Internet speed

@ravisivan (14055)
India
June 26, 2011 11:28am CST
My daughter shifted to Canada recently from USA. In USA they were using 6 mbps speed internet unlimited. Initially they were told that there is no internet provider is there in Canada to give unlimited package. now they have taken Rogers internet connection. 300GB limit-but the good point is internet speed I am told they get 34 mbps. That is something superb. I have not heard this much speed being given for home use. May be Australia may be having this much speed internet provider.
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@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
27 Jun 11
Interesting, rav. Here in Thailand, I'm very happy with my 54Mbps speed. I'm paying $28/month for an unlimited and multiple access. Not bad, right?
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
Wow!! $28/month for unlimited usage with 54mbps?? Are you kidding sis?? That is not bad at all!! I will be so happy if I have such speed too~ Does they provide a great service??(^^)
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
29 Jun 11
Yes,that is correct. I'm really happy with our subscription. Plus, I get internet access when I'm within this provider's hotspots when I'm in the mall. I can log in with my user account, also unlimited.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 11
I feel envy to you~That $28/month is in dollar right?? Really good service with reasonable price~(^^)
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
Hi Happy! Wow!! That is superb!! I will be happy if they can provide the same speed for me here. My speed is only 1mbps with 1Gb space. If I choose the more expensive plan they will only me 2mbps wih 2Gb space. I have purchased the 2mbps before but still get a poor service like 1mbps. The internet connection here is very sad even if every company try to show that they are the best connection providers. They are all liars. Expensive, stingy in speed and space with poor service.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
29 Jun 11
How much they charge for 2 mbps connection. In India they charge roughly Rs.1400 p.m. have a good day.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 11
Forgive me. I wrongly stated the 2mbps. I don't know when they changed their rate as far as I know I am purchasing the 1mbps plan right now. But now according to their site they have 3 plans which are 384kbps, 512kbps and 3.6mbps with volume quota 1Gb, 3Gb and 5Gb. For the 3.6mbps plan we need to pay around RM100 which is around Rs.1500. The one that I said I have used before was the third 3.6mbps plan. And most of the time the service is not like what they've stated before.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
I think the charges in India may be less because of more people, more demand and hence less cost. good day.
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
I am in asia so the internet speed here is not that really great.I paid my internet provider for the 2 mpbs a month and so far its good for me. Surely having 34mpbs is just awesome but I wonder how much that cost a month?
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
yes, I wonder the same thing too. Here to get unlimited usage with at least 5mbps we much pay at least $100 plus. That is the minimum price for 'good' plan. Scary price for not know poor/good service.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
The present speed itself must be useful for normal internet activities. Only for watching movies we need higher speed.
@Danuska (190)
• India
23 Feb 12
thats sounds good. this is my speed download speed =1.09Mbps and upload speed =0.87Mbps and i check my speed from http://www.scanmyspeed.com/ how about my speed?? is it good or bad?
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
Ouch! The speed really great. My internet speed is only 384 kps which is very slow enough compare to that speed...that speed is very expensive I think if that is available here in our country.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
hello aerous! Here I get 1 Mbps speed with 1Gb space. That is what they said but when I refer to my broadband manager the speed is just around 100kbps. They said my speed will reduced due to my usage of space provided to something around 300 kbps yet I just get below 100kbps. Never experience having speed more than that~ I can't imagine if I purchase the cheaper plan.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
yes. the charges differ depending on the country concerned. In fact yesterday I saw in a browsing cafe in RainTree Forest Mall - near Detroit they charge $6 per hour or so which is considerably higher compared to Rs.20 or so charged in India per hour.
• Kenya
27 Jun 11
hey rav,in my country,we i receive 100Mbps of internet speed @ work.But @ home,its 40 Mbps.I guess geographic location does affect internet speed...?
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
excellent speed in internet. something superb. How is the job market in Kenya now? What about other necessities of life? Is the government able to meet the demand from people? good day.
• Kenya
13 Jul 11
job market is picking up thanks to mobile banking that has spearheaded businesses across the country.The only problem that is pinning us down is high cost of living due to our weak currency against the dollar and other currencies.The government is trying to strengthen the shilling and i hope by the end of this year things will be back to normal. thanks ravi and happy mylotting.
