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Broadband Pricing Across The World?

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the mark-free-areas-in-green dept.

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Freedom_Canadian writes "I was wondering if it would be possible to put up a world map with broadband internet pricing. The prices in Eastern Canada are ridiculous comparing to some states, around $24 US for DSL or cable. I would like to know who is getting screwed, and who are the lucky ones." What are the best and worst prices in your own area? Perhaps someone handy with graphics can collect some good data points from your comments and create such a beast.

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Paying More For Choices (4, Informative)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940029)

Ah, the benefits of a free market. When your access is partially or fully government subsidized, it can be plenty cheaper. We aren't getting screwed necessarily; we are paying for choice (even if it doesn't exist in your area).

For my area, I get DSL for $40 (Verizon or the one Verizon reseller), dial-up for $15, or I can go for my own leased line. At work We could get Business Cable ($150+), dial-up $15, or (the chosen option) a fractional T1 from our telco. It's $300-something for 384k.

Re:Paying More For Choices (5, Interesting)

Forge (2456) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940191)

In Jamaica DSL starts at US$ 93 for 128Kbps up 256Kbps down.

As long as you have anything resembling a monopoly on any critical aspect the prices will remain at such insane levels. I.e. All the undersea cables terminate in one place and that company also owns the only landline network. In fact they only started having competition in Cellular 2 years ago

DC Area (2, Insightful)

npistentis (694431) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940034)

We pay 45 for a cable modem, dsl is 35... which i find completely absurd.

ADSL is cheap in Western Canada.. (4, Informative)

PFAK (524350) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940037)

I pay about $35/mo (CDN) for my 1.53mbps/640kbps ADSL in British Columbia with great upstream, low pings, and it's not even PPPoE.. which is just great.

I guess it depends what part of the world you live in, the cable here is great too.. capped at 8mbps/512kbps if you want Shaw, but it's a bit more pricy at around $45/mo unless you get the cable/TV bundle.

Re:ADSL is cheap in Western Canada.. (1)

m0rph3us0 (549631) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940139)

yeah, i'm on shaw average speed is about 3.7Mbps, so I feel the extra money is worth it.

Re:ADSL is cheap in Western Canada.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940147)

Maybe if Telus had name servers that were up more than 2 minutes per day it might be worth using. Otherwise, it's just plain awful.

Location, Location, Location (4, Insightful)

jonman_d (465049) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940039)

Don't forget, location matters. Everyone always talks about how cheap (compared to the United States) broadband is in Japan, for example. Well, of course it is! In Japan, everything is closer together, meaning less line required to get broadband into the home, meaning less costs for the company, meaning lower prices.

The same goes from state-to-state, and area-to-area. Areas with higher population density will generally have less expessive broadband than areas where the population is spread out.

Re:Location, Location, Location (1)

3NO (738522) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940085)

I guess that explains why broadband is cheaper in Canada too..

FYI, a plain ol' landline phone in Tokyo is _absurdly_ expensive.

You're lucky (2, Informative)

Rotiahn (647005) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940041)

Its $60 here for a cable modem. Probably has something to do with DSL not being available? :-P

Prices in Germany (5, Informative)

'gourne (596708) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940167)

Here in southern Germany DSL 768/128 costs about 50$ (12EUR for having it/ 30EUR for using it with a flatrate).

Cable internet is available in my area as well. Prices range from 10EUR(12$) for 64/64 to 120EUR(150$) for 4096/1024.

Vancouver Area Here (5, Informative)

Nexzus (673421) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940042)

Telus Basic residential DSL. 150K down, 50K up. $34.95 Canadian per month. (Plus basic phone line, $22 Cdn per month)

Isle of Man (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940046)

Isle of Man, DSL is about 15 pounds per month including VAT. I guess that works out about 27USD. I think that's 512/256 kbps

bleh (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940047)

$58 for 112 kbit up/2.6 Mbit cable down near Winchester, VA.

