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Old 06-13-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Canada used to be a leader of internet access etc, but has really fallen behind. We have 3 main telco's that have a stranglehold on the market. People are voicing their anger, mainly about the costs, since you can get 50 Mbps download speed if you're willing to pay $80.00 bucks a month.
I have an old plan and pay $30.00
The speed is adequate for my needs because I do very little uploading.

Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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What? 1Gb/sec? Where in the world is this?
Downtown Seattle w/ CondoInternet. It's the residential service to their business networking services. Basically they buy up bandwidth really really cheap (multiple 10G links to the world). To get this to the residential customers, large apartment/condo buildings are outfitted with multiple point-to-point backhaul microwave links to create a mesh network across the downtown area. I think at the current time they serve less than 100 buildings.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Isn't that from a university server? What is your home speed, if so?
If you're referring to me, yes, the provider is the university network, but this is my home connection.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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If you're referring to me, yes, the provider is the university network, but this is my home connection.
No, I was referring to Sandman249 who has University of Wisconsin.

Are you affiliated with a university in some way that offers you this home service or is this the norm to have Universities supply internet connections for everyone????
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Are you affiliated with a university in some way that offers you this home service or is this the norm to have Universities supply internet connections for everyone????
The University supplies the connection only to condos the universities own or for condos/blocks owned by the student housing associations. So not automatically for students/employers.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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The University supplies the connection only to condos the universities own or for condos/blocks owned by the student housing associations. So not automatically for students/employers.
I see. Are their speeds generally higher than the non - university customers?
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:58 AM
 
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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internet speeds are over-rated. I can do anything I ever needed on a 12 megabit connection.. bandwidth cap is more important.

Phonewise, latency tends to be more important than actual connection speeds. Connection speeds are more bragging rights unless one is seeding mass quantities of torrents.

Actually my goal which will be achieved next week is to cut out home internet completely so as to not waste so much of my life at home, staring at a screen. It will be gone.. no cable, no internet.
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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$69.99 / month
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:31 AM
 
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I see. Are their speeds generally higher than the non - university customers?
In general, I would say yes. Depends on how much you want to pay. I pay nothing.
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