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Home internet plans
These days, a reliable internet plan is more important than ever. Whether you’re working from home, remote learning, streaming video or online gaming, staying connected should be affordable.
Did You Know?
The average internet plan costs $60 a month.
If it feels like you’re paying more for your internet service compared to a year ago, you might be right. Expired promotional rates can increase your bill by as much as $10 a month, and you may be paying data overage fees. What’s more, many households are simply paying more for an internet plan that provides higher speeds than are actually needed.
So how do you find the best internet plan? Compare plans based on factors that are most important to you such as price, speed or connection type. Your options may be limited based on your location. You may only find plans offered by a large national internet service provider (ISP) or only plans from a smaller regional provider.
What internet speed do I need?
The right internet speed for you depends on the number of people in your home and how you typically use the internet. The Federal Communications Commission recommends that a one- or two-person household would be fine with an internet speed of 3-8 Mbps.
A larger family may be better suited with an internet plan offering speeds up to 25 Mbps. If you regularly stream movies in 4K, you’ll also likely want an internet speed of 25 Mbps or higher.
Many households may be paying for more speed than they actually need. Understanding how much speed you really need could lower your internet bill. Think about your entire household and how many devices may be connecting to the internet at the same time.
Did You Know?
Download speed refers to how quickly data can be downloaded from the internet and is important for streaming video and music.
Internet speed guidelines
The following guidelines from the Federal Communications Commission can help you estimate how much internet speed is right for your household. The minimum internet speeds recommended below are based on performing a single activity at a time.
When you Squeeze your internet bill, you can find the best plans based on your household’s specific needs.
- General web browsing and email1 Mbps
- Streaming online radio~.5 Mbps
- Voice calls (VoIP)~.5 Mbps
- Remote learning5-25 Mbps
- Telecommuting5-25 Mbps
- Social media1 Mbps
- Streaming standard definition (SD) video3-4 Mbps
- Streaming high-definition (HD) video5-8 Mbps
- Streaming Ultra HD 4K video25 Mbps
- Personal video calls (e.g., Skype)1 Mbps
- HD personal video calls1.5 Mbps
- HD video teleconferencing6 Mbps
- Game console connected to internet3 Mbps
- Online multiplayer games4 Mbps
Types of internet connections
When choosing an internet plan, consider the type of connection it is.
A Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL, internet connection uses wired telephone lines connected to a home to deliver internet service.
Cable internet requires a modem in the home and is received using the same copper wiring that provides cable TV service.
A fiber internet connection delivers the fastest download speeds.
A mobile connection requiring a modem to provide internet access delivered through cellular towers.
Satellite internet requires a satellite dish and receiver to provide service.