dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
108
share rss forum feed

rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Will we notice?

I wonder if web browsing will feel flat after PB dies? My current Charter plan is 15/3 but my DOCSIS 2.0 modem typically maxes out for the first few seconds (30Mbps +). I cannot help but wonder if I lose PB, will media rich web pages not feel as crisp? Will streaming video not start as quickly?



Morac
Cat god

join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast

It's unlikely you'll notice. The only things that really benefited from PB was downloads of large files and filling video stream buffers slightly faster. A 3 Mbps connection is more than enough to load web pages quickly.

A well designed web page should load before doing any of the above. These days sluggish web pages are caused by things like an over abundance of Flash or server issues.
--
The Comcast Disney Avatar has been retired.



AnonFTW

@reliablehosting.com
reply to rradina

said by rradina:

I wonder if web browsing will feel flat after PB dies? My current Charter plan is 15/3 but my DOCSIS 2.0 modem typically maxes out for the first few seconds (30Mbps +). I cannot help but wonder if I lose PB, will media rich web pages not feel as crisp? Will streaming video not start as quickly?

Unless your line is overloaded, no.


Majestik
World Traveler
Premium
join:2001-05-11
Tulsa, OK
reply to rradina

Does not matter. That is why I have Cox essentials which is about 3/.70.
Unless you are doing a lot of downloading or have more than two in your home you are wasting your money.
--
The adventure continues...Sanctuary....


rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

RE: Wasting money. That plan is tied to my service agreement but it's slower than their current lowest plan. I think the slowest Charter plan in my area is now 30/4 for $29.99 bundled with $29.99 phone and $29.99 TV.

I can certainly tell a huge difference between surfing on 3Mbps DSL and Charter's 15/3 but is that because of PB or 15 being faster than 3?