Exede Internet Service Rates & Speeds for Downloading

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Are you unsure of what internet speed is right for you? It really comes down to what your online goals are. If you are looking to get online for emailing and browsing the web than a 1.5 or 3 Mbps plan will do just fine. If you are into social media and streaming video over YouTube and Netflix than we would recommend a 10-20 Mbps internet speed. Read the rest of this article to get a more in depth idea of what internet service speed you need. If you are still unsure, call in and let us know what you want to do online. We can then advise a speed that will fit your goals. Check out the chart below.

What Internet Speed do I Need for Downloading

List of what general speeds we recommend for download types

  • Emails – 1.5-3 Mbps
  • Pictures – 3 Mbps
  • Music – 6 Mbps
  • YouTube or Netflix in SD – 12 Mbps / HD – 20 Mbps

This is a general outline. Each picture, music, and video file is different in size. Even if you only download pictures and emails we would recommend you go with a 6 Mbps or up. This will speed up all downloads saving you time. Call in and ask us what speeds are available in your area today!

What is Mbps?

Mbps or Megabits per second is a term to define internet speed. A better way to define Mbps would be the amount of megabits you can download per second. An example would be, if you download a 60 Megabit file and your internet service is set at 1 Mbps, it would take approximately 60 seconds to download that file.

Data Caps

When searching internet services, one question you should always ask is; Are there any data caps?

What are data caps and what internet providers have them?
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Data caps limit the amount of data you can download. This means if you stream a lot of movies, you may want to find a different option. With our 3 standard cable and DSL plans there are usually no data caps involved! This means you can download till you drop and never get shut off or over charged. If you are rural you will need to go with either a wireless or satellite internet provider. Satellite internet is now faster than ever and can stream up to 12 Megabits in certain areas. One thing with satellite internet services is they do have a data cap. The good news is the Exede satellite internet provider has recently launched Evolution. Evolution gives you unlimited web usage/emails and 5 Gigs for everything else! Evolution is awesome and our rural customers have been loving it. Call one of our representatives and ask about Exede Evolution today.