Zoom Bandwidth Usage detailed here (1/2 way down the page)
System Requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux – Zoom Help
Notes: Dual and single core laptops have a reduced frame rate when screen sharing (around
5 frames per second). For optimum screen sharing performance on laptops we recommend a
quad core processor or higher.
No experience with NBN unlimited plans, but you could have a look here:
NBN Victoria | Compare NBN Plans In My Area |
The NBN is available in Victoria. The fastest NBN speeds in Victoria are up to 100 Mbps,
on plans starting from $69.95/mth. Prices for basic NBN plans start from $29.99/mth.
Personally I have a cheap Telstra XS plan - $15/month for 5GB fast 4G that shapes down to
1.5Mbps unlimited (but it does say that rate may drop in busy times, though I haven't
experienced it myself). See:
Mobile Plans -
Once you exceed your included data allowance, your speed will be capped at 1.5Mbps, and
slowed further in busy periods. This means it is not suitable for HD video or high speed
applications and means that some webpages, videos, social media content and files may take
longer to load, but you can still stream video in standard definition, listen to music,
browse the web and access social media ...
From: stripes theotoky <stripes.theotoky(a)googlemail.com>
Sent: Sunday, 29 March 2020 9:39 PM
To: Andrew Voumard <andrewv(a)melbpc.org.au>au>; LUV mailing list
Subject: Re: Advice on broadband options
On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 10:29, Andrew Voumard via luv-main
Any possibility of asking a neighbor with a fixed unlimited connection to share their
connection via wifi for some contribution to their monthly fee ?
<firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> on behalf of
stripes theotoky via luv-main
Sent: Sunday, 29 March 2020 9:21 PM
<firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>; LUV mailing list
Subject: Advice on broadband options
Hi to all,
Now my university is closed for the duration of the health crisis, I have to give at
least 16 hours of tutorials / lectures a week via zoom. The audience varies between 20
and 80 students. As my only internet connections are:
1. is a dongle (with Vodafone) that has 3GB , and
2. my mobile phone with 60GB (also with Vodafone)
I am urgently in need of a much better connection.
Any advice on what and with whom? I am in rented accommodation in Macleod, pretty much a
mobile blackspot, and the landlord doesn't like the idea of cable being brought to
I have done this already. No luck there: one neighbour using her phone as hotspot, the
other is an old lady no internet.
Any idea how much bandwidth these zoom sessions will consume?
Also, any recommendations for quick/immediate unlimited broadband in case I manage to
persuade the landlord?
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