One of the worst offenders for web traffic are big uploads. So if you are trying to make a video call to your boss and your kids are trying to create their first 4K YouTube channel – you could be in trouble.
It’s worth remembering everything you connect to your broadband hub uses bandwidth. The more you connect, the more it slows you down. And don’t forget those things running in the background, like app updates, device backups, Google Photo uploads, and all those open browser tabs – all of these could impact speeds.
Shut them down if not being used. And always keep your WIFi password on – it stops anyone else using your WiFi.
The latest home technology, such as Smart TVs, Sky Q, smart lighting and connected sound systems, app-controlled thermostats … all these use your bandwidth, so you’ll need to make sure your internet speed can handle all these devices.