Two more questions about video streaming

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I have two more questions for you guys that will hopefully help me understand! First, if two people in my house are watching Netflix at the same time on the Silver plan, do they share the 1.5? Will people doing other things on the internet be throttled to the lower speed when someone is streaming, or does the modem somehow only throttle the video? Sorry if these are dumb questions; I’m about to make the switch, and I don’t want any surprises!
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Each stream is 480. It works for several streams at once.

Other activities is normal speed.

I’ve run Netflix on three devices at once without issue.
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Perfect- thanks!
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Yes Bradley is correct. Just make sure you are okay with standard definition video before you make the switch. For tablets. No big deal. For big screen TV's, you might notice the difference.
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Yes the plan is up to 25 Mbps, so, assuming the beam is not too busy to deliver, that 25 Mbps is shared by all devices but, at video 1.5 Mbps, a lot of devices could get the 1.5 Mbps before you hit 25 Mbps used across your account.

Of course a busier beam may not be able to always deliver the full 25 Mbps to you so, might be fewer devices for video at a time but, rarely should it not handle 4-5 just fine.