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How should I interpret these Time Warner speeds?


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#1 Ubiq

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:58 PM

I'm looking at signing up with Time Warner for internet service. Here is a link with three available contracts and their speeds.
My problem:

The way I always understood mbps, it means megabits per second. Is this incorrect?

 

Because Time Warner is stating their speeds like this: 15/1 mbps and 50/5 mbps.

Looking at those two numbers, I would guess that reads as 15 megabits per second and 50 megabits per 5 seconds.

Sigh. That would make the cheap plan the fastest. Which can't be right, can it?

Searching their site hasn't been helpful. Trying to call them is even worse.

I'm soo confused.  :(

 

Any help would be appreciated. I just want the cheapest plan that will allow me to stream Netflix, which is the most intensive thing I do online. I don't download movies, do bit torrent stuff, or play games.

Thank you if you can advice.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:51 AM

its 15mbps download and 1mbps upload

 

and 50mbps download and 5mbps upload

 

mbps mean megabits per second

 

so saying 15 mbps ever 5 seconds would be weird and fast!!!! 

 

15/1 is more than enough to stream HD on netflix


Edited by pistol22cal, 05 October 2015 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 03:10 AM

Thank you so much! It never occurred to me they would divide it up like that! I might just go with the cheapest plan then! I really appreciate this! :flowers:


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:59 AM

No problem

 

We have 8/1.5 and we run 3 phones - a tablet - 2 computers - We have no issues unless everyone tries to watch HD movies all at once but that is rare.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:55 PM

Well, now that I've talked to them today, the cheapest plan actually has speeds of 2/1 mbps, not what is posted in the above link. Will that be fast enough for Netflix? Many thanks if you can answer!


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:11 PM

Well, now that I've talked to them today, the cheapest plan actually has speeds of 2/1 mbps, not what is posted in the above link. Will that be fast enough for Netflix? Many thanks if you can answer!

 

1 computer and nothing else ----- if you do not run anything in HD ever.

 

You need the 15/1 package minimum


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