How much internet speed do you need?
Aunty gets confused whenever computer/internet numbers are spouted for gigabytes of space, ram, speed, etc. We currently have Oceanic Time Warner for our cable/internet connection and occasionally use our iPhone’s internet connection when Oceanic’s system acts up (quite often).
Sometimes, Oceanic sends our flyers about getting more speed, for free, and even more, for a few dollars more each month. Currently, we get 50 Mbps, whatever that means. Is that enough, just right, or too much? That’s what Aunty would like to know.
Amy Lynn Andrews’ Useletter had a handy tool that she shared recently. How Much Internet Speed Do I Need is a website link that will gauge your speed needs by asking a series of questions (i.e. number of computers, how often you stream videos, etc.), and then take you to a page with the internet providers close to you. Aunty found this website to be very helpful (we need 21 Mbps, whatever that means) but the list of providers is not complete since only Oceanic and Hughes were listed, and Hawaiian Tel wasn’t.
Well, I suppose it is good to know that Aunty has enough speed, though sometimes, while watching Korean dramas on dramafever.com, it seems to take forever to load, and the WIFI setting option on Aunty’s iPhone becomes like a reset bomb that gets the ball (drama) rolling on a temporary basis.
Life was simpler with a tv set and rabbit ears antennae. Simpler, but far less choices. Progress is wonderful, but Aunty thinks nostalgically of watching television together with the family, and being the one who had to act like the “grounder” for the antennae so our reception had less snow and rolling screen.
Nostalgia for things that were inconvenient – HA! On second thought, bring on the high speed and modern day wonders of today. Bring on the self driving cars that will pick up Aunty’s Taco Bell food orders and run errands for her.
Life in the fast lane is quite marvelous. We are living in a futuristic world. We are becoming the Jetsons.