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What’s all the fuss about internet bandwidth? How much is enough? How does it affect you?
Just think about all the electronic devices used in your home or business – computer(s), tablets, cell phones, smart TVs, FireTV, Chromecast, Blueray/ DVR, baby monitors, cameras, security system, AC/heating thermostat(s), medical appliances. phones (VOIP).
As you know, the more bandwidth you have… the better the experience. Streaming movies and Youtube won’t stall. Downloads won’t fail as often. Internet connections are less likely to be interrupted.
The amount of the bandwidth to purchase for your home or business should be the most you can afford for the number of devices in use.
Listed below shows you an example of the bandwidth and an example of the associated stream size.
Stream Bandwidth
Bit rate
Kilobytes = 1000 bits
Megabytes = 1000 kilobytes
Gigabytes = 1000 megabytes
Examples of Stream Size
String or dial up
Pencil or DSL
Garden Hose or Cable
Drain Pipe or Fiber
Here is how to calculate how much bandwidth you need.
  • DSL 6 mbps divided by the number of devices (“5” example) = 1.25 mbps per device
  • Cable 50 mbps divided by the number of devices (“5” example) = 10 mbps per device
  • Fiber 1GB divided by the number of devices (“5” example) = 200 mbps per device
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