Why Upload Speed Matters
June 28, 2023
When it comes to advertising internet, many providers shout their download speeds from the rooftops while hiding their upload speeds in the fine print. That’s because they know their upload speeds are much lower. Here’s why that matters to you—and why SR Connect delivers super-fast download and upload speeds!
What Is Upload Speed?
Upload speed refers to the rate at which data can be transferred from a user’s device to the internet. It is the opposite of download speed, which measures the rate at which data can be retrieved from the internet to a user’s device. In practical terms, upload speed is important for activities such as video calls, uploading files or photos, and live streaming. The higher the upload speed, the faster and more efficient these activities will be.
By providing super-fast upload speeds over fiber, Singing River Connect enables you to use your internet connection for the following activities with ease.
1. Video chat and live sharing
Skype, FaceTime, and other video messaging services all require robust upstream connections to ensure clear audiovisual quality and to prevent freezing and blackouts. Sharing big news on Facebook or Instagram Live also works better with greater upload speed.
2. Working or going to school from home
You need a robust upstream connection to interact with colleagues during video conferences, collaborate on team projects, and share important files. Online studies also can tax your upstream connection, especially if you join a virtual classroom or share large portfolios.
3. Keeping family, friends, and followers in the loop
Upload new videos to YouTube or share photographs with Flickr faster with a better upstream connection.
4. Faster data backups and online file synching
If you back up your data with a service like Backblaze or Carbonite, you need upload speed that meets basic requirements to ensure your data is protected quickly and without glitches. File and photo synching services like Dropbox, Google Photos, and Microsoft OneDrive all require a minimum of 5 Mbps upload speed to operate properly, and the more upload capacity available, the faster these services can sync and share files.
5. Online gaming, remote security and much more…
From online gaming to connected security systems that send real-time images through an internet connection, a fast upload connection is key to ensuring all your interactive online activities function well.
If you rely on the internet for work, play, or connecting with loved ones, you need fast upload and download speeds. We’re proud to offer the fastest, most reliable internet in both directions!