What is the average upload speed?
The average U.S. fixed broadband download speed was 64.17 Mbps (15th in the world) in the first half of 2017, while the average upload speed was 22.79 Mbps (24th in the world), according to data released today from internet speed test company Ookla.
4-6 mbps: Will provide a good Web surfing experience. Often fast enough to stream a 720p high-definition video, and it's possible to download some videos within about 20 minutes at this speed. But 4 mbps can still be sluggish. 6-10 mbps: Usually an excellent Web surfing experience.
- 30mbps is not blazingly fast by today's standards, but it is also very adequate. 1080p streaming takes 5–10mbps, and 4k around 16mbps. So you will not have issues streaming video, which is the most demanding task for a typical home connection.
- A good figure for latency, like bandwidth or anything internet related, is relative. If you want to play games, especially first person shooters or driving games, then you should aim for a latency of less than 50ms and preferably less than 30ms.
- Megabits per second
Updated: 13th October 2018