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What's your internet speed?

Less than 10mbps 15 11.19%
 
10-50 mbps 38 28.36%
 
50-100 mbps 35 26.12%
 
100-300 mbps 35 26.12%
 
300-900 mbps 7 5.22%
 
900+ mbps 4 2.99%
 
Total:134
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Now that I am home I can test my actual speed.

That was actually over WiFi.  I decided to plug into my router just to see how fast I could potentially get.



The company advertises 300 Mbps (upload and download).  Looks like I am getting my money's worth. 
This also gives me a new appreciation for my ISP.  I should consider plugging in for my main streaming device.  I get a lot better performance.



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shikamaru317 said:
EricHiggin said:

You would think they could charge more to the urban customers who get the first crack at the upgrades, and use that to offset the extra installation cost for most if not all of the rural customers who would always get served second and have to wait. Crazy idea I know.

It's almost as if MS would actually like for people to be able to use that cloud thing they're always talking up eh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink_(satellite_constellation) 

Tesla is also working on Starlink, a low orbit satellite program.

"Starlink satellites would orbit at ​130 to ​1105 of the height of geostationary orbits, and thus offer more practical latencies of around 25 to 35 ms, comparable to or exceeding existing cable or fiber networks."

"In November 2018, SpaceX received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved earlier."

You would think. They are already charging a ton to urban customers as it is, seeing some of the other posts in this thread, in many other countries people pay like $40 a month for speeds that are faster than I'm getting paying Comcast $80 a month. It's a total ripoff, they are just pocketing that money and getting rich instead of reinvesting it to improve their technology and bring access to rural areas. 

Yeah, Starlink also has promise, I agree. There is also the 5G rollout coming as a possibility for bringing high speed internet access to everybody, though the government would likely need to step in and force the carriers to get rid of data caps for it to become a primary internet source for people. 5G frequencies move so fast that there is just 1ms of lag, the download speed of 5G should be 100 mbps or more at release with the possibility of exceeding 1 gbps eventually (plenty fast for game streaming), and 5G signals have greater range than 4G so they can get enough subscribers in rural areas to cover the costs of putting towers into rural areas. 

Of all the things the Governments could do for the people right now, in terms of the internet, would be forcing companies to spread the network upgrades more evenly. Just imagine a world today where the cost of fresh produce was twice as much in urban area's, and the quality was seconds or thirds. I somehow doubt people would simply pass it off as business as usual.

I don't put too much faith in wireless. In our area Bell tried to offer it quite a few years ago, and while the speeds (10 mbps) were double what we have now, the cap was like 50GB and the price was $99 a month. We use 3x-4x that much data, and have consistently since we got DSL. $99 a month for that, plus $1 per GB overage charges? No thanks. They stopped offering it after just a year because few bought into it. The only other wireless option, the local ISP, has offered wireless for about 5 years now, but its 2.5 mbps max for $60 a month, unlimited. They cover a large area in the county, and it's largely rural, so they have a monopoly on wireless, aside from the larger towns. I don't see 5G ever coming here. I'd bet Starlink is our best chance at a worthy, affordable, upgrade in the next 10 years.



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EricHiggin said:

I don't see 5G ever coming here. I'd bet Starlink is our best chance at a worthy, affordable, upgrade in the next 10 years.

Do you have 4G?  If you do, you'll likely get 5G too.

Check this interactive map.



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SpokenTruth said:
EricHiggin said:

I don't see 5G ever coming here. I'd bet Starlink is our best chance at a worthy, affordable, upgrade in the next 10 years.

Do you have 4G?  If you do, you'll likely get 5G too.

Check this interactive map.

Southern Ontario. No 4G here. Only the larger towns around here have that.



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Science save our land, harnessing the breeze,
Oh planet Earth, smoke weed and ferment yeast.
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Wha google and no one seems to be saying is how you will need an internet connection of around 50Mbs to be able to stream at 4k60fps.

Anything less than that and you will basically be playing at a lowerrez or lower fps.



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Intrinsic said:
Wha google and no one seems to be saying is how you will need an internet connection of around 50Mbs to be able to stream at 4k60fps.

Anything less than that and you will basically be playing at a lowerrez or lower fps.

That is why a program that compresses data to enable faster transmission and decompresses received data exist : codec

So it doesnt need the raw bandwidth you suggest



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Intrinsic said:
Wha google and no one seems to be saying is how you will need an internet connection of around 50Mbs to be able to stream at 4k60fps.

Anything less than that and you will basically be playing at a lowerrez or lower fps.

The vast majority does not care about 4K or 60fps. Heck, I do care, and most of the content on my 65" HDR tv is SD content. 720p30 is plenty for mobile gaming. Cheaper to render as well. Most people are happy with spotify etc for music, netflix for movies and tv, smartphone or switch for gaming. Convenience > quality.



Mine:

Which is fine by me. Above a certain level all I care about is having no usage cap and having a stable connection. Those two things >>> speed for me.



kirby007 said:
Intrinsic said:
Wha google and no one seems to be saying is how you will need an internet connection of around 50Mbs to be able to stream at 4k60fps.

Anything less than that and you will basically be playing at a lowerrez or lower fps.

That is why a program that compresses data to enable faster transmission and decompresses received data exist : codec

So it doesnt need the raw bandwidth you suggest

 

Says the guy who runs his speed tests while on the crapper taking a shit.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. But yeah, agreed.