If you are on a DSL connection this could be ADSL or VDSL you will have copper cables that carry the data of your internet connection. Not to go all Albert Einstein on you but there are some factors that play a big part in the speed you eventually end up getting at your property. RESISTANCE! – This is the major factor!
Your connection originates from your local exchange, so the further away the exchange is the more cable is required to reach your house, which if you remember from your school science lectures means more resistance in those copper cables! That is why you may have a slower speed when tested at your house compared to the advertised speed of you internet service provider unless you are lucky enough to live next door to the exchange!!
There are other factors that also play a part, like how many people are connected to the internet at the same time in your area as well as in your house.
You can quickly check your speed now if you like speedtest.net to take a base reading before you try our handy tips to see if your broadband speed increases once the changes have been made.
Now lets get down to the things we can actually affect and try speed up your internet connection! ( These also work if you have a fibre connection )
Now hopefully some of these simple tips have increased the speed of your internet. Take another speed test reading to see if it has!
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