out of interest how much do you pay for internet services in the US??
From a UK point of view we pay roughly ( all connections are typically unlimited with no useage caps)
£20 / month for what you call DSL (ADSL) speeds can be anything from 1.5mbps to 16mbps $26 US$ including tax
£25 for Fibre to the cabinet this is where fibre optic cable goes to a box/cabinet/infrastructre in the street and from there to your property US$33 inclusive of all tax, speeds typically 30mbps there is a faster veriosn that costs roughly £30 (US$38) that goes upto 80mbps
There is also full fibre optic ( fibre to the premises) in some areas (bing slowly rolled out nationaly) speeds can be as fast as full fibre allows costs roughly £45/month (US$45)
Prices can vary here dramatically by location and provider. As mentioned, I have CenturyLink DSL, currently getting just under 110 Mbps. I'm still playing under a no longer existing plan at about $60. I noticed on their web site that their non-fiber plan is only $45, so I'll be calling them soon to see about an adjustment. While they do offer Gigabit fiber for $65, it's not available in my area. All of those prices have some additional fees and charges, but I don't think they amount to more than $10-15 at most.
Gigabit is available in many major metropolitan areas of the US, but again prices can vary wildly. I think Google Fiber runs about $75 where available, but that's really just a guess.
In December 2009 AT&T came thru the neighborhood and buried fiber optic for several miles.Had the boxes all set up for U Verse.Everyone that had it loved it and even bragged about the picture quality of their standard definition TV.That was eleven years ago and still nothing.Now back to AT&T DSL everyone I know that has it hates it.My bro in law had it almost two years and when the contract was up with it and Direct TV he gladly went back to Cable TV and internet.DSL is priced lower the the rest but you get what you pay for.
In December 2009 AT&T came thru the neighborhood and buried fiber optic for several miles. Had the boxes all set up for U Verse. Everyone that had it loved it and even bragged about the picture quality of their standard definition TV. That was eleven years ago and still nothing. Now back to AT&T DSL everyone I know that has it hates it. My bro in law had it almost two years and when the contract was up with it and Direct TV he gladly went back to Cable TV and internet. DSL is priced lower the the rest but you get what you pay for.
Can't say I've ever had any issue with CenturyLink DSL. I've had it since the very beginning with 1.5 Mbps, and speeds continue to improve. Once they installed neighborhood DSLAMs, speeds became close to cable, with none of the outages that happened with our neighborhood cable supplier (TCI, which became Comcast). Nothing could get me to switch to cable as long as I have respectable DSL. And I consider anything a 40 Mbps or faster is respectable for me. Other than downloading a very occasional ISO or major software package, I simply have no need for faster.
Many years ago I had AT&T DSL for a while.
some idiot I used to know attacked me relentlessly. It was kinda
funny watching the 2wire Blinking its lights and going nuts.
I dont know about DSL being any more secure.