Working from Home? Is Your Internet Slowing You Down?

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These days, change is everywhere, especially when it comes to how we work. Being good to ourselves career-wise means having the tools needed to perform our jobs admirably. But what happens if your internet is sluggish and simply not up to par? 

Problems. And a lot of them.

Having insufficient bandwidth, usage capacity, and speed is a recipe for disaster when attempting to work from home. At the same time, during the pandemic, we’re also trying to work amidst a crisis, so nobody needs to be stressed out or frustrated even further. Today, let’s explore some issues raised by having inadequate internet and how you can go about rectifying them.

Nobody Likes 240p Videoconferencing

Since folks working from home need to rely on being able to keep in touch with fellow remote team members over the web, solutions such as Skype and Zoom benefit hugely from a stable, capable internet connection. If you have trouble maintaining this, expect to run into roadblocks that can get in the way of getting things done. Connection dropouts, subpar video and audio quality, buffering and other problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Avoid slamming into it and sinking your productivity by making the switch to a dependable, high-speed internet service that you can count on for those critical conference calls. 

Cloud Sharing (or the Lack Thereof)

Want to get a critical raw video file to a colleague for the next phase of polishing up before sending it to a client? You’ll need to ensure your internet connection can handle the bandwidth and that the upload won’t push your monthly usage over the limit. If this happens, your connection can get throttled down, which means a 20-minute upload could turn into an hour or more. If you’re trying to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible, this is a huge no-no. Cloud synchronization, downloading and uploading are all critical components of remote operations nowadays, so don’t be left in the lurch by legacy internet services that weren’t designed for such use cases as yours.  

Staying on the Same Page to Minimize Setbacks

Conference calls are one thing, but what about group chats and “social” solutions such as Slack? There are probably a handful of applications that your team uses which enables them to chat with one another, stay in contact, send files and updates, and more. If your internet can’t keep up with the demands of your job, there’s a chance you could miss out on critical tidbits of information that could lead to setbacks and completely avoidable error fixing. 

Modernize Your Plan and Reap the Benefits

There’s been a lot of change in terms of the technology used in internet service provisioning. If you’re on a grandfathered plan that’s woefully out of date, it could mean that your line isn’t benefitting from the latest improvements and innovations that could make working from home more seamless. In the case of most providers, customers are left alone to enjoy the plans they sign up for, only receiving occasional offers that can easily be ignored. Therefore, it’s up to you to determine whether your current service is ideal for working remotely. If it isn’t, don’t be afraid to upgrade to something more stable, dependable, faster and with improved bandwidth – it’s a night and day improvement from an older plan!

Options for Everyone

With services available such as our wide selection of internet plans at KWIC, it’s never been more cost-effective and beneficial to upgrade to a more future-proofed connection. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, there’s something available to suit your budget and performance needs. Our residential high-speed DSL internet services don’t impose any usage limits, so you can stream and videoconference to your heart’s content without worrying about connection speed throttling. We also have plenty of high-speed wireless internet options available in varying download and upload speed increments, ensuring you can get things done as quickly as needed at a great price. We can even provide digital home phone solutions, complete with unlimited Canada-wide or North American calling complete with handy features such as 911 service, Caller ID, voicemail, call forwarding, and more. 

The Best Internet Plan? The One that Works for You!

Too many internet providers big up their services with fancy features instead of the optimal speeds and performance increases that matter most to remote employees. If you’re ready to modernize your internet connection to enable a more seamless and enjoyable experience working from home, our team at KWIC is happy to help you get started! 

We’re proud to offer a wide range of plans at competitive pricing with hassle-free and transparent billing, ensuring you get connected – and to work – sooner without stress. The best internet solution is the one that’s suited to your specific needs and use case at a great price; get in touch with us today to set yours up!