Multi-gig internet is a network connection that offers speeds greater than 1 Gbps—providing faster and more reliable connection.
Faster and more reliable internet seems terrific, but does everyone need speeds above 1 Gbps? If you have several users who work, game, and stream from home—multi-gig might be right for you. Multi-gig speeds may also be right for you if you own a business. Check out our business site to learn more about our business multi-gig services. With multi-gig speeds, you can enjoy a seamless experience with enough bandwidth to connect multiple devices without all the buffering.
Sparklight's multi-Gig Internet service will provide you with even faster speeds. Having multi-gig speeds alone doesn't guarantee you'll experience the fastest speeds possible. For example, if your equipment or devices are older and incompatible with the higher speeds, you'll only receive the speed your devices and equipment can handle. Continue reading to learn more about what's needed to fully enjoy multi-gig speeds.
Here are a few other factors to consider when getting ready for multi-gig speeds:
While not directly related to internet speed, having a decent processor and sufficient RAM can help your computer handle high-speed internet connections more effectively. If your computer is outdated and has a slow processor or limited RAM, it may struggle to fully utilize the high-speed internet bandwidth.
Confirm the maximum internet speed your plan supports and verify that your computer's capabilities match or exceed that speed. You can check your internet speed using Sparklight's online speed test tools to determine if you're getting the expected speeds. Learn More
Wired ethernet connections generally provide faster and more stable internet speeds than wireless connections. To ensure the best possible performance, consider connecting your computer directly to the router or modem using an ethernet cable.
Ensure that you are using quality network cables and that your router or modem supports your desired high-speed internet connection. Older, lower-grade cables or outdated equipment can bottleneck your internet speed. You can find more information about multi-gig system requirements and supported modems here.