HOW high-speed Internet?
May 19, 2010 8:31 PM Subscribe
How fast do I need my Internet connection to be?
posted by escabeche to computers & internet (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Moving from a university-owned apartment with included 100Mbps coming out of the wall, now have to pick a service provider for the new place. I'm a bit bewildered by all the options. Do I need to pay extra to get 25Mbps? (Anything beyond that is too ridiculously expensive to consider.) Or can I get by with 16Mbps, 8Mpbs, or even less? My machine runs through a 54Mbps router, and doesn't download torrents or movies, or game on-line. I need to be able to use Skype and occasionally Hulu without too much hiccuping, and I would rather not have to wait an hour when my MacBook Pro wants to update software.
(Options here in Madison, WI seem to be Charter (cable company) or AT&T -- happy to hear about other local choices if there are some.)