All About Speed

Think of Internet speed like water pressure in a tap. If you are only getting a trickle, you may be able to brush your teeth and fill the kettle, but it certainly wouldn’t be worth your while to try and water your garden. Or put the washing machine on.

Just as strong water pressure delivers a higher volume of water in a shorter period, a faster Internet connection will deliver more information in a shorter time.

So, while you actually could try and water your garden with trickle pressure, it would take all day. It’s the same with the Internet. You could try and stream your favourite Netflix series one frame at a time, but the constant buffering would make the experience frustrating.

That is why understanding Internet speed is important. It is about ensuring that you subscribe to a service that has the speed that gives you the Internet experience you want!

How much Internet speed do you need?

Different households and businesses can have drastically different Internet needs. A single person who uses the internet only to access social media won’t need as much internet speed as a business of five video conferencing, for example.

Let’s take a look at some internet speeds and what you can do with them:

For example, Netflix streaming requires a download speed of 1.5 Mbps for low quality, 3 Mbps for SQ quality, and 5 Mbps for HD quality, so any of MorClick’s Satellite Internet Solutions can comfortably handle any binge-watching needs!

It is also ideal for streaming music via applications like Spotify and Napster. Music giant Spotify for example only requires .096 Mbps of speed for streaming on your phone and .1670 Mbps to listen on your computer or tablet.

MorClick also delivers good video chat capability. Video chat users, according to Skype, need 1.5 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload, while video calls with multiple people need 8 Mbps to download.

Due to transmission latency, MorClick does not support online gaming or real-time equities trading.

Now that you know all about Internet speed, you can see that MorClick Satellite Internet Solutions has a package to suit the needs of your household and/or business.

Even when you live in a remote location, we have a package capable of delivering a different level of bandwidth to match your needs!