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

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  1. #31

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    It depends how many users in the household.

    Here's a good article:-

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/gig-spe...view-5134.html

    For most households 100 Mbps to 500 Mbps is more than adequate.

    Also note, many people don't understand the difference between Mbps and MB/s.

    Remember to divide by 8 to give you the download speed in MB/s

    https://www.download-time.com

    The following will provide maximum local transfer rates in MB/s.

    1000 Mbps = 125 MB/s
    500 Mbps = 62 MB/s
    100 Mbps = 12.5 MB/s
    6 Mbps = 0.75 MB/s

    There is a cap for international download speeds.

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    What internet speed do you need - Tom's Guide

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/interne...ews-24289.html



  3. #33

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    If you decide you need 1Gbps (1000Mbps):-

    Upgrades for gigabit internet
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...abit-internet/


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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagles:
    The first time Netvigator introduced 1000m, I emailed them to ask, they said that my building didn't have it yet. After some time, got a letter from them saying that certain floors in my building, including mine, already had the 1000m and I can upgrade. When I upgraded, the installation guy pulled the fiber optic cable from the comms room to my unit's box.

    Its not a walk up building though.
    We had to pay $12k for PCCW to pull the fiber from the nearest road junction to our house. Not a bad deal considering it took the crew a whole day. Best money ever spend. Would only have DSL otherwise.
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  5. #35

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    6Mbps line for 2020 is like living in the dark ages...however PCCW have good support even though DSL is soooooo slow.

    Fibre is well worth the upgrade if your building or area supports it.


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