Picture this… School’s out, and the kids are unleashed. Suddenly, your once peaceful home is in a digital frenzy with tablets, smartphones, games consoles and laptops all fighting for broadband speed. From watching the latest cat videos to video chatting with friends, every screen is putting a strain on your connection. So, is your broadband ready to handle the demands of a busy household with the kids at home?
Here’s some tips to survive the bandwidth battleground and get your broadband in check for a stress-free summer:
If possible, try connecting devices directly to your router using an Ethernet cable. Wired connections tend to have better stability and reliability, especially for activities like gaming!
Disconnect devices you don’t use
Did you know that the average household has a whopping 10 smart devices connected to the broadband at one time? From mobile phones and laptops, to smart washing machines, fridges and exercise equipment! By disconnecting the devices that are not actively being used, and prioritising essential devices only, you can make sure there’s ample speed for the devices you really need.
Introduce a usage schedule
We understand the struggle of balancing work and family during the holidays. If you don’t have a Full Fibre connection (like ours), you may experience interference to your broadband while working from home. By setting specific times for streaming, gaming, and other high-bandwidth activities, you can reduce this interference and stay productive when it matters most.
But remember, the more speed you have, the more you have to share around!
Don’t settle for ‘decent’
Ofcom defines ‘decent broadband’ as 10Mb download and 1Mb upload, but why settle?
With Grain you get a Full Fibre connection direct to the router in your property. Our dedicated fibre means you’re not fighting for speeds at peak times between 8-10pm. Instead, we offer speeds of up to 900Mb so you can make the most of your summer holidays! Not to mention, if you sign up to a faster speed Total Home package, you get a free wi-fi extender included as standard to help you stay connected in the harder to reach rooms of your home. So, what are you waiting for?
Check your postcode to see if you’re eligible for the Grain service.
Need help finding the right package for you? Get in touch, our knowledgeable team are always happy to help.
The school holidays may put a strain on your broadband, but with a little bit of planning, some tech savvy tips, or a new Grain Full Fibre connection to your home, you can get super fast in time for summer and survive the chaos!