Is there any way to speed up apt-get ?
filip.ruymen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 13:37:45 UTC 2005
Here in belgium I pay 60€ a month for a 10mbs connection with a limit
of 25gigbaty a month.
Compared to other subscriptions in belgium this is quite good.
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 00:13:02 +1100, Adam Membrey
<membreya at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> s.roman wrote:
> >Vincent, did you say you can get 20mbps ADSL? That doesn't sound
> >right... I don't believe ADSL can even go that fast. I'm pretty sure
> >the max is around 8mbps, and you said you could only get max speeds of
> >15kbps when downloading x-plane? Did you try anything else, or like a
> >speed test? It just sounds a bit fishy of how you can get 1mbps for 20
> >euros/month, and 20mbps 30 euros/month. There's too much of a
> >discrepancy. It really does seem unlikely that France would have such
> >fast speeds for such a cheap price. Technology wouldn't differ in cost
> >that much between countries. Hell, US is the cheapest country I know
> >for technology products and hardware. Every other country I've been to
> >has higher prices when converted to USD and usually people don't
> >receive anywhere near the amount of money people in US do. I remember
> >in Russia a Geforce 5700 Ultra cost around 300 dollars, about 6 months
> >Broadband is getting much cheaper in New York City. Right now I'm
> >getting 3mbps/768kbps from Verizon for 30 bucks a month. Many people
> >here have roadrunner cable which I think offers 5mbps downstream
> >bandwidth, at a similar price, but of course you have to have cable
> >too and pay for that in addition.
> >And adam, I was wondering how much you pay for that 10mbit/1mbit
> >connection in the suburbs? The connection speed isn't the limiting
> >factor in my household, it's the price :). Technically I'm pretty sure
> >we can get 10mbit line from Verizon for more money. Hell, you could
> >get a 100mbit line, but only for huge magnitudes of cash piles haha.
> >On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 13:41:35 -0800, Bob Nielsen <nielsen at oz.net> wrote:
> >>On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 06:42:28PM +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> >>>>Not only does the US lag a bit in internet speed, the costs here tend to
> >>>>be somewhat higher than in many other countries.
> >>>Hmmmm, how much costs 1Mbps in the states ?
> >>>The cost of life in the US is way higher than in France. Here I pay
> >>>about 20 Euros for 1Mbps cable, and 20Mbps ADSL costs about 30 Euros.
> >>>About 40 USD at a rough guess.
> >>>But here most people earn only about 1,000 USD per month, and still have
> >>>to pay some income tax every year on top of that.
> >>>I don't think on can live decently in a US city with 1,000 USD...no ?
> >>>So even if you pay say 100 or 150 USD per month for broadband, its still
> >>>cheap by US standards...
> >>It varies quite a bit. For 1.5Mb down/896kb up, I pay 48 USD, $28 to
> >>the telephone company for my ADSL connection and $20 to my ISP (bridged,
> >>one static IP, no usage restrictions). Until a few months ago it was
> >>slightly more expensive and only 650kb down/256kb up but technology
> >>improvements and competition have helped. Cable would be a bit cheaper
> >>if I subscribed for television (I have satellite) and slightly higher
> >>without for a data rate of (I think) 2Mb/sec. Satellite internet is
> >>more expensive (around 70 USD per month, I think) and is mainly used by
> >>people who cannot get a fast connection otherwise.
> >>I think that the cost of shopping and dining are slightly higher in
> >>France than here (but less than in England), although housing (also high
> >>in England) is less expensive than most places in the U.S. We are taxed
> >>less but pay more for medical care (although now that I am over 65
> >>years of age, the government medicare program covers much of this).
> >>>>When I was in France (Roubaix) last year, I noticed that there were many
> >>>>more internet cafés than I have seen in the U.S.
> >>>>I suppose that is somewhat a reflection of the lower computer/people ratio there.
> >>>Definitely ! There are still tons of people who don't have a PC here,
> >>>and many of those who have, don't really use internet to it's full
> >>>potential. each of my parents have one, but they don't even master
> >>>e-mails ! It really very very very basic stuff. All my mom wants from
> >>>her computer is... "Freecell" ! :-/
> >>Yeah, my wife is the same way. She stopped using email after getting a
> >>bunch of spam but likes "Pysol".
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> My connection costs me about $70 AUD a month
> and I get shaped to 28.8k modem speeds after 12 gb
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