You load a bundle on your phone to surf the internet but then again the internet speeds are terribly slow, slow speeds are a nightmare, they are. Buffering Youtube videos, web pages taking forever to load. Not cool! We’re not talking about the speed at which our Mbs are galloped, the gonya tales, that will be for some other day. 

Internet connections slow down for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the fault belongs to your internet service provider (ISP) and sometimes you’re the culprit. It may be a little bit of both. Let’s take a look at some common causes of internet slowdown and get to the bottom of this.

The Router could be having a problem

Routers help you manage your network but then they can mean to be really messy on a bad day, Sometimes you can easily fix this problem, but other times you may just have a bad router. To get over this little problem, you simply need to restart you router and this could be sorted, if it doesn’t work, you might want to consider getting a new one.

Someone is downloading something terribly heavy

Who’s downloading from a torrent? Who’s downloading a movie? This is a likely question of someone who has felt a bug of how slow their internet reception could be from any workplace. Heavy downloads tend to slow down the internet If you have multiple computers tapping from the same router you might forget you’ve left a bandwidth hog like BitTorrent running. BitTorrent seeds (uploads) files you’ve finished downloading to a potentially unlimited number of people for an indefinite amount of time. Stop heavy downloads and enjoy your speeds with a chill.

Your ISP is being malicious to you

Internet Service providers (mostly telecom companies) deliberately do this, capping internet speeds is a common thing with most telecom companies and this is either by policy or when a certain amount the data is depleted, speeds are capped by ISPs

ISPs commonly apply a cap when a channel intended to be shared by many users becomes overloaded, causing a strain on the provider. The provider then charges based on the amount the subscriber goes over the cap. Implementation of a bandwidth cap is sometimes termed a fair access policy, fair usage policy, or usage-based billing.

There could be barriers that are giving you bad signal most probably

There could barriers, it could be the weather, the signal may be jammed by anything. When you’re a having a terribly slow, could be the signal being jammed by anything. Your line which is outdoors is probably giving you a bit of hard time because of bugs,hostile weather conditions, and more stuff. There may simply be no network in your area as well.

Too many connections

Everyone is connecting on your WiFi, there are very many connections on one router, now this is about to make you experience a very slow internet connection. Before you jump onto your TL to rant how your internet is slow, you need to check how many connections are running at that time.