@jimmytai (204)
• Malaysia
27 Jun 11
Very nice, my country, malaysia just 4mbps for max. My home just use 1mbps due to my location just can receive max 1mbps.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
Hi Jimmy! Which telco do you use??
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
3 Jul 11
jimmy - hanum wants to know the name of the company. hope u are getting uninterrupted connection.
@toniganzon (53187)
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
In the Philippines the regular connection one can get in the house is a maximum of 2mbps and they claim it's the fastest broadband. In Japan my friend told me they get up to 45mbps and she said that our country is so funny in saying 2mbps is the fastest broadband. One time i was having a terrible connection while having online classes so i asked him what's the speed of his internet and he told me 64mbps! And it's unlimited. They're using fiber optic thus the speed of the internet travels fast.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Jun 11
yes. companies offering online coaching will have to have very high speed broadband internet and that is what you are mentioning perhaps. In my view for household use even 1 mbps will do.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
We are having the same speed toni. I found it funny here when they promote their 2Mbps speed to public as the reality it don't even pass the 1Mbps speed. Even if there is a provider which provide 20Mbps speed with unlimited usage the price is really expensive and just good for company or business people.
• Canada
26 Jun 11
If she's getting that speed and bandwidth limit, then she's paying for High Speed ultimate. This is about $100/month. There are unlimited providers up here such as Toronto Free Net, Teksavvy, and others, and they cost less than Rogers. Right now we pay about $45/month for speeds up to 11mbps and a cap of 60GB with Rogers. Plus the modem rental and all other fees. She really should look into these other providers so she can save some money. Rogers is a lousy service provider, their SMC router for higher speed connections is horrible and is just a giant paper weight, trust me, I know, I'm suffering with it myself.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Jun 11
Thanks for the information. I will pass on the information to her. Let her make use of it. You have informed that there are other players like toronot free net, teksavvy.
• Canada
28 Jun 11
My recommendation, if she is in Toronto is to go with Toronto Freenet. Their customer service department is pretty good. I have been talking to them about switching my service, but the only thing holding me back is getting a router/modem combo as they don't rent them. But for the price that they charge for monthly service, they are worth it to go with them. There's less red tape with them than with Teksavvy and other companies.
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
26 Jun 11
hi, i think the lots of usage in Canada give the citizens to use that high speed internet.In India i think there are not that many compared who have net at home ,they use cyber cafe so may be it would take time for Indians to get that speed.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Jun 11
yes. While staying in India i use to get 1mbps speed airtel connection. In India also we have speeds upto 8 mbps I have heard. May be corporates will be having still higher speed connections. have a good day.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
27 Jun 11
hi,Bsnl is used for my internet connection and it gives 153.6 kbps ,its unlimited package and it comes around 400 rupees , with some free calls. I really get fed up you know the pages even wont open up properly and takes time for loading anything.And more over we got an wireless connection ,this disconnects now and then without any continuity. I feel scared with private companies as Airtel and Reliance or some other as i feel they might all of a sudden give a high bill with some charges.If there is possibility also i feel if i change my Ip address and other things may change and i would be in problem because i am using Bsnl from a long time.
• India
11 Jul 11
Raviji I access internet using my land phone, thus i use BSNL broadband, the speed is not good on saturdays and sundays, may be due to more number of users, but on other days it is good As senior citizen and retired govt employee i pay 665 rupees per month for unlimited usage, i am satisfied my friend. Thanks for sharing about situations abroad.. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘@Bhuwan@’. .
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
Professor Sir ! thanks. Now only I am coming to know of the concession BSNL gives for senior citizens. I will also make use of this once I go back to chennai. with lot of regards
@hanuma34 (821)
• India
27 Jun 11
Hi! Ravi! 6mbps speed and unlimited! Then again 34!mbps and 300 GB! The figures are astronomical in comparison with what we are getting in India. Though in Canada the download limit is only 300GB compared to the unlimited service in the USA, it is as good as unlimited considering we use hardly 5Gb on a home PC. Of course it can be more if we want to watch movies or play games all the time. My congrats to you for having such internet facility at your disposal.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
27 Jun 11
I am not in Canada now. I am now in USA where I get 6.80 mbps unlimited in my son's house. Airtel gives upto 8 mbps speed in India. I remember to have read some mail from them a few days back. have a nice day
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
27 Jun 11
WOW! I would love to have a faster Internet speed. I would suggest we all move to Canada. Unfortunately, if we did that the speed would probably slow down from over use. They need to provide larger Internet systems to accomadate the usage. I'm going to guess we won't see that anytime soon. Best Wishes!
