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Internet speed

by samoo1 / July 10, 2005 11:07 PM PDT

What is the best internet speed for a small business,
broadband? what speed?

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Depends on the business.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2005 11:34 PM PDT
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At a small wholesaler, we get by with a dialup and router. No need for megabit connections there since it's all of 5 people and no web surfing. Just email, invoices and such.

Another company could be Video Media Megalithe Inc and they would need T3 connections since they serve up gigabye video feeds.


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Internet speed
by Coryphaeus / July 12, 2005 10:39 AM PDT
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Broadband - Anything faster than dial-up.

Cable will give you about 3 Meg download, DSL at or less than 1 Meg. Money is involved. Faster speed = more money. What are your needs and what is available in your area?

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DSL Speed
by Vesta / August 7, 2005 8:02 PM PDT
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According to PC Pitstop speed test and Bellsouth speed test, I get 3Meg with DSL.

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Then you, like me. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 15, 2005 9:43 AM PDT
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are very lucky. My Comcast advertises a cap of 4 Mb/s. With my new D-link DCM-202 modem I get 4.7 as measured at The older DCM-200 gave me 3.5.

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This my question?
by Mike Delling / August 9, 2005 9:11 AM PDT
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I will not sign up for an Internet that is to expensive. If you do use cable it will be from $40 or more a month. I can not afford cable. I have as of yet not found a broadband that is excisible with the speed that I need. Charter cable is not worth the price for a test.

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Look at DSL
by chuckieu / August 10, 2005 4:00 AM PDT
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You didn't say,or I missed, the area you are in. Anyway, right now the competition is causing DSL ratesto be less than $20 in many areas. This should be for upload speeds
of 1.5MB(T-1 level) or higher. You do have to sign for a year, but for a business this should not be a problem.
Incidently, dial-up often costs this much or more. chuck

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This sounds as if it is resonable
by Mike Delling / August 11, 2005 1:34 AM PDT
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I would use Broadband for at home use. What was the Broadband for home use. My location is the state of Michigan.

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Need more info
by chuckieu / August 11, 2005 7:57 AM PDT

Your actual town or area in Michigan. Then go to something like Broadband Report. There will be information, including what is available in your area, user reports on real as opposed to
quoted speed, problems with installation, use, etc.
Good luck. chuck

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Thank you.
by Mike Delling / August 11, 2005 9:19 AM PDT
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I will look at the report.

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