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I'm having 75Mb fiber that costs $38/month with the current Real/Dollar rate and I live in a state capital, Curitiba.
That's very expensive for Brazil standard's, but it's the best internet provider by far.
(We have cases of providers offering 50mb, but less then 20mb actually arrives.
Speed= 53 down/4.6 up (with VPN), 106 down, 5.7 up (without VPN)
Cost = $95/month (includes 1 phone line)
Where live = City (Seattle, WA).
We get ripped off here. The city government has divided the city up into zones and there's only a single provider in each zone (unless you want DSL which comes from the phone company). Thus no competition and ridiculous pricing in our high tech city.
Poland, a large city. Corrently it's 80 PLN (~19 USD) for 300/30 Mbps optic fiber, but recently they called me with a new offer – 1000/100 Mbps for 20 PLN (~5 USD) more.
It's even faster than advertised too, I often get 320/40 Mbps (according to Speedtest).
From reading / hearing it on the news, I was one those people who went "bit O Gaffa, it be alright" and dang me if that not what they used! Mind you if I was in that situation, I would want to go the whole hog and chop a finger off my glove and do a Watney!
...I moved to another town.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that my Internet speeds were hanging out around 5MBPS even though I pay for 100 MBPS. Spectrum came out and physically stared at the incoming cable but staring at it didn't seem to do anything so the tech left.
I knew I was moving so I gave up on caring about it.
Anyways, I am a new place, a new town and there is :
1 cable buried in the ground that comes up to my house.
Out of that one cable I ran a cable inside to the cable modem. No splitters, nothing else.
I also bought a quad-core tri-band router Linksys AC2200.[^]
I now get 114 MBPS over direct connect from cable modem. We have 3 people streaming UHD tv, PlayStation games and various other stuff and everything is fast.
So, if you're having problems, just move to a new city.