Whether you enjoy browsing social media, shopping, reading blogs, streaming video, online gaming or all of the above, the internet has become a significant part of your daily life, and you’re not alone. According to Pew Research Center, between the years of 2000 and 2018, internet usage among U.S. adults increased from approximately 50% to about 90%.
As indicated, practically everyone nowadays is online, and you, like so many, depend on reliable service. That’s why it is frustrating when encountering inconveniences, such as slow downloads, buffering, pixelization and interruptions.
You want an optimized user experience each and every time you are online, but how do you achieve it?
First, take a realistic look at your consumption. Do you stream video every night? Are your kids gaming online for hours? Substantial usage regularly cuts into your internet speed, resulting in slower service.
Second, consider how many connected devices are being used in your household and how many you anticipate adding. The number may surprise you. According to a 2016 report by IHS Markit, each household in North America had 14.7 internet connected devices. Take a moment to think about that. That’s a lot of devices, and that number has undoubtedly grown in the past two years.
All these connected devices can create a less than ideal internet experience. The more devices being used the more fragmented your in-home network becomes, which reduces bandwidth. Simply put, the use of many devices makes it harder to effectively transmit the signal throughout your home, which also results in slower service.
Now, add in the times when you and your family are confined at home, like during prohibiting weather conditions. The time spent on the internet is compounded, further adding to your service’s insufficiency.
So, if your speed tier doesn’t accommodate your usage, the number of connected devices in your home and those times when your household’s standard usage increases, an upgrade is needed. Chariton Valley offers four cost-effective plans to meet each user’s specific needs. Optimize your internet experience by contacting us at 660-395-9000 or visiting a location near you today.
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