Choices in one Montgomery County, Md. Location -- 20832 ZIP code Monthly cost in $ (except where noted) Download rate Upload rate Minimum contract length download limits (if any) monthly data transfer allowed cost in $ above minimum transfer
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Verizon








High Speed Internet Starter 17.99 768 kbps 128 kbps 12 months none mentioned


modem included

14.99 768 kbps 128 kbps 24 months



modem
Power Plan 29.99 3 mbs 768 kbps 12 months none mentioned


wireless router included

27.99 3 mbps 768 kbps 24 months



wireless router

37.99 3 mbps 768 kbps 1 month



modem included
FIOS -- Fast 39.99 5 mbps 2 mbps 12-24 months



router included; free installation
FIOS -- Fast (monthly) 47.99 5 mbps 2 mbps 1 month




FIOS -- Faster 49.99 15 mbps 2 mbps 12-24 months




FIOS -- Faster (monthly) 57.99 15 mbps 2 mbps 1 month




FIOS -- Fastest 179.95 30 mbps 5 mbps 12 months




FIOS -- Fastest (monthly) 199.95 30 mbps 5 mbps 1 month














Comcast








Performance 42.95 6 mbps approx. 384 kbps 1 month none


"power boost" to 12 mbps available
Performance Plus 52.95 8 mbps approx. 384 kbps 1 month none


"power boost" to 12 mbps available











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































*Most 'unlimited' broadband packages have a fair usage policy, which comes into affect if customers are slowing down the broadband speed for others, due to 'excessive usage'
US ISPs - 2007
Choices in one Montgomery County, Md. Location -- 20832 ZIP code Monthly cost in $ (except where noted) Download rate Upload rate Minimum contract length download limits (if any) monthly data transfer allowed cost in $ above minimum transfer
comments










Verizon








High Speed Internet Starter 17.99 768 kbps 128 kbps 12 months none mentioned


modem included

14.99 768 kbps 128 kbps 24 months



modem
Power Plan 29.99 3 mbs 768 kbps 12 months none mentioned


wireless router included

27.99 3 mbps 768 kbps 24 months



wireless router

37.99 3 mbps 768 kbps 1 month



modem included
FIOS -- Fast 39.99 5 mbps 2 mbps 12-24 months



router included; free installation
FIOS -- Fast (monthly) 47.99 5 mbps 2 mbps 1 month




FIOS -- Faster 49.99 15 mbps 2 mbps 12-24 months




FIOS -- Faster (monthly) 57.99 15 mbps 2 mbps 1 month




FIOS -- Fastest 179.95 30 mbps 5 mbps 12 months




FIOS -- Fastest (monthly) 199.95 30 mbps 5 mbps 1 month














Comcast








Performance 42.95 6 mbps approx. 384 kbps 1 month none


"power boost" to 12 mbps available
Performance Plus 52.95 8 mbps approx. 384 kbps 1 month none


"power boost" to 12 mbps available











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































*Most 'unlimited' broadband packages have a fair usage policy, which comes into affect if customers are slowing down the broadband speed for others, due to 'excessive usage'