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Midwest-Linux
December 24th, 2007, 11:45 PM
Does Your ISP impose limits? What is your limit per month? Speed and Cost ? Your Country Location?

Midwest-Linux
December 24th, 2007, 11:59 PM
No Limits
$40 a month
Advertises up to 10Mbps
Midwest USA

billgoldberg
December 25th, 2007, 12:01 AM
ISP: Belgacom
Limit/month: 12gb
Speed: 4.6 mbps down, 256kb up
Cost: 45 €/month
Location: Belgium

national download day (http://dagvandedownload.be/)

I'm being ripped off, but theres nothing I can do about it, damn monopolistic bastards and their "12 gb is enough for everybody" ********! So in reality I pay something like 100 € (100 EUR (EUR) = 144 USD (USD)) because they charge 1 €/1 Gb extra, if you don't pay you get 26kb down.

rabid9797
December 25th, 2007, 12:05 AM
ISP: Bellsouth/AT&T
Down: 6mbps
Up: 412kbps
Limit: ?

i really have no idea, i know comcast limits people at around 300GB a month(they harass the top .01% of customers for bandwidth use, no real limit). but for bellsouth i can't find any info on a bandwidth cap per month.

does any one else know?

-grubby
December 25th, 2007, 12:42 AM
ISP: Centurytel
no limits.
$30 a month
1.5MB down/512K up
eastern washington,USA

Lostincyberspace
December 25th, 2007, 12:45 AM
No limits
$30 a month
50Mb download/70-80 Mb upload
Utopia Utah

el_ricardo
December 25th, 2007, 01:17 AM
in leicester i'm with the UK free software network, and they're pretty good

its an 8meg connection, but they support up to whatever your area's lines can support, 30/month with 300GB off peak limit, and a 30GB peak limit, and no bandwidth shaping, ie it doesn't cap your speed if you use bit torrent :)

I think its much better to have a nice big download limit these days instead of "unlimited" packages with fair use policies

also the UK free software network uses it's profits to fund open source projects

http://www.ukfsn.org

Dr Small
December 25th, 2007, 01:28 AM
ISP: Wildblue
Limited Bandwidth of 13 GBpm
80$ per month
1.5 MBps
East Coast

MethodOne
December 25th, 2007, 02:41 AM
TDS Telecom
Howards Grove, WI, USA (near Sheboygan)
-3 Mbps/512 Kbps
-According to the terms (http://www.tdstelecom.com/about/_terms_of_service.html) and AUP (http://www.tdstelecom.com/about/_acceptable_use.html), they claim to have a 50GB up and down limit, but they haven't kicked me off at all, even during the occasional torrent download (not capped). I also asked them about using SSH and they said I can use it.
$50 a month

ubuntu27
December 25th, 2007, 02:55 AM
Country: USA
ISP: Charter Communications (http://www.charter.com)

I don't know of any limits that they impose. I only know that many tomes they disconnected me without any notice (specially the days I have been downloading CD/DVD image (iso) and Japanese Animation (Anime) with a Bittorrent client.

They never told me if there was a bandwidth limits (nor I have asked).

In the "Acceptable Use Policy - Residential Customer" they tell us that. Quote


1. USE
Charter high-Speed is Designed for personal and family use within a single household. Customer agress that only Customer and co-residents living in the same household will use the Service. The term 'single household' means Customer's home and includes an apartment, condominium, flat or other residential unit that may be used as a residence in any multiple dwelling unit.

Customer may set up one (1) web page per primary e-mail account for personal use using the Service, but Customer may not establish a web page using a server located at Customer's home. Customer will not use nor allow others to use, Customer's home computer as a web server, FTP server, file server, or game server or to run any other server applications. Customers will not use, nor allow others to use, the Service to operate any type of business or commercial enterprise. Customers will not advertise that the Service is available for use by third parties or unauthorized users.

