What is a good internet speed?
A good download speed is at least 25 Mbps, and a good upload speed is at least 3 Mbps. Some people can get away with fewer Mbps and others need more—but that’s a good internet speed for most people.
Internet speeds are usually given in terms of download speed—for example, a plan with our recommended 25 Mbps of download speed and 3 Mbps of upload speed would simply be called a 25 Mbps internet speed. We’ll be following this trend, but it is important to pay attention to internet upload speeds as well.
With 25 Mbps, you can stream Netflix or Youtube, attend Zoom meetings, and play most online games on one or two devices.
If that doesn’t seem like a good fit for you, use the tool above to get a personalized recommendation or calculate the internet speed you need using the steps below.
To start things off, here’s a breakdown of common download speed ranges in Mbps and what they’re good for.