Find the best internet for working from home

Man using internet to work from home

Technology has changed the way people work, and more people are working from home than ever before. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, millions of U.S. workers held remote jobs. Estimates predict that over 26% of all American employees will work remotely through the end of 2021.

There are many benefits of remote work. It gives workers more of a choice on where they want to work, promotes a better work-life balance, and allows people to avoid a daily commute. There are benefits for employers, as well. Remote work widens their pool of potential workers, meaning they can hire the best and brightest no matter where they’re located. Additionally, hiring overseas workers saves employers significant money in overhead costs.

For remote positions to work well, though, having a good home internet connection is imperative. Your productivity and relationship with your employer rely on it. This article will walk you through what to look for when selecting an internet service provider for working at home.

The importance of fast & reliable internet when working from home

If you are a remote worker, then your job — and, therefore, your livelihood — relies on your internet connection. There’s no way around it, as your job is what earns you a living and pays your bills. So, it is important to have fast, reliable internet at home. If you are hired for a remote job, upgrading your home internet plan should be at the top of your to-do list as you prepare for your first day.

Your home internet is what connects you to your bosses, co-workers, and clients. Whether via email, instant messaging platforms, social media or video conferencing software, like Zoom or Skype. It can be the most important tool you have for working productively to meet deadlines and accomplish your tasks. Low-quality, slow internet could cause you to miss important deadlines, get disconnected during big meetings or hinder communication with your colleagues.

It might seem like a small decision at first glance. Still, the internet plan and the ISP you select could make or break your remote job and professional reputation.

What internet speed do you need to work from home?

A basic internet plan should suffice when you are doing simple tasks, like checking your email or surfing the web. In many positions, though, you will find that downloading and uploading videos, images and other large files are a big part of the job. Some roles, like a customer service representative, may have you regularly answering video calls and accessing digital files.

If you want to be a dependable employee, opt for those offering faster speeds when shopping for an internet plan. Internet speeds are usually measured in megabits per second, which measures how quickly files are transferred as you download or upload them.

A speed of up to 10 Mbps works when you are just emailing a co-worker or scrolling the web to do some research for work projects. Anything more involved may require a faster internet speed. So, suppose you regularly hop on video conference calls, stream media or work with large, high-quality files. In that case, it is good to upgrade your home internet plan. These activities require a higher rate of Mbps upload and download speeds.

There are multiple Frontier® Internet plans that are ideal for most workers who use the internet while working remotely. With a speed capable range between 10 and 50 Mbps, for instance, you can enjoy a better online work experience from home.

Suppose you have multiple people working from home in the same household. In that case, Frontier also offers a plan with an internet speed capable range as fast as 115 Mbps.

0–10 Mbps
  • Good for:
  •  Checking email
  •  Browsing websites
  •  Browsing social media
10–50 Mbps
  • Good for:
  •  Connecting multiple devices
  •  Streaming videos
  •  Online gaming for one player
50+ Mbps
  • Good for:
  •  Streaming videos in HD
  •  Online gaming for multiple users
  •  Video chatting with friends

Max speeds are wired. Wi-Fi, actual and average speed may vary. See performance details at frontier.com/internetdisclosures. Enter your address to check availability.

The best internet speed for video conferencing

Video conferencing is often a big part of remote work. Platforms like Zoom have risen in popularity in recent years, especially since the onset of the pandemic. If you want to stay connected with your co-workers over video calls, think about selecting an internet speed — 25 Mbps or higher — that can provide good quality video.

Frontier offers internet plans for every need. Those looking for the best service for video conferencing may want to consider a high-speed internet plan from Frontier. Pricing is affordable, and there are no hidden fees or overage charges.

Internet reliability for working from home

When you are working from home, reliable internet access is a must. You should select an internet service provider you can trust.

In addition to offering high-speed internet, Frontier’s 24/7/365 tech support team makes sure you’re able to stay connected at all times. And it is easy to get the help you need. There are multiple ways to connect with our support team: text us, give us a call, open a chat, or connect over social media. We are always here to help you stay productive and get any potential downtime quickly resolved.

Do you need fiber-optic internet to work from home?

Fiber-optic internet is arguably the most reliable connection type if you’re working from home. It’s also the way to go if you are looking for internet speeds faster than other broadband internet types, including DSL and ethernet cable. Rely on Frontier’s fiber-optic network to ensure a high-quality video conferencing experience. You will be able to stream videos, download and upload large images, and check in with co-workers reliably.

We offer multiple FiberOptic Internet plans. All offer worry-free web browsing and streaming thanks to super-fast upload speeds and download speeds. Get FiberOptic Gig Service with no data caps at an introductory price. It comes with whole-home Wi-Fi — so you can work from any room in the house, not just your home office — and a router to make connecting from home even easier.

Discover the best work-from-home internet options from Frontier

With more of the global workforce working from home, fast, reliable internet is more important than ever. Whether working full-time or part-time, every remote worker needs to find an internet service provider they can trust so that they can do their job and pay their bills.

Frontier offers multiple internet plans that make it easy to stay productive when working from home. Our mid-range service offers upload and download speeds of 25 Mbps, allowing you to send and receive high-quality, large files with ease, as well as the ability to jump on video calls with co-workers whenever the need arises. We also offer much faster speeds than that, including FiberOptic Internet plans.

In addition to providing fast, reliable internet, there are loads of other benefits to signing up for internet services offered by Frontier. All Frontier’s high-speed plans keep you online with no data caps. Meaning you can use as much internet as you want. You can stream, scroll and search to your heart’s content — without worrying about overages.

You will never have to worry about any hidden fees. The price you sign up for will be the price you see on your bill each month. You will always be charged what you expected, without any surprises. There are no hidden charges — router fees, modem fees or internet surcharges to catch you off-guard.

Frontier gives you the freedom to update your plan as your internet needs change to make sure you have the bandwidth needed to get the job done. You can update or even cancel your plan as your needs change.

To get your Frontier internet service started, check for availability in your area. Plug your address in to see if Frontier offers internet plans in your neighborhood and see any special deals and discounts available in your area.