New York Region (1)

leibnizme (264472) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940049)

A monthly Internet access bill for cable runs $44.95 here in Poughkeepsie, New York. That includes a discount for having a cable TV subscription. Being 90 minutes from NYC certainly doesn't drive our costs down... From talking to people at work, the average DSL price is around $39 per month.

upstate New York (2, Insightful)

plnrtrvlr (557800) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940052)

$44 a month for Road-Runner and $48 for DSL from Citizens Telecom.... I'd say that aren't even using vaseline.

Rogers cable, Toronto (Canada) (1)

alexre1 (662339) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940053)

I pay $40/month CAD for 3MB down / 500kbps up cable connection. (In reality, its more like 2.4MB down). We get business DSL at work from Advantage Internet (www.aibn.com) for something like $80 per month, but it is bundled with some other services. This connection is 1MB down (I'm not sure what the upload bandwidth is). Alex

In the UK (4, Informative)

26199 (577806) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940055)

In the UK there are basically two options:

NTL (cable)

150kbits; 18GBP/month = 33USD/month

600kbits; 25GBP/month = 46USD/month

1000kbits; 35GBP/month = 64USB/month

BT (ADSL)

500kbits; 23GBP/month = 42USD/month

In all cases upstream is worse than downstream; on NTL it's only 120kbits on the 600kbits option, I'm not sure about the others. With BT you get 250kbits upstream.

BT also supply office connections, you can look up the numbers for those if you're interested ;-)

Re:In the UK (1)

jo_ham (604554) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940144)

I'm using NTL's 600/128 cable package because it's the only option in my area and it's pretty good for 25 quid a month.

BT isn't the only DSL provider, although most require that you have a BT landline to use them.

Thus: cost of BT line 29 per quarter, plus cost of DSL provider. Note that BT's own costs don't include line rental - it's extra.

I paid 23 per month ($30) for 512/256 DSL in London from Pipex [pipex.net] , who were extremely good to me. I'd have used them in a heartbeat if my new house was in a DSL-capable area. At the time, BT wanted a lot more than 23 a month for similar speeds (any by all accounts from friends who used them, really poor service).

Re:In the UK (1)

26199 (577806) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940164)

Hmm, I thought all the other DSL 'providers' were just resellers for BT?

Slashdot and the UK pound sign (1)

jo_ham (604554) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940170)

Ok, so it seems /. won't display the UK pound sign.

All the numbers in that post without a $ in front of them are in GBP.

Currently you can get about $1.60 per pound.

If Bush keeps fucking with the economy, we might get $2 to the pound, which will be good for me since it would make my Apple purchases even cheaper. Well, the ones I can bring back on the plane that is.

Re:In the UK (4, Informative)

samjam (256347) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940178)

The 25GBP price
600kbits; 25GBP/month = 46USD/month

Is I believe dependant on receiving an extra service, either telephone or cable-tv from NTL.
Certainly the same applies to telewest area but I believe that NTL and Telewest are now merged.

I had to pay 30GBP per month for the 600K service because I didn't want another service.

ALSO: NTL, at least around the Leicester area seem to block by default many ports; someone I know had to run VNC server on an unusually low port in order to be able to get incoming connections.

Also, not all ADSL are the same; a few offer fixed IP addresses, and some dont put any kind of artificial restriction on service use. Telewest on the other hand prohibited running public servers or using the connection for VPN in to corporate network when I last heard.

Sam

Here's a site (5, Informative)

tyrani (166937) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940057)

http://www.broadbandreports.com/ It has prices and speed statistics from people who test their machines.

Southern ontario (1)

3NO (738522) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940059)

Around here, as in most major canadian centres, there is good competition between the phone company (DSL) and cable. I'm paying 35$cdn/month for DSL without any monthly limits. (You can pay more if you want the faster connection, which some of my gamers tend to use.) Cable is equally cheap, but only if you also buy cable TV from the company - otherwise you pay a bit more.

How much does it cost in the US?

It depends on the service... (1)

bc90021 (43730) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940060)

...for instance, I pay much more than most people, as I require SDSL for hosting. In fact, on the occasions that I tell people what I pay, the shock on their face is priceless. However, when I explain to them that their cable upload speed is 96k, and that mine is 8.5 times that, it makes a little more sense to them.