Charter reserves the right to disconnect or reclassify the Service to a higher grade for failure to comply with any portion of this provision or this Policy. Any violation of these policies may lead to prosecution under state and/or federal law and/or termination of Customer's service.

Chal
December 25th, 2007, 02:57 AM
16000 kbps down
1200 kbps up

29 per month
no limits

austria

phaed
December 25th, 2007, 03:11 AM
Comcast
40 USD
No limit
6 Mbps down / don't know up
WV, USA

rolando2424
December 25th, 2007, 03:16 AM
One gb international, 10 gb national (It's a bit of a gray area what considered national and what's not. A good rule of thumb is that 99.999% of the internet is international (a domain name can end in .pt and still count as international traffic)) Both values are per month,
25 Euros, plus 15 Euros for cable (I think it's 15)
ISP: Netcabo
Location: Portugal

512 kbs download 128 kbs upload I think.

ymo
December 25th, 2007, 04:27 AM
Country: Australia
Cost: A$60/month (includes phone line rental)
Quota: 6GB (peak (PM)) 72GB (off peak (AM) - will drop to 48GB/month next year)
Excess: A$3/GB if I exceed prepaid quota
Speed: ADSL2+ (I sync at 12-14Mbps down and 821kbps up)

CCNA_student
December 25th, 2007, 04:39 AM
ISP: AT&T
cost:30$
upload speed: 128kbps
download speed:1544kbps
no limit on downloads

maniacmusician
December 25th, 2007, 06:11 AM
Does Your ISP impose limits? What is your limit per month? Speed and Cost ? Your Country Location?

They don't really impose limits, but if I have BitTorrent downloads running constantly, they will cap my speed randomly.

Charter Communications, Connecticut.

kustomjs
December 25th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Home Town Cable (FTTH)
40 dollars a month
for 5mb upload and download which my download is from 5 to 12mb and upload from 2mb to 5mb

icarid_17
December 4th, 2008, 05:35 PM
I am limited to 3GB/month combined up + down
50 KB/sec max down
not sure on up
throttled to 30 KB/sec for torrents and (strangely) updates with the update manager
Bell
$30.00 CAD/mnth plus overcharges ($2.50/GB over limit)
Ontario Canada

steeleyuk
December 4th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Eclipse Internet
3200Kb/s Download
256Kb/s Upload

20GB a month at peak time (9am - 11pm)
Unlimited usage at off-peak time
No throttling unless you go over the cap

14.99 a month

Phreaker
December 4th, 2008, 06:02 PM
No limits
BTC ADSL, Bulgaria
12mbps for 25lv (around 13-14EUR)

mentallaxative
December 4th, 2008, 06:03 PM
This just reminds me how crappy our internet service is in Australia....

$40
4GB onpeak 4GB offpeak
512... I think, not sure

In about a month's time we are moving to naked DSL and getting a 8GB/8GB plan.

xpod
December 4th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Although Virgin Media do advertise our service as "No Limits BB" they do in fact have a Traffic Management (http://www.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management.php) policy in place so the term "No Limits" is debatable i`d say.
Any downloading can easily be done through the night so it`s neither here nor there to me in reality.I`m lucky if i download a few Gig a month never mind the 100`s & 100s` of Gig i know many do download.

I should pay 37 for our 20Mb service but actually pay 25(atm).In fact i`ve never paid the full 37 for the 20Mb service and there was even a time i paid much less than the 25 i do now..They eventually realised their mistake needless to say.
We pay 45 in total for XL TV,BB & free evenings & weekends on the phone so not too bad.

abhilashm86
December 4th, 2008, 06:16 PM
mine is 1.5GB download per month,after peek hours(2:00 to 8:00)no limits!!!!!!!!!!cost Rs-550($12) per month...........;)what u ppl say abt it????

