Are you wasting a good portion of your time staring at loading screens? Are your customers having to hold while your support staff looks something up on a website that takes forever to load?

If you answered yes to either question, then there’s probably something wrong with your internet.

Contrary to popular belief, people actually use the internet for things other than watching porn or trolling celebrities in 140 characters or less. Businesses rely on the internet to access documents, communicate with clients, make deals, pay bills, etc. So when you’re relying on web-based apps and huge stores of data for your daily routine, internet speed is everything.

With that in mind, here are three ways to supercharge your internet so it’s faster than Usain Bolt.

1. Go for the Best Possible Service

Not all broadband packages are created equal. In fact, chances are you’re not even using the best service available in your area. Before you bother investing time and money into improving your existing connection, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the latest, fastest and most reliable broadband technology available in your region.

Sure, not everyone has access to the latest 200Mbps fiber-optic cable broadband, but that doesn’t mean you need to be stuck in the early 2000s with something little better than dialup.

“It said the ‘download will be completed in five minutes’ an hour ago”

Nowadays, there are many options available, including 4G mobile internet and VDSL delivered through landlines. Whatever you do, don’t compromise on your internet, and be sure to get the best available.

2. Manage Bandwidth Consumption

You probably already have some rules in place when it comes to policing how your employees use your network. After all, you don’t exactly want bandwidth being eaten up by people watching cat videos on YouTube while management is trying to negotiate a multi-million-dollar contract during a live video conference.

That’s why bandwidth management is crucial in the workplace.

Any respectable business router should allow administrators to manage bandwidth by allocating it to different corporate resources. For example, if you’re using VoIP like many businesses, you’ll want to make sure that the quality of your communications never takes a hit due to others using up bandwidth for non-essential tasks.

By prioritizing bandwidth, you can make sure there’s always enough for core business activities.

3. Upgrade Your Router

Back in the Dark Ages, when we all had to make do with dial-up, upgrading to a new router was unlikely to make the slightest bit of difference to download speeds.

Roll on 2017, and technology is moving at a faster pace than ever before. So if you’re still using a router that’s five years old, chances are you’re not going to be using your internet for 4K-streaming anytime soon.

“Why won’t it let me watch Game of Thrones?!”

A high-end router should provide a whole host of features to help ensure you’re getting as much out of your internet service as possible, and they will support the latest Wireless WiFi protocol and the latest VDSL or cable technology.

By contrast, many older routers can’t even handle the large number of connected devices typical of the modern workplace.

Red Key Solutions loves technology, and we’re not interested in compromising when it comes to your performance needs. So if you want to browse the internet without waiting hours for one image to load, consider choosing us as your reliable technology partner. Call us today to learn more.

Red Key is a leading Managed IT firm that is bringing AI to companies in New York City, Westchester County, Fairfield County Connecticut, California & beyond.