Today’s generation of young television watchers will never know the stress of taking a bathroom break, grabbing a snack, and rushing through your chores all in one commercial break. This is thanks to all of the streaming services we have today such as Hulu, Netflix, and Disney+, just to name a few. Many households are canceling services, or in other words ‘cutting the cord’, with their television provider. This concept is great; however it puts a strain on bandwidth and creates a strong demand for high speed internet.
According to Parks Associates, 46% of United States broadband households subscribe to two or more streaming services. Not only do these users stream through multiple services, but they also stream on multiple devices at once. This requires an extreme amount of bandwidth. Open Vault reveals that cord cutters are using half a terabyte of broadband bandwidth per month. This is more than double the average broadband user uses, which is 275 GB per month.
This high intensity streaming can result in slow internet speeds, and Socket provides the perfect solution. Our fiber internet delivers speeds up to 1 Gbps. Traditional DSL speeds vary as low as 1-10 Mbps, maxing out around 25 Mbps. To put into perspective: to download a 2-hour HD movie on 5 Mbps DSL, it would take approximately 2 hours. On 1 gig of fiber, it would only take about 25 seconds. Times are changing, and watching television is requiring faster internet speeds. Visit our website to find more information on the solution to your increased streaming demand.