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It would be $60 tax included so ya around $120 more a year.
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It's $10 + tax a month.... so $130-140 a year.
Do you saturate your bandwidth today at 12Mbps?
Do you ever run out of stuff to watch and have to wait for my downloads?

Personally, I would not.... Household of two people.... Netflix.... game downloads.... minor torrenting.
I don't torrenting but i use Jdownloader to dl from MU,FSvr,etc.. I usually queue them up (legal stuffs) a lot so it's downloading like 24/24. However, it's true that i never run out of stuffs to watch. I get around 1.4MB/s in my Jdownloader so i think the speed is up to what the ad says.
I will probably just stay with the current speed, i think it's not worth it .
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post #12 of 22
As mentioned I would do a Speedtest because you might already be getting really close to 20mbps. I pay $30/month for Comcast's 12mbps service and get way above 20mbps (up to 50mbps!) myself, so it very well may be the same for you. (FTR no, that's not what Speedtest shows me. I consistently download large files at 2-6.25MB/s)
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post #13 of 22
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Highly doubt that you're working through the download bandwidth you already have..if they were offering upload, it's an easy choice..but for download? No thanks.
what are common things the extra upload speed would be good for?
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what are common things the extra upload speed would be good for?
Torrents mostly as I understand it..but I assume it helps for anything where you are sending packets back (hosting).
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If you have multiple users using the connection at the same time, I'd say it's well worth it.
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Torrents mostly as I understand it..but I assume it helps for anything where you are sending packets back (hosting).
Does it matter if you are just downloading a torrent?
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Does it matter if you are just downloading a torrent?
No, upload is not really needed for downloads.
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Does it matter if you are just downloading a torrent?
It can help your speeds, depending on what the other clients are using as their choke/unchoke parameters (generally they prefer to upload to "good citizens" of the network), but in general it won't help much.

Granted, unless you're hosting a server, 5Mbps is almost certainly plenty.
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post #19 of 22
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My speedtest was close to advertised speed: 11.9Mbps/4.7Mbps. I'd be really happy if i could get close to 20Mbps but sadly not .
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As mentioned I would do a Speedtest because you might already be getting really close to 20mbps. I pay $30/month for Comcast's 12mbps service and get way above 20mbps (up to 50mbps!) myself, so it very well may be the same for you. (FTR no, that's not what Speedtest shows me. I consistently download large files at 2-6.25MB/s)
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you dont have verizon in your area? For $120 I get cable, home phone and 22mb down 6mb up internet
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