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Atlantic Broadband Speed Test Tips

Things you should consider before running your speed test:

  • Internet speed changes throughout the day. Test your speed mulitple times for clear results.
  • Run the speed test in the same room and in clear sight of your router for the most accurate result.
  • Complete downloads on all connected devices prior to running the test.
Results

Slow

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Light internet browsing
  • You may experience interrupted video streaming
  • Ideal for fewer than 3 devices
Results

Average

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Moderate internet browsing
  • HD video streaming
  • Music and photo download
Results

Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming
  • Uninterrupted video calling
Results

Extremely Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming on multiple devices
  • Fast file download and upload
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Uninterrupted video calling

Understanding your Internet connection speed

In such a digitally defined world, Internet speed is everything, from downloads to uploads. Internet speed can be understood as the amount of data that is transferred through a connection during a specified amount of time. When determining your Internet speed, it can depend on a variety of factors. This can primarily be dictated by usage type. What this means is that depending on what type of device is connected, what kind of data you'll be using (streaming videos, gaming, Zoom calls) and how much data you'll be pulling, each specific factor can alter your Internet connection speed. For larger files, streaming and the utilization of multiple devices you'll need a better connection with higher Mbps (megabits per second). Having multiple devices connected and being used simultaneously can also slow your connection speed down, which will limit your ability to stream or do more than lightly browse the Internet.

Atlantic Broadband Internet speeds

Compared to other Internet providers, Atlantic Broadband is a cable Internet provider with multiple Internet speed tiers offering anywhere from 50 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps download speeds. Their first tier is suitable for simple, daily usage by one or two people. You can connect up to 6 devices and download things like pictures, browse the Internet or stream music. This provides you with up to 50 Mbps. The second tier is quite a boost in comparison to the first and can handle simultaneous usage from 2 to 4 people. This connection provides you with 100 Mbps and will allow you to stream HD videos. Tier 3 is ideal for roughly handling 15 to 18 devices and is suitable for multiplayer gaming, streaming videos and downloading or uploading large files. This tier averages around 400 Mbps. Tier 4 is suitable for 20 or more devices and 5 to 6 users. It's best utilized for heavy streaming, gaming and any consistent usage of the Internet. Download speeds can reach up to 1000 Mbps. Atlantic Broadband offers packages with no data caps across each tier. From basic Internet plans to unlimited GigaFast plans, data is unlimited.

Atlantic Broadband average Internet speed results

It is important to test your Atlantic Broadband Internet speed to ensure you are getting the most out of your plan. Their Internet speed ranges from 50 Mbps download speeds to up to 1,000 Mbps download speeds.

Your standard test will break results into 3 categories:

 

  • Megabits per second (Mbps) - This is the bandwidth of an Internet connection combined with how much data can be transferred per second.
  • Megabytes per second (MBps) - This measures a file's size when determining how much data can be transferred per second.
  • Ping (ms) - Ping measures the reaction time of your connection. Before testing your Internet connection, be sure to make sure nobody else is actively using the Internet from your local network. This can slow down connection and provide you with inaccurate results.
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Determining what your speed means

Up to
25
Mbps

Ideal for 1-2 devices

  • Suitable for 1 person
  • Light Internet browsing
  • Music and photo download
Up to
100
Mbps

Ideal for up to 6 devices

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet browsing
  • Stream HD videos
Up to
300
Mbps

Ideal for up to 9 devices

  • Suitable for 2-3 people
  • Manage large files
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming
Up to
940
Mbps

Ideal for 10+ devices

  • Suitable for 4+ people
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming

Common connectivity issues

Network issues are common and typically simple to resolve. The biggest issue you may face is identifying which problem is behind your lack of connectivity but can often be fixed with a little trial and error. Some common issues you may face are:

  • Your network is too slow or can't be found.
  • Insufficient bandwidth.
  • Lack of network security.
  • Obsolete equipment or out of date software. Each of these connectivity issues are frequent culprits of a slow connection or no connection.

Tips for improving your WiFi speed

The Internet, as advanced as it is, can seem like a finicky source of data at times. From storms or natural causes blocking connections to equipment wearing down over time, sometimes you just want to see a little improvement in your WiFi speed. Here are a few ways you can try to get a boost in network performance.

Moving your router to a better location

Sometimes your router needs to be relocated to a central area in your home to ensure equal bandwidth throughout the space. Signals can be blocked if you live in a place with concrete or thick walls and may slow down your WiFi speed unintentionally.

Turn off the devices you are not using

It's a simple fix and may not seem like common sense, but many devices pull data even when they're not being used. If you have are streaming a TV show on your phone that you're not actively paying attention while trying to connect to a Zoom meeting on your computer, try disconnecting them from your WiFi to see if it gives your Internet connection a slight boost.

Replace old equipment

Just like most things, routers and modems wear out. Over time, their hardware begins to dwindle in its capabilities. While it may still work, it might not have the internal necessities to keep up with current-day equipment. Wireless network hardware can become insufficient every 3-5 years, so if you haven't replaced any of it in a while then replacing an old router could give you the boost you need.

Hit reset

Sometimes, the answer is as easy as restarting your router and modem. They need a break just like your computer does and can sometimes become stalled if left on for too long. A quick reset just allows the hardware to reboot and have an incredibly short break.

Atlantic Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is Atlantic Broadband Internet?
Atlantic Broadband offers several Internet speed tiers at varying price points, ranging from up to 50 Mbps download speeds to up to 1,000 Mbps download speeds.
What kind of Internet is Atlantic Broadband?
Atlantic Broadband is a cable Internet provider.
 
What is the fastest Internet speed for Atlantic Broadband?
The fastest download speed available from Atlantic Broadband is up to 1,000 Mbps, available through their GigaEdge plan. This plan features upload speeds up to 50 Mbps.
 
Does Atlantic Broadband Internet have data caps?
No; Atlantic Broadband does not have Internet usage caps at any tier. This means you won’t have to monitor your overall usage, or worry about data overage fees.
 
Is Atlantic Broadband Internet available in my area?
To see if Atlantic Broadband is available in your area, you can check availability using your address at SmartMove.us, or AtlanticBB.com. Coverage areas include: Washington, D.C., New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and Florida, among other locations.
 
Can I use my own modem with Atlantic Broadband Internet?
For most of Atlantic Broadband’s Internet plans, subscribers have the option of using their own modem, from an approved modems list, or leasing a modem from the provider. For some subscribers, including those on the GigaEdge plan, it may be required that you lease a modem or router through Atlantic Broadband to ensure optimum speeds and service levels are met.

Learn About Atlantic Broadband Internet

Atlantic Broadband Internet provides a variety of features that you can tailor to your needs. Learn more about your options on the Atlantic Broadband page.

Powerful Internet

With Atlantic Broadband, your whole family will be able to stream, game, and connect simultaneously across devices.

Ultra-Fast Speed

Atlantic Broadband's 1 Gig plan gives you reliably fast Internet and no more need to worry about lag times while video chatting with loved ones.

Hotspots Across Your City

Stay connected on the go throughout Atlantic Broadband's serviceable areas by accessing WiFi hotspots so you can surf or stream without using cellular data.

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