The speed of my internet connection

I have for a few years internet trough optical fiber from RCS-RDS, their “hottest” subscription at a speed of up to 1000Mbps. I never got to download at full speed and I can say I do not even think I would have …

A few friends asked me why I needed an internet connection at such a speed and why I did not opt for the 500 Mbps or even for a smaller one.

I know that none of the devices I use to connect to the Internet can write information at such a speed, but I prefer that devices connected through the same router do not have to divide a narrower bandwidth.

With this connection, I can use both my laptop and my PC or phones to surf the net to the maximum capacity of everyone and I pay less then 12$ per month for it.

This is a speed test done on a laptop with a low configuration but using a Linux-based operating system:

the speed of my internet connection

I have never exceeded 700 Mbps in download and 400 Mbps in upload, however I think these are also decent speeds!

If you’re not happy with the speed of downloading stuff on the net, keep in mind the following:

  • The server you download from must allow a upload speed higher than your download speed.
    You can not get the maximum output if you want to empty a container with a 2″ hose through a 1/2 hole!
  • The device used to connect to the internet must be able to write the information on the memory card faster than the connection can download it.
    You can not carry 5,000 liters of water per hour with a bucket, even if the pump with which you take out water can flow 5500 liters per hour!

2 Comments

  1. I’m just a happy case. Not all have such a internet connection speed! It depends on the area and the carrier availability.

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