01-19-2013 06:07:17 PM
2 months ago I upgraded from 5mbps to 10 and I notice little difference. I did the speed test.net and it showed the change. Is this mostly noticed in uploading or in multiple devices used at once.
Is it worth the 5$/ month?
Thanks for your time.
01-19-2013 07:28:45 PM
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01-20-2013 05:41:06 AM
You're saying that a speed test shows the change, but you don't notice it in normal browsing? That's, well, normal.
Normal browsing doesn't involve files where a difference between 5 Mbps and 10 Mbps would be visible. Most web pages, including all the artwork, are only 250 KB or so (yes, some are more, many are less), especially when you've got most of the graphics already in your cache. 250 KB is 2 Mb. So, can you tell whether it took 0.4 seconds or 0.2 seconds to download? The real noticable difference is when downloading videos, games, etc.
However, let me ask this: Are you sure about your speed numbers? Last time I checked, AT&T offered multiples of 3 Mbps (3, 6, 12, 18, 24) not 5 Mbps and 10 Mbps. For AT&T, download speeds of 3 & 6 come with 1 Mbps up, 12 and 18 come with 1.5 Mbps up, and 24 comes with 3 Mbps.
01-21-2013 04:18:27 AM
All wireless. No major uploading/downloading. Just browsing, online gaming.