MikeTheC
December 4th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Comcast, $54/mo (would be $44/mo but I don't subscribe to Tier 1 or above CATV service).
6Mb v / 768Kb ^
Unaware of any specific monthly caps, but then most months I probably wouldn't come anywhere close to exceeding them anyhow.

jryprt
December 4th, 2008, 06:33 PM
no limits
isp: cox
cost: $50 a month
speed:download up to 20000 kb/s but have got up to 24000 kb/s
upload: have got up to 3900 kb/s
USA Iowa

solitaire
December 4th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Limit: 50Gb (over the past 30 days, 'soft' no cut off if over, just restricted speed during day till it drops below 50Gb)
ISP: Demon.net
Cost: 17.99
Speed: 8Mb (Advertised, but get between 3Mb & 5Mb)
Scotland

rudihawk
December 4th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Up to 4mbps
3GB Bandwidth a month. (yes thats all)
South Africa
Cost: +-R700 = $100(maybe less depending on current exchange rate). Its really bad here, and then we read stories about americans complaining how their ISP are going to limit their bandwidth to 250GB (Comcast comes to band). *weep*

sloggerkhan
December 4th, 2008, 07:33 PM
Cox
Tucson, Arizona
$45/month
12 megabit down, 1 megabit up (1.5 megabytes/sec down, 120 kilobytes/sec up, approximately)
No known limits, but I do suspect some sort of prioritization system. I notice that if I have sustained downloads going on, even if they're only using a tenth of my dowload bandwidth (say 100 kilobytes/sec for more than a few minutes) my packet loss percentage jumps from 0% to 3%-5% in some cases.

Kvark
December 4th, 2008, 07:51 PM
No official limit and they never capped me but I've heard they do cap at 300GB/month.
30/month base fee for internet and phone line, plus fees for phone calls.
100Gb/s down, 10Gb/s up on paper but in reality it peaks at 50Gb/s down, 25Gb/s up.
Sweden.

smartboyathome
December 4th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Well, I voted in this poll last year it looks like, but recently Comcast (my ISP) put a limit of 250GBs/month. I haven't gone over it yet though. ;)

zmjjmz
December 4th, 2008, 08:32 PM
ISP: Comcast
Speed: Speedtest.net reports 8MB/s down and 3MB/s up, but that's very unlikely o.O
Limit: 250GB per month, I don't see myself exceeding that ever.
Location: Montclair, NJ

BobCFC
December 4th, 2008, 09:12 PM
I got letters from my old ISP (virgin.net) about usage limits and when they started degrading the service at peak hours I moved to a better one and it is the BEST THING I have ever done.

ISP: Be Unlimited (www.bethere.co.uk)
Location: LONDON
Speed: 24mbps
Price: 17.5/mo ($26)

Cap: UNLIMITED - Literally!! First few months I was downloading about 300gb a month till I ran out of hard drives lol :popcorn:


PS: BBC iPlayer (think hulu) now accounts for 15% of traffic in the UK lol.

Mancman
December 4th, 2008, 09:12 PM
No limit
isp: o2
cost: 7.50
speed: 8187 kbps/ 1313 kbps
...and very pleased with it !

gn2
December 4th, 2008, 09:13 PM
ISP: Namesco (http://www.names.co.uk/broadband-gold.html)
Speed: 6.7 meg-ish (http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/results.php?t=1180956083&v=1500013)
Limit: depends what you pay for, maximum is 100gb/month
Location: UK, NE Scotland

xpod
December 4th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Location: UK, NE Scotland

Never mind the stupid BB that location is to droll over):P

fildegar
December 4th, 2008, 09:29 PM
PerspektivBredband, Sweden
35$/month
100 Mbps up and down
no limits

majabl
December 4th, 2008, 09:33 PM
I got letters from my old ISP (virgin.net) about usage limits and when they started degrading the service at peak hours I moved to a better one and it is the BEST THING I have ever done.

ISP: Be Unlimited (www.bethere.co.uk)
Location: LONDON
Speed: 24mbps
Price: 17.5/mo ($26)

Cap: UNLIMITED - Literally!! First few months I was downloading about 300gb a month till I ran out of hard drives lol :popcorn:

I'm in Northampton.

