As of 2014, the maximum download speed provided by DirecTV is 24 megabits per second, while the upload speed is capped at 0.256 megabit per second. Although the average speeds provided by DirecTV are faster than dial-up, they are still very low when compared to cable or DSL providers.
The connection speeds provided by DirecTV vary significantly, because the service a user receives from DirecTV is provided by different companies. As of 2014, the average download speed is 1.5 megabits per second. One of the advantages of DirecTV Internet service is that it is easy to add to the bundle if the user is already signed up with DirecTV phone or TV service.