Discussion in 'General' started by Jackel, 20 Sep 2002.
56k and less is around $10 - $25
Cable $40 - $50
DSL $50 - $60
yup, expect to pay $50 for broadband.
Dialup (at least in metropolitan areas) is available for $9.99
Since your last inquiry was about Sweden (wasn't it?) maybe you are looking for somewhere to relocate? We've got plenty of room.
DSL is frequently in the $49.95/mo range. Cable is from $35ish to $55/monnth (my experiences).
T1s are averaging about 1200/mo, at least from the tier 1 providers.
I can't tell you what our fractional DS3 costs due to contractual obligations.
Didn't know we were listing "ungodly fast" internet connections.
Business class DSL (1.5 / 1.5 with fixed IPs) will run about $200 /mo.
"I'm over here rubbin' two sticks together and you're walking around with a Zippo..." George Costanza
well i have a 7.1/768 line in LA for 185/month
I like it alot!
CAUTION - This post may be huge. Please take caffeine now.
When I moved over it was with my family. Although I was not intimately involved with the procedure I did see some hurdles you would probably face:
. Credit - In Europe nothing on your credit rating = good credit. Over here loads on your credit rating = good credit. Way to fix this = take out a loan at a bank and repay it quickly. Explain what you want to do to a loan officer at any bank and they can help you out.
. Driving - I didn't have my license when I moved over (was 17) so I took drivers ed with a bunch of 16 year olds at the local high school. Total cost $100. End result = license. Forget all that reversing round corners **** you have to do over there
. ID - YOU WILL WANT A DRIVERS LICENSE. you cannot do diddly without it. Even if you don't plan to drive (you will, believe me) You will also get a SSN (Social Security Number) if you are intending to stay for any period of time. I would imagine the consulate can give you more info on that.
. Girls - Beautiful and they'll dig your accent. And, uh, they're nice...
. Taxes - Low
. Immigration - How are you planning on entering the country? H1B? Student visa? these will make a big difference in how you come over here. You may even need sponsorship from a compay to come over. Luckily, they view Brits in a different light than they would, say, Indians or Mexicans (just the facts.) Again, check with the consulate.
. Insurance - You need health insurance. We don't have socialized healthcare, so you will need some kind of insurance. Most universities have some kind of low cost health center/clinic but you don't want this to be the best care available to you.
. Community - Are you going to be a student? If so, most universities have an international student organisation specifically geared to helping people like yourself meet people. I just hung out at the bars to each his own.
. Elastictrickery - Get rid of everything electric you have. sell it. forget about it. buy it here. Only exception - your PC and monitor (sell the printer, it wont work)
Any specific questions, just ask and either myself or some of the other US residents will be able to help you out.
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6 and a half years now. I've been married for 3 and a half
Wireless internet will cost about $70 a month plus a $100 setup fee, but it is fast, or so I hear.
well, i work for such a wireless company and altough wireless is hella fast (up to 11mbps, usually T1 speeds), the range is not super far. Get dsl for home, set up wifi in your home
That's a scary thought. I've heard of other countries with much better bandwidth to $ ratios.
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