MS latency and download speeds

I want to find out when the ping ms speed starts to become an issue where broadband line speed is concerned, in other words, if my isp gives me a 10 meg down and .5 up but I have an ms ping of 90 does this mean a line with only say 5 meg down but with an ms ping of 30 would be faster? or where is the cut off point when ms speeds mean more than download speed
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
It means how long you have to wait till your "internet" request is proceed (or started)
It has nothing with your down or upload speed (if the line is stable enough)
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Ping what?
Sid_FAuthor Commented:
using returns an ms of 90, download speed is good though but what impact does an ms ping speed of 90 have
It depends on the protocol and the level of "interactiveness".

- ftp tolerates high latency very well.
- CIFS/SMB over a VPN is quite latency sensitive
- Voice is very latency sensitive

Each protocol will have a certain point when it starts feeling slow. It all depends on what you do most.
Sid_FAuthor Commented:
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