There are two good analogies that are used to think about speed and Internet bandwidth. The first is the amount of data used for a given period of time. The second is the speed with which you need to have data to run between the computer and the Internet.
First think of how many data you use during a given time period. One of the best features of Skyweb Illinois Internet is the unlimited use of data. We do not limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in day, week or month. Other services like satellite, cell phones and even many DSLs and cable companies limit the amount of data that you can use in 24 hours or a month. As we have said, our service is the unlimited use of data.
The second question is the speed of data transfer from our Internet source to your home. Our service is designed for rural customers who have not been able to get High-Speed Internet quality. One of the things most people mention is our low latency. Latency is the time it takes for a package to put the path back from computer to server and vice versa. This is measured in milliseconds or in 1/1000 seconds. In most cases, Skyweb Illinois Internet users will see less than 25 milliseconds. For people who use satellite internet, they have noticed what they feel like a slow connection because latency can often be around 500 milliseconds. This is just a factor when talking about speed, the other being bandwidth.
Bandwidth is best described as a pipeline between the Internet and your home or business. The best analog is the water pipe, the smaller the pipes, the less water flows. This is the same with data measured in megabits per second. The larger the pipe, the more megabits per second can flow to the computer.
This leaves you a question of how much bandwidth you need. Frankly, that's what you want and how long you are willing to wait for the data. For most websites, our basic package is fine, but actually begins to notice the difference when you are waiting to download files like images, music, videos, games or software. Another consideration is the number of people or devices that simultaneously use the Internet, download or upload data. Consider the number of devices that use the Internet today; computers, laptops, smartphones, ipods, tablets, televisions, gaming consoles and many more. The final consideration is for those who work from home. Consider the applications you work with, connect to the VPN office? Consider transferring data, images, large files or even voice files.
There are many things to consider, do not hesitate and contact us to help determine what's best for you. We no longer sell a service that you do not need. Since there is no long term contract, you can modify the necessary plans if you need to increase or decrease it can be done with a phone call.