« Reply #1 on: 22. Jul 2004 at 12:48 »
I'm paying HNS Direcway $60USD/month for what they advertise as
"up to" 400/128. It only includes two-way internet access and 5
email accounts; no web hosting, no storage, no FTP, et cetera. The
hardware and (mandatory) installation fee is an up front investment
of nearly $600USD. The service is generally unlimited, but can be
throttled or terminated if the TOS are abused. If one doesn't need
more than 169 MB of throughput in a 4 hour window (more off-peak),
the throttle doesn't kick in.
But it's shared bandwidth, so those 400/128 figures can vary wildly.
I've seen multi-connection downloads in excess of 6 mbps, but have
never uploaded faster than 110 kbps (to a FTP server). During
periods of unusually high activity, I've occasionally experienced
sub-modem speeds in both directions. In actuality, it probably
averages more like 1500/50