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Posted: 02/26/21 05:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can any one clarify what this means ... I see it as 100 divided by 5, which would be 20Mbs ??? But monkey mostly clueless about tech. And it generally takes 25Mbs or higher for 4K Streaming, unless I'm truly out to lunch here ... probably a fact [emoticon] Thanks M44

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100 Mbs download/5 Mbs upload.


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There it is! First answer. Done.
Any other questions?


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The only question would be bits or bytes? Small "b" so it's bits.


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Bits and bytes can be confusing. Bits are smaller than bytes.
It can also be misleading in terms of data download.
If someone tells you that you have xx number of megabits speed, it is less, or slower than megabytes speed. 8 bits to a byte.

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Try this - Bits vs Bytes


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And does it not require additional bits to be added to the data for communications purpose? And don’t forget the terms half byte and nibble.


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Posted: 02/26/21 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

The only question would be bits or bytes? Small "b" so it's bits.


The days of 1200 baud modems are long gone outside a few specialty uses.

No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units. So while technically different, other than to be contrary, there is no confusion.


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"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units."

What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference.

Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference.

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All the internet speed test sites I have used use Megabytes as standard for measuring speed. Good enough for me.

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Our community is contracting Comcast for internet - it says we will get service at 100/5Mbs -- that's exactly how it's written ...

So I wondered what it actually means - especially with 4K videos etc. I'm not a fan of Comcast, not very good customer service ... But I only have one vote, just want to make sure it's fast enough for every one that wants HS service. I'll be outvoted, but it's the best pricing, and we have 1500 homes. We will also get it in the Rec areas, and in our RV park.

Our underground cable has been under ground for 23 years. [emoticon]

Comcast says it will install new Fiber Optic cable to every home and our rec areas ... and tells us 100/5Mbs our ISP speed. Sounds like it will do it ... Thx guys M44

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