Basic activities like email, browsing, internet radio, VoIP phone service, and low resolution videos. Only 1 or 2 users on the network with 2 to 3 connected devices.
10 Mbps or better
All the basic activities plus one high demand application, like: streaming HD video, video conferencing, or online games. Up to 3 users on the network with 4 to 6 connected devices.
25 Mbps or better
All the basic and moderate activities, plus the need to handle multiple high demand applications at the same time like: 4K video, online games and video conferencing. Also needed if you have more than 4 users and more than 6 connected devices.
100 Mbps or better
Here’s a list of common online activities and an estimate for the amount of download speed or Megabits per second (Mbps) required for adequate performance:
|General Web Browsing & Email||1|
|Streaming Online Audio like Pandora or Spotify||Less than 0.5|
|VoIP Phone Service||Less than 0.5|
|Remote Learning & Online School||5 to 25|
|Telecommuting||5 to 25|
|Downloading Files; Large File||10|
|Streaming Standard Definition Video||3 to 4|
|Streaming High Definition Video||5 to 8|
|Streaming 4K Video||25|
|Game Console Connected to the Internet||3-5|
* Information provided by FCC Consumer Broadband Guides