As we delve further into our “Get to Know Your Service Providers” series, you may notice that high speed Internet service has become more of a “must have” for many consumers. With the amount of high bandwidth information exchanged over the Internet, it’s no wonder. Streaming videos, downloading photos and songs, and taking advantage of the “TV Anywhere” phenomena all require a fast Internet connection. But how fast is “fast”?
We put together this Internet Speed Comparison Chart to help you get a visual idea of just what you can expect from each type of Internet service (Dial-Up, Cable Internet, Satellite Internet, Fiber Optic Internet and DSL). The popularity of music downloads seemed like the best way to visualize speed, so the example is based on a download of a single, 4mb song. Keep in mind, this does not depict the actual download times. It’s based more on a 10x scale, because who would want to stare at that graph for 9 minutes while we wait for dial-up to finish its download? And, as always, your speeds will vary depending on several factors, so take a look at stats from your actual Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Internet Speed Comparison Chart
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