The table below shows common online activities with the recommended minimum download speed needed for adequate performance. Additional speed will likely enhance performance, and the listed speed requirements are based on a single instance of an activity.

Activity Minimum Download Speed (Mbps)
Email 0.5
Web browsing  
Job searching, navigating government websites 0.5
Interactive pages and short educational videos 1
Streaming radio Less than 0.5
Phone calls (VoIP) Less than 0.5
Watching video  
Standard streaming videos 0.7
Streaming feature movies 1.5
HD-quality streaming movie or university lecture 4
Video conferencing  
Basic video conferencing 1
HD video conference and telelearning 4
Game console connecting to the Internet 1
Two-way online gaming in HD 4