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    Default Really stupid question about Internet connection speed...

    Argh, I'm so fuckin stupid some times. Of course, Filthy 150 isn't helping today...

    So my siblings and I are buying my Dad a cable internet connection for a year to get the cheap bastard off dial up. Yes, dial up. But there's like 3 levels of speed. I've never, ever paid attention to any of that. I just bought whatever Comcast was selling at the time, and didn't/haven't seen the need to upgrade. This isn't Comcast, it's some bullshit local northwestern NJ provider with no competition, so I don't know if they'd offer some lame barely faster than dial up connection.

    Is there a minimum upload/download speed that you should get? I mean, the guy is using dial up, so I'm thinking ANYTHING is better. But I also want to make sure he's got reasonable speed to download pictures, large documents, etc., to take advantage of the connection.

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    Get a package with 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload and monthly bandwidth of 100 GB, if possible. These rates are great for ppl downloading, playing online games, viewing YouTube video, etc on a daily basis. If he only needs it to access his favourite websites, check e-mail, then get a lower rate, like 5 Mbps and 512 or 768 Mbps - these rates should be more than adequate.
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    as long as he dosent game, the cheapest level is just as fast as the highest level for general internet.

    and I have never heard of comcast, or any modern ISP having a bandwidth limit.

    I have friends with 1M down and 300 up that are every bit as fast for general internet usage as my 6M down 700 up
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    Go for super-ludicrous speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut View Post
    Go for super-ludicrous speed.
    a buddy of mine across town has fiber... it is SWEET
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