said by 34764170: said by Tx:
I hosted game servers off my 5 meg DSL with TSI for years. Downloaded tons and had no complaints. 5meg is a lot more then just mild browsing. You can use the connection no problemo.
What you consider acceptable for the job and what I consider acceptable for the job are the not the same thing. I had a 5Mb DSL connection for years and it was pretty painful doing much of anything other than e-mail/light web surfing. To me 5Mb even as of quite a few years ago is the modern day equivalent of dial-up. 5Mb DSL isn't even 5, it is 4.3.
Frequently my connection has two Netflix sessions running. I couldn't even run 1 Netflix session plus a single download on a 5Mb connection never mind multiple downloads and various other things I tend to do on a regular basis.
I'm not too sure what you're not understanding. I said we as a people could
get around in my original post, survive, live with, not die, manage, work with a 5 meg connection.
We also managed off our Netflix sub as well as zero issues with 2 voip lines. Being a business owner who depends on his connection being fast, and relies on the voip lines, i survived, it was managed. This was the only point to what i said. You are of the minority who believe you cannot live with 5meg. Should 5 meg even be sold anymore? no, it's exactly like you compared it to. We're 2013 and 5 meg shouldn't even be advertised at it's ridiculous price
So you not being able to run netflix was your own problem, not the 5 meg. Our house had no issues running it, my father in-law's off Bell 5 meg when we're up north runs netflix no problem. You're debating with me if it's survivable, not even sure why. All i said was we could get around with it if we had to.
Either way, this is going off topic considering there is a bigger issue at hand as this thread mentions and i'm very curious about but seems to lack any proper response