Is Faster internet necessary? It depends, but it always helps.
While we’ve had docs every year use slower internet from overseas, faster internet is beneficial when using a high-quality camera.
The Fastest Internet (You can afford): Faster is better. If you contact your internet service provider, sometimes it’s a matter of a $10-20 difference…but can make a HUGE difference performance. If that’s not possible, you may want to look into your wireless phone service provider (especially Verizon), and inquire about allowing your phone to serve as a ‘Wireless HotSpot’. If you’re moving around the US or staying at a place where you have no control over the internet speed, some students find this option to be the fastest.