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    which internet speed makes more sense?

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    by kamalhasanhero101 ·

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    i’m not sure this is the right place to ask. i’m confused on how they differ besides the wiring? how does 1 mps of cable internet compare to 1mps of fiber internet? like what is that ratio like? i have been conflicted between which kind of internet i should get to meet my needs because i’m not sure i am understanding here. i currently have 600mps cable internet but have been offered 50mps fiber for $20 less at another company. i wfh, game, and stream on multiple devices. and decided on keeping the 600mps but i guess i’m just second guessing it

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    • #4021086
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      bit is bits.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to which internet speed makes more sense?

      1 megabit per second is 1 megabit per second or same speed.

      HOWEVER, I can make one look better or worse by selecting another DNS.

      And 50 megabit per second is quite the step down from 600.

      Another factor is that some ISPs oversubscribe their big internet connection. I have yet to find reviews that measure that.

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      by msd82004 ·

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      Certainly, I can help clarify some things for you! Internet speeds can be confusing, so let me break it down for you.

      let’s talk about the difference between cable and fiber internet. Cable internet uses a coaxial cable to transmit data, while fiber internet uses fiber-optic cables to transmit data. It is generally faster and more reliable than cable internet, but also be more expensive.

      When it comes to internet speed, both cable and fiber internet providers megabits per second (Mbps). This is the rate at which data be downloaded or uploaded from the internet to your device.

      In terms of the ratio between 1 Mbps of cable internet and 1 Mbps of fiber internet, there isn’t really a direct comparison. However, fiber internet is generally faster than cable internet at the same speed. For example, 50 Mbps of fiber internet would likely be faster than 50 Mbps of cable internet.

      As for your situation, if you work from home, game, and stream on multiple devices, it’s important to have a fast and reliable internet connection. 600 Mbps cable internet is a good speed for these activities, but 50 Mbps fiber internet may not be sufficient for your needs. It’s also important to consider other factors, such as the reliability and customer service of the internet provider. I hope this will you helps!

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        by fagukk ·

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        The internet speed required depends on the user’s need, their usage pattern, and the number of users in the household. Here are some recommendations based on internet usage:
        For basic browsing and email, a speed of 3-5 Mbps is sufficient.
        For video streaming in SD quality, a speed of 5-10 Mbps is recommended.
        For HD video streaming, a speed of 10-15 Mbps is required.
        For online gaming and streaming in 4K quality, a speed of 25-50 Mbps is recommended.
        However, the specific internet speed requirements may vary based on individual trading strategies and internet usage patterns.

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      by andrereece39 ·

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      The internet speed that makes the most sense for you depends on your specific needs and usage requirements. Here are a few factors to consider when determining an appropriate internet speed:

      Usage patterns: Consider how you use the internet. If you primarily browse websites, check emails, and stream standard-definition videos, a lower speed plan may be sufficient. On the other hand, if you frequently download large files, participate in online gaming, or stream high-definition or 4K videos, you’ll likely require a faster internet connection.

      Number of users/devices: Determine the number of people and devices that will be simultaneously connected to the internet. More users and devices sharing the same connection will increase the demand for bandwidth. If you have a household with multiple users streaming, gaming, or video conferencing simultaneously, you’ll need a higher internet speed to accommodate the increased demand.

      Streaming and video quality: Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube provide recommendations for minimum internet speeds to stream videos at different quality levels (e.g., SD, HD, 4K). Ensure that your internet speed is capable of supporting your desired video quality without buffering or interruptions.

      Online gaming: If you are an online gamer, consider the recommended internet speed for a smooth gaming experience. Online gaming typically requires a reliable and low-latency connection. Check the requirements of your games or consult with your gaming community to determine an appropriate internet speed for gaming.

      Upload vs. download speed: Take into account your upload requirements. If you frequently upload large files, participate in video conferencing, or use cloud services extensively, a higher upload speed will ensure faster and more efficient file transfers.

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