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How fast is your Home ISP connection?

  • < 10 Mbps

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • 10 - 50 Mbps

    Votes: 14 42.4%
  • 50 - 100 Mbps

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • 100 - 200 Mbps

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • > 200 Mbps

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    33
  • Poll closed .

MyopicPaideia

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With The new ac Wifi iDevices out now capable of up to 300 Mbps, it begs the question, how many of its users will see a real world difference in Wifi speeds.

So, how fast is your connection at home?
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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In the uk we can get upto 150Mb s but that's not what your home network speed is about
 
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MyopicPaideia

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No I am with you there, internal network connections between devices in the same network depend on your routers Wifi capabilities, not your ISP's Mbps delivery. That is good for things like iTunes media Homesharing, but any external connection will be limited to what the ISP is serving up to your home.

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In the uk we can get upto 150Mb s but that's not what your home network speed is about

Yes, you can get up to 150Mbps - but what do you actually get and pay for? That is about the limit here in Sweden as well, but I only get 60Mbps in my home.
 
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roadbloc

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Aug 24, 2009
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UK
0.25Mbps if I'm lucky. Otherwise its more 0.12Mbps.

I actually pay for 2Mbps but apparently with no cable in the area and with TalkTalk the only service provider that is prepared to cover the area, its probably a miracle I even get internet.
 
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vmachiel

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Feb 15, 2011
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Holland
Big household, so we pay for 180 down 20 up and have an AC-68U router. Basically so everyone can watch Netflix/Youtube at the same time.
 
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Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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No I am with you there, internal network connections between devices in the same network depend on your routers Wifi capabilities, not your ISP's Mbps delivery. That is good for things like iTunes media Homesharing, but any external connection will be limited to what the ISP is serving up to your home.

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Yes, you can get up to 150Mbps - but what do you actually get and pay for? That is about the limit here in Sweden as well, but I only get 60Mbps in my home.

Virgin media provide the 152Mbs service and you get what you pay for as its not over a copper line like the other services.
 
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MyopicPaideia

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Virgin media provide the 152Mbs service and you get what you pay for as its not over a copper line like the other services.

ha ha ha, I'm not taking about not getting the full speed you pay for, I am talking about choosing to get a slower speed. My ISP offers up to 150 Mbps, but I went with the 60Mbps option.
 
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snorkelman

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Oct 25, 2010
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in real terms tends to max out at 50 to 60 down and 10 up

tbh though I only moved over cos it was actually cheaper than same providers older 8Mbp down 2Mbp up service I'd been on for years lol
 
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Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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ha ha ha, I'm not taking about not getting the full speed you pay for, I am talking about choosing to get a slower speed. My ISP offers up to 15
Bps, but I went with the 60Mbps option.

Tbh I just tether hence my massive data use lol
 
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tooobe

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Nov 3, 2008
134
2
How many Mbps is your ISP?

100 Mbit, could get 1000Mbit for about 30$ more, but not worth it to me...
 
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vnttr

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Aug 18, 2012
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0
50Mbps at the moment. Looking at first opportunity to make that 200Mbps on fiber.
 
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MyopicPaideia

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100 Mbit, could get 1000Mbit for about 30$ more, but not worth it to me...

That's excellent to have access to a 1Gbps connection option residentially. What city are you in?

But I agree, it isn't really worth it.
 
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knucklehead

macrumors 6502a
Oct 22, 2003
541
2
Just got a letter from Time Warner that my 50 Mbps service is about to be upgraded to 300 Mbps.


I'm OK with that :)
 
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leman

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2008
13,536
9,201
Yup, keyword being iDevices in my quote :)

Nice, where do you live?

I missed the 'i', sorry :D

I live in Switzerland. The cable internet is the cheapest option, AFAIK. There are some other high-speed providers (e.g. fibre), but they charge an arm and a leg.
 
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whooleytoo

macrumors 604
Aug 2, 2002
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Cork, Ireland.
120Mbps here, though I've seen download speeds of >150Mbps. 200Mbps is available here, and 500Mbps has been announced.

As said above, ISPs who invest in their own infrastructure are really reaping the rewards.
 
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