when you first got broadband how fast was it and how much did you pay?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Trevor Smithson, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Realized it's been just about ten years since I first got broadband
    service. Back then I paid paid $55 a month for 128kb/s up, 512kb/s
    down.

    These days I pay $35 for 1,500kb/s up, 12,000kb/s down.
     
    Trevor Smithson, Feb 5, 2010
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  2. Trevor Smithson

    Syfo-Dyas Guest

    It was the year 2000 and it was optonline that was the fastest at the
    time and I got the special deal from the WIZ stores, so I believe it
    was $29 a month... and I did not have any cablevision deal. I had Dish
    TV!
     
    Syfo-Dyas, Feb 6, 2010
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  3. I've had pretty similar experiences. Around here Cox is the cable
    provider and AT&T the telephone company. Quite consistently for
    a decade now Cox has had the fastest top level speed, been the most
    expensive, and had the most technical problems and speeds drops during
    peak demand. AT&T has always been cheaper, more reliable, less
    latency, and no peak demand problems. But their max speed has always
    been slower.
     
    Trevor Smithson, Feb 6, 2010
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  4. Trevor Smithson

    TVeblen Guest

    2005. $42.95 to Comcast. 3Mb/sec down, 800kb/sec up.
     
    TVeblen, Feb 6, 2010
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  5. Issue Date 09/01/2001


    BILL DETAILS

    Service Charges
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    Cut Off Date Description
    Amount($)
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    mwchang
    27/12 - 26/01 B.Band Rental(20hrsPAYG)
    198.00
    29/12 B.Band Line Install Fee
    530.00
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    Total Service Charges
    728.00

    Usage/Storage Charges
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    Cut Off Date Description
    Amount($)
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    mwchang
    03/01 Broadband usage-2446Mins
    81.53
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    Total Usage / Storage Charges
    81.53
     
    Man-wai Chang to The Door (24000bps), Feb 6, 2010
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  6. note: Hong Kong Dollars
     
    Man-wai Chang to The Door (24000bps), Feb 6, 2010
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  7. Trevor Smithson

    Jon Danniken Guest

    It was about fifty bucks from Comcrap in 2003 or thereabouts. A year later
    I added teevee from them, too.

    Now, it's still about fifty bucks, but if I cancel the teevee it'll go up to
    80.

    Bastards.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Feb 6, 2010
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  8. Trevor Smithson

    The Henchman Guest

    Toronto Canada. Rogers was the cable company and their High speed service
    was WAVE. I got 768 K down and 128 up for about $30 a month in mid 1997. I
    received some free cable teevee services because I was one of the first to
    sig up for digitial cable and highspeed internet at same time in Toronto. I
    also had a cell phone with the company and my total bills was about $110 to
    $120

    Service went to 1.5 mb in 1999 when WAVE became part of @home. Remember
    them??? [email protected]??? the bill went to $40 a month

    service went to 3 mb in 2003. 256 up

    Service went to 5 mb in 2007. 384 up

    Nowadays I live an hour west of Toronto in a small town and they have a
    different cableco here. Cogeco. I get 16 mb/sec for a whopping $68 a
    month with a 125 gb cap. $1 a gb over cap to a max of $50. Service is very
    reliable and very very fast. including HD cable, 2nd digital cable box,
    internet and cable phone my bill is $170 a month. pricey but very reliable
    and very very very fast.
     
    The Henchman, Feb 14, 2010
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