So, practically speaking, what would 1 gigabit broadband internet get for a place?
I'm trying to figure out what a facility could do (think school, library, etc.) with a 1 gigabyte internet connection. I know that these places generally don't have the bandwidth they need, so I'm trying to make a practical argument for bringing a 1 gig connection in.
More specifically, I'm looking for the kind of information, like, if a library has X workstations and they're all doing Y they would need Z total Mbps bandwidth. Or, to turn it around, with 1 Gigabyte broadband you could have 100 workstations all on youtube or 50 doing two-way video chat (ie: Skype) or something like that (note: those numbers are just made up)
I've been trying to google this 8,000,000 ways today and I can't seem to find what I need. I did come across this random site
and he seems to think that "1.2 Mbps of available bandwidth for every 40 workstations that connect simultaneously to web-delivery platforms. Most internet require an average connection of 40 Kbps per workstation; Normal internet client requires 128 Kbps per workstation. " That seems awfully low, or at least outdated. If he's spot on, by all means please let me know.
Thanks in advance, hive. I can address any follow up questions as they come up; I never know if I'm being clear in what I'm asking.