the 200Mbps plan but my main concern is the following:

    I use a 5th Gen Airport Extreme, can it handle 200Mbps?

    Gadgets at home:

    iPhones (5&5C)
    Nexus 7 (2013)
    Galaxy Note (2&8)
    iPad mini (Retina Display)
    MSI Wind (2011 Windows 7 Starter)
    iMac (2011)

    Can they maximize 200Mbps?
     
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    A little bit OT, but at 4 SGD more, even if your modem wont be able to maximize the speed, ill still go with 200mbps plan.
     
  5. ice

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    ^I was exactly thinking of the same thing, but I'm not sure if my devices can use 200Mbps...

    I did a quick search and found real world testing of the iPhone 5 and S3 Wi-Fi chips, results were a max speed of 60Mbps...
     
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    I can only drool (for now) at 200 MBPS speeds

    802.11n has theoretical speed of 300 mbps and some say due to protocol overhead and real world settings, 100mbps can be transmitted/received

    at least you an wire up your iMac and show us speedtest that would make us envious
     
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    Hi Ice, why not wait for the upcoming IT Sale (Feb 27), you might get a better deal there.
     
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    Just a random thought that maybe the legal folk can give their opinion on; if ISPs advertise speeds "up to 8Mbps", and we all know these are spurts more than a consistent speed, do you think we can file a complaint for failure to substantially comply with their highest advertised speed?

    I mean if I'm paying for fiber with 10 or 8 Mbps and I'm only getting 1Mbps consistently, that is less than 40% of what they advertise. If I bought a bag of chips or a bottle of milk that promised X amount of weight or volume and got less than half of what was promised, I know I could have it returned. There should be substantial compliance not substantial non-compliance.

    For the tech geeks geekier than me, what are the NTC standards that allow them to be erratic or go below promised speeds?
     
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    AFAIK, the "up to 8 Mbps" bandwidth speed is the ideal, off-peak connection you'll get and can get during certain times.
    My personal calculation for that is 10% of total bandwidth is your throughput, or your download speed which will max at 800kb/s.
    But most of the time you can only get half of that, even more up to 5mb if you're lucky enough, and knowing the connection speed there in the PH most folks were never that lucky.

    They advertise this "up to XX" speed but they should also let the customers know the usual speed they'll be getting at normal times.

    It's much like a store sale who posts up banners saying "50% off" only to find a very small font saying "up to".
     
  10. ice

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    I'll check if I have time to visit...

    Here in SG, ISPs are required to indicate Typical Speed Range.

    Reveal real surfing speeds: IDA
     
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    Updated my internet.
     
  12. ice

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    Finally decided to re-contract my internet plan to avail my provider's new rates.

    Location: Singapore
    Provider: Starhub
    Advertised Speed: 50 mbps (30 mbps guaranteed for local sites, 18 mbps for international)
    Actual Speed: 18 mbps/international server (tested last night, they need to replace my modem on March 15)
    Cost: SGD 29 (PHP 1,015.00)
    Monthly Data Limit: None
    Delivery: Coaxial Cable
     
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    I always wondered why our Internet couldn't be like that? One speed for domestic and one for international.
     
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    Now tell me, what's so reasonable and fair with Globe's FUPCK? You see this Globe?
     
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    mmm.....that's dirt-cheap! Lucky you. At least, that's one cheap service to pay for.....living in the world's most expensive city, toppling Tokyo (based on a recent survey).
     
  16. 650h2

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    Tokyo is back on top for 2014
    [h=3]Most Expensive Cities in the World (Cost of Living) 2014[/h]
    1. Tokyo, Japan
    2. Osaka, Japan
    3. Sydney, Australia
    4. Oslo, Norway
    5. Melbourne, Australia
    6. Singapore
    7. Zurich, Switzerland
    8. Paris, France
    9. Caracas, Venezuela
    10. Geneva, Switzerland

    source:
    Vancouver Most Expensive City in North America
    https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_r...ignid=Wcol2014
     
  17. raypin

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    mmmm......depends who you ask: World's most expensive city is ... - CNN.com A friend of mine was a first-timer in Singapore (this was last week). He got sticker shock (like 120 PHP for a small bottle of water at 7-11 or 9000 Php for a big crab, some soup and drinks for 4 etc.).
     
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    Not that I am siding with Globe but considering the geographical setup and size (alone) of Singapore, it is easier to set-up fast infrastructure. The challenge that we have in our country is that aside from being an archipelago, people tend to abuse to the limit whatever limited resources they were provided for.

    I am a Globe subscriber and I loathe their services. I kept my prepaid number for 14 years for the sake of easier contact from old friends but I moved on to Smart for my data services.
     
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    Location : Colorado Springs, CO
    Provider : Comcast
    Advertised Speed : 50 Mbps (Blast Internet)
    Actual Speed : 50.00 Mbps - 74.00 Mbps (Wired)
    Cost : $76.95

    My Cost : $0.00
    Monthly Data limit : Unlimited
    Delivery : Coaxial Cable
     
  20. ice

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    I agree that Philippines is a really big country.

    But Singapore is almost the same size as Metro Manila, can't ISP's provide fast reliable and affordable internet for Metro Manila and major cities?
     

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