How Much Bandwidth
Does Your Home Need?

The need for speed

Whether your family is using 1 or 15 devices, it’s important to make sure you have enough bandwidth to operate them.

This tool will help you determine which internet speed is best for you. Select the number of devices engaging in each internet activity to calculate your ideal internet speed.

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Select the internet activities that occur simultaneously in your household to determine the speed that is best for you.

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  • Basic Web Use

    Any use of the internet, social media, or email marketing on a device.

     
  • Streaming Music

    Streaming music via Pandora, Spotify or iTunes Radio.

     
  • File Downloading

    Downloading and uploading large files, including those from Dropbox.

     
  • Online Gaming

    Connecting with other players and accessing a the wide array of games available online.

     
  • Smart Watches

    Wristwatches with smart technology that provide the functionality of a phone.
    - Apple Watch, FitBit, Samsung Gear 3

     
  • Home Assistants (Alexa)

    Any hands-free device that uses voice commands throughout your home to complete activities.
    - Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant, Apple HomeKit

     
  • Smart Thermostat

    Thermostats that allow you to adjust temperature from anywhere using more advanced settings than those available with manual thermostats.

     
  • Wi-Fi Enabled Washer and Dryer

    Appliances that use smart technology to conserve electricity and allow you to remotely schedule your wash and dry cycles.
    -Whirlpool, LG, Samsung Washers and Dryers

     
  • Media Sharing

    Sharing any photos or videos online.

     
  • Streaming HD Video

    Streaming video from different devices in your home, including Netflix, Youtube or Amazon Prime Instant Video.

     
  • Video Chat

    Conferencing or video chatting through communication platforms such as Skype or Google Hangouts.

     
  • Cloud Storage

    Accessing online storage used for storing photos, backups, and other files.

     
  • Smart Refrigerator

    An appliance that uses sensors to monitor internal temperatures to ensure items are fresh and last longer, all accessed through a smart phone device.
    - LG, Maytag, Samsung Smart Refrigerators

     
  • Smart Doorbell

    Allows for audio and video interaction with visitors at your door and incorporates night vision ability, motion sensing technology, and easy access to interactions and recordings through your smartphone device.
    -SkyBell Doorbell Camera

     
  • Outdoor Home Security System

    Use of outdoor smart cameras and security options that are accessible directly through the Wi-Fi on your smartphone device. It allows you to turn on floodlights, customize security features, and monitor the camera and video feed.

     

*Speed recommendations are based on providing a good to great internet experience. All internet activities will work at slower internet speeds; however, you will likely experience slower response times, lags and buffering.