What is a symmetrical internet connection?
A symmetrical internet connection is when you have equal upload and download speeds. For example, if you have 200 Mbps download speeds that means that you would have 200 Mbps upload speeds.
What are Upload and Download Speeds?
Upload speeds refer to how fast you can send data from your computer to a server or another computer connected to the same network as you. Download speeds refer to how fast you can send data from a server or another computer connected to the same network as you to your computer.
Is symmetrical internet better than asymmetrical internet connection?
Symmetrical provides higher quality internet with no delays due to the symmetry in upload and download speeds. This makes it ideal for HD video streaming, gaming, and other high-bandwidth applications, specifically those apps that upload and download data all the time.
Symmetrical Internet for Businesses
Businesses both upload and download data very often. For example, the report of last week’s performance is going to take downloading of data to put together, you will need to upload the final report and send it to your peers for download.
When there is a video conference going on, your computer will simultaneously be uploading your video and audio feed to the internet while it is downloading your peer’s same information at the same time.
If you want interruption-free internet browsing and working, symmetrical speeds are an absolute necessity.
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