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Is enough enough?

At what point does bandwidth cease to become an issue? Our training centre currently has a 4 Mbit connection ... and our service provider is upping that to a 10 Mbit connection in the near future. Fabulous - thank you - especially as the price actually drops. And on past form, we'll truly get this connectivity / most of our uses will be constrained at the far end not near.

5 p.m. yesterday, course of 4 trainees plus two staff working. Everyone checks email / catches up with work as the Perl training finishes for the day. Near Instant reaction on all the machines - displays coming up faster than they can be read; perhaps this is the turning point at which bandwidth is ceasing to be an issue. Or perhaps we'll start video streaming now ;-)
(written 2005-09-27, updated 2006-06-05)

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Custard:Enough will never be enough will it? ;-)

Although I think that its enough for now...

I have just been upgraded to 2Mbit and that is more than enough for just myself and most web sites cant respond quickly enough to make much difference. Downloading is faster of course but fast enough for me.

Why would we want more than 2-3Mbits. Those speeds should be fine for video streaming at full screen resolutions now.

I saw on /. the other day that one ISP was now offering 24Mbit! Just think of the possibilities! ;-)

For yourself, who has many users, more bandwidth is good, personally I would be happier with a faster upload speed as very little attention gets drawn to that which for me seems still to be stuck at 256Kbit.

B
(comment added 2005-09-28 09:19:45)
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