Cable around here (NY suburbs) runs about $40-$50 per month, and ADSL is about the same. SDSL can run from that to $399, and a T1 costs about $500 a month.

canada pricing (0)

xhawk (78101) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940061)

i manage an office in toronto, ontario that pays $385/mo for adsl (4.1mbps down). what provider are _you_ using??

Ireland (5, Interesting)

skaap (681715) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940062)

Broadband is pretty new to Ireland, and is naturally quite expensive, although, where I live, in a small town, a local person has provided a cable internet service, until recently I was paying around 60euro per month for a service varying between 256k and 512k.
It's now up to 70euro a month, but my provider upgraded my link to nearly 3mbit/s.

I think i'm getting my moneys worth now.

pricing (2, Insightful)

ir0b0t (727703) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940064)

The rural mountainous states in the US are less populated and tougher to cover with access. An analog to the Tennessee Valley Authority (rural electrification in the US) is needed to spread the cost for the public benefit of universal access. And before *that* can happen the political culture in the US probably needs to . . . er, change some.

RoadRunner - NorthEast Ohio (1)

DJenk47 (212581) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940068)

I just got my bill today, how timely.
I'm paying $44.95/month for internet access for 1 IP addy. But what Time Warner doesn't know about my network can't hurt me yet.

If I was still in school (UAkron), Time Warner has some deal where students get it for $20/month.

Northern Virginia (1)

theNote (319197) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940069)

Cox Cable
3mbps
$50

Re:Northern Virginia (1)

frdmfghtr (603968) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940136)

Comcast is similar here in Alexandria, VA...I pay about $45/month for a 2Mbps cable connection including cable modem rental.

Curitiba, BRAZIL (1)

EduardoFonseca (703176) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940070)

Here my 256k ADSL costs R$ 70/per month, something like US$ 23 per month.

landline requirement (4, Interesting)

jchristopher (198929) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940071)

Here in California, Verizon will not sell you DSL unless you also subscribe to voice service. I feel my DSL is fairly priced at $34 (for 768k service), but the requirement to have a voice line ($18 at least, if not more) makes it a much poorer value.

Is it like this everywhere? Anyway to get around this requirement? Like many folks, I use cellular exclusively, so it sucks to have to pay for a landline every month just to get broadband.

Re:landline requirement (2, Interesting)

swordgeek (112599) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940113)

That's illegal in Canada. The companies can offer promotions, but they can't refuse to sell you one type of service unbundled from another one. Here the broadband is either through Telus (phone) or Shaw (cable), and you need neither cable TV or a land line to get the internet service.

Cheap DSL (1)

grumm3t (620808) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940072)

In my area I pay $40 for 1.5/128. Lots of people get DSL for $25/month on promotional deals ($25 for 1 year on a 2 year contract).

New Zealand Prices (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940074)

128Kbit ADSL, limited to 10GB international and usually unlimited national is around $60 NZ / month. Thats about $90 USD I believe.

Re:New Zealand Prices (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940140)

I think you have your currency conversion wrong.
finance.yahoo.com says $60NZ = ~$40USD.

What you pay for (1)

charleschuck (97939) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940079)

The question really should be are you getting what you pay for? I have friends who are getting inexpensive introductory rates with SBC, and who kept having outages for the longest time.

I just switched to SBC/Yahoo (for about $30/month) and I haven't had issues, myself. Knock on w NO CARRIER

RCN in SF (1)

abramsh (102178) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940081)

I'm in San Francisco.

The amount I actually pay is hard to determine becuase it is mixed in with 2 phone lines and cable tv. But I figure it's about $40 for a 5mbps/2mbps connection.

UK Mainland (1)

Scooter (8281) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940086)

22 pcm (about $35 US)for DSL with Force9/Plusnet. This includes hosting as many domains as I want, web space (inc PHP, MySQL) a fax->email number and some other bits and bobs.

South Central PA (1)

liquidice5 (570814) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940088)

I pay $31.95 for fast cable, 128k up, but usually 3-4 mpbs down.

