How much Bandwidth do you use?

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Do you know how fast your Internet needs to be for the amount of  bandwidth you use? Are you unsure which Internet package will fit your needs? We have broken it down for you – – this should help you choose which of our Ancaster Wireless Internet packages is right for you.

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What you can do with Ancaster Wireless Internet speeds

AWR25

25 Mbps Down / 10 Mbps Up
  • Connect 5-10 devices
  • Online shopping
  • Light gaming
  • Streaming music
  • Stream videos in 1080p HD quality (1 or 2 devices at once)

AWR50

50 Mbps Down / 10 Mbps Up
  • Connect 15-20 devices
  • Download files in minutes
  • Online multiplayer gaming
  • Work from Home with Video Conferencing
  • Stream videos in 1080p HD quality (2 or 3 devices at once)
  • Stream videos in UHD 4K quality (1 or 2 devices at once)

AWR75

75 Mbps Down / 10 Mbps Up
  • Connect 25-30 devices
  • Download 10 songs in 30 seconds
  • Download 20 photos in 1 minute
  • Download 10 TV episodes in 3 minutes
  • Stream videos in 1080p HD quality (3 or 4 devices at once)
  • Stream videos in UHD 4K quality (2 or 3 devices at once)

AWR100

100 Mbps Down / 20 Mbps Up
  • Connect 30 or more devices
  • Small smart home system with cameras
  • Seamless online gaming
  • Live stream video
  • Large file sharing
  • Stream videos in 1080p HD quality (4 or 5 devices at once)
  • Stream videos in UHD 4K quality (3 or 4 devices at once)

AWR150

150 Mbps Down / 20 Mbps Up
  • Competitive online gaming
  • Large smart home system with many cameras
  • Shave download times from minutes to seconds
  • Stream videos in 1080p HD quality
  • Stream videos in UHD 4K quality

Streaming Speeds

How much Bandwidth do you use for Streaming Services?

Do you and the other people in your home stream from multiple devices and multiple streaming services? Not sure the amount of bandwidth you use? Below we have it broken down to help you find out.

Platforms:

Netflix

Netflix

HD Stream: 5 Mbps
Ultra HD/4K Stream: 25 Mbps
Netflix

Disney +

HD Stream: 5 Mbps
Ultra HD/4K Stream: 25 Mbps
Netflix

YouTube

HD Stream: 5 Mbps
Ultra HD/4K Stream: 20 Mbps
Netflix

Apple TV

HD Stream: 5 Mbps
Ultra HD/4K Stream: 25 Mbps
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Amazon Prime Video

HD Stream: 5 Mbps
Ultra HD/4K Stream: 25 Mbps
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Peacock

HD Stream: 8 Mbps
Ultra HD/4K Stream: 25 Mbps
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For each device streaming at the same time, you would need to add the totals up.

For 3 Ultra HD Netflix Streams, you would use approximately 75 Mbps of bandwidth at the same time.

Gaming Speeds

How much Bandwidth do you use for Gaming?

For gaming, bandwidth is only part of the equation. Ping time is critical to a good Gaming experience. Ping rate, or latency, is measured in ms (milliseconds). It shows how long it takes data to travel from the Source (your game console) to the Destination (the game server) and back to your console.
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XBox One

Minimum Per Device: 6 Mbps
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Nintendo Switch

Minimum Per Device: 6 Mbps
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PlayStation

Minimum Per Device: 10 Mbps
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PC Gaming

Minimum Per Device: 10 Mbps

When it comes to ping rates, lower is better… but the rule of thumb is:

  • Less than 50 ms is very good
  • Less than 100 ms is average
  • 150 ms is the threshold at which lag problems start

On average, the latency/ping times on our network are below 30 ms with jitter around 5 ms resulting in great gaming and video chat experiences for our clients.

To test your connection for the purposes of gaming, we recommend two testing sites:

Now that you have calculated how much bandwidth you use. You can confidently pick the right Internet package to suit your needs. If you are still unsure or have any further questions, we are here to help.

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