Complaints of slow or poor Internet service are becoming increasingly prevalent in our technology driven society. Files are taking too long to download, videos keep buffering and the refresh button just doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. Great Plains Communications wants to shed some light on the disappearance of your bandwidth, and help you see where it could be going.
For starters, how does bandwidth work? Bandwidth measures how much information an Internet connection can move at a given time. That is why, when you have a large amount of bandwidth available, you will experience a smooth, responsive experience and the opposite follows suit.
Let’s say you are watching an HD video on Netflix, your 10 Mbps will be plenty. But if you are sharing a connection with your spouse and two children, with one watching YouTube videos and another streaming music while taking an online quiz about what Disney princess they would be, your 10 Mbps won’t get you very far.
When your wireless router splits the bandwidth between all the devices in your home, you may experience a slight lag in performance. Don’t jump to buying a new router, instead check to make sure you don’t have a bandwidth hog left running. Update files overnight. Look into upgrading to a speed that better fits the Internet habits and appetite of your family.
If you have any questions or would like to upgrade your services today, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to help you.