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Internet Bandwidth Guide

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These guidelines help priesthood leaders understand which internet bandwidth speeds are needed for common internet uses in meetinghouses.


Using the guidelines below, consider all of the ways each meetinghouse will use the internet. Order internet service that will meet or exceed the highest speed needed for each building. (This may vary greatly from building to building)

Meetinghouse Internet Guidelines

Internet Uses Upload Speed Download Speed
Member and Leader Services (MLS) 56 Kbps 128 Kbps
General Conference Online Viewing --- 512 Kbps
Family History Research 256 Kbps 512 Kbps
Email/General Internet Browsing 256 Kbps 512 Kbps
Meetinghouse Webcast Upload Speed

Broadcast Site

(Actual Available Bandwidth)

Download Speed

Receiving Site(s)

(Actual Available Bandwidth)

Recommended Bandwidth

Important: please see Webcast Network Health and Encoder Settings for specific details.

10+ Mbps 20+ Mbps
Videoconferencing Upload speed Download speed
Good Quality (256 Kbps) 512 Kbps 512 Kbps
Better Quality (384 Kbps) 768 Kbps 768 Kbps
Best Quality (512 Kbps) 1 Mbps 1 Mbps

Important Note

Even when these guidelines are followed, webcasting and videoconferencing can experience problems if the meetinghouse’s internet connection is being used by other people at the same time as the event. Care should be taken to ensure that the internet connection will not be used by others during videoconferencing or webcasting.


Contact the Global Service Center (GSC).