The anatomy of the internet pt1
January 28, 2021
Yep I’m committing myself to a series!
Lets talk about BANDWIDTH and Home Broadband. What wisdom can I impart? This is a fundamental I want to share.
Your broadband internet connects has several parts.
- Upload speed
- Download speed
- Ping rate
The combination of all these determines how STABLE and ROBUST your connection is.
Download is the speed always quoted and for watching and browsing Download is king.
Upload is the speed no one talks about but is equally vital in the day of immersion and participation its the speed in which you are able put information up on to the internet. Upload is necessary and the invariable overlooked.
Ping and Jitter should be low and by monitoring these figures you can judge the HEALTH of your connection.
This is my connection its extremely STABLE and HEALTHY (this is the general state of play with my connection)
I have a business connection and I pay £38.50
This Speedtest recommendation is one of my 12apps from 2020
Uploading is as separate metric to Downloading. For live-streaming 2MB up and down is adequate. A good strong mobile signal can be just as stable, just as robust.
My current mobile signal is not great but it’s cost effective and flexible.
This is a perfectly adequate bandwidth. A mobile unit (MiFi) is the best way to get the most from mobile internet.
My mobile provider is GiffGaff I pay £10 a month.
I think this is the shortest video I have uploaded to YouTube!
Do get in touch / comment if you want to know more.I better start thinking about part 2!