I work at a small non-profit organization, with around 10 employees. We are an education non-profit and have around 100 students in our building every day. We are using the computers for multiple things, such as Google Earth/Mars, CAD software (Pro Engineer), accessing internet sites (NASA), etc., so we use our computers a lot. Lately, as we have added more activities that require the computer, our internet connection has been terrible as far as speed. We also use the internet for registration purposes with volunteers, and we've seen a big slow down there as well. I ran a test at www.speedtest.net and found that our average download speed is about 5.59 Mb/s (global average is 13.09 Mb/s) and our upload speed is 0.73 Mb/s (global average is 5.33 Mb/s). Are our speeds extremely slow? What would people recommend our internet speeds to be at with having 100 students using the computers each day and using programs that take up bandwidth?
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Are our speeds extremely slow?
Yes. But that doesn't mean your capacity is low, it just means that at the time you ran the speed test, the pipe was bogged down. I'm guessing you didn't run the test when your machine was the only one active on the …
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What would people recommend our internet speeds to be at with having 100 students using the computers each day and using programs that take up bandwidth?
That's hard to say since traffic generated really depends on their activity not the amount of people. Generally, the person responible for …
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