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What's your Internet Speed?

  1. #171


    Northeast
    Posts : 22
    Win 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    What actually do most people DOWNLOAD or STREAM these days that needs anything like 1.0 GBs -- I'd rather have 20mbs with UNLIMITED bandwidth than 1 GBS where I'd use my monthly allocation in watching maybe 2 full HD movies streamed by say NETFLIX.
    Hi jimbo,

    I don't disagree with you on your points but speaking for myself and my ISP, they do not throttle my speed and I have no restrictions/metering on my bandwidth. It is consistently the same speed whether it be at 2am or 2pm. I like having the fast download speed not just for the obvious movie streaming (Netflix) but also for online gaming and my Xbox console utilizing the Live service. I also stream Sirius XM Internet Radio throughout my home and that runs 24/7 even if my receiver is off.

    So a good scenario for me where the d/l speed is consistent is that my son can be playing his Xbox games online while my wife is enjoying the streaming Sirius XM music and I am using Skype to video conference with a client, all while at least three laptops and one desktop have a constant connection at the same time and not once service notices a blip in quality.

    That all said, I only have a 100Mbs/ DL service so I also do not see the point in a 1GB speed. Maybe for research purposes? It would be nice if the OP (dlist) chimed in on his speed usage. I also question if this is for his home or office. My post is for my home speeds.

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  3. #173


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    What actually do most people DOWNLOAD or STREAM these days that needs anything like 1.0 GBs -- I'd rather have 20mbs with UNLIMITED bandwidth than 1 GBS where I'd use my monthly allocation in watching maybe 2 full HD movies streamed by say NETFLIX.
    Hi jimbo,

    I don't disagree with you on your points but speaking for myself and my ISP, they do not throttle my speed and I have no restrictions/metering on my bandwidth. It is consistently the same speed whether it be at 2am or 2pm. I like having the fast download speed not just for the obvious movie streaming (Netflix) but also for online gaming and my Xbox console utilizing the Live service. I also stream Sirius XM Internet Radio throughout my home and that runs 24/7 even if my receiver is off.

    So a good scenario for me where the d/l speed is consistent is that my son can be playing his Xbox games online while my wife is enjoying the streaming Sirius XM music and I am using Skype to video conference with a client, all while at least three laptops and one desktop have a constant connection at the same time and not once service notices a blip in quality.

    That all said, I only have a 100Mbs/ DL service so I also do not see the point in a 1GB speed. Maybe for research purposes? It would be nice if the OP (dlist) chimed in on his speed usage. I also question if this is for his home or office. My post is for my home speeds.
    Legally, 'unlimited' means nothing I'd check the fair usage policy for your ISP since a couple here in the UK have a fair usage policy of 300GB a month and anything more will incur 'Technical Measures' as defined by legislation (Digital Economy Act 2010 [UK]).

    Also, I'm not sure why you would have an internet radio constantly eating bandwidth which could be utilised elsewhere but if it works for you.

    Josh
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  4. #174


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Just noticed my download speed tripled

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  5. #175


    Posts : 19
    windows 8.1 preview


    Mine is 720 kb/s, I am from developing country --China
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  6. #176


    Northeast
    Posts : 22
    Win 8 x64


    I decided to run a new test and now I'm exceeding the speed advertised (which is 100Mbs/DL). Nice!

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    Optimum Ultra 101 (paying for Optimum Ultra 50).
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  7. #177


    Northeast
    Posts : 22
    Win 8 x64


    I think the real question should be HOW MUCH do we pay each month for internet?
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  8. #178


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Media Edition


    Read it and ...laugh

    I used to be on 30 +Mps now due to no cable, bad WiFi, and blown smartphone, I am back on my old tried and trusty ZTE F107 ( 3 Pay as You Go ).

    Ahh, the joys of youth.....
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  9. #179


    Posts : 87
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    It is really unfortunate and embarrassing .

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  10. #180


    Israel
    Posts : 27
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro (RTM)


    Love my 30 Mbps .
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