Anyone have a 10Mbit connection at home?

MickeS

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There's a Swedish broadband ISP that sells 10Mbit connections to home users, costs about $35/month. They've been doing it for quite a while now, but they're
doing it only in urban areas with high poulation density, like apartment complexes (for obvious reasons).

Is there any company like that here in the US? Anything faster than Cable/DSL (preferably 10 MBit, but 3-5 MBit would be ok) that's still affordable?

/Mike
 

Khoa Tran

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my cable averages around 3-5 but sometimes i get 7+ usually at night but there's a big cap on my upload speed....
 

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10Mbit is a pretty interesting concept but I'm a modest person and am quite happy with my 1mbit cable connection. However I'm paying $45/month for my current 1.5mbit connection so if it was ever offered here at that price I would consider doing it than.The point is moot though since I live in a small town.
 

MikeAlletto

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The area my house is in has fiber to the house. They are supposed to be offering 10 and 100mbit internet in the future. The other side of the main area has it but from what I've been told they don't have much bandwidth going out of the main station so its not really fast. Maybe someday.
 

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Well my cable connection is supossed to be 3mbit, but I can get up to 4mbit at late hours on most test sites, But I can see little need of more as 80-90% of the actual web sites I browse are not even capable of of 500k speeds due to traffic.
 

MikeAlletto

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Yeah Buzz, clearworks is supplying the wiring here too. It was a clearworks employee who told me that the amount of bandwidth they have coming out of the main switching station for the neighborhood is not enough to sustain a large group of families. He said they have plans to upgrade it but not anytime soon. He said it ends up not being any faster than a cable modem and at times slower. I don't have the fiber in in my block yet, but when they eventually come around I will be looking into it. They will also be offering cable over it also, but I probably won't go with their cable.
 

MickeS

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Buzz, thanks for the information about Clearworks. I am asking because I'd like to see if there is any chance our HOA could make a deal with a company to install something like this. I will try and contact them and see what they can do.



The Swedish company I mentioned has 10 Mbit in both directions.

/Mike
 

Paul_Fisher

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10mb down and up for $35/month??? That is incredible. I pay $45 for Bellsouth DSL and I usually only get about 700k.
 

Travis Hedger

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Back in 1998, when Multimedia Cable was around, well before Cox took over, you could get, if you owned your own cable modem, a 10mb down connection and 2mb up. Then Cox came in, and in less than a year, capped it to 3mb down, 320kb up, and raised the price by $10.
 

MickeS

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I just read today that the second largest broadband ISP in Sweden will now provide a 26 MBit bi-directional service for about $50 a month... they're using VDSL, so the distance from base station to customer can not be more than 1000 feet. If you're within a kilometer away, you'll be guaranteed 13 MBit bi-directional speed.

As far as Internet goes, I wish I was still living in Stockholm...

/Mike
 

Douglas*A*R

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I think I remember hearing something a few days ago (might have been on TechTV) that the state of California is going to try to get a 10Mbps fiber connection to all residences by the end of the decade.
 

Chris Hovanic

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"ummm... hello"
"Is this the local co-op phone company... "
"Please sign me up for the 10 meg up/down internet service"
"you dont have it?"
"oh"
"and if you did it would cost how much?"
"Click"

They will just rake us over the coals when they do get it. Cheep super high speed bandwith! Yea right I will believe it when I see it.
 

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