I have a friend who pays 69.99 for the same thing, but a "business" account, they have a static IP, but my IP hasnt changed for over a year, so I practically do as well

We have local dial up for 9.95
plus all the bigger companies
juno, aol, msn, etc.

DSL would be an option for me, as I am really close to a telco switch office, but that costs upwards of 49.95 in my area, for a connection that is slower than my cable

I have Suscom cable modem if interested
Susquahanna Communications

Central Ohio (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940089)

Here in Central Ohio, it's around 40 bucks a month with Road Runner for hi-speed cable. Another thing to consider is monopolies. With only one company, they can drive the rate up and know no one can do a thing about it. It's happenened in many places, and still is.

Rogers in Ontario, Canada (1)

milkme123 (302350) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940090)

Cable service in Ontario from @Rogers is ~CAD$49/month. That gets me about 200-250k/s downloads and 45k/s uploads.. Not to mention an awesome news server with excellent retention.

I've heard that the quality of service does depend on where in the province you are though..

Central Canada (2, Informative)

shadowspark (634482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940091)

Here in Central Canada (Manitoba), Cable and DSL is $39.95-45.95 CDN. Which converted is around $30 or so US. However, if one wanted to sign up, it's approximately $29.99 CDN for the first 6-8 months. I know in the states, Comcast and other providers are offering broadband at $45.95 to 60.95 US for cable internet. Might be why we have a high ratio of broadband customers here in Canada versus in the states.

The two most popular broadband providers in my area are:
Shaw Cable [www.shaw.ca]
MTS DSL [mts.mb.ca]

Capitalism has inbuilt wealth redistribution (0)

euroderf (47) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940093)

This is why wealthier areas always have more expensive goods and services. Its a lot more expensive to live in a wealthy crucible of commerce, such as New York City or London, than it is to live in rural Indonesia.

Broadband pricing is no exception. I should expect Afghanistan and Ethiopia to top the charts. When i lived in Finland, a rather poor country, I found broadband to be impressively cheap compared to my native France.

Capitalism ensures that the wealthy people of the West pay through the nose for commodities. that wealth filtering down, via a sort of global reaganomics, to the people of Delhi and Addis Ababa.

The problem is that global trade raises prices in the third world, because it levels prices. Sure, it makes things cheaper in the west, but it makes things more expensive in the third world. This is why it is our duty to allow the free exchange of ideas, but not of goods and cash.

I expect, in any such map, that the third world will come first and the first world will come last, in terms of prices. But the more free trade linked third world countries will be more expensive than the more protectionist ones, like Singapore.

my $0.02 (2, Informative)

tero (39203) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940095)

I suppose this will be a bit silly thread, but here goes:

I live in Sweden and I'm on a 1Mb/8Mb DSL (no bandwidth limits and 1 static IP) and I'm paying 398 SEK ($55) a month.

New Zealand (2, Informative)

Nermal6693 (622898) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940096)

DSL's ridiculously expensive here in NZ. It's about US$40 per month for a 128/128 connection. The next step up is "full speed" - up to 8 Mb/s. This costs $35 per month I think, with a 500 MB data transfer limit. Go over that limit and it's around $0.14 per MB! See www.jetstream.co.nz for the full story. 1 NZD ~ 0.68 USD.

useless unless quality of service is also measured (4, Interesting)

Stinking Pig (45860) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940097)

which is why no one has done such a thing, because quality is very difficult to measure.

I pay about $10 a month more than the average DSL customer in my area, $20 a month more than the people who sign up with special promotions at cheap providers. I also get a static IP, zero guff about AUP, clean Ethernet rather than PPPoE, and direct access to the engineer who built and maintains the network (including after-hours). I wouldn't change and I recommend mom-n-pops to anyone who asks.

$24??? (1)

lone_marauder (642787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940098)

The prices in Eastern Canada are ridiculous comparing to some states, around $24 US for DSL or cable.

I guess ridiculous depends on your point of view. It costs $60 get in on the ground floor of dsl/cable in the SouthEast U.S., at least from an ISP with a decent AUP.

