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pflog
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reply to IowaCowboy

Re: I knew Comcast's Performance tier was fast but...

said by IowaCowboy:

said by gar187er:

why does it look he could use it???

am i missing something...

Looks like his typical web use involves large files based on the picture. I have extreme 105/10 and it makes the web more enjoyable. It also makes software updates more tolerable. And I no longer have lag on YouTube or have the Internet slow down when mom is playing online games on the computer.

Youtube streams (at most) at around 5.5 Mbps. You don't need 105 Mbps to stream youtube without buffering. Nor does online gaming consume much bandwidth (unless it's downloading updates), so I don't see how any of that makes any sense.
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Youtube only buffers on days where the Youtube servers may be a little slow. Also, I don't really need anymore speed. It's fast enough for me and most of the programs I use have streaming clients so I don't have to wait for it to finish before actually using it.

- And... wow... this thread surely got a lot of comments out of no where after days lol.

Also about the Youtube streaming: It usually bursts to around 26 Mbps then after it loads enough it drops down to about 4-24 Mbps.




Plus, we're getting Performance tier for 19.99 first year then 34.99 2nd lol. Much of a better deal than having to pay full 105 price :P. I barely also buffered on U-verse 3 Down tier when we had it(1080P was a buffer fest but 720p only buffered once and awhile). Online gaming outside of patches at times only uses about 0.05 Mbps.


pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
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El Dorado Hills, CA
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That's the nature of streaming media. It depends largely on the application and/or protocol, but ultimately it winds up being something like: BIG_BURST(buffer buffer buffer), lull period, BIG_BUSRT...I'm not entirely sure why this is "better" for the content providers, or it it's just an artifact of non-consistent streaming.
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"Women. Can't live with 'em, pass the beer nuts." -Norm