That's a great deal! The speed I get is way more than we need, but it's the cheapest service available at my residence at about $65.00 a month. :banghead:I pay for 20 mbs down for $20 per month. This is in my iPad over WiFi. Never saw the need for anything more than that. Watch Netflix/Hulu/CBS streaming daily at 1080p and it’s perfect.
I was paying around $50 for 50 mbs for a long time which I thought was kind of high. Then one day I read the little notation on my bill - like a “what’s new” section in small print - it said if you want 20mbs for $20 to call. And call I did!That's a great deal! The speed I get is way more than we need, but it's the cheapest service available at my residence at about $65.00 a month. :banghead:
I know what the bill is as I see it every month. I just don't know what it is because it is bundled all together. Of the $260, $50 of it is because I have unlimited data. So that means my bill (if I didn't need unlimited) would be $210. Of that $210 I don't know how it is broken up between Phone, Internet and TV. It is kind of like my utilities. I see what my bill is each month, I don't know how much of that is gas vs electric. We have a combined bill from the same company. Part of it might be marketing, part bundling but also a big part of it is electronic billing. I see the bill and it gets paid. :dunno: I might question a big change in a bill but other than that, transfer the money.It seems the marketing by these cable companies is quite effective being a few folks don’t even know what they are paying....
It isn't bad for cable modem but I am not on their basic internet plan. I pay for 600Mbps and that is what I get pretty much all the time. Fiber would be faster but we are too far out in the sticks for that. We live in an area that is somewhat of a unicorn. Technically Suburbs of St. Paul but we also live in a rural area. It is now 10 acre minimum for lot size but we are grandfathered in with an older house (1963) on 2.5 acres. There are a few lots smaller than ours (neighbor has 1.25) but by far most are in the 10-20 acre lot sizes. There is farm land around us in the form of corn fields mostly. Lots of horses. Neighbor we share back yards with has Llamas in his pasture. This area is popular with the DRs and Lawyers who like to have hobby farms so they can play farmer on the evenings and weekends but yet have their practice in the big city. It is maybe about 15-30 min drive to downtown St Paul. Depending on traffic 30-60 to Minneapolis. Because we are close to the city we have all the city/suburbia conveniences of cable TV/Internet, natural gas and such but are sparse enough to have private well and septic systems.Wow! I've never seen residential speeds that fast. That's big time.
Some of it depends. As I mentioned I pay another $50/mo for unlimited data. My speeds are pretty much the same all the time. With Cable Modem technologies you have to keep in mind that your neighbors can impact your speed more so than on other systems like DSL. DSL is a direct link so network congestion is more of an issue. With Cable Modem, since your neighbors are all sharing the pipe, the more neighbors you have and how much they use it will greatly impact this. For instance if you live in a huge dorm with younger college age students it is going to impact it more where everyone is streaming than when you are out in more of a rural area where fewer people use the internet real heavy. It also helps that we have two options. DSL and Cable with a mix from talking to neighbors. Think of these areas like zones. A zone will cover a certain amount of space because there are distance limits that they can send the signal. If you live in a dense area with apartments and townhouses that means that many more users sharing the connection when compared to more of a rural area.Seems like some of these providers look good on paper and with speed tests, but when you start actually downloading a large file they will throttle your speed back. :nunu: