Internet service is all about speed. And, WiFi speed especially today, must be fast and reliable! Especially for anyone who is working from home. Yet many people aren’t even getting the speeds they pay for. And the worst part about it, they don’t even know it. The problem is, working from home is often more complicated than it sounds. That’s because not every home is set up to double as a home and a workplace. The network is one of the most important systems in a home, yet many people still use the equipment supplied by their Internet Service Provider.
The bottom line: most households need a WiFi speed of at least 25 Mbps. And you’ll need even more if you download and upload large files. Which is why understanding what upload and download speed actually means is important. Judging by the amount of searches done for the term “speed test” there seems to be a bit of an obsession with Internet speed. Which makes sense, with terms like megabits per second (Mbps), fiber, gigabit, upload speed and download speed, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. For this reason, we are dedicating this month to breaking down the terminology commonly associated with WiFi speed and Internet Speed.