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How much do you pay for home internet?
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:36:45 PM »
I'm trying to get mine to a more reasonable amount but not sure what people typically pay.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 05:59:43 PM »
Google Fiber $50

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 06:01:06 PM »
FiOS: $50/month

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 06:03:10 PM »
Charter (SoCal), $60/mo. Intro rate was $40 but we've been on the verge of possibly moving "in 6 months" since it expired. Also they *outperform* their advertised speed and we've maybe had one outage a year for about 10 minutes...so maybe it's worth it, IDK. (Or our expectations have been severely lowered by dealing with Comcast in Chicago.)

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 06:16:12 PM »
Just got on a promotional plan with Att for $40 in Ft Worth.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 06:32:24 PM »
$70 for ATT Uverse DSL.  I'm switching next month to toast.net, an ATT reseller.  Better speed and cheaper!  $45/mo for 18mbps.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 06:36:55 PM »
I'm paying the $80 for 10Mbps service including phone but no TV.  It's DSL based.  The DNS is responsive and their ToS are agreeable, so I'm OK with it.  I'm thinking of killing the phone line for a $30 savings.  We have the most basic Dish package for TV ($40) which I'll kill too when I get an antenna working.  Even the 10Mbps service has been fine for streaming with the Roku.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 06:40:56 PM »
$75/month with Comcast in Northeast Florida, unfortunately its the only service available in my neighborhood at this point.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 07:05:05 PM »
$78 a month (30mbs) w/Comcast in DC area (Alexandria). No other options

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 07:16:35 PM »
$15/Mo for 3MB.  It's enough internet for us.


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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 07:21:05 PM »
$40 for 375GB per month.

I think it is pretty good for living in Canada

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 07:24:26 PM »
$35/month for Earthlink (via Time Warner Cable).  50 down, 5 up (and usually a little better). 

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 07:47:20 PM »
$29.95/mo for 50Mbps through TDS.  Not an intro rate.  I already had their 15Mbps service for $45/mo, then I saw this rate on a billboard about a year ago.  Called TDS and they switched me right over.  It's supposed to be a "good for life" rate that never increases.

We have the most basic Dish package for TV ($40) which I'll kill too when I get an antenna working.

FYI, that's not the most basic Dish package.  There is a Welcome Pack that costs $20/mo:

https://www.mydish.com/upgrades/english-packages/welcome-pack

I had the Welcome Pack for a few years, then I called to cancel it and they offered it to me for $10/mo.  Since I can't get good OTA reception at my house, I went ahead and kept it for that price.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 08:00:12 PM »
$70 per month for ATT Gigapower around Raleigh, NC, which on my old macbook's wifi is typically 200 mbps up and down, or ~300-400mbps via ethernet cable. "Slow" is when it goes down to 60mbps up/down.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 08:03:04 PM »
$15/Mo for 3MB.  It's enough internet for us.


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Me too. They really didn't want to let me sign up for that. Told me it would be too slow and I'd hate it. But it's been fine.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2017, 08:13:51 PM »
$50/month through Sonic.net in Northern California.  It is very fast but I don't know the speed and it includes a landline phone.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2017, 08:15:20 PM »
It briefly went up to $80 for the lowest tier with time warner. I had enough and went to the office to pitch a fit. The lady cut my bill literally in half. She said she saw I was upset and didn't want to lose a customer. I hate TWC.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2017, 08:37:55 PM »
$30/ month for Time Warner Cable Internet. Charter Communication merged with TWC to form Spectrum .
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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2017, 09:02:47 PM »
$35 for 30/5 FIOS through Frontier.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2017, 09:08:14 PM »
$65 a month for 10/2 Mbps. It'd be $70 if not for me owning my own modem.

Unfortunately it's the only option in town. Jealous of those who pay half of what we do and get 10x the speed.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2017, 07:49:00 AM »
$40/mo with 2 yr contract, FiOS 50/50. $50/mo for year 2.
It was $75 a couple years ago when I cut FiOS cable and went internet only.
Then I went to time warner cable, $35/mo for 15/1, which sucked immensely. Especially when working with video files uploading to Dropbox.
Switched back to FiOS after a couple of months when I was eligible for a new subscriber deal. I figure I will just play the two off each other every couple years.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 08:21:56 AM »
$75/mo for Comcast. It's the only internet service available where I live other than DSL.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 10:22:20 AM »
$40 for 375GB per month.

I think it is pretty good for living in Canada

Who is your provider? I need to lower my internet bill but I find most of the companies in my area have very similar pricing.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 11:06:29 AM »
Taxes included, we pay $62/month for 50Mb.  (Actually, it measures at 75Mb or higher.  50Mb is the advertised speed we are paying for though.)  We're out in the country and we're pretty damn happy to have this for this price.  We were here for 5 years with more expensive options that were extremely slow and data-capped.
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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 11:12:04 AM »
$20/mo Comcast. They extended the 1st yr promo rate for a 2nd year when I threatened to cancel.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 11:25:55 AM »
On the last few months of a 1 year $40 promo with a regional cable provider (BRCTV - the only decent option in town). Will go up to $58 in May. 10MB down/800k up with an 800GB cap (which actually used to be 550 until January).

It's the best deal for the area, unfortunately. DSL for our address is half the speed for 1.5x the cost.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2017, 12:11:04 PM »
$43 comcast, 20 or 30 MB- DH runs a work server from home. 2 year promo rate. Not sure what we'll do when it expires =\
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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2017, 12:25:04 PM »
$50/month for crap Comcast.  This is the promo rate for one year.  Then it goes up to $75, I think.  Literally no other options where I live, which is really annoying, because I had much better service when I lived one mile north.  One of those hidden costs of moving that I didn't factor in.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2017, 12:28:11 PM »
$40 for 375GB per month.

