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How Much Bandwidth Does Online Gaming Us...

The amount of bandwidth online gaming consumes varies widely depending on the console, the game in question, and the settings. As a general rule, the more complex (especially graphically), quick paced, and interactive (between players) a game is the more data it consumes.    The X Box Live Support Center offers the following minimal bandwidth requirements for any online gaming:   -A download speed of 3 megabits per second -An upload speed of 0.5 megabits per second -A ping of less than 150 milliseconds   You can test your connection’s download speed,...
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Over the Edge: Are Unlimited Internet Se...

Unlimited internet is like an all-you-can-eat buffet: purchasing it guarantees that your appetite for data is satisfied, but you might consume more or less than what you paid for, and, if you overindulge too often, you’ll start getting bad service. For the vast majority of users (usually 95%), an unlimited plan means virtually limitless access to fast, reliable internet, i.e. the perfect buffet experience. For heavy users (usually 5%), however, providers offset their heavy use by slowing their connections, punishing their data consumption with bad service. For these...
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Better, Faster, Stronger: Upgrading to a...

The Dreaded Lag Rural areas have always dealt with a technology lag of one form or another, be it waiting for phone lines to be laid at the turn of the twentieth century or, nowadays, waiting for the buffering icon to just stop spinning already. When it comes to video streaming these lags can ruin the experience of watching your favorite show or movie. Luckily providers have begun offering rural users network options that dramatically improve the quality of streaming videos. The Network Options Because most telecommunication providers underserve rural areas, the remotest...