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Coronavirus quarantine Blog Post #7


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Internet Bandwidth is the speed and data limit of your internet.  The average internet speed for people in the United States is around 85 MBPS (megabytes per second).  It is recommended to have at least 1 Terabyte (1000 Gigabytes) of internet data (a bandwidth limit).  Your internet speed may slow down or completely stop if you go over your bandwidth limit.  Internet service providers also do what is called throttling (looking at you mostly AT&T), to slow down your internet speed intentionally, and then usually come up with an excuse for it.  For example, your internet provider may say they detected prohibited traffic on your network, when they probably didn't.  To avoid this you can usually use a VPN, but your internet provider might throttle your network if they detect VPN traffic, as VPN traffic is not very hard to detect.  They do this because they want to monitor your activity and they could be seeing your activity to sell your data to other companies (more info about internet providers selling your data can be found on our other blog post, https://swivro.net/landing/does-your-isp-spy-on-you/ ) , and a VPN Prevents that by encrypting your internet traffic.  They usually also monitor your activity to give you advertisements based on your history.  We recommend that you pay for a 100MBPS Connection to have a fast Wi-Fi experience across multiple devices at once including TV's streaming videos.  If you have a 100 Mbps connection, it is normal to experience a 80-110MBPS speed.  If your internet speed is slower than 80MBPS and you have a 100MBPS subscription you should contact your internet service provider as soon as possible to get this sorted.  They are most likely throttling your internet connection.  Any internet speed under 50MBPS is a bit more on the slow side.  If your internet speed is slower than 30MBPS you should consider upgrading your internet speed.  We recommend that you test your speed by going to fast.com

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