What Speed Do You Need?


What your household needs will depend on several factors.

  1. Number of people in your household and number of connected devices
    Consider first the amount of people in your household and their connected devices you have — and don’t forget those mobile devices and televisions. The more devices you have, the more speed you’re likely going to need.
  2. Types of Online Activities Next, think through what it is your household does online. Basic activities — such as standard-definition streaming, online shopping and email — do not require as much bandwidth. Activities, including, but not limited to, high-definition streaming, gaming and video calls, will require faster speeds. Higher bandwidth activities will lend themselves to a high-speed and reliable fiber connection.
  3. Upload Speed Needs Lastly, you’ll want to take into account upload speeds, or how fast your device can send data to the internet. Upload speeds will take precedence when you’re sharing photos or videos online, video calling or chatting, or even sharing documents for school or work. Traditional broadband connections typically provide much lower upload speeds than download speeds, whereas fiber solutions allow for faster symmetrical download and upload speeds.

Want to talk to an ARTELCO™ representative to help determine the speed you need? Call us at (501) 745-2114.