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  1. Chriscraft

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    When I first read about Dumaguete it was mentioned that the Internet backbone structure was good in comparison to other islands i Phil's. Does anyone here know what max available bandwidth (speed) is? I'd settle for 30Mbit/sec down and 10 Mbit/sec up, but then it has to be pretty stable...
     
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    So would the majority of us, but alas reality sets in.
     
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    Pldt fiber speeds are ok but stable no!
     
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    30Mbit? What are you doing?
    Typical SD streaming only requires 3Mbit.
    Full HD 1080p only 5Mbit.

    https://www.lifewire.com/internet-speed-requirements-for-movie-viewing-1847401

    I expect very few are using 4K. I only stream Full HD 1080p on my 4K monitor.
    I assume that you are not running a website because the upload speeds you seek are much less than the download speeds.
    I assume you are not a gamer because you did not ask about latency.

    I have seen speeds from 10Mbit to 80Mbit with acceptable latency for video and phone calls. The first ping can be incredibly slow although this does not hurt anything.
    Here is a link discussing latency:
    https://www.lifewire.com/internet-speed-requirements-for-movie-viewing-1847401

    What are you doing? 30Mbit is a lot of porn.
     
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    Chriscraft DI Junior Member

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    Mainly IPTV really!
     
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    I get pretty reliable 30M from my Airlink service, also very reliable and only ever goes down when there is a brownout.
     
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    Have no problems with PLDT Fiber. Using VPN Express with Apple TV. Popcorn App has free movies, its in the Apple store.

    Also using Amazon Prime but settings need to changed to view all the movies. AP is very inexpensive.

    Watched all the JB movies...Cool Hand Luke, original Star Trek, many classic movies. Will need a major credit card with a US address to see just about everything, TV and movies.

    Cable TV is obsolete.

    Had many problems using VPN with the old PLDT router and the non fiber connection.

    Netflix no longer requires a VPN...but Prime does.

    Using Apple TV...and PLDT Fiber I can connect to all the PLDT networks in the country, this includes Smart and Globe. Have basic cable...no charge.
     
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    Wanted to add..if using the Apple store in the Philippines a Philippine Bank ATM card must be used...

    PLDT has the Roku TV device...but get the free basic cable...Disney has an App, so does Fox+.

    Watched the original route 66 series. Their first show was filmed in Biloxi, Mississippi....Highway 90...lol.

    The Fiber speed varies...when I connect via the Apple Tv....always higher...than what I am paying for. Seems PLDT owns all the lines and leases to the various “cable” companies. Can connect to just about all the *cable companies. There’s a free speed app in the Apple store.

    Keeps me out of the bars...
     
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    I use an IPTV supplier, not very legal though :smile: that provides around 20000 TV-channels and VOD's world wide. It has worked pretty good wherever in the world I have travelled. I have an app installed on my phone, my pad and I use a lap top to connect with a TV screen. There are multiple ways of connecting. Firestick, Dreambox, PC and so on. Servers are located in Europe and Russia and are quite powerful. But, require a relatively glitch free Internet. 10Mbit can be ok if it is clean, oherwise buffering set in. 30Mbit works great though.
     
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    I don't know.
    What company is this? Do they have a website?

    Is there a way to download the videos in advance? There are "video downloaders" available that download video streams and store them on your local device. Later when you watch them it is glitch free because it comes straight from your device and not the Internet. You have to think ahead about what you are going to watch.

    On occasion, I have had latency issues that interrupt streaming video.
     
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