said by lijacobs: said by Acct101:
Note: I do not download, I just want faster page access. Like it used to be when broadband first came out. thanks
Upgrading to a higher speed tier won't affect how fast web pages load. I've found that the biggest reason that web pages load slowly is the load place by antivirus software.
I don't think you'll notice any difference browsing if you're on the 35 Mbps tier, unless you're already maxing it out with large downloads or a bunch of people using it simultaneously-- or if you do a lot of torrents.
At home I have both a 10/1 connection from Road Runner, and a FIOS connection that hits 26/31. At $DAYJOB in a datacenter environment, I have the luxury of browsing via a multiple Gig-E's blend. I don't notice ANY difference browsing on Gig-E versus FIOS 25 Mbps, and barely
notice the difference between FIOS and 10/1 Road Runner. To reiterate, this is for general browsing, YouTube, Netflix, remote desktop (Windows terminal server), etc.
Large downloads from MSDN and such-- big difference in some cases, if
the server is well connected. But that's a small percentage of what I do online.