The use of Internet service has become a huge part of our lives. Whether you are working from home, streaming movies, playing video games, or shopping online, you need access to the Internet.
At LHTC Broadband, we not only have 100% fiber optic Internet services, but we offer speeds up to 1 Gigabit and all speeds are synchronous; the same upload and download speed. Finding the right Internet speed to match your households need is important. With the holiday’s right around the corner, new devices such as smart TV’s, tablets, gaming systems, doorbells, cameras, and cellphones are more than likely to be added to your home network. These new devices will likely require Internet access, and the more devices you are using in a household at the same time will likely increase the amount of bandwidth or speed needed to support a seamless experience.
We encourage you to periodically look at the Internet speed you have and see if it meets the needs of your household. To give you a better understanding of the Internet speeds LHTC Broadband offers, we have listed some examples below of what you can do with each speed.
|Download Speed||1 Gbps||200 Mbps||100 Mbps||25 Mbps||5 Mbps|
|Upload||1 Gbps||200 Mbps||100 Mbps||25 Mbps||5 Mbps|
|Understanding Speed Capabilities:|
|Essential:||Good for daily E-mail’s, Browsing the web. One or two users, not planning on streaming.|
|Performance:||Can stream, but only meant for 1 connected device to stream at a time. 4k Streaming is also not recommended.|
|Ultimate:||Streaming music, videos, PlayStation, Xbox, smart devices will work at this level. 4k content will also stream well starting at this speed. Multiple connections could still impact this speed negatively.|
|Xcelerator:||All of the above, multiple smart connections at a time will work without negative interference; good for families with high usage in social media, streaming TV, playing video games, Netflix, Youtube, etc.|
|neXtreme:||Ability to upload data quickly. Good for Hosting video/gaming. Great for families with multiple smart devices. (Smart Tv’s, Apple Tv, Chromecast, Google Home. Etc..)|
If you are unsure of the current speed you have, contact one of our LHTC Broadband business offices and a customer service representative can go over your current speed and see if an upgrade is needed.