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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:14
Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:47
Posted 11 December 2013 - 18:56
Price to speed? what if there is 2 competitors with the same speed/price. You flip a coin? I am trying to find out what the Techie audience is looking for so please get technical.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 19:39
Around here it is price to speed, there really are no other performance bench marks. I have verizon dsl at about half the speed of comcast, while it is half the cost of comcast it also is half the speed. Those are the only two choices I have, well there is sat service but I wouldn't go that route with having the other two available and I would go air card before that. So it really comes down to price to speed for me. There are sites out there that rate isps, I believe speedtest.net rates them if you can get the same service at the same price from multiple companies.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 22:58
all the things you listed you shouldn't be taking their word for anyway. try it out for a month and make your own measurements.
the list of things i would find out about, some you may be able to get by yourself off their website:
- is it a symmetrical connection? if not, what's the up/down rated speed?
- do they traffic shape in any way?
- are there any restrictions on usage? (a lot of people prohibit hosting "servers", for example, or have FUPs)
- do you need to sign a contract?
- what's the process for terminating the subscription?
- do you rent or own the equipment?
- how does repair work? what is whose responsibility?
- do they charge you additional for anything?
- read their TOS carefully
Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:21
Oh, forgot one thing: what's the data cap and how do they handle overages?
Posted 12 December 2013 - 18:58
thanks primexx. those are all good questions. I am putting a case study together and am trying to find the extremes of what people care about.
Posted 12 December 2013 - 19:09
Reliability is the also important, will it always be the connection speed that you've paid for.