Check your Internet speed to determine how long it should take you to download and upload data from our site. If you are unsure of how fast your computer speed is, you may test it here:
This is the speed of your incoming data, measured in megabits per second (Mbps). It represents how quickly your device loads websites, e-mail, streaming media and more. If your Internet service provider (ISP) is doing a good job, the download speed should be close to the one associated with your service plan. If you are unsure about the Internet speed you are paying for, contact your service provider for this info.
- 1–4 Mbps Generally, this is the lowest level of service available in most areas. E-mail and most websites will load, and many music streaming services will work without interruption. Internet phone services (VOIP) should have no trouble, but videos might lag or stutter due to buffering issues.
- 4–6 Mbps Service at this speed will allow some file sharing and should work fine for streaming Internet TV (IP TV).
- 6–10 Mbps For online games and video-on-demand services, this is the preferred minimum speed for a single device.
- 10–15 Mbps At this speed, Web-based applications and cloud services will be much quicker, and high-definition video should play without issue. 15–50 Mbps If you have a number of devices connected to your network and want to use them at the same time without delays, this may be the speed you will need.
- 50+ Mbps This speed supports networks with several high-bandwidth devices operating at the same time
This is the speed of outgoing data, measured in megabits per second (Mbps). Upload speed is important because so much online activity is interactive, and your device is both sending and receiving data to make your Web-based applications work properly. Don't be alarmed if your upload speed is considerably lower than your download speed. Unless you're using a fiber optic connection, this is normal.