Get the Speed You Need

March 15, 2013 in Home, Internet


When it comes to Internet service, speed matters.

Speed improves your Internet performance, which directly affects your online experience.

In order to choose the right speed for your household and enjoy the best possible online experience, you’ll need to evaluate how your household uses the Internet. This will include considering which activities, devices and individuals are accessing your connection.

Consider the following:

• Who in your household is utilizing the Internet connection?
• Which activities does your household use the Internet for on a daily basis?
• Which devices are using your Internet connection? (Either hard wired or via WiFi)

Now that you’ve thought about how your household uses your Internet connection, take a look at these profiles and get a better idea of what level of Internet speed you should consider.

The Entertainment Buffs

You want to be entertained! Movies, music, shows and more make the Internet your source for the newest and best entertainment. You need a connection that can quickly download the latest movies on ITunes while streaming your favorite TV series off of Amazon Instant Video.

Recommendation: High-speed Internet Service with speeds up to 24 Mbps. (Where available)

The Tech Savvy

The Internet is a hub for many important parts of your ‘always on’ lifestyle. Whether you are on your tablet, your smart phone or your smart TV, you are looking for an Internet service that can handle all of your devices and all of your favorite online activities, all at the same time.

Recommendation: High-speed Internet service with speeds up to 12 Mbps.

The Connectors

You love to use the Internet to stay in-touch with family and friends, both near and far. You use the Internet for email, web surfing and social media like Facebook and you like to download songs to your iPod or books to your Kindle. You want a reliable connection that offers the speed that keeps you connected to your world.

Recommendation: High-speed Internet Service with speeds up to 6 Mbps.

The Gamers

You connect to the Internet, either on your computer or gaming system to test your gaming skills against other players from around the world. While you use the web for other activities too, a fast and reliable real-time Internet connection is important so that you can have the best possible gaming experience.

Recommendation: High-speed Internet Service with speeds up to 24 Mbps. (Where available)

The Students

Obviously you need a reliable connection for writing research papers and emailing Mom, but you also want to connect with friends and to just kick back and relax after those long study sessions. You need a connection that can power your devices and allow you to access the latest streaming content from Netflix® or Hulu PlusTM.

Recommendation: High-speed Internet Service with speeds up to 12 Mbps.

The Crowd Pleasers

You’ve got a household with folks from each of the profiles above. Your household needs a connection that brings everyone together and helps you all stay connected to the online activities that you love so much!

Recommendation: High-speed Internet Service with speeds up to 24 Mbps. (Where available)

Not sure where you fit? For personalized assistance please contact your local Northland office and one of our friendly sales associates can help you to evaluate your needs and provide details about the options available in your area.

Want to learn more about Internet speeds and how they work? Check out this article on Internet Connection Types.