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anaconda
May 11th, 2009, 12:24 PM
I know that internet connection prices wary in different countries,

So, how much does internet connection cost in YOUR country?

In Finland the cheapest connection is

384kbit 3G connection 10e/month

and for a faster connection:
24/1M ADSL2 and 1M 3G dongle with combined price 39e/month

And yes. There really are 2 separate internet connections in the faster example. (It is cheaper to take the 2 connections than just the 24/1M connection..)

james347
May 11th, 2009, 12:30 PM
I know that internet connection prices wary in different countries,

So, how much does internet connection cost in YOUR country?

In Finland the cheapest connection is

384kbit 3G connection 10e/month

and for a faster connection:
24/1M ADSL2 and 1M 3G dongle with combined price 39e/month

And yes. There really are 2 separate internet connections in the faster example. (It is cheaper to take the 2 connections than just the 24/1M connection..)


My Dear Friend,

In my country INDIA the cost of Broadband for a home plan is 125 INR/Month. The speed is around 256 Kbps/upto 2 Mbps (this is an ADSL connection). It is cheapest internet service provider in the our country. There are other private service providers who are offering Internet service in the country. But Government owned service provider is the cheapest one.

Thanx in advance.

scottuss
May 11th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Here in the UK cheapest is probably some crappy ADSL connection at 512K (can you even get that now? I think 1M is the lowest most ISPs provide now) and that costs anything from 4.99 a month to 15 a month.

Fastest, 50 M with Virgin Media is 50 on it's own. I've got 20 M for 37 a month and it's great!

Giant Speck
May 11th, 2009, 12:36 PM
I've lived in three different places with highly varying internet costs:

Presidio of Monterey, California
$37 (€27) per month for DSL (Sprint Military Services - around 800 kbps)
Goodfellow AFB, Texas
$37 (€27) per month for cable (Suddenlink Communcations - 8 Mbps)
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (current location)
$57 (€41) per month for WiMAX (AT&T Alascom - 2 Mbps)

frup
May 11th, 2009, 01:05 PM
I'm paying NZ$99 for a package that combines 10GB ADSL2+ (20000kbps, near the exchange) and telephone line with free national calling. It's a fairly good plan and economical for my situation but not the cheapest, which might be something like NZ$80 for a similar plan.

Comparatively, my ISPs naked DSL plan (no home line) is $75 for 15GB so you can see the calling deal is quite good considering our old monopolistic Telecom (Affectionately Telescum) charged over $40 per month for a phone line... Things are improving but it's still not good enough.

I explained that badly and ADSL1 is cheapers, check out this http://www.orcon.net.nz/home/plans/ if you are actually interested in my ISP's plans and prices

toejamfootball
May 11th, 2009, 01:06 PM
If you buy from the big ISP in Australia (Telstra) you pay a bucket load. Something like AUD$80 a month for 1500Kbs down 256 up with only 12GB of bandwidth. (24 month contract)

I am currently with TPG and I get 50GB a month 1500/256 for only AUD$59.95 (6 month contract). I also get $300 worth of credit on my mobile for AUD$19.95 a month, no contract.

HavocXphere
May 11th, 2009, 01:19 PM
South Africa:

About $7 per gigabyte....and thats excluding month rental of telephone line and the DSLAM...which would be about $30 (guesstimate).:frown:

Data/Byte caps are commonly 1gig - 10gig (monthly), although *fake* uncapped is also available (Which is good for maybe 100gig/month, ~$180 total).

Main cause of those ludicrous prices/speeds is government interference & incompetence. Thankfully they have started to let private businesses in a bit more so thing are improving.

EDIT: In other news, I'm currently trying to figure out how to prevent rythmbox from eating my bytes with cover art downloads.
EDIT2: Thanks to local mirrors ubuntu repos can run over byte caps that are cheaper but restricted. ~$1 per gig.:)

meeples
May 11th, 2009, 01:39 PM
yea the cheapest cable broadband you can get in the uk now is 5 a month i think if you buy a phone package and thats 10Mbps unlimited. that very cheap.

