Frequently Asked Questions
How much speed do I need for gaming?
Most consoles say that you’ll need less than 5 megabits per second (Mbps) in download and upload speeds for one person. The rub? That doesn’t account for multiplayer games or any other connected devices that are running on your home network. Kinetic by Windstream offers speeds as high as a gig for downloading and uploading — and all that other network noise. See what speeds you’re eligible for here .
What is latency?
Latency, or lag, is how fast it takes your gaming device to transfer data to the game server. A good latency for gaming is anything less than 100 milliseconds (ms), though you’ll want less than 30ms for an optimal experience.
What is ping?
Ping is how fast it takes your gaming device to get a response from the game server or another player’s device. Similar to latency, you’ll want your ping at an amount below 100 milliseconds (ms) and below 20ms for optimal gaming.
Why is Kinetic Gig the best internet for gaming?
Kinetic Gig gives you our fastest speeds yet with low latency and ping. You’ll get utmost reliability, too, with our advanced fiber-backed network. And, all of our plans have no annual contracts and no data caps. That’s unlimited internet for unlimited gaming.