Wave Broadband November 16, 2021
Gigabit internet speeds from Wave

Fast & Ultra-Reliable
Gig Speed Internet

Delivering fast Gig speeds through our
ultra-reliable and secure fiber rich network.

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Why a 1 Gigabit internet connection?

Gigabit internet from Wave gives you blazing fast speeds of up to a Gig^ and Unlimited Data—letting you do more of what you love faster and easier:

Try Wave’s Gig speed internet for your home risk-free with no contract.

^Observed speeds may vary.

When you choose Gig Speed Internet from Wave, you get:

up to a gig downloads*
Up to a Gig downloads*

Ultra fast speeds for all of your online activities: streaming HD video, multiplayer gaming, video conferencing, and more—on every device.
^Observed speeds may vary.

unlimited data included with gig speed internet
Unlimited Data Included

Unlimited Data is automatically included with Gig Speed Internet, so you can do everything you want without ever worrying about data.

Wave Broadband 24/7 technical support
24/7 Technical Support

When you choose Wave, you’ll always get 24/7 technical support. We’re here to help you anytime you need it.

Be Master of Your WiFi

With eero Pro 6, one hub is all you need to be the master of your domain. Connect to and control all of your devices and keep things running seamlessly.

With speeds up to a gig, they’ll be running faster than ever. Whether you are streaming, on conference calls, or turning down the lights – or all at the same time – eero Pro 6 has you convered.

Unlimited Data is always included with Gig

You’ll love the fact that Gig Speed Internet from Wave automatically comes with our Unlimited Data Plan (a $20/month value).  With Unlimited Data, you have total control and freedom with your internet use.

Gig Speed Internet with Unlimited Data makes it easy to surf, stream 4K video, game online, and more from multiple devices all at the same time. This is especially helpful for households that watch a lot of TV content over the internet, have multiple users online simultaneously throughout the day, transfer files daily from their home office, or just want the worry-free benefit of using as much data as they want.

Gig Speed Internet FAQs
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How fast is Gigabit internet?+

When you see an internet speed such as gigabit this means that 1 billion bits of data are being transferred from one machine to another in a single second. Gigabit internet may also be referred to as 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), 1000 Mbps, 1G, 1 GiG, or 1 Gbps.

how fast is gigabit internet

How does Gigabit internet work?+

Computers work using units of data called bits or binary digits. Computers can process multiple bits of information at a time. A common rate at which computers can transfer or process information is called megabits per second or mbps. Say, for example, you wanted to stream a 2 hr HD film. The typical movie file size is 2 gigabits of data and if you had a 50 Mbps Internet connect, you could download that movie in 40 minutes. In contrast, a gigabit internet connection, or 1000 megabits, could download the same file size within 2-3 minutes. Therefore, the faster your Internet connection, the faster you can download information to the device or machine you are using.

how does gigabit internet work

Do I need Gigabit internet?+

Today the average consumer has multiple devices tied to one internet connection in his/her home. These devices can be TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, printers, home security systems or game consoles. The more devices connected to your internet connection, the more overall speed you need to support them.

You may need gigabit internet service if you:

  • Use multiple devices at once without sacrificing speed.
  • Stream movies, download videos and upload photos with virtually no buffering or waiting.
  • Play games online knowing you have the fastest Internet speed available.
  • Work from home with the greatest efficiency and reliability you can get from a home Internet connection.
  • All of this, at the same time, on the same Internet connection.

Is Gigabit internet service available in my area?+

Wave offers gigabit internet service in California, Oregon, and Washington. View the full list of serviceable areas.

What modem do I need for Gigabit internet?+

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 modems allow for much higher speed than previous modems. DOCSIS 3.1 modems offer the best in speed and massive improvements in reliability. There are two DOCSIS 3.1, 32-channel modems certified for use on the Wave network which include the Arris SB8200 and Netgear CM1000.

what modem do I need for gigabit internet

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, and other factors outside of Wave’s control. Serviceable areas only. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. Certain equipment may be required to receive Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps. Internet speeds of up to a Gig may vary due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location and equipment. Minimum computer system requirements apply. Speed is not guaranteed and is affected by user’s computer, sites accessed and number of devices connected. Internet modem required.  

Price does not include Internet Infrastructure Fee of $5.57/month, which is subject to change. Internet Infrastructure Fee helps defray costs associated with building and maintaining Wave’s fiber rich broadband network, as well as the costs of expanding network capacity to support the continued increase in customers’ average broadband consumption. This fee is neither government-mandated nor a tax, fee or surcharge imposed by the government; it is a fee that Wave assesses and retains.

†Unlimited Data Plan available on top two speed tiers only.  After 2 TB of usage, Wave may slow data speeds for network management. Usage beyond total allotment subject to additional charges; allotment upgrades available.