RazVayne
May 11th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Romania,12euros/month cable+net,D:1mbps/U:256kbps,real D:120kbps/U:12kbps - capped on absolutely everything,not even Deluge can trick it.(it could in the old days)

Of course,this is the cheapest offer on the market,I hope.

Name change
May 11th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Well I don't know how much the cheapest is...
Back in the day you had free internet if you proved to be a part of learning institution (eg.:student, teacher, scientist,...). I think this still exists, but the speed is really slow.

Now I use a 30€ package which includes 10/10 mbps FTTH connection, VoIP for three phones and IPTV with 3 STBs.
In comparison to others this seems like dream deal :D

Just for fun the most expensive package is for 1 gbps connection which is 1000€.
But it's 1 gbps!

Edit: I've just checked and you can still get internet for free it's ISDN or cable and you only have to provide proof that you're either a student or employee in government or educational institution.
(compared to others this sounds like heaven /yes I'm trolling a bit :D)

skymera
May 11th, 2009, 01:59 PM
The fastest we have is 50Mb/s for 35 per month with Phone deal.

Cheapest is 5 for 10Mb/s with Phone deal

pwnst*r
May 11th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Verizon FIOS 50/20, HD package, phone package costs me about $155/month (US, Southern Cal)

ashmew2
May 11th, 2009, 02:05 PM
Im in India ,
Currently on a 256 KBPS unlimited connection for 800/- INR per month.

The 8 MBPS here is 33,000 per month with a Upload Download Limit for 750 GB as far as i know. And the 125/- a month connection that someone already mentioned is pretty darn limited..

There are acctually only 3 or 4 ISPs in my town..

Paul41
May 11th, 2009, 02:11 PM
In the USA I think it is going to vary based on what state you are in. In North Carolina I pay around $40 a month for cable broadband.

eilu
May 11th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Basic Packages:
Cable:
Destiny: Php 999/month ($21) plus 1 month free if your pay 6 months in advance, with speed of 356-512Kbps up to 1.2Mbps. This is my current provider.
Sky: Php999, up to 1Mbps

DSL:
PLDT: 999/Month. I think it comes with a phone line.
Bayan DSL: 899/Month or additional 500 to your phone bill, whichever is cheaper. Used to be great but has turned into poo.

"Wireless broadband" (SmartBro): 999, but disconnects on cloudy days. Also the contract is for 1 PC only. They clone the MAC address and charge you extra of you want to use more than 1 computer.

Yeah, it gets confusing. I think there are a few more ISPs I missed out on. Bottom line is you need to shop around and find one that works. Or just be a cheapskate and park yourself in a mall that has free WiFi. :P

skymera
May 11th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Im in India ,
Currently on a 256 KBPS unlimited connection for 800/- INR per month.

The 8 MBPS here is 33,000 per month with a Upload Download Limit for 750 GB as far as i know. And the 125/- a month connection that someone already mentioned is pretty darn limited..

There are acctually only 3 or 4 ISPs in my town..

Is this right?
33,000.00 INR = 442.602 GBP

If so then daaaaaaayum

Name change
May 11th, 2009, 02:12 PM
As I said before the cheapest connection in my country is for free.

Do I win anything?

Try to beat this!

Sorry but my country isn't really "good" at anything and to know that we have one of the cheapest internet connection (even if it's selective) it's really cool.
And even my connection is quite cheap when you think what else you get in it.

first time in my life I'm actually quite pround on my country.

