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The broadband speeds vary based on location and depend on  

What difference does the broadband speed make to the level of service?

Internet transfer speeds are measured in kilobits per second and megabits per secondsand refers to the amount of data that can be transferred per second using your connection.
The faster the connection and the transfer of speed the faster the download/upload thus improving quality for online video streaming etc. The table below illustrates this based on approximate time scales: 

Internet Connection Speed

Time to load a typical web page (assuming 100 kilobytes of data)

Time to download a typical 5 minute song (assuming a 5 megabyte MP3 file)

Streaming Video Quality

56K dial-up modem

14 sec

12 min 30 sec


256K broadband

3 sec

3 min

Low quality

512K broadband

1.6 sec

1 min 30 sec


1Mb broadband

0.8 sec

41 sec


2Mb broadband

0.4 sec

20 sec

Medium quality

4MB broadband

0.1 sec

5 sec


6Mb broadband




8MB broadband



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