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What Speed Do I Need?

Internet Speed Calculator

How Much Speed/Bandwidth Do I need?


Speed/Bandwidth (Gbps) vs. Data Usage (GB)?

Storage, or Data Usage, is how much data you download (quantity) and is measured in Bytes (1 GigaByte = 1,000 MegaBytes). Speed, or bandwidth, is how fast you get your data (quality) and is measured in bits (1 Gigabit = 1,000 Megabits).

Consolidated DOES NOT LIMIT Data Usage!

Some companies limit how much data you can use. Consolidated Telephone, on the other hand, offers different speeds at unlimited data usage. In other words, other companies let you have the greatest speed (quality), but limit the amount of data (quantity) you can use, whereas Consolidated let's you choose what experience you want (quality) and doesn't limit your activities or data usage (quantity).

This translates to having the freedom from having to worry about how much you use the Internet or watch your streaming services on your TV or other devices. Also, you also have the freedom to choose what quality you really need to enjoy your Internet experience.

Use our Speed Calculator to you understand what speed you need to create the best experience for you!

If you don't use the Internet that often, or only receive email, you probably don't need a whole lot of speed to increase your enjoyment. But, if you find yourself waiting for a period of time for websites to load, your streaming videos are distorted, or sound quality of your music is not very good, you may need to increase your speed rate.

HOW MANY USERS AT YOUR BUSIEST TIME OF DAY:

Choose 1 task for each person using an Internet service, unless the user is multi-tasking.

Browsing & Social Media


Browsing?

Basic webpages

Firefox Chrome Edge iBrowse
Users

How Many Using Email?

Regular email use

Email      
Users

Social Media?

Instagram, facebook, Twitter

Facebook Twitter Instagram  
Users

Video


Streaming SD:

Standard Definition

YouTube Netflix Amazon Hulu
Users

Streaming HD:

High Definition

YouTube Netflix Amazon Hulu
Users

Streaming 4K?

4K Resolution

Netflix Amazon Hulu  
Users

Gaming & Music


Online Gaming?

Playstation, Xbox, etc.

Playstation xBox    
Users

Streaming Music?

Pandora, Spotify, iTunes

Pandora Spotify iTunes  
Users

Making Internet Calls?

Using VOIP.

Skype      
Users
Speed Recommended: 0

NOTE: This calculator is offered as a reference tool and is only an average calculation. The actual bandwidth required for specified applications can vary widely.

  
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