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Internet Speed - How Important Is It?

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My 24 year old son is moving out to have his own space, he is going to rent but has cancelled a few viewings after checking the internet speed. As more & more of us working from home now important is this for you ?

beccatavender
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador9 days ago

I think it's fairly important.

We do more and more online, as these lockdowns have shown us.

There are fewer things more frustrating that web pages not loading, or Netflix buffering every couple of minutes.

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angelik
angelik9 days ago

I think it is pretty important these days. So many activities are done online now, and whether you work from home or not, you need a reliable connection with good internet speed.

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sam30
sam308 days ago

Important for me. Kids do homework by using the internet. I do my food shop online. My kids are always downloading things

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tumblespots
tumblespots8 days ago

We did consider this when we moved to a rural area 6 years ago but decided the trade off was worth it. Since then cables have been updated and we now have FTTH so our connection is great now. It's the mobile signal that's really cr*p.

Incidentally, I take it your son knows that you can check the internet capabilities on Rightmove as details are on the page for each property.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap8 days ago

Its important to us. I would get in trouble with my teenage daughter if rubbish internet

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh8 days ago

This is essential for me as I work from home. If I can’t access the internet at a good speed I get a lot less work done.

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rossruby1977
rossruby19778 days ago

You need a good speed for multiple streaming. So if you have a big family you need high speeds to cope with the demand.

If you work from home and have a need for high speeds then it’s also very important specially for faster work.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc7 days ago

Depends.

To stream (YouTube, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, etc), download and upload (send a file to someone whether MBs or GBs) you'll want an ISP pack that's at least "good" enough.

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hspexy
hspexy7 days ago

Yes, it’s important. I’ve no patience and I’m now used to a certain level of speed - anything slower, I just wouldn’t bother going online

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danicaaa
danicaaa5 days ago

Often people pay for fast internet not realising they don’t really get it. It has got something to do with location, the way of connection (wire or fibre) etc

There are ways to check it. The seals men on the phone won’t mention it tho for obvious reasons xx

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