3 months ago
So, if I'm not mistaken, speed is how fast information is relayed between you and a server and bandwidth is how much traffic can be relayed back and forth at the same time? Like a highway. Speed is like... Well car speed and bandwidth is how wide the road is.
But my question is are they correlated? Does Xfinity give you more bandwidth if you get a faster plan? Does a faster speed keep your bandwidth "open" more since information travels faster so there's less of a "pileup" of data waiting to be sent/ receives?
I'm mainly wondering since my apt has 30mbps internet and the next only available option is 300mbps. All 3 of us play games, store services (youtube, twitch, Netflix, etc), and browse the internet. But I've been wondering, even if all 3 of use did those things at the same time, shouldn't a 30mbps plan be good enough? Why did we experience less connection related issues (connection lag, disconnections, video buffering, etc) with the 300mbps plan? Just wondering if we should keep it/ it's really necessary.