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Staying connected with better broadband

Published: 19th July 2019 19:54

 

Having an internet connection is a universal thing. Even some of the poorest countries have basic 4G networks. Here in the UK, while our mobile networks are above average, our broadband coverage is certainly still lacking, and often rural areas just aren’t getting coverage. However, times are changing, improvements are being made, and whether you’re in a rural area or just suffering from a slow connection, you might find that there are companies out there with better internet options for you.

 

Why is broadband so important?

 

In a world practically ruled by having a connection to the internet, it’s not hard to understand why having strong broadband is so important. Having a mobile connection is useful to stay in touch with people and use social media, but your home or office connection is vital for work. Without good broadband, businesses can suffer and it can impact personal lives, too, cutting off access to information and cultural enrichment.

 

How to improve your broadband

 

If slow broadband is the main of your life, there are several tricks you can try to adjust the speed of your broadband for the better. Firstly it is important to measure your broadband speed, you’re sure to find it is well below the average as companies will use averages of peak usage times to push up their “national average”. Then try things like updating your browser, using less bandwidth or moving your router to see if that gets things going.

 

Alternatively, you can try installing a broadband accelerator which might boost your broadband speed significantly. But of course, if after all this you are seeing no improvements, then you ought to consider changing your broadband provider.

 

Switching broadband provider

 

Choosing the best deal can be complicated as various providers will have better coverage in different areas, but there’s no need to stress over all the details. Check out usave.co.uk - broadband deals for the low down on the biggest and even the smallest names with the best deals in your specific area. Not only could you end up with a better connection, you might even save some money over your current deal in the process.

 

When it comes to switching between two Openreach providers such as BT, Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk, EE, etc, they’ll take care of everything for you, including canceling your old package. However if you find yourself switching to a different network entirely, it will be down to you to sort out the details and make sure your old package gets cancelled.

 

Don’t forget to contact your original provider before hand and make sure there will be no difficulties in cancelling said package at your preferred time, you don’t want to end up paying for two networks because of cancellation issues. But you also don’t want to end up with no broadband at all, so double check with your new provider when your new connection will go live and ensure that everything matches up.

 

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