Knowing What Speed You Need Is Important
There are a number of factors that go into choosing the best Internet speed for your home. Consider the following questions to ensure you have the right Internet speed to meet the needs of your household.
How many people will be connecting to the Internet?
How many wireless and wired devices does your family have?
Do you utilize online education or work from home?
How many videos do you stream at one time?
Does anyone in your home do online gaming?
Your answers to these questions can affect your online experience. If you choose a speed that is too slow and have multiple people streaming videos or gaming, you may experience lag time and/or buffering.
Choosing the Right Internet Speed
Your Internet connection is like a highway: the more traffic that is on the road, the more congested and slow the experience becomes. When multiple devices are running simultaneously, bandwidth is used up quickly and a traffic jam can occur, resulting in buffering and lag. The more devices you are running, the more speed you will need.
Not sure how much speed you need? Here’s a helpful breakdown of the different speeds we offer and how each works:
Basic Internet functions
Streaming video on 1 device
Downloading medium to large-sized files
Streaming HD video on up to 3 devices
Online gaming on up to 2 devices
Streaming Ultra HD on multiple screens
Multi-player online gaming
Working from home
Downloading and uploading large files
750 Mbps – 1 Gig
15 or more devices
Streaming 4K Ultra HD on multiple devices
Unlimited online gaming
Connecting multiple smart home devices
Working from home on multiple devices
To find out what Internet speeds are available in your area and set up service, call 1-855-853-1483!
Other Internet Services from Great Plains Communications
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Whole Home WIFI
Take control of your wireless network to create a WIFI experience without boundaries. The intuitive technology adjusts to the online habits of your family providing consistent speeds, reliability and security in every corner of your home. Manage and monitor devices, create guest networks, monitor smart home devices and more. With a simple self-installation process and a multitude of features, GPC Whole Home WIFI, powered by Plume is a great value and a superior product to meet the increasing wireless needs of today’s households.