$24CDN seems not so bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940099)

Here in New Zealand, being subject to the monopoly of the incumbant Telco (www.telecom.co.nz), broadband pricing is ridiculously expensive. Currently paying $70NZ/month for 256Kbps (up and downstream) with a data cap of 2GB/month.

How I long for the uncapped service provided in Canada.

New Zealand prices (4, Informative)

olliej_nz (701899) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940103)

You're not being shafted, in New Zealand our ADSL cost NZ$70 a month, for 10gig of traffic, oh, and thats only 128kbps, or 256kbps cable for the same price, after that its 20cents a meg...

NZ$70 is about 35->40 USD

Rip-off UK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940104)

For rip off UK, I pay: 27.99 UKP for DL/512Kbps and UL/256Kps.

Re:Rip-off UK (1)

TechBCEternity (561141) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940214)

I went for BT Yahoo and I think it's a 29.99 for the same thing (it's cause I don't own the phone line) I should've gone with virgin or somebody else. I was paying less than $29.99 CDN which works out to 13 with shaw in canada rip off is right

2mbit, sweden, ISP: comhem (1)

nempo (325296) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940105)

2mbit costs around $55 with the ISP mentioned above, dunno about the other ISPs though.

0.5mbit comes in at around $41.

Finnish cities (2, Informative)

TeknoHog (164938) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940110)

I'm on 512/512 kbps ADSL provided by Sonera for 48 euros per month. My parents have roughly 1024/320 cable also by Sonera, for 49 euros. The same prices apply for most Finnish cities.

Most importantly, there are no caps and they don't seem to care about running servers.

Broadband (1)

towzzer (733077) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940115)

50$ a month for 1mbit up 10mbit down, cable in new york and what's with that guy a few posts up who acutally found a way to tie in rural broadband with a negative american political comment. He prolly couldn't have waited for a post about the iraq war again.

Prices in OH (1)

rekkanoryo (676146) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940116)

I live in Jefferson County, Ohio (USA). In my particular area, SBC is the provider for phone and DSL services, and Comcast (or "CommieCrap" as it's so hatefully known here) is the cable provider. SBC has various prices for DSL, but currently I could get 384k DSL for $27/month for 12 months by signing a contract. The representatives on the phone tell me I can keep renewing this contract indefinitely (if you don't renew, the price jumps to $40/month). CommieCrap wants $45/month for 3.0Mbps downstream, 128kbps upstream cable IF you're a cable TV subscriber. If you're not a CATV subscriber, they want $55/month. That includes $3/month modem rental. Friends and neighbors tell me the CommieCrap cable internet is prone to periods of up to 2 hours without service as much as 3 days a week in the area, too.

DSL in Belize (1)

Belizeman (631082) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940117)

100BZ (50US) for 64k up 64k down You can get higher but the cost goes up quick. Dialup .05 us a min plus phone line charge (same company there is a monopoly here)

Adephia in Virginia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940119)

I pay 65 for cable modem 3mb. They are the only game in town so i know i am getting screwed.

I will pay that rather than use dial up

NOVA.... (1)

utlemming (654269) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940124)

In Northern VA you can get Cox Communication for $39 for 3Mbit downstream and 720K upstream cable. If you are not a Cox Cable customer then you get to pay $49 a month. If you want 4MBytes then you will fork out $79 or $99 depending on the upload package you want. You are limited to 30G down a month and 300MB up a month. So for the most part is a great connection. I have been able to download like a freaking fool and have never hit my 30G per month -- since I am not doing file sharing. But I have gathered quite a few ISO's.

China prices (5, Interesting)

ThesQuid (86789) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940125)

I pay $9/month for DSL access that sometimes gets up to 1.5Mb/sec. Have to put up with the Great Firewall of China though. Still last February, most of the sites they used to block were suddenly accessable.

Here are the prizes for Switzerland (2, Informative)

Psychic Burrito (611532) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940126)

I guess you're looking for the cheapest available prices, right?

