Which Broadband Speed Do I Need?
Wednesday, 4th March 2020
What broadband speed do I need?
11MBps… 35MBps… 54MBps… 63MBps… what do all these broadband speeds mean? And more importantly, which one should you go for?
Choosing which broadband speed you actually need can be confusing, especially with all those numbers thrown about.
What does MBps stand for?
First of all, let’s establish what MBps means... it’s an abbreviation of ‘Megabits per second’ and it represents the download or upload speed offered by a broadband package.
Every bit of media you consume on the internet uses a certain amount of data – but that amount can vary depending on the activity. Basically, you’re likely to need more MBps the more you stream, video call and game online – and the more internet users that are in your household.
Average MBps speeds
Just be aware that even though your broadband package may quote 35MBps, this isn’t necessarily the internet speed that your household will always receive.
Companies promote broadband speeds which are available to at least 50% of their customer base at peak times – which means the other half could receive slower speeds than quoted. Depending on your postcode and other factors, you may experience slower broadband speeds too. For this reason, you may want to opt for a faster package to ensure you get the speeds you require.