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2 years ago#1
I've been limited up until now on what plans I could get by college and parents. I recently bought a house and I now have to choose what I am going to get. What internet speed should I aim for? I don't want to pay too much for something I don't need and don't want to watch my videos buffer for hours.

I mostly:
Watch HD movies online
Play PC games
Email, messaging, etc.

I live alone but that may change in a few months.
2 years ago#2
10-20
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2 years ago#3
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2 years ago#4
10 as a minimum, 20 would be better. What are your options?
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2 years ago#5
Depends on your options and pricing.

I get 50 down for $40 a month. If I wanted 100 down it would be $100/mo -- too expensive to justify the extra speed IMO.

Since you live alone, 25 down should be good, but I wouldn't get less than 10. Less than that and video streaming starts to go.
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2 years ago#6
SampsonM posted...
Depends on your options and pricing.

I get 50 down for $40 a month. If I wanted 100 down it would be $100/mo -- too expensive to justify the extra speed IMO.

Since you live alone, 25 down should be good, but I wouldn't get less than 10. Less than that and video streaming starts to go.


Is that a promo man?I pay 65 a month for 60 down but i only have 2 choices 60 and 80 which 80 is like 115 too high for 20 more.
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2 years ago#7
jonnyram4000 posted...
SampsonM posted...
Depends on your options and pricing.

I get 50 down for $40 a month. If I wanted 100 down it would be $100/mo -- too expensive to justify the extra speed IMO.

Since you live alone, 25 down should be good, but I wouldn't get less than 10. Less than that and video streaming starts to go.


Is that a promo man?I pay 65 a month for 60 down but i only have 2 choices 60 and 80 which 80 is like 115 too high for 20 more.


I happen to live in an area that's served by AT&T Uverse, Comcast and WOW, so everytime they try to jack up my rate, I just call and say I'm switching. Competition is amazing, too bad so few people get access to it.
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2 years ago#8
Depends on where you are. I'm paying $70 or so a month for 50/5, but I can use 500+ GB of bandwidth a week.
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2 years ago#9
I'm paying $70 for 50 down. I'm ok with it, I actually get 50 without a cap and there's really no other decent option around here so I'm happy that they're not gouging me. I imagine 20 or 25 down would be fine if you don't have more than one other person using the connection.
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2 years ago#10
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