Meanwhile in Finland:
Speedtest result to a server in the same city: 125.29 Mbps down, 10.82 Mbps up, 19ms ping (cable to equipment room, fiber from there)
Our block of flats has roughly 9eur/month/flat mandatory fee for 10Mbps internet and cable tv, then on top of that I pay 35eur/month for my speed upgrade. Adding both together and converting to US$ gives $60.5
My mobile phone speedtest result is 18.24Mbps down, 4.07Mbps up, 38ms ping (full speed 3G) for 14eur/month. On top of that, 0.045eur/minute for calls I initiate, and 0.045eur/sms sent. Receiving calls and sms is free. So converted to US$ it is $19.26/month $0.062/min $0.062/sms
Neither the cable nor the mobile connection have any data caps.
No landline phone here, everyone had them 20 years ago but as cellphones became more common, they became obsolete for most people.
Cheap or expensive?
my general purpose desktop system: HP LP3065 30" LCD 2560x1600 pixels, Q9450, 8GB DDR2 ECC 800MHz, EVGA 460GTX 1GB SC ([email protected]/2000MHz), WD Velociraptor 300GB, Samsung 2TB, Gigabyte EX38-DS4, Antec P182b, Corsair VX450, Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, Scythe S-Flex fan, <90W AC idle, 200W AC gaming