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Faster Speeds Explained

April 29, 2024

Your internet speed is influenced by many factors including distance from the router, interference and device capabilities. While providers offer multi-gig packages, those speeds will not necessarily be attained on a singular device connected to your network. Although referred to as “speed”, package sizes more literally refer to available bandwidth across a network.


Upgrading your internet package creates more room for more devices to operate without reduction in speed due to network capacity. Each connected device takes up a portion of your available bandwidth – how much depends on the online activities being performed. For instance, streaming television and online gaming use more bandwidth than sending a simple email.


The goal of faster internet speeds is to provide users with a consistent connection across multiple devices at once. As technology continues to develop and more devices require an internet connection it’s important to have sufficient bandwidth to avoid network congestion.


Faster speeds are only one way to optimize your internet experience.

  • For better coverage, place your router in a central location, away from obstructions like cabinets, windows and doors, as they can interfere with Wi-Fi signal.
  • Use a wired connection for activities requiring increased bandwidths – online gaming, uploading or downloading large files.
  • If network congestion occurs, limit the amount of simultaneous high-bandwidth activities.
  • Update devices regularly to benefit from performance enhancements and security patches.

Read What Speed Do You Need?, to determine the package right for your home or business.