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    Quote Originally Posted by dafansu View Post
    M1 at 25mbps for $39 seems to be a good deal
    Comparatively, M1 seems to be offering a lower price at $39 than the other two. What's the catch there I'm missing? (SH & Singtel min fibre network speed is 50 and above). I'm like paying $44 for my 16 mbps cable connection.

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    Not sure how reliable these fibre optic cables will be when the workers who lay them just let cars run over them freely in carparks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    Not sure how reliable these fibre optic cables will be when the workers who lay them just let cars run over them freely in carparks.
    if you observe how to they lay cables, they use sandbags to cover them. Easier to maintain.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    if you observe how to they lay cables, they use sandbags to cover them. Easier to maintain.
    I've never seen them doing that. I've only seen them stretching the cables over the carpark ground and let cars drive over them. No sandbags at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    Comparatively, M1 seems to be offering a lower price at $39 than the other two. What's the catch there I'm missing? (SH & Singtel min fibre network speed is 50 and above). I'm like paying $44 for my 16 mbps cable connection.
    i think the other two is giving free home line

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    yep. its the mio thats giving headaches. anyways, M1 runs on the same singtel lines for their internet. hints hints
    Mio runs on RJ-11 currently.. aka Telephone cables with 4 copper wires. there is a limit to how much it can handle..especially if you have mioTV and mio's free home line running on it

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    international connections is still limited at 15MBS...so what's the point of 25MBS
    Starhub's Maxonline prem is 18mbps for international and some of the newer fibre plans have 25mbps for international connections..highest being starhub's 1Gbps plan ..has 100Mbps for international connections.


    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    Honestly they're just inflating all the numbers. 25 mbps will never happen. It's funny how the speeds are lower than the bandwith...If you have a 1GB/s connection but your bandwith is only 100KB/s, your max speed is still 100KB/s...All these speed things are just marketing gimmicks. You can get 25 mb/s...yes, if your whole neighbourhood (or maybe the whole of Singapore) is not using the net.
    The problem is these numbers..16M...they are not in BYTES.. as most ppl think that they are.. these numbers and Mbps... are based on the old dialup modem kbps... names..
    Meaning ..kbps.. Kilo BITS per second..

    SO a Starhub Maxonline Premium at 16mbps, is 16 Mega BITS per second.. if u divide it by 8.. that translate to 2MB/sec maximum..

    Since i am on this plan, i can say that i do admit i can hit such speeds during downloads at times.. but it does not sustain that speed for a very long time..

    the graph will peak to hit 2,000 K/B per second than after a few minutes. drop to 150KB /s and maybe later peak to 600KB/s and than 1500KB/s again.. irratic.

    However when the broadband is downloading at the 2000KB/sec, my phone line goes dead.. no one can call in or out.. i suspect its cos my download just "ATE UP" my entire bandwidth.. sometimes my sister calls me on my mobile complaining she cant call in to my house. ...and i have to PAUSE the download on my download manager.. and wait for a few minutes than the phone works..



    Quote Originally Posted by dafansu View Post
    I just cancelled my 16mbps after being for them for at least 10 years. Now using free singtel 1mbps. Frankly speaking it's as good as SH 16mbps except the upload speed is very limited. No regret for cancelling. Maybe next year will go for fibre network. M1 at 25mbps for $39 seems to be a good deal
    i am thinking of switching to fibre after my current 16mbps expires in dec 2011.. hopefully my home will be fibre ready by then.. i checked Open Net website and it states it shld be able that time my house is ready..

    3G broadband is still way too expensive.. for 21mbps speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    The problem is these numbers..16M...they are not in BYTES.. as most ppl think that they are.. these numbers and Mbps... are based on the old dialup modem kbps... names..
    Meaning ..kbps.. Kilo BITS per second..

    SO a Starhub Maxonline Premium at 16mbps, is 16 Mega BITS per second.. if u divide it by 8.. that translate to 2MB/sec maximum..
    interesting...never knew that!
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    From yesterday's paper, apparently IDA is stepping in on this issue. They seem to want ISP to advertise based on average instead of maximum speed. Yeah consumer wins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Nielson View Post
    From yesterday's paper, apparently IDA is stepping in on this issue. They seem to want ISP to advertise based on average instead of maximum speed. Yeah consumer wins!
    That doesn't mean we are going to get better/more stable connection. It just means we don't have inflated numbers for the speeds. Rather pointless if you disconnect every 10 minutes, regardless of network speed.

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