Internet Speed

I haven’t written too much about life here in Serbia recently…so, since I ended up with some extra time on May Day, I decided I’d write about our Internet.

When we first moved in, we had cable internet.  We were paying about $25/month for 512 kb/s (yep…kilobits per second).  Much much slower than what we were getting in the US before we left.  A few months ago, I went to pay our bill (we have to go to the office every month and remember to pay our bill…we don’t get a bill in the mail), the lady asked me a question. 

After going back and forth, I figured out that their rates and speeds had changed.  I could now purchase 1024 kb/s (kilobits per second) service for 1,700 dinars per month.  With the change in the exchange rate, this works out to about the same we were paying before.  Not too bad.

Traditionally, I have used DSLReports’ speed tester; however, today, I came across a new one.  I thought I’d give them a try and see what happened.  The results are below:


Don’t know the difference between a byte and a bit?  Don’t know the difference between kb/s and kB/sec?  Here’s a good resource for you (here’s another too).  But, remember that a byte is 8 bits….so a byte is 8 times larger than a bit.

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