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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