It's horrible as I can max that with torrent downloads very easily. There are four data usage settings to choose from. If you enjoy our service please DONATE Feedback Donate About Us BandwidthPlace is the online destination for all things broadband starting with a Speed Test to measure and manage your bandwidth performance. So yes, you may not need a faster connection to watch Netflix on the highest HD quality setting. Each estimate below is per stream: Low (0.3 GB per hour) Medium (SD: 0.7 GB per hour) High (Best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD) Auto (Adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current Internet connection speed) To select a setting that works best for your Internet plan, navigate to the Your Account page and select Playback settings in the My Profile section. The bit rate is how fast the video is streaming and the resolution is the quality. Its the same with a cell-phone many country places have weak signals May 25, 2015 rawlwear Thank you for doing this, I actually sent lifehacker an email asking about this exact question. There is no justification to my paying additional charges for faster connection if I am never going to need to leave my PC switched on in unmonitored state to complete the downloads. During peak evening hours, the service is using up to 34% of America's Internet capacity.While Netflix may seem simple on the surface, though, the reality is that Netflix is one of the most complex services on the Internet - from the massive amount of HD videos it has to stream to its formulas for deciding what videos to recommend for each subscriber.That means Netflix sometimes doesn't work as well as you'd want.