Posted on January 7, 2016

The Internet package that best suits your family depends on what you (and your family members) do online and how many devices you use. The more devices connected at one time to an Internet connection, the faster Internet speeds you'll need.

Find the profile below that most closely resembles your family Internet use for help in determining which Internet plan will best fit your needs.

1. Meet the Martins - The Occasional Internet Users

The Martins typically use only one device at a time. They enjoy getting on the computer from time to time to catch up with family through email and find recipes and craft ideas on Pinterest. They also enable Rainbow WiFi Internet on their smartphones so they can reduce their cellular data charges while at home checking Facebook or listening to music on Pandora.

If your family is like the Martins—you have few devices and casually browse the Internet, stream music, and share photos—we recommend subscribing to the 5Mb Internet plan.

2. Meet the Thompsons – The Moderate Internet Users

The Thompsons need a reliable Internet connection that fits in their modest budget. During the day while the kids are at school and the parents are at work, there isn’t much Internet activity. However, the evening is a different story. After school the boys get on their tablets to finish up homework and chat online with friends. The teenage daughter can be found posting video blogs about makeup, hairstyles, and the latest fashion trends. Occasionally, the entire family will gather around the TV to watch popular Netflix movies on their Roku.

If your family is like the Thompsons—you have several devices that aren’t always connected at the same time and your main Internet usage is browsing websites, watching videos, and online video chat—we recommend subscribing to the 15Mb Internet package.

3. Meet The Johnsons – The Avid Internet Users

In the Johnson household multiple devices are usually connected to the Internet at the same time. Although they make sure to "unplug” at least once a day for quality family time, their household thrives on technology most of the time. Mr. Johnson can be found watching live TV on his tablet using WatchTVEverywhere while his son plays Call of Duty on XBOX Live with friends and his daughter streams YouTube videos while FaceTime-ing friends. Meanwhile, Mrs. Johnson uses alot of bandwidth working from home during the day and then can be found in the evenings watching the local news using Rainbow MyTV on the Roku. The Johnsons need bandwidth that will keep up with their streaming needs without causing a lot of freezing issues.  Happy streaming = happy family.

If your family is like the Johnsons—you use multiple devices to participate in high-bandwidth activities like online video streaming and gaming—we recommend subscribing to the 25Mb Internet plan. The higher Internet speed will allow each device to have a bigger “slice” of the available Internet bandwidth and reduce (or eliminate) freezing and buffering issues.

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