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High Speed Internet in Utah: How Fast is UTOPIA Fiber?

July 9th, 2020

Just how fast are UTOPIA Fiber speeds? The short answer is ultra-fast. With UTOPIA Fiber you can sign up for speeds up to 10 Gbps. That’s 9,400% faster than the average broadband speed in America of 94 Mbps!

To refresh your memory on what that means, a megabit per second (Mbps) is a method of measuring broadband speeds. 1 Gb (Gigabit) is 1000 Mb (Megabits), so 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) is equal to 10,000 Mbps. For more information about 10 Gbps speeds, check out our 10 Gig info page.

Fun fact: this May, researchers from Australia’s Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT Universities announced a new fiber optic internet speed record of 44.2 terabits per second (Tbps). 1 Tbps is equal to 1000 Gbps. That’s crazy fast! You can read more about the new record in this paper by the Nature Communications Journal.

To put all of this into perspective, we’ve included the chart below to demonstrate just how fast you can download movies, TV shows, and video games with our ultra-fast speeds.

Media   Download Speed  40 Mbps 250 Mbps 1 Gbps 10 Gbps
Stairway to Heaven MP3 5 MB 1 second .16 seconds .04 seconds   .004 seconds  
TV Episode of The Big Bang Theory (SD) 259 MB 52 seconds 8 seconds 2 seconds   0.2 seconds
TV Episode of The Big Bang Theory (HD) 724 MB 2.4 minutes 24 seconds 6 seconds   0.6 seconds
Jurassic Park Movie (SD) 2 Gig 7 minutes 64 seconds 16 seconds   1.6 seconds  
Jurassic Park Movie (HD) 4.4 Gig 14.6 minutes 2.3 minutes 35 seconds   3.5 seconds  

(The chart above was taken partially from highspeedinternet.com) 

As you can see, there is a huge difference between how fast you can download movies, music, and shows with a 250 Mbps, 1 Gbps, or 10 Gbps plan compared to a 40 Mbps plan. Rather than waiting almost 15 minutes for an HD movie to download, it can be done in just a few minutes with 250 Mbps speeds and only seconds with 10 Gbps speeds. And, with UTOPIA Fiber, you get symmetrical speeds for upload and download. So, you’ll be able to upload photos, post on Facebook, and make Zoom calls just as fast as you can download movies, music, and video games.

If you’re ready to take your streaming to the next level, sign up for UTOPIA Fiber today and kick slow speeds to the curb!