PS: BBC iPlayer (think hulu) now accounts for 15% of traffic in the UK lol.

I also use Be Unlimited - what is the actual speed that you get? I get around 18Mbps downstream and 1.25Mbps upstream.

gn2
December 4th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Never mind the stupid BB that location is to droll over):P

You can see my favourite fishing spot in this pic, it's a 15 minute walk from the house and dolphins often swim there: http://science.nasa.gov/spaceweather/aurora/images2003/20nov03m/Harding1.jpg

Lightstar
December 4th, 2008, 10:25 PM
ISP: Videotron
Location: Quebec, Canada
Speed: 7Mbps
Price: $40/month
Limit: 20gb download, 10gb upload

$7.95 per extra gb used, though there is a cap of $30 extra... so if I feel like I'm gonna bust my 20gb, I usually REALLY bust it (200gb+) since I'm gonna be paying only $40+$30 at max.

mr.propre
December 4th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Country: Belgium
ISP: Telenet (cable)
Limit: 25GB/month (up & down)
Cost: €43,00 ~ 54,00$ ~ 37,00
Speed: Down 8019/Kbps & Up 422/Kbps (Advertised: 15/Mbps & 512/kbps)

garwaymatt
December 4th, 2008, 10:53 PM
PerspektivBredband, Sweden
35$/month
100 Mbps up and down
no limits

Now someone's just showing off:p

I have Tiscali's old 2 meg ADSL service, runs @1.1.

Costs 15/mo,

No bandwidth cap that I have experienced, although it is _slow_ when the network actually gets used.

Asgar
December 4th, 2008, 10:57 PM
SP: Orange Botswana
Limit/month: 5gb
Speed: 256kb down, 50kb up
Cost: 499 P/month
Location: Botswana

billgoldberg
December 4th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Does Your ISP impose limits? What is your limit per month? Speed and Cost ? Your Country Location?

Limit: 60gb bandwith limit (that is download + upload!), extra bandwith costs €1/1gb.
Speed: 12mbps (in reality it's more around 6mbps)
Cost: €60 ($76)
Location: Belgium (W-EU)

fedex1993
December 4th, 2008, 11:00 PM
No limits for me
Us
$35 monthly
advertised 8 mb down 1mb up

fildegar
December 4th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Now someone's just showing off:p

What? Me? :D What I appreciate the most is the no limits, no throttling policy, rather than the speed. Something that has made me change isps twice in the past 2 years...

BobCFC
December 4th, 2008, 11:29 PM
What? Me? :D What I appreciate the most is the no limits, no throttling policy, rather than the speed. Something that has made me change isps twice in the past 2 years...


I agree 100%

BobCFC
December 4th, 2008, 11:37 PM
I also use Be Unlimited - what is the actual speed that you get? I get around 18Mbps downstream and 1.25Mbps upstream.

Yes that is about right 18-19 real world speed but I live in a block of 12 flats (apartments) so I imagine that doesn't help. Also other problems such as Sky insisting the satellite box is always connected to the phone and not being able to plug the router in the socket nearest the front door logistically.

I read an article last month that BT has developed a new gizmo called an I-Plate that you install inside the master phone socket to digitally remove all the interference and get full speed: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/01/bt_broadband_boost/

Frak
December 5th, 2008, 12:18 AM
My ISP imposes limits, but in a weird way. All they do is throttle your speed in half (depending on which cap you passed, i.e. Up or Down speed).

http://www.cableone.net/limits/Pages/limits.aspx

CableONE Residential Plus Plan

I-75
December 6th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Insight Cable
about $45 a month

No known cap limits, but being cable it does sometimes slow down in the evening.

