Common Activities and Minimum Required Speeds

Did you know the CRTC reported in 2019 that almost 1/4 of all households have 3+ mobile devices – important to remember when determining speed requirements since usage is cumulative for every device and user

Activity Minimum Speed Recommended
Netflix 5 Mbps
Streaming – Hulu, Netflix – SD 5 Mbps
Streaming – Hulu, Netflix – HD 10 Mbps
Streaming – Hulu, Netflix – 4K 35 Mbps
Disney+ 5-10 Mbps
Android Box 4 Mbps
Streaming TV shows 5 Mbps
Stream Music 2 Mbps
YouTube 1 Mbps
Gaming 25 Mbps
Email  1 Mbps
Surf Web / Online Shopping 5 Mbps
Play Games Online 3 Mbps min – 15-20 Mbps more seamless
Zoom Calls 1.5 Mbps – upload speed of 1.5 Mbps
Google Meet 3.4 Mbps
Video Calls 8 Mbps
Virtual School 1.5 Mbps – upload speed of 1.5 Mbps
Smart Home 10 Mbps – *for every 12 devices; must be dedicated
Digital Doorbell 2 Mbps
Security Camera 2 – 24 Mbps
IPTV 25 Mbps
Cloud Back-up *upload speeds impacted
Picture Sharing *upload speeds impacted
iTunes 2.5 Mbps