Is 100 megabits per second really the new standard? • HWzone

Is 100 megabits per second really the new standard?

The latest free upgrade of the Internet infrastructure speed announced May be interpreted in the long term as an addition of tens of shekels in the account of customers who do not need the additional potential speed

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Bezeq Has announced A few days ago on An additional upgrade whereby all its Internet customers, subscribed to the service at 40Mbps speed, will be upgraded automatically and at no extra cost to the 100Mbps speed.


At the same time, its subscribers to 5Mbps and 10Mbps speeds will be upgraded to 15Mbps, which will become the minimum speed offered by it. In addition, the cost of connecting to customers who are already connected to the package at 100Mbps speed has been reduced, and from today they will pay NIS 119 per month, compared with the current NISNUMX.

This is not the first time that Bezeq has initiated an upgrade and set a higher minimum speed and similar steps have been taken by both 2013 and 2012. Previously I was already standing On the problems of those upgrades, which rely on the customer's short memory and the fact that all customers Are in any price operation.

While the upgrade provides the customer with a higher connection speed for the same amount of money, this benefit is limited in time and at the end of the upgrade he will have to pay Bezeq the price of the upgraded connection, which of course is more expensive. For example, an existing 40Mbps customer, who now pays Bezeq a price of NIS 99, will pay NIS 119 at the end of his promotion, unless he remembers calling Bezeq and downgrading the connection speed.

Another problematic point in these operations is that in order to benefit from the upgraded speed, the customer must call his Internet service provider (ISP) and upgrade the speed there as well, often involving additional cost (for example, NetVision or Triple C).

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There are also carriers that won't wait for your phone, find an "initiative", call you and convince you that incompatibility between infrastructure speed and carrier speed is causing problems. If you do not need the upgraded speed, which sometimes involves upgraded money, don't be tempted - the internet connection works fine even when there is an incompatibility between infrastructure speed and provider speed.

In this particular operation there is another problem, which is the limited capacity of Provide real 100Mbps speed. As a result, most customers subscribing to the 40Mbps speed, which will be upgraded as part of the 100Mbps operation, will actually receive a speed of between 50Mbps and 65Mbps, and only under specific physical and technical conditions. As a result, at the end of the promotional period, the customer will pay between NIS 20 and additional NIS 30 for a minor upgrade at the connection speed.

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