[SATLUG] Looking for another ISP
jeremymann at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 18:22:47 CST 2008
The reason for our interest in more UP speed is that we do software
development and data analysis at home. Some of these datasets are
30-50 megs. Try uploading the results and it takes 20-30 minutes and
we can't do anything else. I keep the Intel Mac version of our
software at home, so when there's an update, I have to make Fink
packages and upload them to our repository. That takes at least 30
mins to upload.
On Jan 23, 2008 6:10 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> > s/cheep/cheap/
> > 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.
> > http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/08/technology/business2_futureboy0608/index.htm
> > And this article is from 2 years ago. See below.
> > Face it, our mis-named broadband is terrible and costs far more than it
> > should.
> > http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/at_glance/top20_broad_2004.html
> > http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0704/
> > What is really telling about price is:
> > http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0705/
> > >From here, we see from a report last May:
> > Average Speed Price/1 Mbps/month
> > (Mbps)
> > 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
> > $1/Mpbs/month.
> > The US is a leader in technology--not!
> > -- Bruce
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