2 gig Internet for Business

What to expect from 2 gig internet

Increased network capacity

As businesses grow, they tend to need more and more internet capacity to support the increased speed and bandwidth needs of their productivity applications. From security and point-of-sale systems to video conferencing software to cloud-based computing, these needs have evolved. 2 gig internet provides that additional capacity, which reduces network congestion and creates the space for systems and businesses to thrive.

Faster connections

If your business relies on internet for everyday connections like VPN access, VoIP phone, security, point-of-sale systems, etc., 2 gig internet will make your connections faster than before. This is because the increased bandwidth to your business’ network is delivering more speed to each connected device. For example, if you previously had 1 gig internet with 10 connected devices, then each device was getting about 100 Mbps of speed. When you double your internet to 2 gig, each of those devices’ connections become two times faster, at 200 Mbps.


More connections

With 2 gig internet, more people and devices on your network will experience faster speeds. Think of it like opening additional lanes on a crowded highway: more vehicles (devices/users) can access the highway (internet) and the flow of traffic (speed) moves faster due to less congestion.

Speed test results < 2 Gbps

Many factors affect your achieved speed, such as the age and type of your connected device and your connection method, to name a few, which is why your speed test is unlikely to return 2 Gbps download speeds. A device with a 2.5 Gb Ethernet port and a direct Ethernet connection between cable modem and computer are required to achieve speeds up to 2Gbps (these ports are rare but can be found in some laptop and desktop computers). Though 2-gig capable cable modems can receive up to 2 Gbps speeds, it is important to note that this bandwidth will be divided among your connected devices. When using devices that are not fully capable of handling 2Gbps throughput, the fastest connection speeds will be achieved by directly connecting to the Ethernet port instead of using Wi-Fi.

Maximum expected speed, by device

The device you are accessing the internet on matters, too

The age of your device has a big impact on the speed test results. Newer devices are capable of much more speed than older devices.

Here is what you should expect your device speed to be:


Computers (Ethernet)

Year Released Maximum Expected Ethernet Speed
2021 - present 2,000 Mbps w/ 2.5 Gb Ethernet adapter
2010 - 2020 1,000 Mbps
2010 & earlier 100 Mbps


Computers (Wi-Fi)

Year Released Maximum Expected Wi-Fi Speed
2021 - present 500 - 700 Mbps
2011 - 2020 150 - 500 Mbps
2007 - 2010 75 - 150 Mbps
2006 & earlier 25 Mbps


Mobile Phones and Tablets (Wi-Fi)

Year Released Maximum Expected Wi-Fi Speed
2021 - present 300 - 600 Mbps
2011 - 2020 75 - 300 Mbps
2007 - 2010 25 - 75 Mbps
2006 & earlier 25 Mbps


Check if your current modem can support these new upgraded speeds. ➔

Tips to maximize your speed

#1 — Verify that your modem supports your internet plan.

#2 — Understand the speed capabilities of your connected device, with consideration for its age. 

#3 — Move the device closer to your WiFi gateway. The closer you are to your gateway, the less chance for signal interference.

#4 — Avoid interference. Place your WiFi gateway in a clear space, away from large items and other electronic equipment that may block your signal. For best results, do not place it on the floor or in a cramped space like a cabinet, closet, or drawer.

#5 — If you're still having issues, manually restart your Wi-Fi modem. Unplug the power cable, wait one minute, then plug it back in.

If you believe your WiFi connection is experiencing an interference that you are unable to resolve, let us know and we'll be happy to send a business support technician to your location to troubleshoot the issue.

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