LowSky
May 11th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Ive Got Optimum Online, through Cablevison in New York.
its 10/2 for about $30 w/ phone and TV it comes to about $100

It more than fast enough for me. I find it funny when I play online games, I get poeple telling me to fix my rates or that I'm masking my PING, when the truth is I'm right on top on many of the game servers.

pwnst*r
May 11th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Ive Got Optimum Online, through Cablevison in New York.
its 10/2 for about $30 w/ phone and TV it comes to about $100

It more than fast enough for me. I find it funny when I play online games, I get poeple telling me to fix my rates or that I'm masking my PING, when the truth is I'm right on top on many of the game servers.

lol, i used to get the same whiners when i lived in Albany

WatchingThePain
May 11th, 2009, 02:25 PM
10e a month doesn't sound too bad at that speed.
My 20mb costs 30 a month but there's a slight phone / cable deal with it.
(That's U.K.)

Gucko
May 11th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Well I don't know how much the cheapest is...
Back in the day you had free internet if you proved to be a part of learning institution (eg.:student, teacher, scientist,...). I think this still exists, but the speed is really slow.

Now I use a 30 package which includes 10/10 mbps FTTH connection, VoIP for three phones and IPTV with 3 STBs.
In comparison to others this seems like dream deal :D

Just for fun the most expensive package is for 1 gbps connection which is 1000.
But it's 1 gbps!

Edit: I've just checked and you can still get internet for free it's ISDN or cable and you only have to provide proof that you're either a student or employee in government or educational institution.
(compared to others this sounds like heaven /yes I'm trolling a bit :D)

**** man, I really wanna live in your country!! Where do you live? You live in heaven ;)

Name change
May 11th, 2009, 02:38 PM
**** man, I really wanna live in your country!! Where do you live? You live in heaven ;)

In Slovenia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenia) and my ISP is called T-2 (http://www.t-2.net/?AUID=DD265011A282160309CA).

You can get free internet from ARNES (http://www.arnes.si/english/about.htm)

Hope that helps.

diwas
May 11th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Nepal:
ADSL line is like NRs. 910 per month, in USD its like $11 per mnth (approx). Speed is 128Kbps. Cheap? :s

lvleph
May 11th, 2009, 02:41 PM
Verizon FiOS ~$69.99 (51,53€) for 20Mb/20Mb

sisco311
May 11th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Romania,12euros/month cable+net,D:1mbps/U:256kbps,real D:120kbps/U:12kbps - capped on absolutely everything,not even Deluge can trick it.(it could in the old days)

Of course,this is the cheapest offer on the market,I hope.

it depends on where do you live.

in Cluj:
10EURO/month for 2Mbps/512Kbps + cable + phone
16EURO/month for 12Mbps/2Mbps + cable + phone
21EURO/month for 24Mbps/4Mbps + cable + phone

in Satu Mare:
~12EURO/month for 10Mbps/512Kbps + cable + phone

just for reference, 12EURO is ~8.27% of the minimum monthly wage which is around 145EURO.

raccaman
May 11th, 2009, 02:44 PM
In Italy there are several prices... it depends on what you are ggoing to spend.. The most used internet conection costs 20 for 7mbs.

WatchingThePain
May 11th, 2009, 04:42 PM
**** man, I really wanna live in your country!! Where do you live? You live in heaven ;)

I have seen pics of Finland and been near there (Sweden).
Finland looks beautiful.
I imagined it would be expensive but seems like the Internet is the best price I have heard yet.

lovinglinux
May 11th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Here in Brasil I pay R$100,00 for a 4 Mbps down and 512 Kbps up connection, with unlimited bandwidth. But this price is binded to phone and satellite TV deals, which costs R$40,00 and R$69,00 respectively.

100 BRL = 20% of local minimum wage = 48.7 USD = 35.7 EUR

ashmew2
May 12th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Is this right?
33,000.00 INR = 442.602 GBP

If so then daaaaaaayum

1 British pound = 74.7714808 Indian rupees.


So , 33,000 INR = 442 British pounds rounding off..

And its too darn expensive :(( Ill be stuck with this 256 kbps connection for life if i dont go to a good college LOL!

kaptengu
May 12th, 2009, 08:38 AM
In Sweden I think the cheapest is probably mobile broadband with traffic limited to 1GB/month. Costs about 3 /month.

