I’ve been using Zoom/Skype/Facetime to teach music lessons during these times. I’ve moved mostly to Zoom since you get the most freedom to adjust audio settings to reduce audio processing and compression. Being the nerd I am, I’m always watching the stats of the session and I noticed Zoom isn’t using a ton of bandwidth. At most I’ve ever received is 2 Mbps and sent is usually around 1 Mbps. There are all of 2 internet options in this suburban area, and I am on the standard Charter plan of 200 down/10 up. I recently wired up and speed tests confirm I’m getting full bandwidth.
Is there any way to increase the bandwidth that video chat clients use?
I know there’s a ton of factors, many of which are not under my control. I’m sure my clients have less than great connections (at&t is notoriously inconsistent in my area), and I’m sure they’re using WiFi. But I would think if we’re both using the same Charter plan, bandwidth could double or triple without issue.