Why internet speed is integral to your gaming experience


Poor internet connection is a frustration that most people can relate to in our modern world. With the onset of COVID-19, more people are online than ever. Our online activities are impacted drastically by the speed of our internet. When it comes to internet speed, faster is better. This is particularly true for online gamers. With now over 3 billion gamers worldwide, the need for high-speed internet is evident.


What you need to know for an improved experience


To begin, it’s important to know what you will need to optimize your time online.




We measure internet bandwidth using Mbps (megabits per second). The higher the number of Mbps, the more you can upload and download data. As you probably have other devices connected to your network, an internet speed tier with greater Mbps download speed will mitigate online gaming disruption.


Download & Upload Speed


Download speed refers to how many Mbps it takes to get data onto your device from a server. Reversely, upload speed refers to how many Mbps you can send from your device to a server online. 


Latency, Ping, and Lag


Latency refers to how fast your gaming device sends data from your game’s server and then back again. A higher latency equals a slower response time.

Ping rate measures latency in milliseconds. You want a low ping as this will provide a faster response time.

Finally, the term lag refers to a slow response or delay between a game’s server and the desired action. For the optimal online gaming experience, you want to reduce lag as much as possible. The best way to do this is through efficient, uninterrupted, high-speed internet.


How you can optimize gameplay performance 


Internet connection and latency will impact online gaming performance. It is imperative to have a fast internet connection if you wish to optimize your gaming experience. In recent years, we have seen a rise in competitive online gaming and the world of e-sports. This has created a high demand for gamers to acquire the best internet speed and reduce their latency, also known as ping. A higher ping rate will cause the actions of another player to register first. This will greatly hinder your performance in high-speed multiplayer games such as “Call of Duty”. Don’t let gameplay lag cause you to have a poor Kill-Death ratio! To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended to have download speeds of 300 Mbps or more

Also another step to maximize latency reduction is to use a wired connection to your gaming console. This will eliminate any spotty WiFi issues you may experience. Fibre connection delivers the best internet speeds compared to cable internet. When choosing what internet is best for you, it’s important to consider this essential information. 


Luckily, we are here to help!


C3 will assist you in determining the ideal internet speed you need to reduce latency and help optimize your gaming experience. C3 offers Pure Fibre Wifi Internet packages with download speed tiers of 500 and 1000 Mbps. The 1000 Mbps package is ideal for those looking for the ultimate online gaming experience. Please visit our website at www.c3.ky/fibre-wifi-internet/ to learn more about our products. 

If your internet speed isn’t sufficient to support your optimal gaming experience, chat to a C3 Customer Service Representative about switching or upgrading, just email info@c3.ky or call 333-3333. 


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