- email checking software
- instant messenger or other chat software
- internet radio
- windows updates
- any other downloading
|33.6 K (Modem)||33,600 bps||41 mins, 36 secs|
|56 K (Modem)||56,000 bps||24 mins, 57 secs|
|64 K (DS-0)||64,000 bps||21 mins, 50 secs|
|128 K (ISDN)||128,000 bps||10 mins, 55 secs|
|256 K (DSL)||256,000 bps||5 mins, 27 secs|
|640 K (DSL/Cable)||640,000 bps||2 mins, 11 secs|
|768 K (DSL/Cable)||768,000 bps||1 min, 49 secs|
|T1, DS-1||1.544 Mbps||54 secs|
|T3, DS-3||44.736 Mbps||1 sec|
|OC-1||51.840 Mbps||1 sec|
|OC-3||155.520 Mbps||Less than a second.|
|OC-12||622.520 Mbps||Less than a second.|
|OC-48||2.488 Gbps||Less than a second.|
|OC-192||10Gbps||Less than a second.|
Because download is more meaningful for popular activities, residential Internet packages are typically asynchronous, and normally download is much faster than upload. An example: 5.0Mbps/1.5Mbps package means 5 megabits of downstream per second, while only a fraction of the upstream at 1.5 megabits per second. Packages vary widely with some having upload as low as 128Kbp/s or just about twice as fast as a dial-up connection. In a future post we will provide suggested download and upload speeds for a variety of online activities.
Naturally, upload speeds are very important if you are hosting information via a web or email server. This is because the upload throughput will determine how quickly other users can access information from your network. Your upload is another person’s download and vice versa. Most residential users aren’t hosting servers, so in that respect upload is typically not a big issue.
However, where upload throughput really matters is when you want to quickly share outbound content from your connection. Examples of these activities include sending an email and uploading photos or video to a website like Facebook, Flickr or YouTube. As more users have a higher need to send large emails and post higher resolution photos and videos to websites, upload is telling a larger part of the whole story. Another increasingly popular use of upload is peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as BitTorrent, where upload is required to continually send content in order to have the privilege of downloading. VoIP, Video Conferencing and Online Gaming also require upload throughput for the bi-directional interactions.
So, depending on what you are looking to do with your broadband connection, be sure to consider upload speed carefully. Remember that although neither are particularly fast, even 256Kbp/s will allow you to upload twice as fast as 128Kbp/s and you’ll appreciate that the next time you upload pictures or send that big email attachment to a friend.
October 27th, 2010
Remember: the overall quality and speed of an Internet connection is largely determined by the capabilities of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). However, there are questions you can ask – and answer! – to help ensure that you’re getting the most value from your connection.
To learn more about this topic, please read our full article “Improve your Internet speeds” in our Wiki.
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