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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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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Ping what?
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
using speedtest.net returns an ms of 90, download speed is good though but what impact does an ms ping speed of 90 have
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helpfinderCommented:
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)
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robocatCommented:
It depends on the protocol and the level of "interactiveness".

E.g.
- 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.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
thanks
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