Deciding Which Internet Perks You Need

When you start shopping for Internet services, you might not know which speed you need, which provider is the best, and how to choose little upgrades. However, after you check out the rest of this blog, you might have a better idea of what to ask for. I have been setting up utilities for apartment buildings and for myself for years, and I have learned what you really need and what you can leave behind. Check out this website for more information, so that you can read the news, work, bank, play, and chat with friends from the comfort of your computer screen.

3 Reasons Your Internet Is Slower Than You Want It To Be


It's never fun to struggle to access something on the internet. Whether it's waiting for a video to buffer, a webpage to load, or a song to download — most people want it fast. If you want to know why your internet may be slow, read on. 

Too Many Users

Think your internet service like it's a highway, with every user and device being a car on that highway. Only so many cars can fit on an internet connection before things become gridlocked. Too many users will lead to a slow connection. A connection that lets you get to your destination eventually, but definitely with some buffering involved.

If you want to do a test to see if too many users may be your problem, do an online speed test when your household is at the height of their internet use for the day. Your internet provider should have a speed test available on their website. The speed test will give you a snapshot of the amount of bandwidth available to that individual device. 

To get a clear picture of how much bandwidth you have available as a whole, you'll have to ask everyone to stop using the internet while you test. 

Not Enough Bandwidth

The companion problem of having too many users is often not having enough bandwidth. The more bandwidth your household has access to, the more users and devices your connection can support. 

There are two types of bandwidth that make up your connection:

  1. Download Speed. Your download speed is how fast data comes to you. You use download speed when browsing the web, streaming, or downloading applications. 
  2. Upload Speed. Upload speed is how quickly you transmit and share data. You use this during video calls and playing video games. Anytime you share anything from your computer. 

Often in internet packages, you'll be allocated a higher download speed than an upload speed. If your household plays a lot of video games or frequently connects for video calls, you can quickly gobble up your allocated upload speeds, leading to slower internet. 

If you discover through your speed test that your bandwidth is limited, you may want to increase your internet package speed. Do this after you try to close any gaps that allow unauthorized access to your internet. Make sure you always have a password for your wireless connections and guest internet profiles. Sharing bandwidth with the entire neighborhood is a recipe for slow speeds. 

Connection And Hardware Issues

Connection issues aren't necessarily the same as internet speed issues. However, to a user, they may mask themselves as speed issues. Often if your connection is cutting out or damaged, it'll present itself as buffering, webpages that take ages to load, or disconnect from games. 

A modem or a router past its prime can cause these issues.

Your internet service provider is the best place to reach out to if you're experiencing hardware issues. If your internet is slow, or you suspect your modem may be broken, reach out to your ISP for a diagnosis.

To learn more, reach out to a local high-speed internet provider.


7 January 2021