The cheapest 24/1 Mbit ADSL connection is about 16 /month.

I have 100/100 Mbit fibre for 29 /month. But not everyone can have that though.

jespdj
May 12th, 2009, 08:53 AM
I think I pay about 20 or 25 for telephone (fixed line) and Internet, the speed is up to 20 Mbit/s download (in practice the speed at my home is about 12-15 Mbit/s).

FLMKane
May 12th, 2009, 09:14 AM
10 kb/s is upto 15 dollars per month in Bangladesh with some service providers.

deepclutch
May 12th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Uses BSNL (http://bsnl.in) Dataone broadband via telephone line(pppoe):
"upto" 2mbps speed ,I gets ;) . 2.5GB Monthly Limit. 2AM-8AM is Free or "Happy Hours" .
Charge is Indian Rupees 500 or in dollers it is around $10.

ashmew2
May 13th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Uses BSNL (http://bsnl.in) Dataone broadband via telephone line(pppoe):
"upto" 2mbps speed ,I gets ;) . 2.5GB Monthly Limit. 2AM-8AM is Free or "Happy Hours" .
Charge is Indian Rupees 500 or in dollers it is around $10.

Dunno why but BSNL as an ISP fail so miserably in my area. We lose connectivity like 10 hours a day here , That's why i had to go in for Airtel/Bharti.

pwnst*r
May 13th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Uses BSNL (http://bsnl.in) Dataone broadband via telephone line(pppoe):
"upto" 2mbps speed ,I gets ;) . 2.5GB Monthly Limit. 2AM-8AM is Free or "Happy Hours" .
Charge is Indian Rupees 500 or in dollers it is around $10.

that cap sucks.

GeorgeVita
May 13th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Hi all!

As per May 2009, in GREECE you can have the following options:

ADSL (added to your standard telephone line costs minimum EUR 16)
16 EUR/month for 2Mbits/sec
22 EUR/month for 8Mbits/sec
28 EUR/month for up to 24Mbit/s (most times 3-12Mbits/s due to cables/traffic)

ADSL + telephony (free national, international phone calls plus 60 minutes for GSM calls)
40 EUR/month for up to 24Mbits/s

ADSL + telephony + cable TV
Many consumers are using the full pack including cable TV and free phone calls.
35-45 EUR/month for up to 8-24Mbits (most cases max=8-12Mbits/s)

All above have an extra cost for setup and h/w but in most cases it is free as a promotional offer.

3G HSPA (+mobile -broadband)
Most customers sign a 12 months contract which includes a free 3G modem (Huawei E170, E220, E169 or ZTE MF636 or Sony Ericsson MD400 or masked Vodafone). Prices are:
54 EUR/month for up to 7.2Mbits/s (max 30GB/month)
32 EUR/month (same speed) for 5GB/month
42 EUR/month as Extra offer including free Netbook for a 24 months contract and up to 10GB/month
There also some less cost options for a limited amount of data.

My personal opinion is that 3G is mobile (+) but not broadband (-) as most cases we have speeds up to 1.7Mbits/s. Also "internet flow" is not stable. The time from "click to load" a page varies due to network's traffic.

EDIT: a new service just arrived!
Satellite Internet for Home users!
40 EUR/month for 512Kbps (dnld) 96K (upld) unlimited data trafic. Requires 59 EUR setup & 399 EUR h/w
50 EUR/month for 1Mbps/128Kbps unlimited data trafic (+59 EUR setup & 399 EUR h/w)
Installation cost NOT included (antenna mounting, etc.).

