Your ideal speed depends on the services you’ll use and how many people and devices will be online concurrently. If you aren’t sure, start with 25Mbps. You can always increase speed if needed.
Your experience using an internet connection depends on your answers to several questions:
• How many devices are connected and in-use simultaneously?
• How many people are streaming video from Netflix, YouTube, or other services?
• Are you using your home WiFi for competitive online gaming?
• Do you frequently need to upload large files?
• Do you regularly stream 4k video, or do you mostly stick to simple online tasks?
• Do you get frustrated easily if your game lags or your webpage takes a while to load?
Unlike typical carrier services, our speeds are symmetric – that means upload and download speeds are the same. A typical carrier may offer 25Mbps download speed, but the upload speed is typically much lower. Upload speeds are important as they impact file uploads to Google Drive, Dropbox, and other services. They also impact video quality when using Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. Here are suggested speeds for 1 to 3 concurrent users/devices:
• Check email and browse the web: 1-5 Mbps
• Stream HD content: 15-25 Mbps
• Stream 4K content and play competitive online games: 40-100 Mbps minimum
• Stream 4K content, play online games, and download very large files: 200+ Mbps minimum
You can get more information on internet speed requirements online. We suggest https://broadbandnow.com/guides/how-much-internet-speed-do-i-need