I need a broadband recommendation

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Tue Jul 25 16:44:54 BST 2006

Surely they mean 2Mb (megaBIT), which would translate to a theoretical max
of roughly 200KB (kiloBYTE), so to get sustained transfers of 230KB would
be expected.

But then I live on an island in the middle of an ocean, and am out of
touch with consumer speeds.  Maybe they really do mean 2MB (megaBYTE)?


On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 hammond.mason at uk.abnamro.com wrote:

> My home broadband supplier/ISP is OneTel and I am becomming unhappy with
> their performance.
> I have a '2MB' package that - per the small print - is 'up to' 2MB/s.  In
> the past month I have not been able to download ISOs at more than 230KB/s.
> I feel I'm getting ripped off.
> Can anyone recommend an alternative ISP for broadband that guarantees a
> minimum 2MB/s download bandwidth?
> P.S.  I managed to install PC-BSD on my system over the weekend and am
> really impressed with it so far (it's my first contact with FreeBSD, coming
> from a XP-to-Linux-to-FreeBSD background)
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