Life is a little different these days and we are all more dependent on our Internet service more than we have ever been before. Working from home, virtual school, family movie night, online grocery shopping, and the list goes on and on. Even though we are spending all this extra time at home, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to do these things faster. Your Internet service needs to be working for you. So how can you ensure your Internet service is performing at its peak?
First and foremost, know your speed. What speed Internet service are you subscribing to and what is it capable of doing? More importantly what are the download and upload speeds. Download speeds reflect how quickly you can access things online. Faster download speeds will load your websites, Netflix movies, and work email more quickly. While upload speeds tell you how quickly you can put things on the internet. Faster upload speeds will not only get that PDF attached to your email in a jiffy but also keep your beautiful smile looking picture-perfect during your Zoom call. One benefit to LHTC Broadband’s Internet service is its speeds are synchronous, which means that you get the same download and upload speeds. Many other providers offer higher download speeds, but much lower upload speeds which can affect your experience.
Another thing to consider is data. Everything you do online uses data, with streaming and downloading large files typically using up the most data overall. Most internet providers allow you to use at least one TB of data each month. LHTC Broadband offers unlimited data so if you are backing up a large amount of data at the end of workday from home there is no need to worry about being interrupted by a data cap.
One of the most asked questions we received when customers are signing up for Internet service is what speed do I need? Our customer service representatives will ask questions about what you are using your Internet service for on a daily basis to help you determine which speed best fits your needs and budget. Now that many of us are working or attending school from home, those needs may have changed. Download speeds of 100 Mbps should keep most families productive at home for work and school. Then after work and school, it’s enough speed to binge watch your favorite shows while your teenagers’ game and video chat with friends.
If you have a smart home and a family that loves to spend most of their time online, whether it be for work or play, then you may want to consider 200 Mbps. This download speed is perfect for livestreaming and constant streaming. If you think you may need to increase you speed, you can upgrade your LHTC Broadband Internet service to the next speed for FREE for 30 days. Call our office today and ask about our Speed Upgrade special.