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Your Ultimate Guide to Internet Speeds: What You Need to Know

January 1, 2024

Twin Valley Internet Speed January 2024

Are you sick and tired of long buffering times while binging your favorite Netflix show and disjointed Zoom calls during your workday? It’s time to pick a new internet service plan! Our team at Twin Valley has been in the communications game for more than 80 years and understands the anxiety of choosing a new service plan. But no need to worry; our experts are detailing everything you need to know about internet speeds to ensure you receive the download speeds you need without overpaying for something you don’t. Check out our ultimate guide to internet speeds below to get started!

 

How Do You Measure Internet Speed?

The internet has revolutionized the way we access content and interact with others, but how exactly does this work? Modern internet speed refers to the rate at which data is transmitted over the internet between your device and the server hosting the content you’re accessing. These speeds are typically measured in megabits per second (Mbps) or gigabits per second (Gbps), with higher speeds resulting in faster connections. If you have faster connectivity, you can transfer high amounts of data in a shorter amount of time.

 

Why Is Internet Speed Important?

In the fast-paced digital age, a reliable and speedy internet connection is crucial for most aspects of our daily lives. From working remotely and engaging in online learning to streaming content and connecting with friends and family, you’ll want to pick an internet speed to help you get the most out of your online experience. And that doesn’t always mean faster is better! While high-speed internet opens up endless possibilities for online activities, if you’re not an avid streamer or user, you may not require the highest speeds available. That’s why it’s important to assess your day-to-day needs; this way, your provider can help find a solution tailored to your household so you’re not paying for what you don’t use.

 

What’s Your Need for Speed?

Now’s the fun part—it’s time to determine your need for speed. If you regularly game online or stream videos in 4K, you will likely demand high bandwidth and want to opt for a plan with higher download and upload speeds so you don’t experience lag time and disruptions. Conversely, a lower-speed plan may be sufficient for your household if you only use the internet for daily web browsing and responding to emails. Check out our recommended speed chart to see what speeds are best suited for your usage!

  • 10 Mbps

    • Recommended For: Checking emails, editing documents, streaming low-resolution content, etc.
    • Recommended Internet Type: DSL
  • 50 Mbps

    • Recommended For: Streaming videos on multiple devices, gaming online, video conferencing for work, etc.
    • Good for 2-4 people sharing the same connection!
    • Recommended Internet Type: Cable, Fiber
  • 100 Mbps

    • Recommended For: Streaming high-definition content on phones, television and tablets, downloading files quickly, etc.
    • Good for families with 4-6 people using the same connection!
    • Recommended Internet Type: Cable, Fiber
  • 500 - 2,000 Mbps

    • If you have multiple devices connected simultaneously or if your household engages in several high-bandwidth activities, a higher-speed plan is advisable.
    • Recommended Internet Type: Fiber

     

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