Symmetrical broadband is the answer to the problem you didn’t know you had.
Are you struggling to find a complete Internet plan that suits both your streaming and sharing habits? Symmetrical speeds may be just what you’ve been searching for.
By definition, symmetrical speeds allow you to download and upload data at equal speeds. In other words, you get complete broadband for your digital life’s ups and downs.
Today, heavy Internet users are more likely to upload just as much as they download. In fact, the technology market research firm IDC reported in a study from September 2013 that more than 20 percent of U.S. broadband households are “power users”, frequently online, uploading nearly as much content as they download.
It’s not just “power users” who can benefit from symmetrical speeds. In fact, many “average” Internet users regularly utilize websites that require faster overall speeds. Keeping in mind that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, 70 million photos shared per day on Instagram and over 350 million new photos uploaded to Facebook each day, it’s clear upload speeds are equally important to typical Internet users.
Frontier is pleased to offer our Oregon and Washington FiOS broadband customers enhanced symmetrical speeds to satisfy the growing demand for upload bandwidth. Frontier’s super-fast two-way speed tiers support high-performance gaming, heavy online video and photo uploads, cloud storage services and support for multiple devices. When upload speeds match download speeds, users will enjoy a complete and vastly improved online experience.
So what does this all mean for the average household connected to a FiOS broadband connection from Frontier?
- 30/30 Mbps: Speeds at this level will ensure your online experience is fast and fun. Surf, stream and play online games with ease. This service offering is ideal for everyday Web browsing and multimedia streaming, social media/messaging and managing email on up to three devices at once.
- 50/50 Mbps: At 50/50 Mbps, users will experience fast downloads and streaming with the extra power to reduce buffering and lag time. Plus, you’ll be able to keep everyone happy on all devices, as this symmetrical speed offering supports up to five online devices at the same time. This speed tier will also provide users smoother video with multiple HD streams, quick file and photo sharing, and more intense gaming.
- 75/75 Mbps: This speed package is perfect for streaming content at blazing speeds on up to seven devices at once. With plenty of power for file sharing and gaming. In fact, it’s a great solution for uploading and sharing videos, and for high-performance gaming and streaming.
- 100/100 Mbps: Welcome to the world of triple-digit speeds in both directions. With this package, you’ll experience some seriously fast speed to power through all your online activities on more than seven devices at once. This speed is optimal for video sharing and conferencing, fast movies with many simultaneous HD streams, and high-performance online gaming with multiple users.
- 150/150 Mbps: If you desire super-fast cloud uploads and downloads, video streaming, conferencing, immersive online gaming, and all-around Web surfing on more than seven online devices at once, 150/150 Mbps is for you. With 150/150 Mbps your entire household can enjoy breakthrough speeds for seamless streaming, video sharing and conferencing, and intense multiplayer online gaming.
Whether you’re a photo junkie who loves to share favorite moments with family and friends, a cloud storage aficionado, or a gamer craving to crush your competition, you’re bound to enjoy the perks of symmetrical upload speeds. Frontier is pleased to offer our FiOS Internet customers these high-speed options and price plans that complete your digital lifestyle. To learn more about new symmetrical speeds from Frontier, please visit our What is 2FAST page for more information.