Is Upload speed important? How much do I need?

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Upload Speed. What is it? And, Why you should care. 


Now that more people are working from the comfort of their homes and with our social and night lives transitioning to online platforms with the emergence of online concerts and Zoom & Netflix parties, internet speed is becoming more and more crucial than ever.


However, we hear that people see a lot of plans advertising “fast” and “high-speed” without really knowing what is and isn't included. We think it is important for our customers to be familiar with internet speed so they can be assured that they are getting their money’s worth.


How is upload speed different from download speed?

To put it simply, download speed is how quickly you can receive data via the internet, while upload speed is how quickly you can send data over the internet. Generally speaking, most activities commonly done on the Internet require more download than upload. However, as life has rapidly shifted for almost all of us, our home internet requirements are changing and upload speed is becoming more important. 


How fast should my upload speed be?

The answer is – it depends!

For household with 2- 4 members and but only using essential online activities such as e-mailing, video calling, web browsing, occasional video streaming, and social media, a standard 20Mbps upload can suffice.


However, if you have more members in your household and do online activities that demand more data upload such as sharing/uploading of files on the cloud, gaming, content creation and the like, then a 40Mbps upload is what you need. This upload speed is also perfect for businesses as they need to send data as much as they need to receive.


While download speed is important, the upload speed should also be something carefully consider when deciding what plan you choose for your  household.


Uniti offers great value NBN, fibre and fixed wireless internet plans with download and upload speeds suitable for your needs.

Check them out here!