Clocking the speed of data

Production Pace

When you’re trying to upload a file to the internet, does it feel like you’re in a traffic jam on the information superhighway…as if you’re just barely crawling down the road? 

It’s probably time to get in the fast lane and investigate high-speed upload services.

Why choose high-speed upload services?

Internet speed refers to how much data and information you can transfer over the web on a single connection at any given time. Your speed determines what tasks you can do online and how many devices you can connect at once.

Your upload speed impacts not only how quickly you can send large files, but also how others see and hear you on their end of your video conference or online game. So, if you’ve been experiencing excessive lag and/or freezing on video calls, you’ll likely need to upgrade to high-speed upload services.

Why choose high-speed upload services?

Internet speed is typically measured in megabits per second (Mbps). There’s no such thing as one perfect internet speed, but in general, the higher your Mbps, the better off you are.

What’s a good upload speed?

According to cNET, upload speeds of 5Mbps or higher are generally considered “good” because they will support most activities that require uploading data. This includes video calls in HD quality and gaming online. If you primarily use Wi-Fi or intend on using multiple devices at once, aim for upload speeds of 10Mbps or higher.

This, of course, is mostly in relation to the internet you use at home. Even if you work remotely, these speeds will keep you in a good place. Things change once you move into an office and high-speed upload capabilities become more of a necessity.

Why soooo slooooow?

If your upload speeds fall below your needs or expectations, several factors may be the cause. The main culprit of slow upload speeds though, especially when compared to your download speeds, is your internet plan itself. Plans from most internet service providers typically come with maximum upload speeds that are only about a tenth of their advertised download speeds. If you sign up for an internet plan with max download speeds of 50Mbps, you can likely expect peak upload speeds of 5Mbps or less. 

Most cable internet providers have max upload speeds of 30-35Mbps. The same goes for most DSL and satellite internet services — upload speeds are far lower than the advertised download speeds.  

It’s a glitch in the advertising, but it’s one that really puts a damper on your business’s ability to share information quickly. It’s also a perfect argument for exploring high-speed upload services to replace your current internet. 

YOU NEED MORE FIBER

Fiber technology is different. It supports the bandwidth required for equal download and upload speeds. So, if you sign up for a 200Mbps plan, you can expect download and upload speeds of around 200Mbps over a wired connection. 

Taking this information into consideration, ECG Productions made the change in its own high-speed upload services. Our gigabit fiber internet is up to 100 times faster than the typical home connection. Gigabit Internet has an average speed of 1,000 megabits per second, which means you can upload or download high-resolution video content in only a few minutes.

Whether you’re in a rush to send off dailies, or need to get local footage to your out-of-town editor, our staff of professionals can handle all of your upload needs with an exceptionally fast turnaround time. Additionally, as a full-service production company, we’re able to assist in any area of your production, from concept creation to the final edit. Contact us today to learn more!

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