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Australia continues to get the short end of the stick.

In Paris, $50 buys a 24 Mb/s connection with unlimited downloads and unlimited VoIP. Japanese customers pay $45 a month for more than 50 Mb/s with unlimited downloads. Telstra Bigpond's $49.95 ADSL plan is a 1.5 Mb/s connection with a mere 400 MB of downloads.
(Prices in AUD)

Hardly seems fair to me. How much do you guys pay and what do you get for your money?

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Move. You're like a desert nomad complaining about a lack of water.

I get 24Mbps for roughly $44 (but it's really just 8 because of the distance to the "phone station").

a mere 400 MB of downloads
That company wouldn't get a single subscriber in Sweden. What use is broadband if you use up your monthly quota within the hour? Afaik there's no limit on any of the Swedish isp's. I think my brother downloaded 8 gigs of stuff just yesterday.
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Yeah, both my grandparents and a friend of mine have a 400Mb dl limit. Sucks to be them.

I have 1.5mbit and 15Gb dl limit. It's the best available in my area- dad picked it cos it bundles internet, landline and mobile phone bills into one... so I'm not sure about the pricing but he allegedly gets a 'discount'.

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-At work so I'll edit this message when I get home with the speed info... I do remember though I'm just paying around $29.99 with unlimited download (seriously torrenting about 15gbs as of now nonstop :P)

I'm happy though as I'm able to torrent while playing EVE or FEAR Combat with no slowdowns.

I also like to give a big FUCK YOU to Comcast for providing shitty services. :)!!

To avoid any possible flame war on IPs emerging from here, I just didn't like Comcast after a few months with them; lets leave it at that.

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I used to have comcast's ridiculously expensive premium cable which was like 8Mb down, 512k up or something. It served me well enough, since I didn't have to pay for it.


Stealing wireless from someone within the apartment complex. Pretty fast. More importantly I live directly across the street from my university and their internet is ridiculous. yay for stealing!

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