OK:
500kBit/s: 45 CHF, $36.79
1MBit/s: 60 CHF, $49.06
2MBit/s: 75 CHF, $61.32

Source [cablecom.ch] , Currency conversion [yahoo.com] .

consider yourself lucky (1)

bain (1910) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940128)

ADSL (512 down 128 up) in South Africa costs are $50 give or take a few at current exchange rates. Just having a 64k line from point a to b no internet costs is about $10 here (it's called diginet, not sure whats it's called elsewhere)

I'm sure that beats you're worst pricing hands down

moola (0)

wviperw (706068) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940129)

$55 here in Iowa for 1500/128 cable modem. :(

the Netherlands... (1)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940133)

Plenty of choice here. Dial-up can be had for free :)

Consumer ADSL ranges from 19 Euro/month for 384/128 kb/s (down/up), to 80 Euro/month for 8Mb/1Mb on a 100GB/month limit (I've actually exceeded it a few times).

There are many, many providers, each offering varying rates, download limits, policies, quality, and facilities (web hosting, usenet, etc.). Even better: they are engaged in a price war at the moment.

Re:the Netherlands... (1)

Psychic Burrito (611532) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940210)

Dial-up can be had for free :)

What do you mean with that? Do you have to pay phone costs for each minute or is it absolutely, completely free?

Dallas area (1)

LinuxInDallas (73952) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940135)

My comcast cable internet service is about $45 a month. DSL was $40 when I had it around two years ago. You can get DSL for around $35 these days although I think it's capped at 256k down, 128k up.

Denmark (2, Informative)

TheViciousOverWind (649139) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940137)

I'm using the Danish ADSL provider CyberCity, i have 3072 kb/s downstream / 768 kb/s upstream for about 150$/mo.

I think the smallest ADSL package is 256/128 and costs about 50$/mo.

Northeastern Pirkanmaa, Central Finland. (2, Informative)

Kassiopeia (671060) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940142)

49 euros a month for DSL at 512/512 kbps, ~120 to open it in the first place. That's about average in Finland. I'm actually pretty lucky, as it's higher in areas where the only broadband provider is the local telephone company.

The differences areally in Finland can be big. In a small town you might get 256/256 for 69 euros a month, if you'll get any DSL at all. On the other hand, a student in Oulu can get a nice 8M/8M VDSL pipe for less than 40 euros.

Local telcos are what are keeping prices up in the first place. For the last few miles they own the lines and have a de facto monopoly, and they can charge an arm and a leg for it. No other ISP will want to offer me broadband, although I should feel lucky for having it in a town of 7000 - pretty small even by Finnish standards - in the first place. The situation in big cities is much better with multiple ISPs, but you might get in trouble in your flat if you'd have to pull wires there and the apartment council consists of mostly elderly people... One solution would be WLAN of course, but it hasn't really caught on.

The government has been trying to get it in control, with the aim being getting cable for 36 euros a month, but the only real solution I can see is the government subsidising cablework like has been done in Sweden and owning the infrastructure. But instead we're throwing money at digital television, which could be done through a fat pipe anyway.

A significant plus is that in Finland there aren't any transfer costs at all, just a monthly fee.

Netherlands ADSL (1)

MooCows (718367) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940146)

E60 for high quality 8mbits downstream and 1mbit upstream ADSL (250GB/month datalimit)

Cheapest is 512/512 kbit for around E20 per month.

I'm not complaining :)

Northern Louisiana (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940149)

It's $45 per month here and $10 for another dynamic ip. This is using RoadRunner.

West Africa (Accra, Ghana) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940152)

A couple years ago, when broadband access in the United States was typically $30-50 per month for DSL or cable broadband -- about what it is today -- getting a 256kbps DSL or satellite connection in Accra, capital of Ghana, cost about $2500 per month, with a $5000 equipment fee up front.

Massive price gouging. I suspect the prices are still quite high today. Can anyone provide more recent information?

