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Topic # 223772 16-Oct-2017 21:54
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Hi Team,

 

 

 

I was wandering Who sets the speed tiers with the ISPs?

 

 

 

Why is it that most ISPs only offer fibre at 100/20   200/20 then Gagabit why is there no in between like 100/50 or 100/100 etc 

 

 

 

And these speeds have been the same for years they have never increased with time..

 

 

 

 Mobile data caps increase every year yet the speeds for fibre plans remain the same year after year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks 

 

 


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  Reply # 1884632 16-Oct-2017 22:02
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i was wondering the same,  currently for me fibre is slower than vdsl for the same price. unless there is another reason to upgrade fibre i am not aware of?


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  Reply # 1884633 16-Oct-2017 22:02
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Because a majority of people are only interested in the cheapest possible price for their service.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1884634 16-Oct-2017 22:04
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i'm almost interested in poking the RSP and see if i can confuse the CSR .... (and by proxy get an answer about other speeds...)








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  Reply # 1884635 16-Oct-2017 22:06
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phantomdb:

 

i'm almost interested in poking the RSP and see if i can confuse the CSR .... (and by proxy get an answer about other speeds...)

 

 

 

 

What do you mean RSP don't you mean ISP?


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  Reply # 1884637 16-Oct-2017 22:08
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Residential Service Provider = Internet Service Provider, same thing, i'm in the industry and its a habit i cant shake.






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  Reply # 1884638 16-Oct-2017 22:10
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RSP = retail service provider.

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  Reply # 1884647 16-Oct-2017 22:21
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sbiddle: RSP = retail service provider.

 

points, thats what i ment to put








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  Reply # 1884648 16-Oct-2017 22:24
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sbiddle: RSP = retail service provider.

 

 

 

Yeah I thought that's what is meant but I didn't see why someone would call it that rather then ISP


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  Reply # 1884661 16-Oct-2017 22:56
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Well Yes. 

 

 

 

I went for Gigabit only because i need 40-60 Mbps  Upload, and Download does not really matter 20 enough. 

 

 

 

Will be good to see something like 30/30  50/30  100/50  100/100 

 

But i suspect ISPs/Goverment/? try to limit people to use their connections to set up private servers and etc.  Just a Guess.  

 

 

 

I'm Sure there is no technical issues to provide symmetrical connections to Public like: 30/30 or 50/50. Nowdays you dont even need 100 unless you have a house of 10+ heavy users of Youtube. 


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  Reply # 1884664 16-Oct-2017 23:04
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Starscream122:

 

 

 

And these speeds have been the same for years they have never increased with time..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have. When fibre first came out it the most common speed offered was 30/10. Now it's 100/20.

 

The fastest residential plan was 100/50, then it increased to 200/200, now it's 1000/500




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  Reply # 1884673 16-Oct-2017 23:22
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DarkShadow:

 

Starscream122:

 

 

 

And these speeds have been the same for years they have never increased with time..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have. When fibre first came out it the most common speed offered was 30/10. Now it's 100/20.

 

The fastest residential plan was 100/50, then it increased to 200/200, now it's 1000/500

 

 

 

 

On what ISP? Vodafone consumer plans are 100/20     200/20  same as spark....


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  Reply # 1884675 16-Oct-2017 23:25
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Here I was going.. am I missing something here? after a recent change from 30/10 to 50/10

 

Grandfather plan where landline isn't $15 more for the same as now :) Sure the speed might be lower, but the cap is higher than current ones for same pricing.


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  Reply # 1884740 17-Oct-2017 07:16
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Starscream122:

 

sbiddle: RSP = retail service provider.

 

 

 

Yeah I thought that's what is meant but I didn't see why someone would call it that rather then ISP

 

 

My answer to that is why would you call it an ISP rather than RSP?

 

Maybe in the days when you only had dialup calling it an ISP made sense, but RSP is pretty much the accepted term in the industry these days and certainly the term that's far more commonly used.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1884742 17-Oct-2017 07:19
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99.9% of users out there would not notice the difference if their upload was 20Mbps or 200Mbps as the typical Internet user has usage that's very assymetrical. I'd be interested to know what particular use case the OP has that relies on massive data uploads that they would notice the difference.

 

At the end of the day residential internet has become a numbers game since the margins are so incredibly low. The focus from most people is headline download speed and price so RSP's opt for UFB profiles that meet these requirements.

 

 


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  Reply # 1884745 17-Oct-2017 07:42
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sbiddle: My answer to that is why would you call it an ISP rather than RSP?

 

Maybe in the days when you only had dialup calling it an ISP made sense, but RSP is pretty much the accepted term in the industry these days and certainly the term that's far more commonly used.

 

You've lost me. Whether dialup or fibre, the provider is still providing Internet service (access), so I'm not sure why you imply that it doesn't make sense now. As for RSP being "far more common", I've never heard it outside Geekzone.


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