Am I losing Out On Something?

DC Hertz

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Mar 11, 2007
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Hi.

I'm currently using Optimum Online non-boost service and, have a question for all the need for speed enthusiasts.

Non-Boost offers 15 Mbps Download speeds in which, I average 13 Mbps.
I don't download using P2P or Bit Torrent sites. I listen to underground music, so all my music is downloaded from http sites.

I've peaked at around 32 Mbps for a few seconds (Like 5) but generally fall down to 13 - 10 Mbps. Some of the sites I download, limit me anywhere from 50 - 600 KB a second.

With that being said, what am I missing that guys are going for Boost (30 Mbps Download speeds)? It seems I've encountered more limitation from the server than the speeds I'm paying for.

Thanks
 

yuppiejr

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Jul 31, 2002
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Server size bandwith limits is pretty much the size of it, there's only so much speed available on the other end's upstream connection so having "30 megs" downstream isn't going to do a ton of good for most people downloading from standard HTTP sites. If you're already getting 10-13 Mbps downstream I don't think you're going to see a lot of benefit to kicking up to "Boost" speeds. What is your upstream bandwith like?
 

DC Hertz

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Mar 11, 2007
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Thanks for the reply.

To be honest, I don't know. I don't use it. I've tried those speed test gizmos and, it was something like 1.9 Mbps. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

Thanks Again.
 

StopSign

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Dec 15, 2006
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Just because it's advertised at 15 Mbps doesn't mean you'll get 15 Mbps. 13 Mbps is very reasonable.