Fibre speed

cavedog

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Well to download a 50GB file on a 100Mbps line will take roughly 1 hour. With 200Mbps it will take 30min.

People will say but how much data do you use? IMO it's not the volume of data that is important. You might use waaay less data than 100Mbps but 200Mbps will get you data down faster. Uploads are faster. The fact that you cut down on transfer times are always a advantage. Will you see significant increase in browsing and streaming. I doubt because 20Mbps if fine for streaming. File transfers is where the 200Mbps will be epic.
 

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Well to download a 50GB file on a 100Mbps line will take roughly 1 hour. With 200Mbps it will take 30min.

People will say but how much data do you use? IMO it's not the volume of data that is important. You might use waaay less data than 100Mbps but 200Mbps will get you data down faster. Uploads are faster. The fact that you cut down on transfer times are always a advantage. Will you see significant increase in browsing and streaming. I doubt because 20Mbps if fine for streaming. File transfers is where the 200Mbps will be epic.

Most downloads that happen here are Ps4 games, uploads are main concern and being able to Skype / stream / ssh at the same time without increasing latency
 

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Well to download a 50GB file on a 100Mbps line will take roughly 1 hour. With 200Mbps it will take 30min.

People will say but how much data do you use? IMO it's not the volume of data that is important. You might use waaay less data than 100Mbps but 200Mbps will get you data down faster. Uploads are faster. The fact that you cut down on transfer times are always a advantage. Will you see significant increase in browsing and streaming. I doubt because 20Mbps if fine for streaming. File transfers is where the 200Mbps will be epic.

On paper, sure.

For most use cases outside of large file transfers (I'm talking about p2p or usenet, not http) an individual will find it very difficult to saturate a 200Mbit line. Having so much bandwidth however really shines when you start to scale number of users up.

Best would be to sign for what you think you'd be fine with, and upgrade if you feel you need more bandwidth.
 

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Most downloads that happen here are Ps4 games, uploads are main concern and being able to Skype / stream / ssh at the same time without increasing latency

Generally with fibre, you have plenty of upload bandwidth so you should be covered. If you're just two people, 100Mbit could be fine, but that depends on whether you're both very active.
 

cavedog

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Most downloads that happen here are Ps4 games, uploads are main concern and being able to Skype / stream / ssh at the same time without increasing latency

Well I find that downloads on my xbox one s is pretty fast on my 100Mbps anyways. That said if I had 200Mbps available at a reasonable price I will upgrade. A360 will be releasing 200Mbps soon so can't wait to test it. I assume you are are on Vuma or Octotel right? Why don't you upgrade for a month check it it really made a difference. If not then just move back to 100Mbps which I assume you are currently on.
 

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On paper, sure.

For most use cases outside of large file transfers (I'm talking about p2p or usenet, not http) an individual will find it very difficult to saturate a 200Mbit line. Having so much bandwidth however really shines when you start to scale number of users up.

Best would be to sign for what you think you'd be fine with, and upgrade if you feel you need more bandwidth.

True single threaded downloads especially international links it's hard to get 100Mbps download. p2p with tons of peers and a good hdd , usenet or http multi threaded will probably max the line.
 

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True single threaded downloads especially international links it's hard to get 100Mbps download. p2p with tons of peers and a good hdd , usenet or http multi threaded will probably max the line.

I have yet to come across someone who uses http as often as p2p to be honest, which is why I said what I said. HTTP is more often used for smaller, infrequent files. But exceptions exist.
 

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I have yet to come across someone who uses http as often as p2p to be honest, which is why I said what I said. HTTP is more often used for smaller, infrequent files. But exceptions exist.

True. Unless you planning on using a service like alldebrid or realdebrid maybe a seedbox or file hosters like google dive, mega or vidzella
 
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