To get the most out of your broadband package, it is important that you have a fast internet speed. Today, you can do almost anything on the internet; you can do your banking, shopping and stay in touch with old friends. A fast Internet Speed helps you achieve this.

Many people think it only those who are looking to play online games, or download media that need fast internet speed, but that’s not the case.

As technology improves the websites we visit become more intricate and take longer and longer to load. Social media sites in particular can be very taxing to navigate if you don’t have good internet speed.

How much speed do I need?

So how do you know what internet package to go for to get the best speed? Fibre optic internet is the fastest that is currently available to us; but it doesn’t use the phone line and if you don’t already have the correct cables in place, it can be very expensive to have installed. As a general rule, fibre optic internet is more expensive than regular broadband too.

When choosing your internet there are a few important things to keep in mind. The first of these is download speeds. This is essentially how fast your internet will be. The fastest speeds currently available are around 100 mbps, but anything over 30 mbps should be fast enough unless you have a lot of people in the house, all playing online games or downloading media.

Watch your limits

The next thing to keep an eye on is the download limit. This is the amount of information you can download per month before you receive additional charges. If you plan on gaming, or downloading media, it’s best to get an unlimited downloads package.

The last thing to watch out for, especially if you use your internet to play games or download media, is throttling. Some providers will limit your connection during certain periods of the day if you are downloading too much. So if you plan on doing this, it’s best to go with a package that doesn’t throttle your connection.

Fast internet speeds mean you can do the things you need to do online, without having to wait around for loading pages. And with the advances in websites, faster speeds are becoming more important for all internet users, not just those at the high end.