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View Poll Results: What Is Your Downstream Bandwidth?
Less than 1 Mbps 8 0.75%
1-3 Mbps 34 3.20%
3-6 Mbps 43 4.05%
6-10 Mbps 55 5.18%
10-15 Mbps 118 11.12%
15-20 Mbps 131 12.35%
More than 20 Mbps 667 62.87%
I don't have broadband Internet access 5 0.47%
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post #1 of 359 Old 04-17-2014, 11:22 AM - Thread Starter
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It has become pretty clear that the first delivery vehicle for UHD/4K content will be online streaming and downloading. Of course, that will require greater downstream bandwidth than HD, even with the improved efficiency of HEVC compression. At the recent NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention, companies were demonstrating UHD bitrates from about 6 to 20 Mbps. Naturally, the higher the bitrate, the better the potential image quality, but that also means a more-expensive data plan.

 

 

What's the downstream bandwidth in your home? If you don't know, there are several websites that let you measure it, both downstream and upstream; I use speedtest.net, which yielded the results shown above at my home, where Charter Cable provides my Internet access. Also, I'm curious about whether your broadband Internet access is provided by DSL, cable, or another service, so please leave a comment about that as well.

 

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Usually around 28 Mbps.
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I'm on a WISP rated for 25 Mbps, but it fluctuates anywhere between 20 and 30.
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3.25 Mbs down 1.45 up suddenlink in Conroe, Tx. but hey for $30 a month what do I expect out here in the sticks.

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Speedtest shows 9.89 down & 0.54 up with a ping of 9ms but i quite often get 16Mb+ on Utorrent so...

Also i'm running wireless to a crap $20 router 1 floor above me so the real speed is probably higher.
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My Comcast cable Internet connection is screaming fast today! Downstream is clocked at 156 Mbps. Plus, that's over WiFi.

 

 

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Comcast 28/5 in Seattle area with outage twice or so each month :-(. I'm envy with you guys.

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Usually consistently 15.5 up, 10 down, unlimited. I could go for a faster package but it would have data caps (unless I went for the top package--insanely fast, no caps, but insanely priced). My current package suits me for Netflix streaming and work-related downloads (which are more size than speed sensitive). Since I have no UHD displays, nor do I plan on getting one anytime soon, I'm not overly motivated to upgrade.

Just to compare, at work, I get. 0.6 up and same down (those are not typos). Pretty sad (and one reason I don't stream video in class from the web--I prefer to bring my shiny discs with me).
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I get 58 Mb/s down and 30 Mb/s up consistently on Verizon Fios with no data cap.

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Download is supposed to be 32.5 and up 7.8.

On utorrent I get a REAL 3.4 Mbps down best case, and 540 kbps up.
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100 mb/s however my firewall can only manage 50... Fiber link
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Comcast, Northern VA:  Download average 28 to 30 MBs and Upload average 10 to 11 MBs.

 

Today, I just got an e-mail from Comcast promising downloads of 115MBs, but they want/need to upgrade my equipment.  The last time they tried an upgrade it would not work with my wireless router, so I sent it back to them after they tried to rent me their wireless router for a low...low monthly fee.


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The highest I can get is 21 mbps from AT&T Uverse in Dallas. Is there a better internet service that can go higher? I want the best 4K has to offer.
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35mbps Down and 35mbps Up here with Frontier FIOS. My connection sustains these rates pretty much 24/7. No boost involved like with a lot of the cable connections.

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