Well, it turns out the discounted internet I’ve been getting from Charter (for the past 10 years) came to an end. Unless you are a new customer or have the “triple pay” it costs like $58/mo. I don’t need 30mpbs, 10mpbs is fine for what I do … and would happily pay $30/mo for it.
C’mon people, the Bandwidth of a DVD is only about 4mpbs and Metflix is barely above that.
People complain about bandwidth caps. I’m all for them. Why should I subsidize others .5 TB a month use when I use maybe 20-40GB/month?
To me, it appears to be
- Charter: $58/mo 30mpbs
- CenturyLink: $39/mo 3mpbs (based on my address)
- Airfiber: $40/mo 3mbps (can’t find pricing anymore)
- Satellite: $70/mo for even slower than that
- Fiber optic: ??? There is a line across the street from me…not sure who to call
- Ronja: Look it up…pretty cool, but you need line of sight and someone willing to share
- Tethering my phone: $15/mo, 2mpbs … until they cut me off for TOS violation
- WiFi from neighbors: $0/mo, varies … but everyone in the area locked down their connection
- Dialup … requires a phone line and ends up costing like $39/mo anyways … but this is 2013 and why are we even discussing this?
- T1: Slow and expensive … is there some benefit that I don’t know about?
There really is a need for a $20/mo 5mpbs service for all the people in the area who can’t afford the outrageous costs of internet today. You can pick up a computer for $25 to $50 that is perfectly fine for browsing, keeping in contact and learning … possibly to help with employment and bettering oneself, but it seems more and more the internet is for the well to do.