I really didn’t think that internet speed was going to be a make or break Quality of Life issue for me.
I’ve gone over to cable from DSL, and while the speed varies from time to time, it’s still about four to five times than what I was getting with my old provider. And there was nothing wrong with my old provider, other than they were unable to give me the good price to bandwidth ratio that cable is providing.
At fifty percent of the cost and seven times the bandwidth, it’s kind of a no brainer.
But I didn’t realize how much I was streaming. Before, I was waiting for videos, pausing them and doing something in another window until enough had buffered so that I could watch it all the way through. Now, I can pick the highest quality and watch right from the get go. My digital purchases happen in minutes instead of overnight. My Netflix streaming is the highest quality and it starts so much quicker.
I’m not going to say that it’s made a difference in my life, but I’m saving money and getting better service (which in turn improves my other internet related services) at the same time.