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Best Broadband Internet In Chiangmai

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Seems there are loads of companies here that all offer hi-speed interenet, however heard some are more reliable than others. Wanna be able to download movies, Lost, prison break and hopefully live sports streams such as the EPL and cricket.

What speed and what company would you recommend is the best for doing this? Thanks.

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CAT I believe are quite good. They have an office on the Superhighway opposite the Big C and close to the big cop shop. Don't even consider TOT, for the love of God!!!

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Do a search (top right hand corner of this page) for the many recent threads on this subject. Basically there is no consensus: it depends where you live, the physical state of your connection, how many others in your building/street/moo ban are downloading gigabytes of movies, the day of the week, the weather and the exchange rate.

My TOT connection is working well this month but last month I was looking for a new supplier.

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Hi,

TT&T phone line, and Maxnet Premier 2Mo ( around 1000Bt ). Forget Maxnet Indy (1, 2 or 3 Mb) if you want to download from PeertoPeer.

If you can have a new phone line, with clear signal, this is better.

Enjoy

Philippe

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Just upgraded from 1M to 3M for the same price $599 (TOT).

Great deal, good connection & speed so far...

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Some people seem to get by ok on a TT&T Maxnet Indy package, but I think that is the exception rather than the norm (or they don't have very high requirements) since it is cheap for a reason - Maxnet Indy make no guarantees that p2p will work (and although I don't know for sure, my guess is they will packet shape such traffic routinely and as needed to maintain surfing and email ability for everyone sharing the same bandwidth) so in your case it is probably not a good idea.

I am in the process of switching from TT&T Maxnet Indy because FTP transfers are essential for my work and they have not worked reliably.

Also, I've had major problems using Skype from computer to computer to Europe (cut off calls, garbled speech) - Skyping to Singapore works fine though. When using speed test sites to international servers, the speed fluctuates wildly up and down.

Speeds exclusively within Thailand and to Malaysia/Singapore appear more or less as advertised though.

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When I had TT&T Maxnet regular, service was hit and miss. After I upgraded to Premier it was generally fast, in the 100Kbs range, and reliable. I moved to a place where TT&T was not available and got TOT, and immediately started looking for an alternative--service alternated between acceptable and non-existent, with non-existent service being the state for extended periods. On one of my many calls to customer service the representative told me that TOT had problems delivering service over all phone lines with numbers beginning with 053, which is a lot of Chiang Mai. I now have CAT internet standard service, I get international download speeds over 200 Kbs late at night and under 20 Kbs during the day. I will probably do much better if I upgrade to their higher end service, but that costs around 2000 baht a month. I also have CAT's 3G wireless internet service, speeds are usually between 20 to 40 Kbs, but there are frequent disconnects/reconnects, it's not a stable service. Lots of people rave about True cable internet, but it's not available everywhere.

Everywhere in Chiang Mai, "good" internet service means download speeds of a few hundred Kbs, you aren't going to break the 1 Mbs level until someone does some major upgrades to the infrastructure.

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the problem is it really depends on where you are in the city. some people have great results with maxnet, some terrible. same for tot. presently i have tot and no real problems (touch wood). but at my previous house tot was a nightmare.

the main issue is that you might get fast speeds for local websites, but international traffic is choked down to a fraction of the advertised speeds, making skype problematic for instance.

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the problem is it really depends on where you are in the city. some people have great results with maxnet, some terrible. same for tot. presently i have tot and no real problems (touch wood). but at my previous house tot was a nightmare.

the main issue is that you might get fast speeds for local websites, but international traffic is choked down to a fraction of the advertised speeds, making skype problematic for instance.

Exactly. Best just to ask a neighbour or two and see what works around your chosen location. Skype seems to have rules of its own - I get good sound and decent video to the West Indies at almost any time but can hardly ever get to connect just across town. It's nuts.

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Can anybody recommend a good broadband provider in the Sankampaeng area (eastern part, near Ban Thi or Mae on)?

Thanks.

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I had a talk to CAT today and I have decided not to switch to their service - there is currently a two week waiting time for new installations, which indicates that "everyone" is now migrating from their previous packages to CAT... and I am in doubts whether CAT can handle the onslaught of new customers... so I think I will stay with Maxnet for a while longer after all, their service is bound to improve at least a little if everyone is leaving them.

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I had a talk to CAT today and I have decided not to switch to their service - there is currently a two week waiting time for new installations, which indicates that "everyone" is now migrating from their previous packages to CAT... and I am in doubts whether CAT can handle the onslaught of new customers... so I think I will stay with Maxnet for a while longer after all, their service is bound to improve at least a little if everyone is leaving them.

good call that mate, i've heard of a lot of people migrating to CAT here and i don't imagine they've budgeted enough bandwidth for this demand. can't imagine they paid for too fat a pipe so it could be a letdown.

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Can anybody recommend a good broadband provider in the Sankampaeng area (eastern part, near Ban Thi or Mae on)?

Thanks.

I am at Buakkhang, San Kampheng and get good speeds on their 2Mbps package. TOT i mean.

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Can anybody recommend a good broadband provider in the Sankampaeng area (eastern part, near Ban Thi or Mae on)?

Thanks.

I am at Buakkhang, San Kampheng and get good speeds on their 2Mbps package. TOT i mean.

Great to hear tigerbeer, I'll try TOT then, thanks. By the way, where is Buakkhang? like in relation to San Kampaeng city center? I'm new here and still trying to get to know the area better.

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