Broadband Speeds

FCC Guidelines for Minimum Speeds

The chart below from the Federal Communications Commission compares minimum download speeds (Mbps) for light, moderate and high household use with one to four devices.

  • Light Use: Basic functions (email, internet browsing, social media, standard video streaming)
  • Moderate Use: Basic functions plus one high-demand application (HD video streaming, multiparty video conferencing, online gaming)
  • High Use: More than one high-demand application running at the same time

Light UseModerate UseHigh Use
1 user/deviceBasicBasicMedium
2 users/devicesBasicMediumMedium/Advanced
3 users/devicesMediumMediumAdvanced
4 users/devicesMediumAdvancedAdvanced

*Basic: 3 to 8 Mbps | Medium: 12 to 25 Mbps | Advanced: More than 25 Mbps

Determine Your Internet Speed

After completing the speed test, you will be able to determine if your internet speed is within FCC standards (25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload).

Take the Speed Test