Modern broadband standard speeds, according to the FCC definition, begin at 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload. As such, any assessment of the value you're getting from a broadband provider should begin by comparing what you're getting to that defined standard. In addition, there are also some other characteristics of broadband offerings which can increase or decrease the objective value of a product. With this in mind, be aware of things like data caps, security software and streaming content available from a provider.
If your work involves data center management or design, you need to understand the four different data center tiers. Understanding these tiers and which data center characteristics and tasks they entail is a key to understanding recent literature on the theory behind how a modern data center works.
The importance of data center tiers
The most widely accepted classification of the four data center tiers was drawn out by a think tank headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.