Power multiple gaming devices in your home.
Whether you play via your PC, console, or even a smart speaker, a powerful home broadband connection that can handle several devices at once is as crucial to success as your gaming skills.
For best-in-class gaming, there’s nothing like a personal computer. Better yet, most PC makers will let you choose the best processors and best graphics card for your needs.
Portability means getting in on the action from anywhere – during your commute, in your bed, by the pool – and then picking up where you left off using your main console.
The latest home consoles now feature high-tech hardware with features like 4K Ultra-HD, high-dynamic range, and even 4K Blu-ray players.
Standalone VR headsets
The standalone (or untethered) headset offers a more powerful experience than any smartphone, and it doesn’t require cables either. And no cables means no big, expensive computer to run them from.
For gamers, a TV with nice picture quality isn't enough. A responsive television with low input lag can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Add kids gaming to the ever-growing list of uses for these popular devices. And you can be sure that many more family-friendly games are on the way.
Game faster with Fios Gigabit Connection.
When it comes to speed, power, and reliability, discover the difference fiber optics makes.
Fiber-optics: Unlike cable internet, where data travels over metallic lines and connectors that are more prone to corrosion from severe weather, fiber-optic networks deliver data by emitting light over hair-thin strands of optically-pure glass. For you, that means fast, more reliable gaming with less lag and lower latency.
Download & upload speeds: With download speeds of up to 940 Mbps, you can download a 100 GB game in no time at all. And upload speeds of up to 880 Mbps make it ideal for multiplayer, first-person shooter games, where even the slightest slow-down in ping rate can be the difference between life and death.
Chatting with friends (and enemies): Communicating with your team is almost as critical to good gaming as the game itself. With so much going on, make sure you have the bandwidth you want. Play, stream, and chat with ease with Fios Gigabit Connection.
with less lag.
Nothing will sink your win-loss ratio quicker than a slow ping rate. Smooth gameplay and sharp graphics require a reliable connection with low latency. Discover how gaming on Fios beats the competition.
Better internet for better engagement.
Whether you’re following your favorite streamers on Twitch or looking to build up your own audience, fast download and upload speeds are a necessity for live streaming. Don’t just let your gameplay do the talking. Cheer, chat, and chime in with live commentary for a unique gaming experience.
Launch and play in seconds.
Gaming on demand lets you jump headfirst into the action without sitting through long installations and boring updates. But don’t let lag, rubber banding, and other obstacles ruin cloud gaming for you. Dominate the competition with fiber-optic internet that can handle your favorite online gaming platforms.
Step up your internet speed and your gaming.
The adrenaline rush that comes from competitive gaming is second to none. Your internet should be, too. You can be the most skilled first-person shooter in the world, but if your connection is prone to lag and latency, you’ll be DOA. Discover the difference fiber optics make, and your rankings will thank you.
Lead your team to victory.
In the high-stakes world of online battle arena games like League of Legends, every millisecond counts. Don’t let your teammates down with second-rate internet that’s unreliable and slow. MOBA gamers know that ping is king. Be sure to use a broadband connection that’ll deliver the ping rates you need to keep pace with the action.
Wi-Fi vs Wired: Which is better for online gaming?
Using an Ethernet cord to connect your gaming console or computer directly to your router will reduce your vulnerability to radio-wave interference and Wi-Fi bandwidth hogs.
Latency (the time it takes for your computer or console to communicate with the game server) can actually have a bigger impact on game performance than download speed, particularly in multiplayer fighting games. A wired connection will significantly reduce variable ping times and jitter.
Answers to all of your gaming questions
What is a good internet speed for gaming?
Typically, a download speed of 3 megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed of 1 Mbps is sufficient for one connected gaming device. Fios Gigabit Connection delivers speeds as high as 940 Mbps for downloading and 880 Mbps for uploading, which means there’s plenty of bandwidth to go around for all your gaming (and non-gaming) devices.
Who is the best internet provider for gaming?
The answer varies by individual and expert but ultimately, a reliably fast internet connection is everything to serious gamers. And you’ll get that and more with Fios Internet over its powerful 100% fiber-optic network. With a track record of superior reliability and Fios Gigabit Connection’s incredible upload speeds that are a close match to its downloads, Fios is the ideal choice for livestreamers and anyone who plays quick response games.
What is latency in gaming?
Latency is the time it takes your computer to talk to the game server, so it’s important to have an internet connection with low latency (or ping times), ideally around 20 milliseconds (ms) or less, though anything lower than 100 ms should work fine for most games.
What is ping in gaming?
How fast you get a response from another player’s computer or the game’s server after you’ve made a play is known as ping. It’s measured in milliseconds and the lower the ping (low ping), the better your gaming experience – especially when playing games here timing and position are especially important.
Does internet speed affect ping?
Absolutely. Whether you play first-person shooter (FPS) games, real-time strategy games, racing games or multiplayer games, you need faster internet speeds for transferring all that data and receiving the server’s response to keep your gameplay virtually seamless. If your internet isn’t able to keep up with the demands of these games, you’ll end up experiencing high ping with lags and game freezing.
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