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Is this too good to be true?

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Well, I finally convinced my parents to get high speed internet service, (mainly because it's cheaper than our worse-than-dialup-DSL) and I have some questions.
  1. How fast is an 8 Mbps internet connection?
  2. How long would it take me to download a 1 gigabyte file with an 8 Mbps connection?

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 Are these prices too good to be true?

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1. It varies for me i usually get about 200-500 KBPS depending where I download
2. Speed is not gurantee. Check if you can get Verizon FIOS. I have comcast and many issues with them.
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Jan 28, 2007
Nice, I have Suddenlink with the 9 mb download and the 1 mb upload....
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aznsniper911 wrote:
1. It varies for me i usually get about 200-500 KBPS depending where I download
2. Speed is not gurantee. Check if you can get Verizon FIOS. I have comcast and many issues with them.


Would FIOS cost about the same as the prices in that picture? And does 8 Mbps mean about 200-500 KBps?
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Carmaster wrote:


aznsniper911 wrote:
1. It varies for me i usually get about 200-500 KBPS depending where I download
2. Speed is not gurantee. Check if you can get Verizon FIOS. I have comcast and many issues with them.


Would FIOS cost about the same as the prices in that picture? And does 8 Mbps mean about 200-500 KBps?


FIOS, check it out here.  That depends because comcast's service fluctuate alot and the server you download from is also a factor.
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Holy Crap!! FIOS is at my house now!! WOOT!

Get FIOS. A bit more expensive though (5mb for $40).

I'll be sure to upgrade as soon as I find a good deal (it was $30 for 5mb a while ago..)

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aznsniper911 wrote:


Carmaster wrote:


aznsniper911 wrote:
1. It varies for me i usually get about 200-500 KBPS depending where I download
2. Speed is not gurantee. Check if you can get Verizon FIOS. I have comcast and many issues with them.


Would FIOS cost about the same as the prices in that picture? And does 8 Mbps mean about 200-500 KBps?


FIOS, check it out here.  That depends because comcast's service fluctuate alot and the server you download from is also a factor.


Thanks, but it says there is no service in my area.Smiley Sad
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What a rip-off! That's waayyy too expensive for slow 8mbps.
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sthpark7791 wrote:
Holy Crap!! FIOS is at my house now!! WOOT!

Get FIOS. A bit more expensive though (5mb for $40).

I'll be sure to upgrade as soon as I find a good deal (it was $30 for 5mb a while ago..)


I would get the $50 for 15 Mbps/2 Mbps, since thats not a bad price.
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sthpark7791 wrote:
Holy Crap!! FIOS is at my house now!! WOOT!

Get FIOS. A bit more expensive though (5mb for $40).

I'll be sure to upgrade as soon as I find a good deal (it was $30 for 5mb a while ago..)


What's so good about FiOS?Smiley Very Happy
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