Fidelity Communications Speed Test Tips

Things you should consider before running your speed test:

  • Internet speed changes throughout the day. Test your speed multiple 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

Ideal for up to 2-3 devices

Your Internet connection is slow.

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet usage
  • Stream HD videos

This connection is not fast enough to support high-quality streaming.

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Ideal for up to 6 devices

You’re up to speed! Your Internet connection is ideal for streaming.

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet browsing
  • Stream HD videos

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Ideal for up to 9 devices

You’re up to speed! Your Internet connection is ideal for streaming.

Your Internet should support the following:

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

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Ideal for 10+ devices

You’re up to speed! Your Internet connection is ideal for streaming.

Your Internet should support the following:

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

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Everything you need to know about Fidelity Communications Internet

Fidelity Communications Internet offers high-speed service and reliable bandwidth. Speeds range from 25 Mbps to 250 Mbps, so you can find the best plan for your needs. Whether you’re streaming movies or downloading large files, Fidelity’s fast speeds will provide you with the performance you need. Plus, their plans come with unlimited usage—so there are no surprises when it comes to your bill. You can trust that Fidelity Communication’s Internet service is secure and reliable, so you never have to worry about slow speeds or disruptions in service. With Fidelity Communications Internet, you’ll be able to stream, download, and surf with confidence.
 

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Additional benefits

  • Freedom to Surf: With Fidelity internet service, you don't have to worry about going over any data caps, giving you the freedom to easily stay connected.
  • Reliable Speed: With an average of 125 Mbps speeds in most areas, Fidelity Internet allows you to surf and stream all you want at home.
  • Manage your Internet from Anywhere: The FidelityHOME Wifi App makes it easy to manage your wireless network, including blocking Internet access and setting parental controls, from anywhere.
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Fidelity Communications Speed Test

People rely on the Internet for unlimited entertainment, knowledge and staying connected. Today, families are using the Internet more than ever and need to be able to depend on their Internet service. If you feel that your Internet is running slower than usual, you should perform a Fidelity Communications speed test. Several factors can make your Fidelity Internet perform at a slower rate. By performing a speed test, you will be able to quickly identify the problem.

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Determining what your download speed means

Up to
50
Mbps

Ideal for up to 2-3 devices

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet usage
  • Stream HD videos
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

Why is it important to run an Internet speed test?

Testing your Internet's speed has many benefits. If your Internet is running slower than usual, testing it can help you to identify the problem and the solution. Also, knowing your Internet speed can help save you money. If you are paying extra for speeds that you are unable to use or do not need, then you are essentially wasting money.

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What does an Internet speed test cover?

During an Internet speed test, the test site will download files from a server to your computer, and upload data from your computer to a server as well. During the uploading and downloading process, the testing program will measure the download and upload speeds. The test site will also check other data points including:

● Transfer rates – Determines how quickly data is transferred between devices.
● Bits – Unit of measurement when measuring digital data. There are 1 billion bits in a gigabit and 1 million bits in a megabit.
● Bandwidth – a network's total capacity.
● Mbps – Megabits per second.
● Gbps – Gigabits per second.
● Kbps – Kilobits per second.
● Ping rate – Refers to the rate at which a signal is sent from a device to a server, and back to the same device.
● Throughput – Measures the amount of data that passes from one point to another.

What Internet speed do I need to enjoy my online activities?

Determining how much Internet speed you need will depend on how many people are using the Internet at one time, and what the Internet is being used for. For instance, if there are five or six people in your home who regularly stream movies from Netflix, download large files and play online games, then they may need anywhere from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps. However, if you live alone or with one other person, and only use the Internet to check emails, surf the web and go on social media, then an Internet speed of 25 Mbps will probably suffice.

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How to improve your Internet speed

If you have performed the Internet speed test and can't figure out why your Internet is still running slower than usual, there are a few things that you can try to get your Internet back up to a proper speed.

Move your router

Make sure that your Internet router is in a central area that can adequately reach all devices. Devices will pick up a poor WiFi signal if your router is tucked away in a closet or a remote corner of your home.

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Clear the cache on your Internet browser

When you surf the web, many websites use cookies and other tracking devices to gather information about you to determine which advertisement may be relevant to you in the future. Over time, the cookies can accumulate quite a bit of data that can slow your Internet speed down. To clear the cache, go to the settings menu in your web browser and select "clear cache."

Choose Ethernet

WiFi is a very convenient option for households who are looking for an easy way to use multiple devices at once. However, WiFi is not always the fastest solution. If you are planning on watching data-heavy movies and videos on your TV or computer, then you may want to consider using an Ethernet cable in your device instead of connecting to WiFi.

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Fidelity Communications Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is Fidelity Communications internet speed?
Fidelity Communications offers three different internet plans starting at 50 Mbps and getting as fast as 1,000 Mbps. You can test your Fidelity Internet speed with the Fidelity SpeedTest here.
What is the fastest internet speed for Fidelity Communications?
Fidelity's fastest plan is the extreme internet package with speeds up to 1 Gig.
Does Fidelity Internet have data caps?
No; Fidelity does not have a monthly data cap. This means you won’t have to monitor total data usage, or worry about overage fees.
 
How can I improve my Fidelity internet speed?
Many users find they receive the fastest, most reliable speeds when connected directly to the internet through an Ethernet cable. For an improved WiFi connection, we recommend rebooting your modem and router, and placing your router in an open location in your home where the signal can travel more freely. You may also find internet speed improvement by minimizing the number of devices utilizing the WiFi at any given time. Turning off devices that aren’t currently in use can help to free up additional bandwidth for active tasks.
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