Whether a member of the Ting team or the mayor of a Ting town, we put your questions in front of smart people.
What is the difference between 5/5 and gigabit fiber Internet?
A common question regarding our fiber Internet service packages is the difference between our 5/5 and gigabit plans.
Put simply, 5/5 (5 Mbps upload and download) is fine for people that visit the Internet. Gigabit, which is 1000 Mbps upload and download, is for people that live there.
If you’re checking email and maybe watching a Netflix stream, you’ll do fine with 5/5. If you use the Internet to do more, you’ll want to step up to the gig. This means email, websites, Instagram, downloads, uploads, Playstation, 4K Netflix, Hulu, AND HBO Now… all at once… with room to spare. More than the stuff we’re doing today, though, gigabit fiber Internet also offers a level of future-proofing.
It’s good to have choices, but we think the choice is pretty clear.