On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 19:59 +0300, Eli Wapniarski wrote:
Slow DSL Line. What's you're throughput when downloading the
It's a 1Mbps line shared among 3 users (and 4 computers) in the
household. As long as nothing else is going on, that means around
115KBps effective dl speed, assuming the servers aren't overloaded.
I'd gladly pay for better b/w, but the ISP offers only two alternatives,
a 1.5Mbps service for about 60% higher cost, and a 2Mbps service for *4
times* the cost of 1Mpbs (yes, you read that correctly, the cost rises
exponentially, contrary to what you see almost anywhere else in the
world). Other ISPs claim better speed, but the scuttlebutt is that this
should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Anyway, this is all somewhat tangential. I don't want to give the
impression that the marble issue is so burdensome as to seriously affect
me. I just don't like unnecessary bloat, and I wouldn't like it even if
I had 10Mbps or 100Mpbs.