Cleveland, OH USA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940155)

Speakeasy.net: 1500 Down/256 Up. 2 Static IPs.

broadband in israel (1)

iceco2 (703132) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940157)

I pay 99NIS for a 500kbps DSL line, to the
government owned monopoly running the phone
lines. and 55 NIS for my ISP. a tottal of 154NIS
a month which is aproxematly 34$ us.(without
looking up exchange rates)

I think some people get better deals(mainly people
get 750kbps lines for something similar)
But the cheapest around here is probably cables
when you do a combo deal of cable tv+broadband.
(you don't deal with the monopoly on phone+dsl lines)

Me

Shaw Cable in Edmonton, AB, CA (1)

Dixie_Flatline (5077) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940158)

I pay about $45/month. That's for cable access. When I lived in a different part of town, getting 600kps down was pretty trivial, and I occasionally saw speeds touching 10MBit/s down. Where I am now, I 'only' get around 400kps down on a good day. I seem to be able to transfer about 80kps up.

Illinois (0)

OverclockedMind (730057) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940159)

Im a customer, and loyal one at that, of Wide Open West. They have the fastest and most stable cable internet in all of the state...and possibly midwest! My price is 80 per month for 3mbit/s down/500kbit/s up

Adelphia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940161)

$58 per month in central New York through Adelphia. That's what I get for having a small bankrupt provider. :(

New Zealand (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940162)

In most of New Zealand the only broadband option is Telecom DSL, which has only one viable plan, that being $NZ29.95 (per month) for a 128k/128k connection to an ISP, which you then bay for bandwidth (maybe $NZ29.95 for 10GB international traffic, free national). If you want to go faster than 128k, you have to pay Telecom for traffic (for example, 256k, $NZ39.95 to Telecom for 500MB traffic (including national) plus at least $NZ10 to an ISP (administrative, email, etc).

Denmark (1)

apocamok (196093) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940163)

The most commom provider here in Denmark, TDC, charges about 100 US$ / month (599 DKR) for 2Mbit/256Kbit ADSL.

The most common line here AFAIK is the less expensive 512Kbit/128Kbit which can be had for about 60US$ / month (359 DKR)

Rolla, Missouri - Fidelity Networks (1)

nneul (8033) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940168)

I'm paying $90/mo for 512 Kbps up / 512 Kbps down. The speed is generally quite solid. I believe the normal consumer packages are cheaper, but I wanted the decent upload speed. I believe $90/mo will get you 1.5Mbps/128Kbps. Sprint offers DSL in the area, but good luck finding out what the speed is.

Vancouver ,B.C. (1)

Quirk (36086) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940169)

$40.00/mo.

sweden (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940171)

10Mbps up/down. No transfer limit.
Stockholm, Sweden.
~43 USD/month.

Rochester Institute of Technology (1)

liquidice5 (570814) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940172)

Here at RIT, I have dual OC-3's plus a T3 backup, for the low low price of $30k a year

Actually, its quite nice

Broadband Britain (1)

mr_tommy (619972) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940174)

Prices are pretty steep. its about 39 /month (about say $65) for a 1mbits cable modem; its cheaper tho for adsl = its about 27/month for 512k.

Flanders (1)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940175)

I(actually, my parents) pay about 37 euro for cable. Limits are 10Gb/30 days 1Gb upstream.

Croatia (1)

najt (178981) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940177)

In Croatia there is only one DSL provider (the national network). The cheapest package is 40$/month (265$ setup) and that's 384/64 with 1GB of monthly bandwidth (yeah, one gig!), each additional MB is 10 cents. The most expensive is 580$/month (350$ setup) 1,5M/256k, 12GB of bandwidth, each additional MB is 8 cents.

Remember that the next time you bitch about your connection being expensive.

Broadband Choice for Aussie prices (1)

Davidge (71204) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940179)

This site: http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/

Shows price comparisons for a lot of Australian ISPs.

I'm with Optus cable and currently have a 6Gb data cap for $69.95 (Australian) per month.

Cable in Northern Colorado (1)

questforme (542772) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940180)

I'm paying $45/month for 1.5mps down/128kps up for my cable connection. If I could get DSL where I live(I can't) than it would be about the same or more. We do have a new broadband wireless ISP here in town but it's more expensive. I always thought $45/month was to expensive, now I'm sure...

Dallas area. (1)

Slayk (691976) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940181)

$42 for cable, 3Mbit down/256k up. It's not bad. I wish Comcast was slightly more reliable, though.

