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Siren, WI
reply to Crookshanks

Re: Time to claim my reward

said by Crookshanks:

Most people don't care. Once you get past 10mbit/s it's really window dressing for the vast majority of users. Hell, a decent majority wouldn't even notice anything greater than 3mbit/s to 5mbit/s.

That's exactly right. A few years ago, I saw a statisctic that said the average consumer coudn't notice a difference in speed while surfing the web once they got above 1.2 megabits. Granted video streaming and other applications have pushed that up, but it really hasn't changed much for just typical surfing. I would say that barring huge file downloads (which the average consumer doesn't do on a regular basis, if ever) that somewhere between 3 to 5 megs is the limit that most consumers can utilize. A small percentage can consume up to 10 megs, but above that you're looking at a very very small number of users.

Now, before anyone responds with the typical stupid replie of "but I download 756 gigs last month". I don't care. We both know that you aren't the average consumer.