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By bluegreen
#2856
I replied to this post but I never thought about it, if you have a 1000MB/s you would, theoretically, download a 10GB file in 10 seconds right? So that's unreal, at it's best you would achieve much faster internet than a 100MB/s (that that's the most typical max speed offered by the majority of companies), but never close to 1000 MB/s.

So, Sunflogun has some reason, but I don't agree completely, as I said previously, if you want to stream on twitch at max quality you better have a really good internet or you won't get far. So I think that some people (yes a very restrict group) would benefit from this upgrade. But not the standard user for sure!

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By WelshPaul
#2863
Take note: If you had a 1000MB connection the website or torrent server would also need to have a 1000MB or more to benefit from the speeds. If they had a 100MB connection for example then your never going to get more than 100MB download speeds from that server anyway.
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By John Donovan
#2864
WelshPaul wrote:Take note: If you had a 1000MB connection the website or torrent server would also need to have a 1000MB or more to benefit from the speeds. If they had a 100MB connection for example then your never going to get more than 100MB download speeds from that server anyway.
Whoa, thanks a lot for this! This changes a lot. I don't think that many servers have such speeds, so I guess that now I've completely made my mind. I'm glad I posted here. :D
By bluegreen
#2869
WelshPaul wrote:Take note: If you had a 1000MB connection the website or torrent server would also need to have a 1000MB or more to benefit from the speeds. If they had a 100MB connection for example then your never going to get more than 100MB download speeds from that server anyway.
Wow, I didn't know that download speeds work like that :P that's why I have different download speeds when I use Firefox Browser and Steam for example! On my Firefox Usually I have around 1 to 2MB/s and on steam I can reach 4MB/s sometimes! What was the highest download speed you guys achieved? And 2 or 3 MB/s is really good or just an average speed?
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By nytegeek
#2872
It does seem silly to purchase bandwidth from your ISP that most of the servers you connect to or through can not even achieve. It's like putting a jet-pack on granny. Just because she could move a lot faster doesn't mean she isn't going to stop and putter around anyway. Save the jet-pack for somebody that can make use of it.
By Voipreneur
#2880
I would say that based on the activities you mentioned, it's most definitely a good choice to upgrade your internet. I think the biggest question in mind however is, where exactly do you get the chance at such an inexpensive internet? Most residential plans where I am from cost upwards of $40 to $60+ a month. I assume then you're probably in a rather big city, eh?

I would love if I had the option to get even half of that, so I would most definitely go for it! :-D
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By nytegeek
#2887
Voipreneur wrote:I would say that based on the activities you mentioned, it's most definitely a good choice to upgrade your internet. I think the biggest question in mind however is, where exactly do you get the chance at such an inexpensive internet? Most residential plans where I am from cost upwards of $40 to $60+ a month. I assume then you're probably in a rather big city, eh?

I would love if I had the option to get even half of that, so I would most definitely go for it! :-D
Why tell somebody to go for something that can't even be utilized?

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