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With Virtual Learning on the Horizon, Does Your Home Have Enough Bandwidth?

With colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools and elementary schools all either started or starting soon, virtual learning seems to be incorporated throughout the educational system in some form. That means technology at home, if you have students, will become more in demand.

Now is the time to make sure your have the proper internet bandwidth in the home so it can be shared with the family members using it while connected to the router/internet. Virtual meetings, video calls, streaming media, and other services can consume bandwidth. Make sure you work with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to ensure you have subscribed to a suitable internet service package to support your internet coverage and bandwidth demands.

There’s nothing more frustrating than PCs, tablets, Smart TVs, Rokus, smartphones, iPhones, thermostats, security systems, doorbells, and other connected technologies fighting over bandwidth which can cause service interruptions during critical business or school times.

Our IT Consultants would like to offer a few tips:

  • If your internet signal is weak or lagging, restart your router.
  • Proximity can impact Wi-Fi – moving closer to the router should improve connectivity.
  • Run internet speed tests to compare your download/upload speeds to the service speeds you are subscribed to.
  • It’s possible you may need to upgrade your router, your subscription, or add additional hardware to get the speeds and coverage your home demands.

Technology has become increasingly important and Edelstein is here to provide IT solutions for you. Call Mike Bisso directly at (617) 478-3486 or email him at to find out how our IT Consulting Services team can assist you.

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