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What Should You Know about 5 Mbps?

There’s no need to sacrifice affordability for dependable bandwidth with Frontier

What Are the Various Internet Service Options?

Business Internet Connection

You’ll get these perks with business internet:

  • 24/7 technical support
  • Money-saving bundles
  • Available static IPs for extra security
  • Pro on-site installation available
  • Dedicated line for high speeds

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Business internet

Residential Broadband Connection

You’ll get these perks with residential internet:

  • Flexible no-contract packages
  • Convenient bundles
  • No home phone commitment
  • Private line for reliable bandwidth

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Residential FiOS

Frontier offers high-speed internet connections for both business and residential customers. There’s more to a connection than what internet speeds are available. Your unique needs will determine which type of service is best for you.

Technical support is the area where business internet shines. That’s because internet service providers (ISPs) know an unreliable connection will derail your business success.

On the other hand, consumer internet service is perfect for families who just want to stream videos or music. This type of connection can also work for small businesses that primarily use internet for non-sales tasks.

Both options offer comparable speeds, bundling options, and enough bandwidth for important activities.

How Slow Is Too Slow?

You may find yourself confused while researching the different broadband speeds available in your area. How do you know which speeds are fast enough? What do all the different acronyms and abbreviations mean?

Internet speeds are measured in bits per second which you’ll see advertised using abbreviations like Kbps, Mbps, or Gbps. The higher the number, the more bandwidth you’ll receive.

Kilobits per second (Kbps) are most commonly used for dial-up connections. Megabits per second (Mbps) are the most popular speed measurement. Gigabits per second (Gbps) are typically found in very select fiber-optic internet areas. If you’re not sure what your current connection speed is, you can find out using one or more speed tests.

A 5 Mbps internet connection is good for small businesses or households that use their bandwidth for checking email, using social media, and streaming music. However, 5 Mbps may not be fast enough for heavy video conferencing or streaming video.

Let’s compare 5 Mbps to another internet speed, 1 Mbps. A connection with 1 Mbps provides faster speeds than dial-up internet and works best for light or infrequent internet access. Unfortunately, it’s not fast enough for fast and clear video streaming or online gaming.

Is 5 Mbps the Right Amount of Bandwidth?

The ideal bandwidth varies depending on the household or business. Some factors to think about when choosing internet speeds and service include the number of users, amount of devices, frequency of usage, and activities.

 5 Mbps7 Mbps15 Mbps
Connection Speed5 Mbps7 Mbps15 Mbps
Cable Internet
Email
Video Streaming & File Sharing
VoIP Phones
Best ForEmails and general internet useStreaming and sharing filesVoIP phone applications and heavy file sharing

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Is 5 Mbps the Right Amount of Bandwidth?

The ideal bandwidth varies depending on the household or business. Some factors to think about when choosing internet speeds and service include the number of users, amount of devices, frequency of usage, and activities.

 Connection SpeedCable InternetEmailVideo Streaming & File SharingVoIP PhonesBest For
5 Mbps5 MbpsModerate streaming
7 Mbps7 MbpsModerate streaming and downloading
15 Mbps15 MbpsHeavy streaming, file sharing,
and retail applications

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Pricing subject to availability, please click or call for packages in your area.

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Is Bundling Multiple Services Worth It?

Bundling 5 Mbps broadband internet with other services like phone and TV lets you get each service for a lower price.

That means there’s no need to go over budget giving your employees, family, or roommates the bandwidth they need to work or play hard. In fact, you might even be able to splurge on a higher internet speed with the savings.

You can also save time and bandwidth by bundling. Quickly pay your bill instead of sorting through paperwork or making individual payments.

Choosing a bundle also means one account and one tech support number. Spend less time on hold with multiple service providers and more time on what’s important.

Simply put, bundling is a smart decision if you need more than just high-speed internet service for your home or business.

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Why Frontier?

24/7/365 technical support

While we do our best to keep your connection running smoothly, we understand things come up. That’s why we have constant support. We’ll help resolve issues, so you can stay productive.

More bandwidth for less

Frontier’s 5 Mbps internet gives you the affordable connection you need, without compromising dependability. We want our services to be accessible for the budget your home or business has.

Customizable solutions

Need more bandwidth or security for your devices and information? Frontier has you covered. We know every home or business is different. That’s why we offer a variety of services to fit your needs.