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How much is your internet/cable bill?

By GlocknLoad follow GlocknLoad   2020 Nov 3, 10:57am 474 views   18 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


We've been getting a huge discount on our internet/cable bill for about 10 years. That ended 3 months ago. $275/month?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Nov 3, 11:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

$60/mo for high speed Cox cable, Internet only. I get TV over-the-air from a high gain antenna I put in the attic. I get about 60 channels. I see that others spend over $250/mo to include cable TV so their wives can watch the "Hallmark Channel."
2   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 11:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

$41/month with a deal through my employer. The speed isn't great, but is good enough for me. (16 Mb/s download and 6 Mb/s upload, I think) I have my own modem and router, so don't pay extra to rent that. I cut cable a decade ago and installed a very small antenna on the roof. I have 3 TV tuners hooked to my computer for recording. The last time I watched something "live" it was the 2nd Twin Tower coming down. Recently I have not been recording anything at all; there's already more than too much to watch with Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, or Youtube.
3   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   ignore (3)   2020 Nov 3, 11:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

29.99 spectrum
4   clambo   ignore (4)   2020 Nov 3, 11:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

$29+$12 router rent from Xfinity.

A year later they raised it, but when I said I was going to move so cancel it and they immediately dropped it back to the first year rate.

When I eventually returned the router they sent me a $50 gift card.

I have only Classic Reel on Roku =$3/month.

I had Disney Plus =$7 for a month so my guest could watch Baby Yoda adventures.
5   Patrick   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

65.73 from Sonic.net, which resells ATT.

20.80 Mbps download, 1.91 Mbps upload. Just measured it again with speedtest.net

Never figured out why download and upload are always so different. Is that to prevent people from effectively hosting home servers?
6   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Nov 3, 12:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Patrick says
65.73 from Sonic.net, which resells ATT.

20.80 Mbps download, 1.91 Mbps upload. Just measured it again with speedtest.net

Never figured out why download and upload are always so different. Is that to prevent people from effectively hosting home servers?


I do not think "home servers" is the issue, as coax is asymmetrical while fiber is symmetrical. Likely a tech issue with coax.
7   stereotomy   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 12:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

$62.48 for Fios 300/300 - I get about 5-10% more via Speedtest. I'm running my own router so as not to enable the backdoor "mesh" WiFi (NEVER use the company's router - it comes with this feature automatically enabled).
8   stereotomy   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 12:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

I'll also add that the school-provided Chromebooks are bandwidth pigs. Anything less than about 75 gb/sec has them flaking out and dropping connections.
9   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2020 Nov 3, 12:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

I ditched cable years ago(2012), I pay about $30 bucks for Comcast cable. Or what ever in the hell they call themselves.
10   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Nov 3, 12:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Anything less than about 75 gb/sec

75 gig/sec? I want that.
11   stereotomy   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 12:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

My bad, it's mbits/sec
12   richwicks   ignore (3)   2020 Nov 3, 12:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

Patrick says
65.73 from Sonic.net, which resells ATT.

20.80 Mbps download, 1.91 Mbps upload. Just measured it again with speedtest.net

Never figured out why download and upload are always so different. Is that to prevent people from effectively hosting home servers?


Speaking for cable modems only, no. On a cable modem the upload speed has to be reduced.

On downstream every time the cable splits so one cable can service 50 homes for example, you just duplicate noise. On the upstream however, every time you hit a junction point where it splits you pick up additional noise going upstream.

Also: On a cable modem you are effectively receiving all packets from everybody within a certain modulation frequency, but your CM discards them. On upstream, it uses TDM (time division multiplexing) - this is a window where you are cleared to send data and not trample on somebody else's transmission. You get this from the downstream periodically, and when you get an acknowledgement that the data was sent you normally get another window but you still have to share with many other users, so periodically you get a window to do a transmission even if you don't need to do a transmission.

DSL might have similar limitations but I never worked with DSL so I cannot say. Same with UVerse which is entirely proprietary. Fiberoptic is symmetrical though. Eventually we'll all move to that. It's 1 GB/s - and I could literally run a company of 500 people off that line alone.
13   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2020 Nov 3, 12:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

HeadSet says
$60/mo for high speed Cox cable, Internet only. I get TV over-the-air from a high gain antenna I put in the attic. I get about 60 channels. I see that others spend over $250/mo to include cable TV so their wives can watch the "Hallmark Channel."

Lol. You're my internet and tv doppelgänger. I think 59.95/mo for internet and over the air like you do. If you have kids, paying $150-200/mo for TV is pure stupidity. We're never home. More now with Covid, but we don't watch anything. Don't even have time to binge watch shit. The wife and I are more into cooking new things. Might have a beer and night cap show, but usually we're not paying attention.
14   GlocknLoad   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 1:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

My internet alone is $111. I'm in Northern Va.
15   RWSGFY   ignore (6)   2020 Nov 3, 1:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

$29 @ Comcast

70-sh Mbps.
16   Blue   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 2:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

60/mo the lowest internet package from comcast.
17   thenuttyneutron   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 3, 2:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

$70 a month for 1,000 gigabit fiber.
18   rocketjoe79   ignore (1)   2020 Nov 3, 2:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote          

I'm getting raped by Suddenlink. $175/mo for 100mbps down/8 up, TV channels and a phone number I don't use. I want Starlink pretty bad, I'm on the Beta test but no invite yet :(

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