What to do with 1GB internet connection?

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  1. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I am now able to get a 1GB internet connection through my ISP. I guess I sound a bit like Bill Gates, but why would I want a 1GB connection? I now have 250/60Mbit but I cant really find any reason for even that. Except some bittorrenting if I want to download that movie about 2-5 minutes faster...
    Maybe I have tech fetigue? I really cant find any reason for paying for 1GB even though I can afford it. Maybe someone may help me to overcome this tech hostile mind I seem to have? Whats wrong with me? :p
     
  2. acuariano

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    and how much are you talking about
    1gb?
     
  3. sukarof

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    Yeah 1GB/s connection instead of the 250/60 Mbit/s I have now (or 100Mbit/s that I am contemplating to downgrade to)
     
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    Torify your upload stream?
     
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    Most of the really high speed connections would be a waste if you are faster than most of the servers you are connecting to. When the whole internet gets that fast it will be nice.
     
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    Good point, Jack. I find the biggest bottleneck when online, particularly when downloading large files, is the speed of the hosting server at the other end. With a good one, and using FreeDownloadManager which permits multiple sections, I can often get DLs at 300-350 KB/s. On the other hand, MS Update is near the other end of the scale and well under 10KB/s is more typical there, which is why I normally hold off on Patch Tuesday till the end of that week to avoid the rush.
     
  7. Robin A.

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    My experience is different. I routinely get sustained download speeds of about 535 KB/s, which corresponds to my nominal 4 Gb/s connection and the "plus" obtained using Interned Download Manager.

    One reason to use a higher speed it to reduce the time to upload. The upload speed is always less than the download one, in my case 25% or about 1 Gb/s. When I upload files to backup them in the cloud, the higher speed is important. Also when using Skype or similar programs.
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    I think we're confusing bits, bytes, gigabits, and megabits.

    535kilabytes is 4.2Megabites. One gigabit is 1,000 megabits.

    One gigaByte (GB) is 8,000 megabytes.
     
  9. SirDrexl

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    Maybe it would help for OnLive, but even then I don't think they have streams that could take advantage of it.

    BTW, I hate you for having such options. :) Where do you live?
     
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    LOL. Me too. :argh:
     
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