600 plus a few
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Westchester, the best Chester
Questions about ISP connection speed
Im looking at apartments to move out, probably by the end of the year. most of the places ive visited use Comcast which has a peak of 3m/256k. This is what i run on at my house now. But today i found a REALLY great deal on an apartment (856sqft for 544/mo). The only downside is, their internet is a shared T1 on DSL. I called the ISP and they said the max speed i'll see from their service is 516k/256k. Is this going to affect my internet drasitcly? i know that comcast is almost 6x faster then the DSL, but i dont know if im even taking advantage of the full 3mb that Comcast offers. Will the loss affect gameplay/dowload speeds alot? Right now i can do a full song in just under 1 minute for a 192+ bitrate MP3. Is that limited by the hosts upload speed or is that about right for a 3m d/l speed?
It probably sounds kind of stupid basing part of my decision on the apartments by what ISP they have, but the way i see it, when i move out im gonna have ALOT less money to spend, therefore ill be spending more time at home, and alot of that will most likely be on my computer.