Here Comes 1 Gbps & What It Can Do

14 September 2018

1 Gbps internet or ‘gigabit internet’ for residential use is a game-changing moment for home internet users. With the highest internet bandwidth available, you never have to experience any lagging on your online activities including the streaming of 4K movies and playing games with jaw-dropping graphics. The bandwidth of 1 Gbps (1 gigabit or 1,000 megabits per second) means that 1 GB of data is allowed to be sent in a second. The more data is sent in a second, the more capable your internet connection will be. According to the Cable website, as of 2018, the global average broadband internet capacity is 9.1 Mbps. The capacity of 1 Gbps internet is about 110 times greater than that.

Now many internet services providers, including TrueOnline, offer 1 Gbps internet to individual customers at reasonable price. If you’re considering getting it, this is a good time to explore what you can do with 1 Gbps internet.

Stream Ultra HD content with confidence

The availability of streaming video content in 4K and Ultra HD resolution has increased dramatically. Top media services providers such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, and BBC iPlayer, have the option for viewers to stream 4K and Ultra HD content online. With such resolution, videos are extraordinarily crisp and clear and have the most true-to-life colors. Of course, the most superb picture quality greedily consumes your internet bandwidth. Netflix says you need at least 25 Mbps to stream its movies and series in Ultra HD resolution. Vimeo and Amazon Video need more than 22 Mbps and 15 Mbps respectively to play 4K videos. That’s four to five times as much data as HD content requires.

In addition, as the research of Akamai Technologies, Inc. shows, viewers’ happiness will drop 14% by low-quality streaming. To gain best resolution of video content and maintain your happiness level, you need an internet connection with higher bandwidth. By upgrading to 1 Gbps, you’ll always stream videos, movies, or series you love smoothly at the highest quality possible with no buffering or bad quality images. You can even get seamless immersive experience from highly-advanced digital media such as 3D, 360-degree, and VR videos. 

Blazing-fast internet as a blessing for avid gamers

Slow connection is a nightmare for gamers. Imagine your internet slows down and game lag happens while you’re going to beat an enemy in the heated battle. That moment of your victory is lost. To keep your character alive throughout the game, you should invest in reliable high bandwidth internet. The Datapath website recommends gamers to run game with around 100 Mbps internet. 1 Gbps is currently the most robust internet capacity. It ensures that game lag will never happen or, at best, be reduced while you’re completing quests, fighting in the battlefield, or conquering your enemies.

Moreover, most newly released high-end online games come with more visually stunning and complex graphics. This makes gamers with small bandwidth frustrated from game lag. It’s not a problem if you have the bandwidth of 1 Gbps. That amount is surely enough to enable you to have lag-free gaming experience. Downloading new games is also a task intensive draining on your internet. The Stuff website says you take 1 hour and 10 minutes to download a 50 GB game. If you have 1 Gbps internet, you can finish downloading it within only 7 minutes.  

Best for multiple users and devices

The most important reason for subscribing to gigabit internet service is not to serve heavy use of only one user, but rather everyday use of several users. If you live on your own with only two devices connected to the internet, you may not encounter low bandwidth and speed drop. When your home is full of family members with many connected devices e.g. desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, smartwatch, and smart TV, your internet will be bogged down from simultaneous use of multiple users. For instance, you may want to download a large file, but ends up waiting forever because your sister is streaming 4K movies and your brother is rescuing the hostages on Counter-Strike at the same time.

Here’s a video to explain why you need internet at 1 Gbps to satisfy every need of your entire family.

If you’re interested to apply for 1 Gbps internet, you can visit here for more details.