What is a good internet speed for your home?

Mar 14 | By Lauren Chapman

Let’s face it, researching a good internet speed for your home isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. With so many options available nowadays, it can actually be quite stressful. But don’t worry! Our team at Verizon is here to help. This comprehensive guide will provide the confidence boost you need to make the right decision for your home.

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Verizon offers a variety of home internet packages and different speeds to fit your needs. These include both Fios internet and 5G home internet services. These services provide fast speeds and a reliable connection with no data caps.

Deciding whether Fios internet or 5G is a good internet speed for your household can be challenging. Let’s walk through a few tips for finding your ideal home internet speed.

3 tips for finding a good internet connection for home

Check internet availability

The first step when searching for home internet should be to check availability in your area. If you live in a city center or even on the outskirts, the chances of an internet provider being unavailable in your area are slim. However, if you live in a more rural area, finding internet service in your area could be more challenging. Verify which service providers serve your area to save a ton of trouble in the long run.

Identify internet usage patterns

Next, identify how you use your home internet. Ways you might use your home internet include streaming, gaming, remote work, and simply surfing the web. If you find that you only send emails and stream Netflix a couple of hours a day, opt for a plan with lower bandwidth and speed. However, if you work remotely and enjoy gaming in your free time, an internet plan with higher bandwidth and speed will work best.

In addition to identifying your home internet usage patterns, take into consideration the number of users that will be on your network at any given time. That way you can choose an internet speed that works for everyone and experiences fewer interruptions that can occur on overloaded networks.

Understand equipment needs

Last, but not least, you’ll need to consider the equipment you’ll need for your network. In order to access the internet, you will need a modem device and to allow your devices to connect wirelessly, you will need a router. While you can purchase a modem and router yourself, we recommend renting them for easy access to customer support if something goes wrong with the equipment.

Along with your equipment needs, it’s important to understand the installation process. Verizon offers both self and professional installation services. That way you can choose what works best for you!

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Ready to bring high-speed internet to your home? To get started with an internet plan, order online and choose what works best for you!

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