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What internet package would best fit my requirements.

by tomx2 / January 20, 2014 10:55 AM PST

Hi.
Hope you can help me.
I live in an apartment building in New York City.
We(the tenants) have free WIFI available. The router is located in the office downstairs.
Currently my download speed is .025. With that speed I need a faster internet connection.
Purpose is to watch streaming shows/movies from Veetle and Justin broadcast channels.
Also would like to watch major league sports online.
Notice the bitrate to stream movies is between 500-800 kbps. Some are in HD.

How much Mbps speed is required to streamline 1+hrs videos+audios w/o buffering?
Would 1-3 Mbps be acceptable w/o buffering.
What ISP/package plan would best fit my requirements?

I am mainly interested in a wired connection with just my laptop having just a internet package, no bundles incl TV and phone.

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Netflix writes about speed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2014 1:31 AM PST
https://support.netflix.com/en/node/306

So for HD and that does not count any other use you want 5Mbps. And if you share the connection, well game over.

I have no knowledge of your area or plans but do use the Netflix speed guide for advice on this.
Bob
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I am not familiar with the channels that you've mentioned,
by Oldartq / January 21, 2014 1:35 AM PST

but my experience with netflix says you need at least 800kbps (actual speed). What service/s is available to you now other than wi-fi? I have cable internet, I found that I need at least a 10Mbps service, a 3Mbps service package is not good enough sometime.

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