Is Upload speed important? How much do I need?

Now that more people are working from the comfort of their homes and there are so many new trends on the horizon like online concerts and 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 they entail. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, we think it is important for 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. Simple, right?

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.

If you are interested to know how much data allocation you need for some of the usual online activities, read our blog post here.

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

Harbour ISP offers great value fibre internet plans with download and upload speeds suitable for your needs.

Check them out here!