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I have always wondered what connection speed I should get for my home network. I run my own entertainments company and use a large amount of bandwidth, I run a home server that is connected to other offices of mine around the country, and also run internet T.V's in my home...

I currently run 50mbps internet connection speed..

Why do ISP flood you with advertisements stating that a certain amount of bandwidth from them is acceptable for your needs... How can you trust them? I was quoted 15mbps from my ISP and in there own words "this should be sufficient for your needs", pfft... I was buffering constantly when trying to run my internet tv's, I couldn't play gaming consoles on-line whilst watching tv..

What are your thaughts on ISP companies trying to ram internet packages down your throats, just to get you to sign up..

asked Jan 11 '12 at 19:25

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I'm fine with my 25/5mb speeds. I do have a server here and run many devices and computers at the same time. They haven't clashed or lagged ever since I upgraded.

BTW: I have Road Runner from Time Warner Cable.

answered Jan 11 '12 at 20:53

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edited Jan 11 '12 at 20:55

What I do daily: download music (usually around 2GB on the daily), Play Halo, Saints Row, Modern Warfare 3 daily on private servers with my friends, and watch some TV from my SKY box in the Dominican Republic using a slingbox. So yeah, I do pull down my network, but no lag :D

(Jan 11 '12 at 21:41) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

It all depends on your need for the internet connection. Not everyone is going to need a high end connection in order to do what they need to do. I'm running an 8 Megabit connection with a 50 gigabyte combined upload and download. Which is more than plenty for what I need to do on the internet. And I am running 6 computers and 1 wireless laptop over here. And the occasional youtubing as well for watching what I missed from time to time. My ISP hasn't suggested any upgrades for what I need to do over here or when I called in if there was any problems.

answered Jan 11 '12 at 21:06

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I currently have Verizon FIOS and I am very satisfied with the service. I would recommend you check them out if they are available in your area. A few years ago, they used to have a lot more plans, but I guess Verizon is trying to simplify the selection. I currently have a 25/25 megabits/second connection and it works great for me, the pings in online games are usually less than 50 ms, but speed tests have shown pings as low as 8 ms. What's great about FIOS, is the advertised speed is usually lower than the speed you actually get. Some of my speed tests have shown results up to 30/30 megabits/second. The complaint that I have about the new FIOS plans is that they are reducing the upload speeds. The fastest advertised plan is 150/35. In my opinion, they should have a 150/150 and keep both download and upload the same. However, I'm sure you will find a plan that meets your needs.

answered Jan 13 '12 at 00:41

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