Internet connectivity is one of the key frustrations for both our applicants and our students so, unfortunately, we have to be somewhat particular about this.
In order to join our full-time program, the following Internet connectivity requirements must be met:
Download speed must be ABOVE 3 Mbps
Upload speed must be ABOVE 1 Mbps
Jitter must be BELOW 30 ms
Ping/Latency must be BELOW 150 ms
Packet loss must be BELOW, or equal to, 1%
Use the following to test your connection:
Use this link to measure your download and upload speed, jitter, and ping.
To measure packet loss, open your terminal and type:
For Mac/Linux: ping -c 100 126.96.36.199
For Windows: ping -n 100 188.8.131.52
You may want to try using a physical ethernet connection to increase your signal's quality. If your connection does not meet our requirements, we suggest you reach out to your Internet Service Provider and request an upgrade for your connection. They will often do this at no cost.
Investing in a good Internet connection will not only be valuable for the Program, but also for your career as a remote software developer.
Read more about other requirements to join our full-time program.