Regards,
George

craigeo
May 13th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Wisconsin here.
AT&T DSL 6mb for $35 per month

crl0901
May 13th, 2009, 05:49 PM
8mb cable service for $40 a month in NC, USA.

calrogman
May 13th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Too expensive for the speed you get, UK.

craigeo
May 13th, 2009, 10:54 PM
I agree especially when seeing what some other people pay.

doorknob60
May 13th, 2009, 10:57 PM
http://bendcable.com/residential/images/hsi_price_bronze.jpg
http://bendbroadband.com/residential/images/hsi_bronze_speeds.jpg

That's pretty average in the US (that's what I have, for like $20 more you can get 16 Mbits, but meh). I get the bundle which you get if you get either Cable TV or Phone through them (I get both those and internet :-))

And yeah it works like it should too:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/451701056.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

tom66
May 14th, 2009, 08:04 AM
About 6.95 with TalkTalk here.

It sucks. It went down three times yesterday. But it's cheap, and that's what matters.

Trail
May 14th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Greece, 24/1MBps for about 15 Euro/month

(but I have a bonus 25% off due to my work)

lisati
May 30th, 2009, 09:24 AM
I'm on a package - $NZ110 gets me a phone line, an ADSL connection with a 20Gb allowance before my speed gets throttled, "free" national calls to landlines and a handful of other options.
Connection speed seems to vary a bit.

KING^2
May 30th, 2009, 10:52 AM
In China , speed around 2M will cost about 60 RMB a month. In campus , 30 per month ,the speed is sometimes poorly down however.

Dimitriid
May 30th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Our problem is not the price. The problem is that all major ISP companies also have other interests and they refuse to say, sell you a 2mbit connection, if you don't also purchase their cable tv and voip service. The internet service is fine, their cable tv a tad annoying and their voip is just grossly overpriced and inferior.

The phone company offers DSL but they refuse to sell you 2mbit connection unless you also purchse a ridiculous land line calling plan with ilimited calls and long distance discounts.

Sadly I will probably obtain a fast speed connection by means other than paying them for services I don't want or need. Until they get their act together leeching it is.

jonathanysp
May 30th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Im in Hong Kong and right now im using 30mb/s fiber for like 250HKD a month which is like 30USD? Sadly, i dont always get the speed they promised =(. But this is considered slow, you can get 100mb/s for like 500HKD ($60) a month!

Plumtreed
May 30th, 2009, 01:43 PM
In Australia, 54mb/s @ $66.50AUD unlimited at that price! Generally v/good, seldom have any problems. Broadband only. Remote location not in a big urban area.


1 AUD = about .485UK; .85??US

Delever
May 30th, 2009, 02:21 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/484749475.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

It's slower to other countries and at daytime...

http://www.speedtest.net/result/484754520.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

49Lt/month ($20 or €14.22), unlimited. Not that bad I guess, especially compared to other countries nearby and my previous ISP.

wolfyking2
May 30th, 2009, 02:31 PM
for us Iowans, we get up to 100 mbps for like 49.99 dollars. That's Qwest, for 40$ we have 25mbps

The Real Dave
May 30th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Just like everything in Ireland, broadband is expensive :( But it varies alot depending on your area.

As I'm living in the countryside, I'm not eligble for some of the better value, better speed conections in the city. One example is Irish Broadbands offer, 2Mb/s, 20 Euro, with unlimited downloads, and that would be considered a basic connection. You can get up to 50 Mb/s for Home connections, or 400Mb/s for businesses.

Compare those to a connection in the country. Mine is the most basic, 1Mb/s, 20 Euro, 10Gb download limit. Luckily for me though, my ISP, Eircom, arent very strict on the download limit, as they control all the lines and connections that the other ISP's, such as Perlico, use. Perlico offer cheaper connections (IMb/s, 10 Euro, 10Gb being the lowest), but, as they pay Eircom for usage of the lines, are very strict on download limits. The fastest connection available in my area is around 20Mb/s, however, the speed really depends on your distance from the connection box thingy (sorry, dont know the name :-k), and anywhere past 5ks from one, and you can forget about broadband at all.

Having said that though, Ireland has good broadband coverage compared to other countries I've been in, I mean like, Wi-Fi is just about everywhere, and if you cant get DSL broadband, theres always HSDPA or satelite :D