Internet Speed Metrics (Mbps sucks)

31 October 2008

Been shopping for an internet connections recently? I say we need 2 more metrics: average ping and GB per day (gaming and downloading movies). 1 Mbps = 10.5 GB per day This means about 10 old movies (700 MB) per day, or 2 almost awesome 720p (4 GB), or 1 holy crap 1080p movie (8 GB). Average ping should come from pings to 3-5 stable, well known, and geographically defined sites like:,,