[lug] Home Broadband Download Speeds
dsahern at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 11:48:47 MDT 2011
On 10/04/2011 11:43 AM, Lori Reed wrote:
> I'm wondering, of what use is 20 Mbps download speed for home use?
> The 9 Mbps we get from Comcast is 50% more than is necessary to stream
> DVD quality from Netflix, and on weekend nights Netflix often stalls at
> that, and I doubt it's a "last mile" issue.
> Nothing I've downloaded has *ever* come close to that speed so I have to
> assume it's either slow servers on the far end, or clogged tubes in the
> Even loading web pages with Firefox v3.6 seems to be more dependent on
> how many ads from who knows how many servers than any inefficiencies on
> my end.
> So what am I missing in terms of web content? Multiple video streams (I
> can see that being an issue, but so far we haven't done that)? What's
> out there to demonstrate that I'm still living in the steam age of the
rent movie, download to tablet for viewing on airplane.
i.e., pulling down multiple GB's of data while tapping fingers waiting
for it to complete.
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