I think it is pretty good for living in Canada

Who is your provider? I need to lower my internet bill but I find most of the companies in my area have very similar pricing.

My provider is Start, I'm in Southern Ontario. I get 25/2, 150GB for $40. I know they have a 30/2, unlimited plan for $50. I stick to my plan just because it's $10 cheaper and I average about 100GB a month. Zero complaints about their service, in two years I have been down once and it was fixed within 4 hours.

$40 for 375GB is great. I'd like to know the provider as well, just cause I'm curious.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2017, 01:08:17 PM »
I'm at $42 after taxes for """Spectrum""", which is a 'promo' rate with $20 off $60/100Mbps. For folks who still have an under $40 plan, what speeds are you on? When I called to complain, the lady swore up and down that there wasn't another lower speed plan available in my area. *angerface*

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2017, 01:12:10 PM »
I'm at $65/mo for FIOS.  It's more than I need, but my roommate is a gamer and likes the fast internet.  Not that I can complain too much, I like it too ;)  Probably would downgrade if it was just me, though.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2017, 01:27:15 PM »
0 dollars. Paid 300 dollar setup fee last year now it's 0 dollars for the next 7 years
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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2017, 01:36:07 PM »
Comcast: $79.95 for 80Mb.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2017, 02:30:02 PM »
I pay $80 for cox fiber.  Costs me $0 since my employer pays for it.  Once I decide to stop working I'll be revisiting this item and determine what I want to do.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2017, 02:36:10 PM »
0 dollars. Paid 300 dollar setup fee last year now it's 0 dollars for the next 7 years

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2017, 04:19:03 PM »
0 dollars. Paid 300 dollar setup fee last year now it's 0 dollars for the next 7 years

Nice! How did you do it?
I'm betting it was google fiber.  They're coming to our area, but no longer offer that option :-(

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2017, 04:20:27 PM »
$28.95 for 1 Mbps ADSL

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »
Just got 75 Mbps with Comcast for $50/month for 12 months in the Chicago suburbs.  It was 10 Mbps for $60/month.  I'll have to see what other deals are out there in 12 months.


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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2017, 04:42:54 PM »
$60 but it is lightening fast cable

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2017, 04:58:50 PM »
0 dollars. Paid 300 dollar setup fee last year now it's 0 dollars for the next 7 years

Nice! How did you do it?
I'm betting it was google fiber.  They're coming to our area, but no longer offer that option :-(

Correct Google fiber. And yeah they have nixed this option now.
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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2017, 05:18:12 PM »
$129.95. For 150GB/month and reasonable upload/download speeds.
We need fairly decent service as we both work remotely.
It is brutal seeing what others are paying for better service ... definitely a cost of rural living.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2017, 06:12:50 PM »
$43 comcast, 20 or 30 MB- DH runs a work server from home. 2 year promo rate. Not sure what we'll do when it expires =\

Is there any competition in your area? If so, when it expires, you might try calling and say you have an offer from another company for the rate you're currently paying, and see if they'll match it for another promo term (they did for me).

I've also heard of partners switching off/changing the account name to continue the "new account" promo rate. That is, if you want to stay with Comcast :) I know, calls w/ Comcast can be painful! And must be very well documented.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2017, 06:39:27 PM »
I pay about $78 for 50Mbps of Verizon Fios plus local cable tv with HBO. 


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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2017, 06:51:50 PM »
We paid $55/month for 5mpbs from Centurylink but last week I got upset with that price so they lowered it to $25/month for the next 12 months. And yes, that is the fastest speeds available from that provider in our area

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2017, 07:25:23 PM »
I cancelled my Charter Spectrum service this afternoon after getting new AT&T service installed yesterday. The Spectrum price had increased to $65 per month, the second price increase in 3 months. I had frequent brief outages and was angry about a second price increase so soon after the first. My new AT&T plan will be $40 per month, unfortunately only locked at that price for a year. As far as I could tell, those two companies are my only choices.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2017, 07:33:11 PM »
$43 comcast, 20 or 30 MB- DH runs a work server from home. 2 year promo rate. Not sure what we'll do when it expires =\

Is there any competition in your area? If so, when it expires, you might try calling and say you have an offer from another company for the rate you're currently paying, and see if they'll match it for another promo term (they did for me).

I've also heard of partners switching off/changing the account name to continue the "new account" promo rate. That is, if you want to stay with Comcast :) I know, calls w/ Comcast can be painful! And must be very well documented.

Nope, no other providers! And when we've tried the partner tradeoff in the past, at least, the whole 'same last name same address' nixed us from promo rates. We moved like 2 months later, so I never fought it then, but will still be annoying if it happens =\
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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2017, 12:15:45 AM »
ATT fiber, google said they were coming to town, a week later ATT magically had fiber. I love the free market :)
Not only that, i refused to signup unless they extended the promo offer for life....

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2017, 12:17:44 AM »
And to anyone who says they is only ONE ISP in your area, you are wrong. Just like the people who say they were only 4 cell phone providers. Yes you may be using the same hardware, but there are plenty of sub companies to get your internet through.

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2017, 02:45:27 AM »
$108/ month total on Spectrum but includes phone (don't use) and TV (rarely use)

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Re: How much do you pay for home internet?
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2017, 05:56:47 AM »
$75/mth for 10/1 Mbps* and 200 GB.
Like others here, it is a downside of rural living.

* effective speed over the last week has been <5 Mbps. Sometimes in the evenings on weekends we are down to around 1.5 Mbps.
AND there are no other providers!


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