Quote: Originally Posted by whs
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For instance, at high speeds of 45 Mbps and over, the OECD report has the US ranked 30th out of 33 countries, with an average price of $90 a month. With phone and TV thrown in, plus some premium channels, these packages often cost $200.
I think I "Pipp'ed" you to it -- I posted this in the W8 Forums.
What bugs me even more is that Caps are ridiculously low in the US whereas in Europe services are essentially uncapped -- no point capping broadband once you start streaming or downloading full HP quality (1080p) movies - or better - just think of what happens when 4K video quality appears (next generation - post HD) --you'll have swallowed up your monthly allowance in 10 mins of movie download .
This is where consumers made an error -- for my part I'd rather take a 4MB /s internet speed with UNLIMITED downloads than 30 GB with say a typical 130 GB Cap limit per month. The consumers seemed to go for the higher speed -- but what's the point if IT'S CAPPED.
Even when I'm in the UK -- not the cheapest place on the planet - I get UNCAPPED from SKY at reasonable fibre optic download -- FREE for 6 mths - and that includes phone calls -- and I can get the WHOLE SKY TV kybosh - Movie channels, sport and every other thing you can think of for 78 GBP a month ( approx. 85 EUR / 110 USD) - and a lot cheaper if I cut out the Sex channels, Movie channels etc and just take the basic TV with a few channels like discovery plus the Sports channels (which is basically just what I actually want).
I'm still on a gig in the UK (as well as with other clients in Continental Europe so travel between apartments in Brussels, Manchester and Paris a lot) for another year or so --the SKY package makes a lot of sense and --Virgin and other operators I believe also offer similar decent monthly packages too.
No way anything like 200 USD a month - and this is in Manchester UK - not as expensive as say London but certainly not the cheapest place in a not very cheap country either.