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How Fast Is 6MBS Download Speed?

     
10:32 pm on Dec 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I know this might sound stupid, but...

How fast is the average download speed if the cable company says their service is 6MBS?

Question 2:

With our current service, most things download about 450K per second. But I don't know what the cable company calls our current service.

Our DSL service, most things download around 80K per second.

Thanks in advance.
10:56 pm on Dec 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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6MBS would be 600kbps, the 450k is probably 5MBS but you almost never get advertised speeds. Everything that can affect speeds would need to be in its most favorable state to see close to advertised speeds.
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Thanks.

Ok, so basically, divide by 10 to get the "best case scenario" download rate?
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divide by 10

8, isn't it? bits vs. bytes.
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Yes, if you want precise measured numbers, but these are ISP marketing numbers so they are nice and round.
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Divide by 8...750K per second (not kbps). Sounds like you have 3.6 mbps right now.
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Divide by 8...750K per second (not kbps). Sounds like you have 3.6 mbps right now.


Yeah, thanks cable company... my price keeps going up and up while my service is slower than the new introductory packages and I get less and less cable channels.

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Divide by 8 - Octal my boys !
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MB/S Mega Bytes per Second.
Mb/S Mega Bits per Second.

A big difference.

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