Here are some common things to keep in mind:
So, a family of 4 who may have two people streaming, one web surfing, and one emailing may use 15-20 Mbps. This does not include legitimate “background” apps that are using your connection as well, they could use another 1-10 Mbps. So, a family of 4 who are not always “connected” but does use the Internet daily may need a connection of 30 Mbps. Online gaming can use 30 Mbps or more just for the gaming. So now that same family of 4 may need 60-100 Mbps connection if they have a gamer amongst them.
1 Person, streaming, web surfing, emailing = Level 1
2-4 People, streaming, web surfing, emailing = Level 3
4-6 People, streaming, web surfing, emailing = Level 4
1-2 People gaming = Level 4
2-4 People gaming = Level 7
Please remember, your equipment (computer, laptops, tablets, phones, routers) plays a big role with Internet speeds. Cable Co-op cannot guarantee speed because of all the factors that are beyond their control. Cable Co-op will help troubleshoot speed issues, but their responsibility technically ends at the output of the cable modem. Wireless connections are not as fast or robust as a wired connection, so try to use wired connections for devices that may need more speed, such as gaming devices.