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Old September 4th 20, 01:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
David[_4_]
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Default UK drops down broadband speed rankings

On Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:09:29 +0000, Chris wrote:

Not really a surprise...
https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...adband-speeds-

among-slowest-in-europe-study-finds

As a side note why is downloading a "movie" the media proxy for speed?
Who downloads films other than pirates? All legal access to films is via
streaming, which means that you can watch a film without depending on
raw d/load speeds.


As an aside, the figures usually quoted by politicians are ridiculous.

For example if there is a link with a rated speed of 10 Gigabits per
second (roughly 1 Gigabyte per second) this does not mean that you can
download a high definition movie (say 5 GB) in 5 seconds.

SATA III maxes out (in theory) 0.6 GB/sec.

However NVMe can in theory write at 2.7 GB/sec so your latest laptop (with
the 10 gig network port/SIM) might hack it.

However chain, weakest link, yada yada.

Every point from the storage on the server sending you the film right
through to your spanky new NVMe SSD must be able to maintain the fabled 10
Gb/sec (1GB/sec) continuously.

So 10 Gig plus on all interfaces and no contention. Yeah, right.

Cheers



Dave R

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