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Lightning Fast Internet Speeds

Fast. Faster. Fastest. Find the Internet that’s just your speed

No two people use the internet in exactly the same way. Some use it for email and social media while others prefer to shop. Some need a fast speed internet for downloading photos and music. Others watch streaming videos and movies on demand, or need the highest possible speeds to maximize their gaming experience.

So, there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to internet speeds, it all depends on your personal needs. No matter what you do online, MetroCast offers a range of internet options that suit your needs and your budget.

Internet Speeds and Usage

How much speed you need depends on what you do online. Here are some common examples of online activities and the minimum download speeds needed for each activity (if more than one activity is occurring concurrently, you’ll need to add bandwidth):

  • Web Browsing: 0.5—1.5 Mbps
  • Shopping: 0.5—1.5 Mbps
  • Streaming music: 0.5—2.0 Mbps
  • Streaming videos: 5 Mbps and up
  • Gaming: 20 Mbps and up
  • Streaming Super HD or 4K Video: 35 Mbps and up
  • Virtual Reality Game (in 720 p): 50 Mbps and up


The speed you need may change over time, so choosing internet speeds slightly higher than your normal needs is recommended. Remember as well, if your household has multiple devices connected to your system, you’ll need fast speed internet to handle each device’s demand on your bandwidth.

MetroCast’s internet options range from basic Internet Access, with download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps, to High Speed Ultra, which reaches speeds of up to 150 Mbps.* If you’re unsure which fast internet package suits you, one of our customer representatives is available to help you select the option that best fits your needs.

High Speed Ultra up to 150 Mbps*
High Speed Turbo up to 50 Mbps**
High Speed Express up to 5 Mbps
Internet Access up to 1.5 Mbps

*Up to 105 Mbps in certain areas of Virginia.
**Up to 35 Mbps in certain areas of Virginia.  

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*Franchise fees, taxes and other regulatory fees not included in above pricing. 150 Mbps High Speed Ultra available in all markets except certain areas in Virginia where High Speed Ultra is up to 105 Mbps. Speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Speed comparison based on U.S. average download speed of 18.7 Mbps, as reported in Akamai's "State of the Internet" report, Q1, 2017. Service may not be available in all areas. **MetroCast WiFi hotspots are available to MetroCast Internet customers; access requires compatible WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device. Hotspots available in select locations only. Other terms, conditions or restrictions may apply.