Web Surfing: Checking email, scrolling through social media, reading the news and surfing the web, these are your basic web based functions you likely use most on a daily basis. General web surfing of this nature uses around 1-2 MBps. Bump that up to 2-3 MBps if you do this while streaming a music service.
This level of bandwidth usage is covered with our Prime Series: CORE plan.
Gaming: Online gaming requires more bandwidth than is required for general web surfing to avoid lagging. If you’re a gamer, a parent of a gamer or both, then you know how frustrating game-lag can be. Online gaming can require on average 8-16 MBps of bandwidth, so choose a plan that can cover that usage.
Our Prime Series: EDGE plan is perfect for online gaming and standard definition online video such as YouTube.
Video: If you’re like millions of other Americans, you rely on a streaming service or services to view television, movies, sports and more. If you are watching in HD, and especially if you are streaming to more than one device at a time, you’ll need the bandwidth to handle all of that. Especially if your household is likely to be streaming video and games at the same time. Remember, the more devices connected, the more bandwidth you’ll need.
For regular usage across multiple devices, we recommend our Prime Series: PEAK plan to cover all of your streaming needs. If video conferencing or live video streaming are part of your regular usage, our Elite Series plans are built to handle this type of bandwidth.
Downloads/Uploads: One last component to take into consideration when choosing an internet package is the need to download and upload files or data. This issue will most likely affect those working from home, needing to download or upload large files on a regular basis. It also is a critical consideration for live video streaming, such as Zoom or other conference call platforms, or live streaming platforms such as Twitch or YouTube live.
For these customers, our Elite Series plans are best suited for this type of bandwidth usage.