What kind of Internet service do you need? How many people live in your home or work at your office? How many computers do you have going at one time? Do you stream Netflix, Hulu, or play games? Do you plan to download or share large files?
Broadband Internet can be delivered to your location in five ways: Dial-up, DSL, satellite, cable, or fiber-optic. Speeds for sending and receiving information depend greatly on the level of technology.
1 Mega byte per second = 1024 kilo bytes per second
Dial-up: 56 Kbps
DSL: 768 Kbps up to 6 Mbps
Satellite: 400 Kbps – 2 Mbps
Cable: 1 Kbps – 30 Mbps
Fiber Optics: up to 150 Mbps
Simple Internet Needs for Speed
56 Kilobytes per second – 5 Megabytes per second
Great for email, solo web surfing and streaming music.
Internet Speed for Basic Entertainment
5 – 10 Mbps
Watch TV or movies on sites like Netflix or Hulu and stream smoothly on a single device. Play games without much lag time or interruption.
Standard Home Internet Speed
10 – 15 Megabytes per second
Quickly becoming the standard home Internet speed. Up to 4 users. Downloads are noticeably faster and less wait time when searching the web. Great for downloading pictures and music, streaming video, and light gaming.
Multi-user plus Multi-Device
15 – 30 Megabytes per second
Mom and Dad are watching a show while the kids are each playing a game or downloading a song. If you’ve ever experienced delays due to too many people using the Internet, then this range can solve your problem. Gives you the ability to share files and use phones, tablets, and desktops all under one roof.
Office or Network Internet Speeds
50 Megabytes per second – 150 Megabytes per second +
Operates fast and furious for offices or networks. Made for multi-user video conferencing or data collecting and remote super computing in real time. Optimal for heavy file sharing or extreme gaming.
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