There’s a ton to love about the internet, but if your connection is slow, unreliable, or a combination of the two then there’s likely no love lost between you and your network. That’s why the Quantum Fiber team has made a quick guide on how to make your internet faster.
See how to get internet you love below, and if fiber internet is part of the answer for you then check for Quantum Fiber availability in your area!
Learn about fiber internet
If you want wicked fast internet, then one place to look is the world of fiber.
Fiber internet delivers lightning-fast speeds by using glass cables that transmit data at nearly the speed of light. Most fiber cables are bundled and then buried underground which helps protects them from potential interruptions like extreme weather.
As a result, fiber internet combines unbelievable speed with extreme reliability. What’s not to love?
Learn more about fiber internet and what makes it awesome.
Gauge your internet speed needs
One of the most common roadblocks to having internet speeds you love is matching your speeds to your needs.
Many people don’t know what is behind the numbers that represent internet speeds. As a result deciding what speed you actually need is difficult, and that doesn’t take into account natural barriers to connection like router placement and other interruptions.
For example, according to the Federal Communications Commission the following activities for one person require at least 5 – 25 megabits per second (Mbps) download speeds:
- Working from home
- Streaming 4K video
- School work like homework and online learning
Explore mesh WiFi
Is your internet frustratingly slow even though you’ve dialed your internet speeds to your exact needs? It might be time to consider upgrading your equipment.
Imagine that your router is like a speaker playing music. The further you get from the router, the weaker the sound is, especially if there are natural barriers like walls or you’re on another floor.
Mesh WiFi networks, like Quantum Fiber® 360 WiFiTM, can improve coverage by having nodes that act as small routers spread out throughout a home or business. Think of it as having several speakers throughout a space instead of only one.
The result is reliable blanket coverage that helps your devices connect at top speeds.
Consider gigabit internet
If you’re looking for the simplest answer to how to make your internet faster then you may want gigabit internet.
How fast is gigabit internet?
1 gigabit per second is equal to 1,000 megabits, so if your internet receives 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) then it’s receiving 1,000 Mbps. Gigabit internet can:
- Support multiple devices like smart speakers and gaming consoles with fewer slowdowns thanks to massive bandwidth
- Provide low latency connection even when bandwidth-hungry activities like streaming 4K videos and VR gaming are happening at the same time
What is multi-gig internet?
In some areas Quantum Fiber offers multi-gig speeds of up to 3 Gbps and even 8 Gbps, which means you can get speeds 15 times faster than the average U.S. download speed and even 40 times faster. (Based on the weighted average advertised U.S. data connection download speed of participating Internet Service Providers of 193.9 Mbps. FCC Measuring Fixed Broadband Eleventh Report, December 2021.)
Although you may not need all that speed now, smart devices like internet connected speakers and thermostats are growing in popularity and capabilities. In fact, the average American home had 22 smart devices in it as of 2022. That number will only grow moving forward.
These devices compete with others like computers and gaming consoles, so investing in gigabit internet today could prepare your home or business for your internet needs tomorrow.
Find out why people love Quantum Fiber
Quantum Fiber offers fiber internet as well as multi-gig speeds and a secure and reliable mesh network system. In fact, if multi-gig speeds are available in your area then when you sign up for a multi-gig package you’ll receive 360 WiFi for no initial charge! Check for Quantum Fiber availability to see why people love Quantum Fiber internet!
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