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Switching ISP Companies

I am currently with Comcast on their 75mbps plan, and my rates are about to go up. I'm considering switching to AT&T, but it would be a reduction in speed (albeit with a reduction in monthly cost). They offer a 50mbps plan for way cheaper, but my concern is that with all of my connected devices and the potential to work from home remotely, 50mbps won't be enough. I'd like to switch to AT&T's 50mbps for internet only and snag PlayStation Vue for my cable.
I also recently upgraded my modem and router to a Netgear CM700 modem and Nighthawk 1750 router-those seem to be fine handling multiple devices. I have the following connected at my house:
Amazon Echo and Dot
2 cell phones
2 kindles
I realize this is a lot of information, but hopefully someone can tell me if I'm way off base in thinking I should be fine moving down a bit in speed. I hate Comcast, but I have no experience with AT&T and haven't heard people singing their praises either.

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Frankly anything over 10 megabit and it's usually working.

I can't imagine it not working at 50.

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50 mbps for download speed should be as good as 75 mbps down

With a 50 mbps download speed with AT&T, your Internet speed should be almost as good. The primary difference between 75 mbps and 50 mbps download speeds is streaming smoothness at a minute level. So, switching from Comcast to AT&T for Internet with a download speed reduction should not result in any significant performance differences.

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This will depend on how many devices are connected at the same time and multiple devices would need to be moving serious data before your would notice a difference.

If you do change your isp it would be a good idea to run some speed test to see if your getting close to what your paying for.

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