July 21, 2017

How Much Internet Speed Do You Need?

Determining exactly how much bandwidth you need in your home or business can be tricky. Having too little can have adverse effects on your internet surfing and work productivity. On the other hand, having too much can cause you to spend unnecessary money and leave a lot of internet features unused. Below are a few questions to consider when determining which internet speed is best for you.

  • How many devices are connected?

We use so many different devices now, that you may sometimes forget that some of them are connected to your internet! Computers, tablets, smart phones, security systems, gaming systems, televisions and guest devices may all be connected to your Wi-Fi at the same time!

  • How does your family or business use the internet?

Do you have a home office? Do your kids do a lot of homework online? Does your family stream a lot of videos and music? Streaming videos, live programming, or uploading content can use up a good amount of your speed. Before deciding which speed you need, take a couple of days to monitor your usage to help your decision.

  • What do you want from your internet?

If you don’t have fast internet speeds will your work done at home suffer? Or if you like to entertain guests on a regular basis, you should consider if slower speeds will interrupt movie night or streaming quality.

If you are interested in adding or upgrading your internet service, give Wilkes Communications a call at 336-973-3103.