VOIP Recommended Speeds
Posted on 2012-03-12
I'm converting my phones to Comcast VOIP, and they offer several different tiers of service. The base model is a 12 mbps up /2 mbps down (which is comparable to what I have now, and it seems to work well), but I'm wondering if it would be best to move up to the second tier, which is 22 mbps/5 mbps.
I have a Skype line that I use now on my current setup, and it seems to work fine for the most part. However, I'm concerned that if I have two VOIP lines, I'll end up with troubles. The cost is about $40/month more for the faster service so if I don't really need it I'd rather not pay it, but at the same time I don't want to shortchange myself. I can always go up after the install, but I'd have to pay a new fee of course.
I also use Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Vudu, along with standard internet usage (email, surfing, etc). I have 3 machines connected at the office, with no plans to add more at this time.
Any recommendations, especially from those with real-world experience? I don't need SpeedTest links or anything like that ...