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What does good internet speed mean?

It actually depends on your needs.

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A good internet speed these days is a lot higher than 25 Mbps, and many people are now pushing for a 100 Mbps minimum to be considered broadband.


Internet speed is determined by how much data the connection can download (download speeds) or upload (upload speeds) per second.


Speeds that fall into the kbps range are usually what we’d call “slow” internet and Gbps speeds, which are becoming more common, are in the ultra-fast range. When researching internet speeds, you are likely to see Mbps more than kbps or Gbps. That’s because Mbps speeds are better suited to what we use the internet for.


Internet download speeds of 200 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload or higher are considered fast. With average speeds around 152/21 Mbps, the bar for fast internet is higher than ever.



Upload speeds of 10 Mbps or higher are usually considered fast internet speeds for upload because they can easily handle the common activities of the average user. For instance, Skype recommends upload speeds of 1.2 Mbps or higher for HD video calling. Uploading a large file, like 700MB file document, should take less than 10 minutes with a 10 Mbps upload connection.