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Topic # 160026 20-Dec-2014 17:55
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I'm looking at moving to BigPipe, their 200/200 plan is $30 more expensive per month than the 200/20 plan.

What types of users would benefit from an upload speed of 200?

We're big users of Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV in our household so lots of streaming going on, but not much going on up to the cloud so not sure I'd benefit that much from the higher upload speed?




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  Reply # 1201158 20-Dec-2014 17:55
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

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  Reply # 1201170 20-Dec-2014 18:06
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even downloading uses upload, so everything should be slightly faster

but if its mainly for streaming Netflix etc its probably not worth the extra $30/month

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  Reply # 1201176 20-Dec-2014 18:12
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Online gaming (p2p hosting), Cloud backup's, Youtube uploads etc?




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  Reply # 1201195 20-Dec-2014 19:01
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Cloud storage of many gigs and frequently get backups

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  Reply # 1201204 20-Dec-2014 19:09
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Given the first month is free, sign up for 200Mb upstream and see if you can actually make use of it. I'd bet that you can't.

The absolute best sustained upload speed I got for cloud backup was 21Mbs^-1, which certainly doesn't justify $30 per month more for 200Mbs^-1. As another poster pointed out, downloads require uploads, so my suggestion would be rather than look at if you can you make use of 200Mb, you should consider if being limited to 20Mb might cause a problem.

Personally, I decided to keep my money. Rarely used upstream speed is not worth $30 to me, but I'd jump at 50Mb or 100Mb upstream if it were available, or 200Mb without the absurd premium.



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  Reply # 1201207 20-Dec-2014 19:11
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Good idea I'll give it a crack for the first month and see if I notice $30 worth of difference in performance.

I do online gaming, no backing up to the cloud, minimal YouTube uploading.




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  Reply # 1201209 20-Dec-2014 19:23
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actually you should go for 200/20 first. see if it is lacking.

if you are not happy, then go to 200/200.







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  Reply # 1201289 20-Dec-2014 23:26
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nakedmolerat: actually you should go for 200/20 first. see if it is lacking.

if you are not happy, then go to 200/200.




Since the first month is free and there's no plan change fee, I'd go for the 200/200 first.

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jealous! can't . wait .  for .  2016 ....

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