Broadband forum: Internet speeds - How slow is too slow for high usage?

by: WriterlassMS January 18, 2013 10:36 AM PST

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Internet speeds - How slow is too slow for high usage?

by WriterlassMS - 1/18/13 10:36 AM

Hello everyone.

I'm currently househunting and the internet speeds in the region in which I'm looking are all over the place - and often very prehistoric. What I need to know is, what speed is just NOT going work for me? I am online all the time - emails, sending files, listening to music, researching websites, managing my web pages, watching videos and occasionally TV, etc.

Some of the speeds I'm running into for DSL are as low as 1.5 (which is probably impossible). More average I'm finding "up to" 3 MGs, 5 MGs, 6 MGs. These are on regular telephone lines, not cable telephone.

(I have been accustomed to using 8MGs on a normal phone line and recently 24MGs on a phone cable connection. )

I am hoping someone can tell me whether the above speeds are going to be functional for me or will they drive me to suicide.

Thanks for your help!

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