If you’re shopping for an Internet plan for your home, you’re probably familiar with the concept of bandwidth. Check out the video below to learn why bandwidth is important in a home with multiple web-connected devices.
When experts talk about the Internet, one word that gets tossed around a lot is bandwidth. So what is bandwidth anyway, and what does it mean to you?
Well, bandwidth is about getting everything you want to watch, listen to, learn and enjoy into your home in the simplest, fastest way possible.
Of course, different activities take up different amounts of bandwidth. A tiny amount for a two-word tweet. A whole lot more for a two-hour movie.
So what’s important is that you have the bandwidth that’s right for you.
Look at it this way – if we still communicated by telegraph, a narrow band would be just fine because dots and dashes don’t take up much bandwidth. But today, your home is packed with devices a lot more complicated. TVs in every room, a laptop on every lap, tablets and phones and game consoles all sucking up bandwidth, and in many homes, all at the same time. And in the next few years, the number of devices in the home may double.
So unless you want to spend a lot of time staring at this [image of buffering symbol], or this [image of download progress bar], your bandwidth had better be as wide as you need. And that’s exactly what you get with Verizon Fios Internet.
Unlike cable, Fios® uses 100% fiber-optic technology. In terms of bandwidth potential, it’s like comparing a single-lane road to a multi-lane superhighway. Now, cable companies talk about boosts to their Internet speed, but the truth is, those speed boosts are only temporary – sometimes only a matter of seconds. Fios fiber-optic technology, on the other hand, offers exactly the right speed level for whatever your family does online. And those speeds are rock steady – 24 hours a day.
Fios offers a basic speed for everyday browsing, medium speeds for homes with a lot of devices and users, a higher speed for families who stream a lot of movies or download and upload tons of video files. And for you true hardcore Internet users – families who do it all, all over the house, all at the same time – Verizon now offers Quantum speeds; Internet speeds up to twice as fast as anything you’ve ever seen. Speeds that make the Internet life-changingly better. Mind-blowingly better, every single time you use it.
Think of Fios QuantumSM as your bandwidth getting wider – a whole lot wider – and turning the Internet into an entirely new experience. To truly understand what a difference Quantum makes, find out what Internet speed you’re getting right now at verizon.com/uptospeed. You’ll see for yourself why Fios Quantum is the best thing that ever happened to the Internet. Period.