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
The speed we get in usa itself is good some where of the order of 6 mbps. Occasionally when two or three people use in the same connection the speed comes down to 3 mbps. But we have unlimited download facility. have a good day.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
27 Jun 11
Here in the UK we have broadband up to at least 50 Mbs with unlimited usage. I'm on a cable package that gives me more than 20 Mbs and I've got a small program on my desktop that shows the actual download and upload speeds so I can see that I am actually getting up to 20 Mbs on big downloads.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
good to know that in UK u get upto 20 mbps speed. U can also see that by verifying it. good.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
I really envy your country, offering this much speed as compared to the providers in my place. I have never even experienced more than 3mbps in my life.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
3 Jul 11
Let us hope in the next few years we will have higher speeds at lower tariff in our countries also. good day.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
I don't know if I'm going to envy you people. My recent speedtest results to download speed of 1.02 mbps and upload speed of 0.19 mbps! Really so slow! Anyway, this is better than nothing or if I'm going to travel far from my house to the internet cafes just to log in to mylot. There are so many internet users here in my place and the speed (I have a dynamic connection) were divided among its subscribers. Hope that in the nearest future we can experience the speed that Americans of other countries are getting.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
3 Jul 11
1 mbps is sufficient for doing work like mylot. but may be slow when we use it for watching movies on your tube,com
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
27 Jun 11
Seems like, the internet speed from one country do varies from another country. As from my area here, i don't really enjoy very high speed connection. The highest speed that i ever get is 5 mbps and it is unlimited. But when there are sometimes when i ever received a few times where the speed had gone down to below 1 mbps. When it is below 1 mbps, it is really hard to watch movies and youtube, since the quality of the streaming is not as good as when the speed is fast.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Jul 11
yes. u are also in Malaysia. Yes speed varies from one country to another. thanks for posting. good day.
@xiaotun (26)
• Singapore
26 Jun 11
Can I just complain about the my internet speed? I have to type lots of response many times before they can finally be posted. Often after i submit, i just got the "can't display" page. But good for you to have such great internet connection!
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Jun 11
Welcome to mylot. You are from Singapore. Is the speed very less in singapore? Otherwise Singapore is an advanced country with people mentioning about that whenever we speak about neatness. Other than this I do not know about Singapore. I know it is a small country of the size less than that of Chennai.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
26 Jun 11
Here 24 mbps is the maximum IF you ever achieve that rate! I never have. About one third of that is the maximum I can expect and then only for a second or so! Average is well under 1 mbps. Also the "fair use" clause of an unlimited connection is set at 30 Gb. What you are supposed to get, and what you actually get, are never the same thing! That is true anywhere in the world.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Jun 11
Petersum - u are in Greece. Maximum is 24 mbps. What u say is right. Promised speed may be one and what we get may be another. Whenever I read I am reminded of Alexander the Great and also olympic games. All this I have seen only in history books.
• United States
26 Jun 11
HI Ravisivan, Happy to hear of your daughter going to Canada. Is it for work purposes? Yes it seems worldwide improvements with internet connections and speeds. I believe the entire nation is catching on to the trend and many areas, provided they can afford it will all have the greater speeds.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 Jun 11
yes. for work purposes only. They were in Indiana near Chicago for nearly 5 years. But before shifting she was worried that she may not get internet connection. Now they are satisfied. After hearing that I thought it is worth sharing for information of members to know about Canada.
• United States
26 Jun 11
Oh Indiana. I am not that far from there, wish I had known, I could have paid a visit.
@amitgune (877)
• India
27 Jun 11
For your information, Canada has introduced the data usage guidelines recently in 2011. Earlier all internet connections had unlimited usage. This has been enforced by CRTC ( Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission ). However, as af now, even if you exceed that limit, you are not charged extra.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
3 Jul 11
it is a new piece of information I will pass on to my daughter. thank amit. how is your job? fine!