KILLEEN, TX – We always want faster speed requirements for our Internet for our own respective purposes. One method provided by ISPs is cord cutting. However, the use of this method often comes at ridiculously high prices. Moreover, you need a specific Internet speed for cord cutting to work.
An example of this is the speed requirement for high-definition streaming. For a provider like Netflix, the minimum speed requirement to stream a show is 5 Mbps. Watching different shows all at the same time would need 10 Mbps.
Other streaming sites, like Hulu, have a requirement per quality of HD streams. Streaming a 720p requires 3 Mbps, and 1080p requires 6 Mbps. Should we decide to stream two 1080p quality shows, we will need an Internet speed of at least 12 Mbps. This requirement is only if we watch two HD streams at the same time.
One good thing about live TV, like Sling TV, is that they give a guide on the Internet speeds required to stream the different shows on their network. For streaming on tablets and mobile phones, we will need a constant 3 Mbps.
For PCs and Macs, we will need a constant speed of 5 Mbps for single streaming. If we are looking to stream for a whole household, we will need a constant speed of 25 Mbps for maintaining the Internet speed for multiple devices.
For gaming needs, we will need at least 20 to 50 Mbps. But that does not mean that we need to spend too much. Gaming is a domain that needs faster Internet speed, but there is no reason for us to overspend.
Luckily for us, other factors like surfing the web don’t require a fast Internet connection. Generally, we don’t need to get broke for the Internet speed requirements we need.