[SATLUG] Looking for another ISP
Ernest De Leon
edeleonjr at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 18:10:54 CST 2008
I don't think anyone on list will argue that we are way behind the 8-ball
with true broadband to the home, but at the same time, cheap is relative to
the market that you are purchasing in. I know we're all getting ripped
off. I get heart burn every time I get my Comcast bill (the local
California equivalent of Time Warner). We should push harder for fiber to
every house and minimum 1 Gbps down and up. That's the only way that I will
be truly happy. That would be worth my $39.99 per month.
On Jan 23, 2008 3:52 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> David Power wrote:
> >> While surfing the TWC page, I found they are now offering a business
> >> rate of 15 down, 2 up. I called our contact here for TWC and they said
> >> this was available for $499.95 month! Possibly they could add it to
> >> our existing contract which would drop the price to around $400 a
> >> month. This is 11 times more a month than what we pay now and a
> >> totally unacceptable price.
> >> What I'd like to know is are there any other companies in town that
> >> offer similar speeds for a reasonable cost?
> > Actually that's very cheep for bandwidth.
> I'll have to raise the BS flag here. Why does 90% of South Korea have 3
> Mbps available? They certainly don't pay $500/month per person.
> And this article is from 2 years ago. See below.
> Face it, our mis-named broadband is terrible and costs far more than it
> What is really telling about price is:
> >From here, we see from a report last May:
> Average Speed Price/1 Mbps/month
> Korea 45.6 0.45
> Japan 61.3 0.27
> US 4.8 3.33
> One problem is that the FCC defines "broadband" at 200kbps. This is
> clearly inadequate. It needs to be at least 10 times that if not 100
> times. The cost also needs to come down to be (at least) below
> The US is a leader in technology--not!
> -- Bruce
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Ernest de Leon
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