- Nov 5, 2015
True, but ping speed IS without a shadow of doubt the most important metric by far. It determines how fast web pages load, how much delay is on your VOIP calls/video calls, how disruptive advertising rubbish is to browsing (which is perfectly relevent in this forum) and in general how the internet 'feels' to browse. It is not relevent to streaming or downloading large files, because these happen over a long time independent of the ping speed, BUT, youre overall of psychometric impression of internet speed (not measured) will be determined by the ping speed.You're picking one rather simplistic metric
To use your analogy, a go-kart doing 30km/h around a track will feel like it's going 3 times faster than when you drive your Camry to the shops at 50km/h. It's not of course, but it will damn well feel like it. My ping speed on ADSL was circa 10ms. That has not changed at all since FTTN connection. I know my connection is faster if I measure it, but it doesn't feel any faster. Web pages do not load any quicker. Ads are still annoying.
Silly analogy because living next to guy who owns several Ferraris, I can assure you the Camry would be much, much faster/economical/comfortable/easier for that task.It's a bit like saying are you really going to notice getting from A to B any quicker which is only 50 metres when you're in a Ferrari over a Camry.
Anyone who sends 20MB via e-mail SMTP should be locked in a room full of mirrors to have a bloody good hard look at themselves.What an average user will notice is web page loading won't grind to a halt when sending a 20MB email or uploading some photos/videos.