I went over to speedtest.net tonight and did a few tests to see what kind of bandwidth I’m getting here at the Lewis Chateau, and got these numbers. Pretty sweet for home use, I’d have to say!
Still, the real reason I’m posting these is for documenting purposes, really. I pay $55 or $60 per month for that bandwidth, and I’d say it’s worth it since it’s in constant use by multiple devices all over the house. (I’m sometimes even using it from two or three devices simultaneously by myself. So I could pay less and get less bandwidth, but I choose not to.)
I’m just showing the stats and quoting the price here so that I can come back in 2008 or 2020 (yes, I expect these writings will still exist in some usable form that far the future) and see how much I was paying for what kind of bandwidth, and get a chuckle out of it. I can only assume that by 2020 the bandwidth we’ll all have access to will put those numbers absolutely to shame. I can only hope it’ll cost less than that time’s equivalent of $60/month.
(To anyone making comparisons, notice I changed the default from kilobits/second to kilobytes/second. It makes a bit of a difference. 😉