Price for Life 20 Mbps from CenturyLink
Up to 20 Mbps (speed may not be available in your area) seems small compared to offers of 100 Mbps or even a full gig of Internet. But did you know that, according to Netflix, you only need 5 Mbps to watch your favorite shows in high-definition video? If the occasional binge-watching is your style, this basic broadband internet is your speed.
Of course, a connection of 20 Mbps is a good Internet speed for email, social media, and any other typical Internet task. It’s also a good Internet speed for casual gaming. If you live in an apartment or condo with one other person who also enjoys streaming, surfing, and gaming from a laptop or phone, this download speed will perfectly fit both of your needs.
Now you know you’ll have all the bandwidth you need to surf the net, stream your favorite shows, and crush the last level of your favorite game, check out our graph to the right to learn more about how this Internet speed will work for you.
|Average File Size||Download Time|
Stream a 4 minute song
Watch a 5 minute video
Scroll social media for 1 hour
Stream a 45 minute episode
Watch a 2 hour HD movie
**Assumes HD-quality video streaming consumes data at a rate of 2 GB/hour, streaming audio/radio consumes data at a rate of 75 MB/hour, an average web page is 2 MB/hour, and social media pages consume data at a rate of 350 MB/hour. Please be advised that the values provided should only be used as a general estimation, as download speeds may vary by device, by type and by quality of content.