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As an example from outside the US, we (UK) have 100Mb (advertised 60-80Mb achievable) fiber to cabinet, copper to house (<100M) for £46 ($60) but that includes a phone line and TV. Its difficult here to get internet not bundled with phone and TV. We are in a suburb.
For the longest time it was around $89/month for 100M connection (with no data limits). Lately they're charging about $65 for the same thing. We're out beyond the suburbs which might explain that. Our provider always extremely reliable so I don't mind the $65, we don't pay for any of the other TV services.
If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur! - Red Adair
50 MB (Real, 52 UP 25 Down) a town close to capital city, Bogotá, Colombia: USD$20/month, without limitations. USD$ 70 if a include TV and fixed phone (I must include them) The invoice shows each item separately ($20 Internet; 35+ TV; $15 phone). The connections is fiber to cabinet, copper to house.
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!