Cutting the cord? Is your network fast enough?
Cutting the cord puts demands on your home Internet connection. A lot of the stuff that used to come to you by way of a coax cable or satellite dish now comes over the Internet instead.
People talk about the standard measurement of Internet or network speed, megabit (note: bit, not byte) like it’s supposed to mean something to most people.
If 30 megabits per second (Mbps) is good, then it stands to reason, 50 Mbps is better. 100 Mbps must be really good and when you get up to 1,000 Mbps (1 gigabit per second or 1 Gbps), you’re squarely in “amazing” territory.
1 Gbps, of the sort provided by fiber Internet access, is, dare we say, life-changing. It also isn’t available in most places yet…
Since fiber access isn’t available everywhere, most people still have to play the incumbent copper provider’s game of Pick the Megabits: trying to measure cost against Megabits which, as we sort of established, is a ruler that most people simply don’t understand (and shouldn’t have to).
We’re here to offer what help we can in picking through the options to find one that fits.