The internet speed you need for the holidays

Holiday Family Gatherings Made Better

The internet speed you need for holiday gatherings

The holidays are a great time for family and friends to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. Let’s face it, with more people in the home that also means more devices. More devices mean more demand from your internet bandwidth. CentraCom is here for you with several ways to help you provide Wi-Fi service for your guests without slowing down your service.


Do you know that you can upgrade your service temporarily? Give us a call at 1-800-427-8449 today, and we can have your service upgraded without a service fee. Generally, an upgrade can happen within 24 hours. And, if you want to keep the faster speed…Great!! But, if you want to go back to your previous speed when your guests leave…give us a call and we can switch it back. A service fee is never charged for upgrades or downgrades (within your contracted speed), no matter how many times you request it to be changed.


We offer two great devices that can help spread the Wi-Fi signal throughout your home. The difference between the two is the range that it can extend your Wi-Fi signal. The CentraWiFi 4k is super easy to install, it has a turbocharged Wi-Fi signal, touch display, phone app to keep you in the “know” and has mesh technology. The CentraWiFi 10k gives you the same benefits of the CentraWiFi 4k with a bonus of 2 wireless extensions to place strategically throughout your home for an extended signal. Each can be added to your service for a small rental fee. A cool feature of the CentraWiFi app is it gives you the ability to turn on a guest group for a limited amount of time, which allows guests to connect to your WiFi without sharing your password. And it will automatically turn the guest network off at the time you specify to keep your network secure.


Our CentraGuard device can help you set limits to the content that passes through your router. If you need to limit the time your kids are on their gaming system, you can set schedules for each device individually or as a group. You can block content for each device. CentraGuard also allows you to block such things as Threats, Proxies, Pornography, Games, Gambling, Social Media, or Shopping. You can also turn on safe-mode that filters content from searches and YouTube. This device is excellent for families who what to have control of the content accessed in their home on every device including Smart TVs, Gaming Consoles, and mobile phones.

  • 4K AND SMART TV’S: Do you have a 4K TV? To get the most of your TV, you need to have at least 25 Mbps for 4K streaming video.
  • VIDEO STREAMING: Do you stream from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or YouTube TV? To stream video in standard definition, you need at least a 3 Mbps to 5Mbps (per device) for HD streaming you need 8 Mbps to 13 Mbps (per device), streaming on a smart TV or 4K TV can take up to 25 Mbps per TV.
  • YOU USE YOUR SERVICE: If you have a 10 Mbps speed service, it is possible you would have trouble viewing a video on a Facebook feed if you are streaming video on one Smart TV.
  • GAMING: Online gaming demands a faster “ping time” or responsiveness of your connection. This time is the rate that data (or information sent) travels from one server and back. To decrease your “ping time” or increase the speed your data respond, you need to have a faster upload and download speed of the internet connection. For the best gaming experience, you generally need at least a 20 to 50 Mbps service (which has a higher upload speed).

What is a good speed for a family of five (all with at least one device)? It depends on the way your family uses the internet. If you have five members all streaming video in different rooms, you may want to consider at least a 50 Mbps speed to allow everyone the same great experience. If you use the internet for some social media, emails and homework only, a 20 Mbps service would be enough speed for your needs.

Whether you need faster service to fit the demand of your company’s needs, or you are looking to fill in those Wi-Fi dead zones in your home, or you need added security for your family's devices, we have the services and products to fit your High-Speed Internet needs. CALL US TODAY!! We have great customer service agents well trained in helping you get just the right speed for your needs. Call us at 1-800-427-8449 and let us know how you use your internet, so we can help you get into a speed package that fits your needs for the holidays.

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