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Old 05-05-2016, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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We live in a small county in eastern Washington. Currently we have 100Mbps service at $50/month.

The internet provider is now offering 1Gbps service for $150/month.

Is the 1 Gbps service worth it??

I was thinking of shifting all my photo's, video's etc. and storing them in the cloud. I also have a astronomical observatory that I can run remotely, so am hoping that it would speed downloading of those photo files which are getting fairly large.

There are no data caps or restrictions on the service.
What's the upload speed of the 100mbps service you currently have compared to the 1Gbps? That's probably what would be the deciding factor, especially uploading video.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:44 PM
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The upload speed runs pretty consistently at 94Mbps.

I heard that cable systems have a fall off in speed with additional users. I don't think fiber has that.
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:32 PM
 
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I heard that cable systems have a fall off in speed with additional users. I don't think fiber has that.
Any infrastructure is going to have limits on how much data it can carry. That said my cable service is consistently as fast or even a little faster than what they advertise. I have a lot of complaints about Comcast but at the end of the day the service is consistent and what I'm paying for.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The upload speed runs pretty consistently at 94Mbps.

I heard that cable systems have a fall off in speed with additional users. I don't think fiber has that.
That's pretty good upload speeds. Honestly, at this point, I'm not sure if you would even need 1Gbps speeds unless it's a great deal.
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:25 PM
 
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Bandwidth isn't the measure of speed, it's a measure of data transfer per period of time. Unless you're needing to consistently transfer large amounts of data very quickly the 100 Meg is good.
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