[Eril-l] question about library wireless download speed cap

Homanchuk, Alex ahomanchuk at ocadu.ca
Wed Nov 1 07:55:51 PDT 2017

Hi Melissa,

I don’t think it would present a problem for any streaming media resources you have or otherwise if the wireless download speed is capped 5MB/s by connected device.  Average home broadband speeds in Canada are around 40 – 45 mbps which is roughly 5MB/s. I’m sure such caps are fairly common on campuses just not advertised.  Netflix recommends 25 Megabits per second (3.1 megabytes – MB) for “Ultra HD quality” on their platform which is probably higher then needed for the likes of FoD et al.


Alex Homanchuk, MLIS, MFA
Head, E-Resources & E-Learning Support
Dorothy H. Hoover Library
OCAD University
416-977-6000 x3701

From: Eril-l [mailto:eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org] On Behalf Of Melissa Belvadi
Sent: November-01-17 10:27 AM
To: eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Subject: [Eril-l] question about library wireless download speed cap

Our IT department has just told us that they're capping wireless download at 5 MB/s.

We do have a few streaming video products, including Kanopy, Films on Demand, Curio.ca, and NFB Campus (Canadian).
Is this cap likely to cause our patrons any problems?

Or could it even cause problems with any of our other products, e.g. EBSCO Discovery Service, interacting with publisher websites' ebooks or our Big Deal journals, etc.?


Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island
mbelvadi at upei.ca<mailto:mbelvadi at upei.ca> 902-566-0581
my public calendar<http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mbelvadi%40upei.ca&ctz=America/Halifax&mode=week>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.eril-l.org/pipermail/eril-l-eril-l.org/attachments/20171101/ff243aa5/attachment.html>

More information about the Eril-l mailing list