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Help needed choosing PCCW speed (100m, 500m, 1000m?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    100M is totally sufficient for everything you do. You can d/l a 1Gb file in one Minute or so.

    Compare that with a highway, if the speed limit is 250Km/h or 300Km/h does not make a different for people with normal cars, and even you have a high performance car, maybe traffic doesn't allow, or you are simply not in the mood. There is no real benefit.

    For a few years on 100M and totally happy (at work, at home I have ADSL and THAT sux big time!)
    I agree that 100m would be sufficient (my current internet is fine at 60mps) but my worry is that if I subscribe to 100m, in practice will I end up with much lower speeds? Just as I’m subscribed to 1000m now but average 60m (with hkbn)

    I asked a friend to speed test his PCCW 1000m and his is averaging at 60m. So would a 500m plan result in 30m?

    I wish it was simple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_van_damn:
    @emx Thanks for the speed test! Do you have 1000m installed?
    I used to have 1000mbs when I lived in Happy Valley, but then I moved a remote village in northern NT and was stuck on 8mbs for 5 years, now we have 300mbs fiber, which is more than we need in reality.

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    The advantage of Gigabit isn't that you can access some overseas site with 1000 mbit, but that you can do multiple things at once.

    Right now I am watching 4k Youtube, and download something from Usenet at ~500mbit while my wife watches Netflix and none of it buffers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_van_damn:
    I asked a friend to speed test his PCCW 1000m and his is averaging at 60m. So would a 500m plan result in 30m?
    No! That a 1000M line delivers 60M is very unlikely. To what server he measured it? Congo?

    In reality you do not get the full speed because in most cases to other side can't deliver, or does not want to delivery. For example, a file server I use often limits D/L speed to 5000k/s.

    Quote Originally Posted by emx:
    I moved a remote village in northern NT and was stuck on 8mbs for 5 years.
    I think the max D/L speed of 900K/S is okay, sort of. But what is annoying is the 75K or so upload speed - and worse - if you, or somebody - uploads something it blocks the service to a trickle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    No! That a 1000M line delivers 60M is very unlikely. To what server he measured it? Congo?
    Probably connected to a 5G WiFi network through a wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    No! That a 1000M line delivers 60M is very unlikely. To what server he measured it? Congo?
    Well I'm sat here, 1 meter away from my WiFi router (1Gb speed), and when I speed test a local server I'm also getting 45mbps on average, and that's with HKBN 1000m service

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    To be honest, it was so long ago I can't remember. I'll definitely make sure he checks the speed when get the PCCW service in our we move to our new apartment

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_van_damn:
    Well I'm sat here, 1 meter away from my WiFi router (1Gb speed), and when I speed test a local server I'm also getting 45mbps on average, and that's with HKBN 1000m service

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    Do the test again with an Ethernet cable. Is that the router HKBN gave you?

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    Based on price alone it's worth going for the biggest slice, in this scenario it seems just like pizza math:


    https://www.grubstreet.com/2014/02/p...za-better.html


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    For reference, over wired connection. @298 for 24 months if i recall correctly.
    Can refer you the person who helped me with it if you need.
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