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Spring Clean Your Internet with these Five Top Tips

Stratford Editorial 21st Mar, 2023 Updated: 21st Mar, 2023   0

A fast and reliable connection is crucial. However, even the best connections can become bogged down over time with too many devices, too much clutter, and too many security risks.

Spring cleaning your internet connection doesn’t have to be a dauting task. With a few simple steps, you can improve the speed of your connection.

Full-fibre provider Lit Fibre’s ultrafast network service is now live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and is set to go live in Erdington, Sutton Coldfield and Aldridge in April. As the clocks go forward this weekend, Lit Fibre shares some top tips to ‘spring clean’ your internet.

1. Clear out the clutter

Just like a physical space, your internet connection can become cluttered overtime with unused files, temporary files and cached data. Clearing out this clutter can help speed up your internet connection.

2. Limit connected devices

A study by Lit Fibre reveals that, on a typical day, West Midlands homes have an average of six devices connected to the internet. Too many devices connected to your network can slow down your internet speed, so disconnect any that are not in use to free up bandwidth.

3. Position your router strategically

Place your router in a central location in your home, and away from other electronics that could interfere with its signal, such as microwaves, cordless phones and baby monitors.

4. Use a wired connection

Connect your computer or device to your router using an Ethernet cable for a faster and more stable connection while gaming or working from home.

5. Upgrade your internet plan

The best way to improve your internet speed is to switch to a faster, more reliable internet plan to get better speeds and reduce buffering. One fifth of West Midlands residents get frustrated by their existing internet provider multiple times each week according to Lit Fibre’s study. Check your contract end date and compare your current broadband bills with other offers to see how much you can save!

Use Lit Fibre’s postcode checker at www.litfibre.com/get-lit to see if your home is covered by the service and register for further information.


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