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Fri, Sep 10, 2021 6:46 PM

Blast internet question

Currently I have blast internet download speeds about 200mbps. I have 3 devices that are connected, one of them is firestick which I use the most. Is this speed enough for HD streaming? Or do I need to upgrade it to a  different plan? I don't have any 4K devices. I just wanna know if blast internet good enough to stream in 1080P? 

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Tatyana1

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OK EG thanks, looks like I'm all good with 200mbps. Now I was always wondering how does the router distribute speed to devices. For example I have 3 devices and I'm on a 200mbps plan. does every device get 200mbps or is it spread out evenly amongst devices? If you can explain this will help me to understand. 

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All bandwidth is shared. If all devices are consuming bandwidth simultaneously, the speeds will be proportionately lower for all. 

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@EG  

OK thank you, so you think blast internet 200mbps is good enough for 3 devices? Enough for HD streaming right? 

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Yes. The Google search link I gave you for a reference should have given you an idea. 

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@EG  

OK thank you EG and thank you Bruce. I just have one more question. Is there such a thing as too much speed? Meaning can internet speed that is too fast actually cause something adverse? For example firestick only requires 5mbps, when I do speed test on firestick I get speeds up to 200mbps. So can very fast internet potentially be bad? I'm sorry I know this probably is a silly question. 

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It's not bad. But if it's not needed / used, it's overkill and a waste of money.

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@EG  

By overkill do you mean it can actually make device act weird or have poor performance?

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No, not at all. It's simply a waste. 

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@EG  

I have one of the newer wireless gateways and like I said I have blast internet. When I do speed test on the computer its always a little over 200mbps. Computer is connected with ethernet. When I do speed test on amazon firestick its also giving roughly 200mbps. Firestick is connected by WIFI.  So do you think these are good speeds for my devices or is the speed too fast? I know you said its a waste of money to pay for speeds you don't need but from tech perspective its not gonna do anything bad right?

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Again, no. I don't know how to make it any clearer for you, sorry.....

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