The Internet has changed the way we live our lives, how we do business, and even how we socialize. So it is important that your Internet speed is fast enough to keep up with your needs and usage. Because we all know how frustrating it is to have to wait for your website to load or your video to buffer. But, one of the big factors affecting your Internet speed is just how many people and devices are using your Internet connection.
First off, when we refer to Internet speed we are talking about bandwidth, or the amount of data that can be transferred over an Internet connection per second. For example, with a 30Mb Internet speed you can download up to 30Mb of data per second. It is important to know that bandwidth is a finite number for each Internet connection. To read more about bandwidth you can visit: http://techterms.com/definition/bandwidth
When several people or devices are using a single Internet connection, the bandwidth is shared among them. That means lower bandwidth is being assigned to each device, resulting in slower Internet speed on each device. An easy comparison that can be made is to sharing a pizza. If you have 1 pizza and you can either share it with 4 people or you can share it with 10 people. In which situation would you get more pizza to eat? Probably when you only share it with 4. But if you had 10 people, you would likely order more than just one pizza to feed everyone. Right? The same goes for your Internet bandwidth and speed. The more people, laptops, tablets, game consoles, and smartphones you have in your household, the higher the Internet speed and bandwidth you will need.
At ImOn, we provide an easy way to help you figure out what Internet speed is right for the needs of your family. Just CLICK HERE to go to the new ImOn Speed Analyzer. Then answer 5 easy questions about your Internet habits and usage. Then the ImOn Speed Analyzer will recommend the best Internet speed for your needs. That way you get the Internet speed you need based on the number of people and devices you have in your home. But aren’t paying for something you don’t need or won’t use.