Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Security Surveillance

Are you thinking about adding cameras to your home security system? Or perhaps you want to invest in a video surveillance system for your business. Either way, it is economical (and fun!) now more than ever to look at camera options. However, it is important to have certain "up" and "down" speeds with camera [...]

2019-08-29T14:38:19-06:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Security Surveillance

Data and Bandwidth Required to Stream Netflix

Remember Blockbuster? The movie rental giant who at one time had over 9000 locations across the U.S.? You could rent a couple of movies, grab a bucket of popcorn and settle in for a nice Saturday evening. Enter Netflix, who in 2007 started selling streaming services through the Internet with “video on demand,” giving [...]

2018-12-19T15:57:45-06:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on Data and Bandwidth Required to Stream Netflix

Summary of Data and Bandwidth Requirements for Internet Applications

Part 8 - Summary of Data and Bandwidth Requirements In our series of blogs leading to this final one, we provided technical information intended to estimate data and bandwidth used in your more popular Internet activities. The blogs calculated singular activities, such as if a household has one person who Skypes for 8 hours [...]

2019-02-15T13:23:45-06:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on Summary of Data and Bandwidth Requirements for Internet Applications

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Music

Part 3 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Music (Updated 9/13/2018) The Internet has opened the door to a whole host of musical options for music lovers. People are no longer limited to listening to local radio stations, but instead have nearly unlimited choices within all music genres available on [...]

2018-09-14T09:15:43-06:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Music

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Video

Part 7 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Video Now we're getting to the good stuff. To understand what eats up your data and bandwidth within your Internet plan, we turn our eyes to streaming video. Anything you watch through the Internet on your television or monitor is considered "streaming [...]

2019-02-15T13:19:23-06:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Video

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required For Video Gaming

Part 6 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required For Video Gaming This is not your father's video gaming. Gone are the stiff, one- and two-dimensional video games of the past. Today, television screens are portals to other worlds where players see through the eyes of life-like characters. Players, also called gamers, use the [...]

2018-03-28T10:01:45-06:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required For Video Gaming

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Graphics and Photos

Part 5 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Graphics and Photos In today's world, cell phones have become so advanced in their ability to take photos, that every-day people can enjoy a photo shoot at any time and upload the images to social media. Advancements in technology have resulted in larger [...]

2018-10-18T09:32:54-06:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Graphics and Photos

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Web Browsing

Part 4 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Web Browsing and Social Media "Surfing the Internet" is a phrase that needs no explanation. In fact, there's an entire generation who have never known a time when the Internet didn’t exist. Web browsing has become a vital part of people's day, from simply [...]

2018-03-28T09:52:08-06:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Web Browsing

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Part 2 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT, defines VoIP in this way: VoIP (voice over IP) allows you to have your phone line on an IP (Internet protocol) network. It lets you combine voice, data, and video into a single [...]

2018-03-28T10:03:58-06:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Email

Part 1 - The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required For Email In today's world, email is something nearly everyone uses or at least understands. For the purpose of this blog, we'll divide email into "basic" and "normal" categories. Basic email is text only so it does not use much data. Nor does it use much [...]

2018-03-28T10:06:35-06:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Data and Bandwidth|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Email