Originally Posted by Mega
Local company in Chattanooga now offers 50MB/s up-to
1Gbps for $70 a month.
Corrected, plus you're on wifi.
Routers of that transfer rate will cost you a considerable amount. But you'll never get that amount unless you're on FTTH, which is again unlikely.
You'd likely be better off with something around 300-500MB/s transfer rate, until the prices of 1GB routers drop enough, and when you can properly determine what your real transfer rate of data is. Better to save the hundreds of dollars rather than wasting it.
- It's very likely to be FTTC or FTTN, which drops the speed from the curb/neighborhood to your house at a substantial rate.
It's 1GB to the box outside, which degrades with distance from HQ to your house (By a lot). But the box to your house is not fiber optic cable and therefor sending signals slower.
- The connection could also be passive networking, so other people connected to that box will also affect your connection in various ways. So those neighborhood kids torrenting that episode of Doctor Who will inadvertently affect you.
- You're using Wifi. While it has improved, you will still receive far less data per second than using Ethernet. Which further degrades and becomes more unstable with distance.