2019 ISP Cable/Fiber solutions

Anfooshi

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Greetings everyone,

So, I am nearing the end of my teaching contract and looking at possibilities for online teaching, but I need a cable/ fiber internet provider. The good thing is I can move to a different location since I have been told it depends on where you live.(Speed and Provider) I searched the forum but posts are a few years old.

I already know the speed ranges are sad, but I am hoping to find the most stable and fastest speed provider. A speed that doesn't swing wildly between 256k and 4mb/s within a 3 minute period.

So far, my experience in PIM (Pondok Indah) has been the most stable and consistent but lacked a speed greater than 5 mb/s up and down, which is workable.

Any suggestions?
 

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Well at the intercontinental you won't just be able to change provider to who you want. If you do move then I recommend myrepublik. It's pretty stable and goes down on average for a day every two months which is much better than I experienced with firstmedia.
 

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Ah, I thought they only had apartments when they were in MidPlaza? Or only now after they moved south?

Anyway, with First Media I have an outage of approx. 2 hours per week. Often on a Friday. And once per month we get a service email for a possible midnight to 8 PM outage. But I get also a lot of delays and lag; the system is not really down but gets extremely slow from time to time.

They advertise a lot with their WiFi solutions but I wouldn't trust them for a rupiah. And they still use the method via the power wall sockets and electricity cables.
 

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Telkomsel is OK, but extremely expensive for what it is and gets very slow in early evening, plus of course the speed you get will usually be one tenth of the speed promised. I have also found it is impossible to cancel or downgrade their service (unless you move house) so bear this in mind before setting it up
 

Anfooshi

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Thanks Everyone!

Although it looks like there is no local solution. Has anyone used or had experience with a satellite based ISP rather than a local provider?

It doesn't look like a local provider will be an option since the speeds drop during peak mall hours correlated with grab and gojek.
 

Anfooshi

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Another, more realistic idea, is to get multiple connections and combine them. It's technical but possible.

Any experience doing this anyone?
 

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Although it looks like there is no local solution. Has anyone used or had experience with a satellite based ISP rather than a local provider?
Well, @harryopal does (on Bali). And it sucks so much he's also complaining here.

No, then 4G (or 4.5) is the way to go. You just need to figure out which one has the best coverage in your exact area. And avoid the impact of the concrete construction by using an external antenna.

Perhaps even with booster:
 

jstar

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Another, more realistic idea, is to get multiple connections and combine them. It's technical but possible.

Any experience doing this anyone?
What do you mean? If there are different carriers the only thing you can do is make it dedicated per device or session. And I don't really believe in dual modem connectivity or multi-carrier radio switching.

And cable is like Ethernet; you share the bandwidth with your (streaming and gaming) neighbors.
 

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What do you mean? If there are different carriers the only thing you can do is make it dedicated per device or session. And I don't really believe in dual modem connectivity or multi-carrier radio switching.

And cable is like Ethernet; you share the bandwidth with your (streaming and gaming) neighbors.
I mean let's say I get 4 GSM 4g hotspots with a LAN cable out with different carriers but all reliable: 2 telkomsel and 2 indosat, for example. I can then get a 70$ load balancer and all 4 pipelines will become 1 ginormous pipeline.
 

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Ah, okay. Yes, TP-Link etc have load balancers with multiple WAN ports. Very often that is more used for dedicating channels to processes or devices. And redirecting when the traffic gets heavy.

But can it really combine sesssions into one? Suppose you're streaming a 4K HD movie; would the speed really be double or would it use one WAN port for the movie anyway? It makes no sense to have your email use one WAN port and the streaming use the other. You want to add up.

Also I'm not sure if the switchover is fast enough (in microseconds, like an UPS) to switch if the signal gets (too) weak?
 
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Anfooshi

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Ah, okay. Yes, TP-Link etc have load balancers with multiple WAN ports. Very often that is more used for dedicating channels to processes or devices. And redirecting when the traffic gets heavy.

But can it really combine sesssions into one? Suppose you're streaming a 4K HD movie; would the speed really be double or would it use one WAN port for the movie anyway? It makes no sense to have your email use one WAN port and the streaming use the other. You want to add up.

Also I'm not sure if the switchover is fast enough (in microseconds, like an UPS) to switch if the signal gets (too) weak?

I don't believe it's a switchover scenario. I think it's algorithm based to divide requests and combine incoming. What scenarios or apps that woykd be limited by this setup would need more research and expertise. I think of it as downloading a torrent from multiple hosts.
 

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All round Kuningan they are digging up the road and laying internet fibre optic cable
 

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Frankly, I've been pretty spoiled with internet. 200Mbps optic fiber, unlimited, no FUP, stable, static IP for 440rb per month. That's with MyRepublic.

That said, MyRep is not great everywhere. I live in Tangerang Selatan and the new infrastructure is good. When the fiber is installed in older neighborhoods there can be some trouble.

But it's mostly fine. There are a bunch of optic fiber solutions including MyRep and Indihome. And while they may not be perfect, they're good enough compared to what we got just a few years ago. And they will certainly be far better than satellite internet or 4G, no matter how many you can successfully combine.
 

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All round Kuningan they are digging up the road and laying internet fibre optic cable
I live in Tangerang Selatan and the new infrastructure is good. When the fiber is installed in older neighborhoods there can be some trouble.
Yeah that's the advantage of new green field developments.

Up here in the north, PLN is digging everywhere but I'm not sure whether it's to replace the huge mess of cables above ground or if it's for fiber too?
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So, after some research I found that I need a internet connection bonder not a load balancer. Everything seems to be cloud based, too.

Speedify functions as both a VPN and bonder with servers in Jakarta. So far the speeds show combined but I have not tested it for Skype or video conferencing. It's free to try up to 5gb with paid plans for unlimited data.

Any opinions on this for remote teaching?
 

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