Are there guides to help determine the download speeds my household would require?

Please see the following guides from the Federal Communications Commission: 

  • Household Broadband Guide - Select to compare minimum download speed (Mbps) needs for light, moderate and high household use with one, two, three or four devices at a time (such as a laptop, tablet or game console). 
  • Broadband Speed Guide - Select to compare typical online activities with the minimum download speed (Megabits per second, or Mbps) needed for adequate performance for each application.