New York (NY) - Comcast this week began offering a new tier of Internet speed, allowing users a 50 mbps connection, which is quick enough to download a full HD movie in 10 minutes.
Can someone explain to me how a 50 mbps network connection can download an HD movie in 10 minutes? That's enough time to download less than 3.75 GB - a bit less than a typical SD movie on DVD.
From a different perspective, downloading a 2-hour movie in 10 minutes means you have to download at 12x the bitrate. I don't believe that an HD movie can be compressed down to 4 Mbps and still maintain full video and audio fidelity. Maybe SD, but not HD.
Frankly, I'd prefer FiOS if I could get it. No BW sharing.