What is a good mbps for internet?

While most internet subscribers don't need 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps), you should be getting at least 8 megabits per second (Mbps) to consider yourself a modern user. Anything less than 8 mbps is considered "slow".

To help you figure out what speed is right for you, take a look at the list below:

  • 1-4 Mbps- if only one person is using the internet, they should be able to enjoy basic applications without delay.
  • 4-6 Mbps - considered minimum speed generally required for today's video-rich applications.
  • 6-10 Mbps - this connection is a good middle ground for most subscribers at home.
  • 10-15 Mbps - at this speed, subscribers will detect sharp increases in download performances.
  • 15-50 Mbps - this connection speed will give you a good experience without buffering.
  • 50+ Mbps - at this speed, you can do real-time data collection video conferencing with multiple users, remote supercomputing, etc.

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Updated on Friday, February 21 2014 at 03:58AM EST
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