|View Poll Results: What Is Your Downstream Bandwidth?|
|Less than 1 Mbps||8||0.73%|
|More than 20 Mbps||696||63.56%|
|I don't have broadband Internet access||5||0.46%|
|Voters: 1095. You may not vote on this poll|
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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Klipsch so much it Hz
OTA all the way
Also i'm running wireless to a crap $20 router 1 floor above me so the real speed is probably higher.
Being a whole 20 miles outside of Scotland's capital city (Edinburgh) I guess you cant expect too much from BT
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).
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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