Beyond that, upload speeds are an essential part of your smart home security.
Take, for example, cloud-based technology like wireless smart home security cameras. They’re small, capable of 4K resolution, inexpensive, easy to set up, and they’re quickly becoming ubiquitous — but they’re also upload speed hogs. A popular feature of these devices is the ability to stream what they capture so you can watch while you’re away from home, which requires … upload speeds. The most popular brands on the market (Nest
) all have hefty minimum upload speed requirements, and that’s just for standard definition (SD) streaming. If you want to stream a camera feed in high definition (HD) or 4K, those requirements only increase.
With Lightgig's fast fiber Internet, even our basic tier of service (300 Mbps) is going to crush the requirements for the neediest smart home security camera. The same can’t be said for the nation’s biggest broadband provider — their first three plans offer 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps up, 100 Mbps down/5 Mbps up, and 200 Mbps down/5 Mbps up. That barely covers the minimum upload speed requirement for SD streaming no matter what wireless smart home security camera you choose. And forget about HD. Oh, and good luck finding the upload speeds for that broadband provider we’ve been talking about. They bury that information because they know those speeds are terrible. Entire articles have been written on the subterfuge. That’s the beautiful thing about symmetrical speeds – they are transparent. You know what you’re getting, and you know what you’re getting is good, especially when you pair it with a mesh WiFi system. With a mesh WiFi system
, you can increase your WiFi footprint, create a larger coverage area in your home and take advantage of the top speeds – download and upload
– that fiber Internet can provide. For faster file sharing, better videoconferencing and all the online gaming and streaming in between, check your address or get in touch with our super-friendly Customer Service
team to get started today.