Glossary Definition for: Upload Speed

The opposite of download speed, the upload speed tells you how fast data is able to get from you to the speed-test server. Upload speeds are almost always substantially lower than download speeds. For many typical internet tasks upload speeds don’t have a huge impact. But, upload speeds are critical for video chatting and uploading large files like photos, videos or cloud-synced backups.

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Speeds over 500Kbps are the bare minimum for video chat. Speeds over 1.5Mbps should deliver smoother results.

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