While your device, router location, and type of Internet service can affect the quality of your online experience, your download and upload speeds can dictate how frustrating or enjoyable using the Internet can be. Knowing how fast download and upload speeds should be can help you choose a data plan that accommodates your work and entertainment habits.
HTC Has Download and Upload Speeds That You Need
What is Download Speed and When Does it Matter?
Download speed is how fast you receive information from the Internet. The speed in your data plan will affect how fast you can download:
- Data when browsing the web
- Text messages
- Data for gaming
In order to get the most of your online experience, your Internet service will need to meet the following download speed requirements:
- 2-3 Mbps for webinars and Zoom calls that don’t freeze
- 5 Mbps for streaming high-definition video
- 20 Mbps for online gaming with complex graphics
- 25 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD video
When streaming, gaming, Zooming, or watching videos simultaneously on multiple devices, you will need a higher download speed.
What is Upload Speed and When Does it Matter?
Upload speed is how fast you can send information from a device to the Internet. You will want to pay attention to upload speed in order to:
- Send large files via email
- Posting videos or images to social media
- Send data when playing interactive video games
- Participate in a Zoom call
An upload speed of 5 Megabytes per second (Mbps) is sufficient to enjoy the above individual activities, but keep in mind that if your household has multiple people with multiple devices online at once 10 Mbps will give you a better overall experience. For live streaming video games and Zoom calls on multiple devices, 10 Mbps will also give you a more crisp, clear picture.
How Can I Make Sure My Internet Speeds are Fast Enough?
The data plan you purchase will determine your bandwidth, which determines your upload and download speeds. So, you will want to look for a plan that matches your lifestyle.
HTC High-Speed Internet plans are available at the following download/upload speeds:
- 50 Mbps/10 Mbps
- 100 Mbps/25 Mbps
If you work from home, take online classes, have a large home, or have a large household, you may want to look into Fiber Internet to get the best experience. Fiber download and upload speeds are equally as fast as one another and are faster than high-speed Internet.
HTC Fiber plans are available in:
- 250 Mbps
- 500 Mbps
- 1,000 Mbps
Talk to HTC Customer Service About Your Internet Speed Requirements
If you’re still not sure which Internet package is right for your household, just give us a call. We will ask you about your daily Internet use, how many people are online at once, and other important questions to determine the best service for you. Contact us at 618-939-6112 to speak to a customer service representative and we will get you up to speed in no time.
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