Here at Gulf Coast Installations, we perform internet upgrades as one of the many installation services we offer. This is particularly useful to homeowners and business owners during a time when traffic is causing everyone’s net connection to slow to a crawl.
Could You Use Internet Upgrades On Your Connection?
Internet upgrades can make a huge difference in the speed of your internet connection. This is particularly useful if you currently have the household packed to the limit due to COVID-19. The more drain you have on your connection, the less efficiently each device is going to run. For some households, this isn’t a problem, but if your household is the typical tech generation family, then you have smartphones, laptops, computers, televisions, gaming consoles, etc. then you are really pushing things to the limit at the moment!
Our technicians here at Gulf Coast Installs can run new lines, set up a mesh network, set up a new router, etc. Any installations you need completing that can improve your internet speed so that you can accommodate that internet upgrade – we can get it done!
Upgrading Your Internet Connection
Wondering if it’s time to upgrade your net but not sure? Watch out for some of the signs we list below and if you see them, give your internet company a call to inquire about upgrading your current net package. Find out from them what options are available to you and which sounds best suited to your needs. Be sure to ask about any upgrades that will need to be made to prepare your home for the new connection speed. For example, you may need to install heavier duty cabling to carry your signal because the cables you have currently are maxed out. You may just want to upgrade the quality of your cabling to get a better connection. All of these are things that we can do for you to make sure that you are ready when your new internet package gets turned on! After all, what use is a new, faster internet connection if your cabling is unable to keep up?
Signs That You May Need to Upgrade Your Internet
If you see any of these signs in your home, it may be an indication that it’s time to upgrade your internet connection!
- Consistently slow internet connection
- Regularly dropped signal
- Frequent “time out” or “connection not found” errors
These may also be a sign that your software or hardware needs upgrading, so make sure that all of your gear is updated and ready to rock before upgrading your data package!
How Do I Know What Speed Internet I Need?
This is a question that many of our clients ask when questioned if they have thought about upgrading their internet package. The answer – of course – varies depending on who you ask, but there is a general rule of thumb for the average household as shown in the chart below.
|Number of devices||Use Cases||Recommended Download Speed|
|1-2||Web surfing, email, social networking, moderate video||Up to 25 Mbps|
|3-5||Online multiplayer gaming, 4K streaming||50 – 100 Mbps|
|More than 5||All of the above plus sharing large files and live streaming video.||150 to 200 Mbps|
Now, if you are in a commercial building or if you run a business from home or home school, it may be that you need a much larger internet package to keep up with your needs. In special circumstances like this, it’s always best to talk directly to someone at the cable company and explain your specific needs. Often times you will find that your internet provider can create a customized package for your needs based on the information that you give them. This means that you will get the bandwidth you need and it also gives you the opportunity to take advantage of discounts and coupons being offered by the cable provider (just keep in mind that cable companies usually only offer their discount rates for a select period of time, once this time is over, the full price will be billed to your account.
Considering Internet Upgrades For Your Home or Business?
If you’re considering upgrading your internet in your home or at your business and you live in Southwest Florida, Gulf Coast Installations can help. To make an appointment with one of our reputable and experienced installation experts, give us a call today at 239-682-1077. Don’t worry, we make sure that everyone on our team takes the necessary safety precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe during this time of COVID-19.