How to Choose Your Home Internet Speed

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As homes become filled with more smart devices that require a Wi-Fi connection, the capacity of your internet must evolve as well. From gadgets like cell phones, computers and TVs to other Wi-Fi enabled devices such as security systems, refrigerators and thermostats, the bandwidth needed to connect all of these at once may be overextending your current internet speed.

If you’re experiencing sluggish internet in your home, there are several things you can do to remedy this:

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Wi-Fi signals can easily be interrupted or slowed down by several factors, from router placement to outdated firmware. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help remedy these issues. Before you call your provider to change your plan, try to boost your internet with these do-it-yourself fixes first.


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The speed your home will need is determined by how many devices will be using the Wi-Fi and what kind of internet experience you’re looking for. Find the speeds your internet provider offers to help find the right fit for you.

Have just a couple of devices, like a computer and cellphone, that you want to be able to check Facebook on, and use streaming services on your TV? The 50 Mbps* plan will most likely cover you.

Do you have a household of multiple people who all have their own cellphones and TVs they want to be able to stream HD videos and shows on simultaneously? Depending on how many devices you have in total, you’re more likely to need the 100 Mbps* or 200 Mbps* to keep your connections from being bogged down.

You can also use the Ookla-powered speed test to check your upload and download speed, and use our comparison tool to see the difference between your current speed and our highest speed available.


The best way to find your perfect speed is to talk to your local professionals about your specific home needs. After all, they know their services best, and what different speeds or additional speed-boosting tips and tricks could help you the most.

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At United and Turtle Mountain Communications, we highly recommend that customers complete our internet usage survey to determine what speed will work for them. Once you have your form filled out, submit it to our customer service team and speak with one of our experts directly so they can help you find what will work best for your home and budget. 


Once you’ve settled on your speed, you can find both free and paid optional services that can help you get the most out of your high-speed internet.

Managed Wireless is a program we offer that gives you additional powerful equipment which produces stronger Wi-Fi signals to reach your entire home. You also get 24/7 support, and can say goodbye to surprise upgrade or maintenance costs. Learn more.

Use SmartWiFi by UTMA along with Managed Wireless to control your internet seamlessly from your phone. This free app lets you manage everything from guest networks and passwords to access policies and devices. Learn more. 

For more information on our high-speed internet plans, what will work best for your unique home needs, or any of our Wi-Fi improvement services, contact our friendly team today.

*Speeds reflect both upload and download speeds. Some restrictions apply. Not all services available in all areas. Speeds not guaranteed on wireless connections. Call for more details.

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