Is 3 MBPS internet fast enough for a single person?

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  1. Shamrock12

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    Just happened to check while looking for cable TV add ons... would it be fast enough or would I be annoyed? I would save $300 a month...
     
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    If money is tight.

    U don't need the internet at all.
     
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    It's just me here so not sure I need all that I have?

    And I NEED internet lol
     
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    Is it Megabits or Megabytes? Big difference.

    3 Megabits (Mb) would suck

    3 Megabytes (MB) would be good.
     
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    How are you single, Sham?
     
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    what do you want to do on the net? Netflix and other services have to make themselves available to the lowest common denominator so they have to be able to service people with 700kbps as well as those with 300mbps.
     
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    8 bits to a byte.

    3 MB = 24 Mb
     
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    3MBPS would be like having 56k again.

    If you only need text, it might be fine but if you want pictures and video and audio...:wtf:
     
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    :c
     
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    We just upgraded to 15 Mbs cable modem. I can't believe we stuck with shitty DSL for so long. :facepalm:
     
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    You will have to learn to be patient while downloading porn.
     
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    $300 a month?
     
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    I concur that 3 Mb sucks. I had it for a while and it drove me crazy. I had to go back to the acco. (antichrist cable company)
     
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    You don't need all that shit. Just get fios and gmail.
     
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    3 Mbps might be ok to stream Netflix.

    I recently had a 1.5 Mbps connection (which I shared) and was able to stream Netflix with not TOO many problems.
     
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    TWC can be robber barons. i was paying $250/month until Xmas when they decided i was paying too much or Fios was too competitive.
     
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    3 is garbage.
     
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    If you're alone and you're gonna save $300 a month, I say go for it.