Download 10,547 kb/s
Upload 733 kb/s

11:17 PM Friday Night Dec 5 2008
or 4:17 GMT Dec 6 2008

Ping Server Cincinnati Ohio
Ping 28 ms
Distance < 50 mi


http://www.speedtest.net/

detroit/zero
December 6th, 2008, 01:05 PM
I live in Poland and am currently shackled to Telecom Polska because of a contract my landlord has with them. Because of the deal he signed up with, I have a 5GB transfer limit (up and down totals) per month on my crappy ADSL line (140k down/38k up maximum-real-world speeds).

They don't throttle traffic as far as I can tell. I'm not sure what the charges are for going over, but it's not much. I routinely go well over 100GB, and sometimes close in on 200GB per month (Yay Torrents!) and I've never had a bill (that includes residential telephone service) that exceeds PLN$150 (€38.65 or US$49.18 )

zero@zero-laptop:~$ vnstat -m

ath0 / monthly

month rx | tx | total
-------------------------+--------------+--------------------------------------
Oct '08 40.15 GB | 3.41 GB | 43.57 GB %%%%%
Nov '08 155.44 GB | 12.92 GB | 168.36 GB %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%::
Dec '08 29.44 GB | 7.76 GB | 37.20 GB %%%:
-------------------------+--------------+--------------------------------------
estimated 164.69 GB | 43.40 GB | 208.10 GB
(^^^Doesn't count my wife's computer, either ;) )

Martje_001
December 6th, 2008, 01:57 PM
ISP: Xs4all.nl
Place: Netherlands
Down: 310 kb/s
Up: 50 kb/s
Price: €40

No limit, no FUP. And I sometimes download 500GB a month (just because I can ;)).

vishzilla
December 6th, 2008, 02:37 PM
ISP: MTNL
Limit: 1.5G/month (peak hrs), no limit (non peak hrs)
Speed: 2Mbps down/256kbps up
Cost: Rs. 800 ~ USD 15 :P

markp1989
December 6th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Im with aol (cringe)

live in the uk

speed is up to 8mbs ,currently running at about 4mbs ( i really need to get BT to update this phone line, my family has lived here for 32 years, and the phone line hasnt been changed atal, so god knows how long its been there)

cost 12 per month

no limits

but during the day torrents download really slow, they have been for the last 2 months at night they fly

detroit/zero
December 6th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Im with aol (cringe)

live in the uk
I would have thought those two were mutually exclusive.:popcorn:

gn2
December 6th, 2008, 05:09 PM
I would have thought those two were mutually exclusive.

AOL had a UK operation but it was bought out by Carphone Warehouse who continue to use the AOL brand.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/11/carphone_buys_aol/

Barrucadu
December 6th, 2008, 05:13 PM
30 per month.
Up to 24Mbps (sync speed is about 10Mbps).
75GB monthly limit.
Kingston upon Hull, England.

sparky64
December 7th, 2008, 12:26 AM
isp is uk free software network.
i am on the office max 45 tarrif
8.00 am to 8.00pm 45gig per month.
Off peak 300 gig
there is no traffic shaping-Torrents are steady at all times.
cost is 25.00 plus vat but as it a business expense can claim most of it back via tax relief.
average speed 7.5 meg and abot 650kpbs upload
It also supports tsl and ssl for email which a lot of providers i looked at didn't.
As stated in an earlier post it also supports open source software.
They also do not support phorm.
Quote.
"Statement of policy regarding Phorm/Webwise

UKFSN does not and will not have any dealings with Phorm, the company behind the Webwise system being deployed by some other ISPs to intercept customer internet traffic. We are firmly of the opinion that the Phorm Webwise system is illegal under UK and EU laws. We also believe it to be fundamentally unethical to intercept customer traffic in this manner. It will never happen here.

grazed
December 7th, 2008, 02:44 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/368543674.png

comcast 22 down/8~ up. i'm in a testing market, so we get weird configs sent to our modem from time to time, just so happens right now i'm getting 22/8.

250GB limit. i've gone over this, and never heard a peep about it though.