What do you pay for internet?

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  1. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    I know there is the speed test thread, but i want to know what the going price for internet is.

    Right now i have a 1 down 512 up cable line for $35 a month. I did have 3 meg for $60 but that was when 3 people were splitting the bill. Now i split the bill with myself.

    I can pay $35 for 1meg, $45 for 1.5, $60 for 3, or $80 for 5. Since the local phone company owns the fiber lines in town and wont lease them i can't get fiber. A town nearby, about 6 miles down the interstate, has 15meg fiber available. It's $55 a month i believe.

    Am i being over charged? I haven't dealt with cable companies for very long.
     
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

    SpaceKitty

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    We have the fastest high speed fiber optic DSL from Qwest. I think it's $99 a month. It's faster than Comcast highest speed.
     
  3. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    I have AT&T's 3.0Mbps DSL, and a phone line that has to be active to use it. It costs me about $70 a month, but I'll be getting rid of it at the end of the month because I'm moving in with some relatives to save money while I attend college again.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

    abijnk

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    We pay right at $100 for cable internet and cable through Time Warner. I'm not really sure what portion of that is internet. I'd imagine about half.
     
  5. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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  6. lofight macrumors 68000

    lofight

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    € 42,91 for:
    • Download speeds at 15 Mbit/s
    • It's not unlimited, Untill 25 GB it's full speed after that it's slower of you have to pay more
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    I just recently switched over to AT&T's naked DSL. I pay $20 a month for, I think, 768kbps download speed. I had their 3.0 mbps for almost a year, but with a phone line that was costing me about $45 a month. I needed desperately to cut costs.
     
  8. MentalFabric macrumors 6502

    MentalFabric

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    wow, i never appreciated my speeds till now! £18/month ($26.50) for 24 meg download and 1.3 meg upload ^.^
     
  9. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

    InvalidUserID

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    Zero.

    My sister pays a few bills in lieu of rent and the u-verse bill falls under that.

    Meh, 90% of time time I use my cell card anyways.

    Last time I paid for DSL, it was $30 a month with AT&T.
     
  10. 11800506 macrumors 65816

    11800506

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    Compared to the prices in my area you are being ripped off. I'm getting 15 Mbps down, 2 up for about $50 through Verizon Fios, so I take it that that is a good deal, at least compared to the OP's
     
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  12. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    I'm paying $39.95 for 15 Mbps up/down, but I get close to 38 Mbps upload speeds. FYI, not Verizon, but it is FIOS.
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    You live in Rolla, right? Fidelity is a ripoff and yeah, you're being overcharged. All of us UMR students hated them.

    Aren't monopolies great?
     
  14. cantthinkofone thread starter macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    Geez. Some of you are very lucky.

    Am i stuck with what i have? Are they allowed to have complete rights to cable internet in the whole town?

    I'm not sure if i can get DSL. Depends on what website i go do. If i go to embarq it says no. But if i go thru Dish.com and use their embarq tester it says yes.

    I have been meaning to call and see for sure. I don't mind $45 a month, but when i'm only getting 1.5 it really feels like i'm getting ripped off.
     
  15. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I pay £17.50 ($25.80) per month for 8mbit. If I lived somewhere more urban, I could get 24mbit for only a little more per month.
     
  16. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    I don't pay anything.:D My wife's work pays for our phone and Internet.

    If we did have to pay, I think it's around $45 with Time Warner.

    EDIT: thought I'd add my speed test results.....
     

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  17. cantthinkofone thread starter macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    I do. I'm considering moving closer to st. james so i can get centurytel once my lease is up.

    I've thought about calling the FCC, or fidelity and asking them about the issue.

    Yes monopolies are great. Fidelity, Investment reality, Communist choice for daily needs.
     
  18. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    It's really a shame in Austria. I live close to on of the larger cities in Austria and have 100kbit downstream, 10kbit upstream.. I pay 25€/month for internet and landline phone.
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I've heard horrible things about Investment. I was able to avoid them by going through a private landlord. Couldn't avoid Fidelity though.

    I don't know what we pay for Charter in St. Louis. Way too much I know. We're getting Uverse installed in a couple weeks
     
  20. cantthinkofone thread starter macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    I have a private landlord as well. I really don't see how investment is so big. Every other house for sale is thru them, or rental, or business office rental.

    Whats Uverse?
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    £20 a month for BT, unlimited download and 2mbps down, 512kbps up (IIRC). I like it but will be switching to a service that doesn't limit speeds during the day.
     
  22. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    All told I pay about $180/month to the cable company, with about $50 of that going to my high speed access.
     
  23. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    I have Earthlink's 1.5d/512u for $30/month.

    Actual speeds:

    [​IMG]

    Earthlink partnered with SBC for the DSL connection.
     
  24. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    It's through AT&T and it's Internet and TV delivered through what's basically DSL on steroids.
     
  25. Martin C macrumors 6502a

    Martin C

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    You are getting ripped off.


    We pay $45 per month for this connection at my apartment:

    [​IMG]
     

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