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Frontier Communications (formerly Verizon), Sarasota, FL: 75/75 Mbps, $146/month, includes landline phone.

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357 Mbs down, 30 up: Infinity/Comcast TV with full additional packages, internet, and security package - about $150/mo.

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357 Mbs down, 30 up: Infinity/Comcast TV with full additional packages, internet, and security package - about $150/mo.

 

Wow, at least you could stream 8xDSD without problems.

 

I just upgraded from 10 to 50MBs (down, 5 up). and thought that was pretty fast already.

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Wow, at least you could stream 8xDSD without problems.

 

I just upgraded from 10 to 50MBs (down, 5 up). and thought that was pretty fast already.

 

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50/10 on a good day. If it should rain, it is evening time or a planet is retrograde all bets are off. This "business class" connection costs us $109 a month.

 

Google Fiber contractors are digging in front of our house. Can't wait to fire Comcast.

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The Apartment complex I live in offers free wi-fi. I checked the speed today.

 

5.10 Mbps download

1.70 Mbps upload

Latency: 346 ms

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I still love music.

 

Teresa

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Wow, has no idea Internet access was so expensive in the US. Here in France I have a 1Gb fiber optics connection for 30 $ a month.

 

Speaking only for myself, not only is it expensive, it is often not reliable. Where I am many people don't even have a choice of providers, it's one or none.

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123/8.6 Mbps for £35/month via Virgin Vivid 100 service but speeds are currently limited by legacy Virgin Modem which I'm told by Virgin is likely to be replaced free in 2017.

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I have Comcast, with similar rates and $ as mentioned above.

 

Fiber is SLOWLY incoming to the US, available in a few areas for consumers. I think there will be a tipping point, when enough people drop off the cable TV service that the cable companies will have to step up their service and lower pricing as everyone moves their entertainment source to the a-la-carte services that are coming on line. I may end up with copper cable internet connection, but they will have to tailor their product/price to compete in a more unstructured/competitive market. Currently my choices are consumer Cable vs UVerse or getting some commercial pipe, which would be a nightmare to get setup in a residential area. One day though...

 

Another point to cutting the (cable) cord: If you have more than one place to get media content, (whatever video/music floats your boat), when you cut the cable TV out of the mix, you only have to subscribe to each content provider once, not have to fund a cable TV package at home/office/beach house as in my case. The cable and Dish companies are waking up though, as more content is becoming available for internet based phone/pad/computer viewing.

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357 Mbs down, 30 up: Infinity/Comcast TV with full additional packages, internet, and security package - about $150/mo.

Various speakers, electronics, cable, etc. on loan for manufacturers' evaluation.

More or less permanently in use:

 

Schiit Iggy (latest), Ayre QB-9 DSD, Ayre Codex, Uptone Audio ISO Regen/LPS-1 Power supply, Berkeley Audio Alpha USB, PS Audio LanRover, Small Green Computer, Sonore ultraRendu, gigaFOIL4 ethernet/optical filter - Keces PS-3 power supply, (3) MBPs - stripped down for music only,  AQ Diamond USB & Ethernet, Transparent USB, Curious USB, LH Lightspeed split USB, Halide USB DAC, Audirvana +, Pure Music, ASR Emitter II Exclusive Blue amp, Ayre K-5xeMP preamp, Pass X-1 preamp, Quicksilver Mid-Mono Amps, Pass XA-30.5 amp, Duelund ICs & Speaker Cables, Paul Hynes SR-7 power supply, Grand Prix Audio Monaco Isolation racks & F1 shelves, Tannoy Canterbury SEs w/custom Duelund crossovers and stands, 2 REL 212SEs, AV RoomService EVPs, ASC Tube Traps, tons of CDs, 30 IPS masters, LPs.

 

http://www.getbettersound.com

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...when you cut the cable TV out of the mix, you only have to subscribe to each content provider once, not have to fund a cable TV package at home/office/beach house as in my case. The cable and Dish companies are waking up though, as more content is becoming available for internet based phone/pad/computer viewing.

 

I cut cable TV decades ago, in Reno we have more than 20 over-the-air HDTV channels, most 1080p. I bought a cheap $15 antenna and I get perfect reception on all channels and the sound quality is excellent. Best of all antenna TV is free! I only watch TV on my HDTV because it has the largest screen. If I need to fly anywhere in the future I'll take my laptop and listen high resolution music.

 

To sum up this and my previous post, internet is free, TV is free and I pay $17 per month (including all taxes and fees) for my corded landline telephone. I have no cellphone or iPad and I don't want either.

I have dementia. I save all my posts in a text file I call Forums.  I do a search in that file to find out what I said or did in the past.

 

I still love music.

 

Teresa

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Wow, has no idea Internet access was so expensive in the US. Here in France I have a 1Gb fiber optics connection for 30 $ a month.
50/10, DL/UL for $15. Europe too. And it's 100% reliable.
What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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100 Mbps ACT Fibrenet - $42/month

 

 

Surprised at the cost and speed of internet in the US!

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