Sweden (4, Informative)

matoh (223724) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940185)

10 Mbit/sec Ethernet through Bredbandsbolaget AB: SEK 320/month (~USD 45)

24$ US = 36$ Canadian (1)

Stone316 (629009) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940189)

Hate to tell you bud, but your not paying too much for your highspeed connection. In Ottawa i'm paying 37$ a month. (I'm too lazy to look up the exchange rate but 24$US is probably closer to 32$)

Belgium (1)

S. Bolle (631631) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940190)

Over here, it's about 40 euro for both ADSL and Cable (128 kbps up/4 Mbps down) - 10GB limit.

Sillicon Valley DSL/Cable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940196)

Comcast cable is available in selected sillicon valley for $59/month 1800Kbps down 256Kbps up. If you're lucky and live near a CO office, you can get SBC DSL for $26.95 with 1.5Mbps down and 128Kbps up - or paying $26.95 for under 350Kbps.

Yep - living in middle of sillicon valley and getting crappy speed, and I'm just next door to HP. What bandwith glut??

NW indiana, 10minutes east of gary (1)

windex82 (696915) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940198)

Verizon DSL:
$32 goes to verizon for a 768/128 line, or 10$ more gets you 1400/128.

Then you can Pay $2.99 to verizon to provide you internet access that is alwasy on at 56k modem speed, or pay $20-$30 for a ISP that gan give you full speed. $20 includes static ip, ports 80, 25, and the windows ports blocked. $30 gets you a static and raw internet. All these prices are for 768/128 service, as im about 250ft too far for the 1400/128 service and have never bothered to get prices.

SBC just ran fiber right through the middle of the city so we may get service from SBC soon, and from what I hear is a godsend compaired to verizon.

Comcast cable runs $49.99 including the modem rental fee, if you buy your own its $46.99 + $2.99 bs fee for having your own modem.

Best price I could find in Washington DC (1)

stuffedmonkey (733020) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940201)

was Starpower - they have a bundle of Local phone line, basic cable and a cable modem for 90$ a month.

Alabama (1)

Wardc72 (620716) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940204)

I am a customer of Comcast and have internet as well as cable TV. 3MB downstream for $45/month (includes cable modem). Not bad, but could be better if cable companies were allowed to compete with each other. Comcast has a monopoly on this area.

Downtown NYC cable (1)

shawkin (165588) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940205)

$45 per month for consistent 3meg up and 500k down. To put this in context, I pay about $4,850 per month for rent and $525 per month for one parking space.

Comcast monopoly (1)

sunilonline (609351) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940209)

Well, the price here has gone up from $40 to $52 for new subscribers in the last few years and after a bankruptcy and acquisition. The problem is that Comcast has such a monopoly on the local market that they can charge whatever they want.

bargaining (2, Interesting)

drgroove (631550) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940211)

Comcast wants $56 / month in my area, and they force their basic cable service on you with their broadband. If you don't want their illegally bundled product package, you can get just broadband for around $75/mo., which is totally idiotic. I filed a complaint w/ the FCC, which was followed up on by the FCC and Comcast, and in the end completely ignored by both parties. Comcast is allowed to illegally bundle their products according to the FCC. Yea FCC.

So, I took my complaint to one of Comcast's phone reps, who lowered my monthly broadband/cable charge to about $34/mo. Not quite sure how I talked her into doing that, but whatever a discount is a discount.

South Florida (1)

digitalhermit (113459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7940212)

Prices range from $29 for DSL Lite (capped, dynamic IP) to about $79 at the top end of the home offering (multiple users, static IP, better downloads, multiple emails). I use the $59 offering which is the cheapest one with static IP that I found at the time. Nothing prevents the $29 offering from being shared, but this service seems to be targeted at mostly non-technical folks.

DSL in Lebanon... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7940213)

There's none.
TV cables are all pirated from satellites and no data link is available through them.
You can't use satellite internet connections too, the government think this is a "security matter" to transmit data over a satellite link (you get arrested by doing so).
You end paying something like USD $70 per month to use a few hours of dialup per day.
Feel better now?
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