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You’ll be battling for bandwidth with another 6.18 billion connected devices in 2014 according to research firm IHS. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: IHS expects another 19.42 billion devices will crave a connection between 2015 and 2017. Phones, tablets and computers will make up a large bulk of the total, but video game consoles and television sets are a growing segment, which will require faster broadband, fewer data caps and advanced in-home networks. Perhaps the estimate of 50 billion connected devices in 2020 by Ericsson’s Hans Vestberg is too low?

  1. Hello – any advice for consumers on optimizing bandwidth and speed with limited cable/internet options? The two options fastest speeds: 40 Mbps download, 5Mbps upload (Minneapolis). we haven’t made Google Fiber’s list of next cities.

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