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Estimating Bandwidth

Estimating bandwidth available per device

Bandwidth is part of the essential infrastructure of the Library. The minimum recommended bandwidth per Internet device is 1.5 Mbps.

To calculate the minimum bandwidth you will need, use the formula as follows:

(# of devices x 1.3) x 1.5 Mbps = Minimum Bandwidth Needed

To find “# of devices” for the formula, count the total number of computers, laptops, tablets and other internet capable devices provided by the library.

In the formula, the number of devices is multiplied by 1.3 to take into account the one personal device using wireless user per three public computer users.