Have you ever been in a position where you’re streaming your favorite show, only for it to pause to buffer just when it reaches the exciting part? That’s happened to me before and I can absolutely relate to just how frustrating it can be.
We live in a world of fast speed internet and being stuck with slow internet speeds is not acceptable. But fortunately, before you take drastic steps like moving away to another location where there is fiber, there’s hope.
Check out this infographic created by BlueGadgetTooth that lists out all the possible factors that could slow down your internet speed. Sometimes, the reasons are far simpler than we could ever imagine.
It could be as simple as needing a router upgrade. We get used to the router we use at home and forget about getting a new one because as long as we’re connected, it’s doing its job. Right?
Wrong. Technology evolves so quickly, that you could be potentially losing out on the speeds you actually pay for by continuing to use an older router. Or the problem could be that you’re using an older computer that takes time to process the information and you need to upgrade that.
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Or it could your subscription plan with your ISP. Many times, a simple upgrade will fix your problem. Things always get a little clearer when you know what could be the potential problem causing the slow speeds. And once you know that, it will be easier in finding a solution.
Even if you have to call a tech buddy who knows their way around things, giving them an idea of what is wrong will help get your problem fixed faster – and we all know how important it is to be connected to the online world!