What is your connection speed?

United States
January 4, 2010 3:37pm CST
On my previous posted discussion, I asked people opinion toward their ISP companies, and their service ratings. I was in the mood of switching my ISP company, because I heard so many great things about Comcast, and my friends, also my cousin encourage me to do the switch. I concerned about customer service, and also the connection speed. I used to download music and movies too, so I might need faster connection speed. Currently, I am paying $45 to AT&T, with the connection speed up to 6MB download, not sure about upload. What about yours? How much do you pay for it, and what is the connectin speed is enough for you?
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• United States
4 Jan 10
Before you switch I would check into a bundle service through AT&T and others. We recently switched from Time Warner back to AT&T because we got a bundle package with basic cable, and phone with call waiting, and few other features, and unlimited long distance for 110.00 a month after taxes. We used to pay about 30.00 more a month having just internet and cable through Time Warner and phone through AT&T. And, by the way that is with the highest connection speed they offer currently which is 18MB. Also don't forget to check the online deals versus the offline deals. Many times you can get more features or a better cable package if you get it through a company's website versus just calling them and ordering service. Hope that helps
• United States
4 Jan 10
thank you for the advise. I don't know should I continue with AT&T or not. Because $110 a month is too luxury for me to afford, and I don't have that kind of money to spend per month. I just want to stick with my internet connection and service. I want something that I can afford but with quality.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
5 Jan 10
If Verizon is a local phone supplier, you might get a better priced bundle from them. Plus also you need to decide how fast do you need. is $104.40 but that includes a slower Internet speed, local and long distance phone service (without caller ID, call waiting, etc.) AND my cell phone. For me, as long as the speed is faster than dial up it's okay, but I don't download many things.
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
5 Jan 10
Hello! I use dial-up still. Hehehe. . My neighbor is kind enough to let us use his wifi connection (my computer can connect via wifi as there is an internal card). However his connect is public so anyone can view what you are doing. Due to that, I only visit public websites, and I don't do any financial transactions on wifi. When I use his wifi it gets around 1 to 5 Mbps. To be honest, that's fast enough for me. Hehehe. With my dial-up, it's pretty show, we usually get from 24 Kbps to 36 Kbps. Our internet provider is PeoplePC (owned by Earthlink). We pay $9.95 per month for unlimited access. Unfortunately, we don't get high speed internet from AT&T in our area. We only have three choices: Wow Internet & Cable, Roadrunner, or to use dial-up. Since we don't do too much with video watching, we don't feel the need to upgrade. With our nice neighbor, too, there's really no incentive for us to upgrade either.