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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 6 2022 12:36 PM

My ISP is inviting me to strike a new deal with them. What are your thoughts about optimal download speed for the following pattern of Internet use? 1) daily use of Logos; 2) regular email; 3) regular TV viewing; 4) occasional streaming; e) a small amount of Microsoft Office in the Cloud. Thank you!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2022 2:54 PM

Steve Maling:
1) daily use of Logos; 2) regular email; 3) regular TV viewing; 4) occasional streaming; e) a small amount of Microsoft Office in the Cloud.

Logos, email, Microsoft Office require very little internet. Your decision will be based on #3 and/or #4. I am unsure what you mean by "streaming" in contrast with "tv viewing." 

With streaming video, you will want good internet, preferably unmetered. 

The internet I have is considered "slow," at 25 MBPS. If there were only one TV going at a time, it'd probably be fine all the time. We occasionally have three TV's going at one with occasional slow downs. Higher bandwidth would allow for fewer slow downs / freezes and/or higher resolution. 

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2022 3:03 PM

100mbps here. Ive binge streamed while downloading games and doing the internet with no problem. The things you listed were never even a blip at that speed. 

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2022 5:51 PM

Thank you, JT and DavidBig Smile

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2022 10:42 PM

I live in the city near the "silicon valley" of the Finnish capital, and the speed is 600 MB/s. Rarely hits that speed since the service providers are slower. My view is that 100 MB/s is sufficient. 

In the countryside in my log cabin the speed is 3 MB/s and varies quite a lot. For the ordinary Logos use it is fine.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 7 2022 11:19 AM

Thanks, Veli!

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 7 2022 9:09 PM

IF you stream out content to others, remote control other computers from yours, or simply upload a ton of data all of the time then you would want a really fast upload speed.

If you are a normal user as far as uploads go and the bulk of your use is on the download side (which I think would describe 'Most users' then I would simply suggest going with the fastest speed you can get and feel comfortable paying for.

My current service is 500 Mbps (that is mega-bits per second). That works out to about 62-63 MegaBytes per second (Megabits/8=Megabytes roughly).

A speed test reports that I am getting 457Mbps down / 462 Mbps up. I am using a Fiber connection. I am usually happy with my service. I also stream to my computer and an internet ready TV at the same time with little slowdown.

Again, I would suggest going for the fastest connection you can afford. You will be glad you did.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 1:27 AM

I just checked mine clocked through an AC wifi connection and it's just under 89 mbps. It's been almost always plenty fast for Logos and other use.  I think I will spring for an AX router if I get another machine that will make use of it. 

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