It is a sign of how significant the internet has become in our lives when polls and research shown that broadband connectivity can add approximately 5% to the value of a property. Not only this, but research has also found that buyers are more likely to consider the speed of the internet connection and its importance when compared to nearby shops or off-road parking. Needless to say, for many of us internet connectivity is on a par with water, electricity and gas; therefore, if you are preparing to relocate to a new home it is essential that you consider the different internet suppliers to find the best deal. Below are the top five considerations to make when finding the best broadband product.
- Review The Available Broadband Services
Broadband speed is dictated by the nearby building infrastructure. While you may find that your old property employed only ADSL internet connections that read speeds of approximately 16Mb at most, a new home may have access to superfast cable or fiber optic services. To determine which is the most beneficial for your needs, it is recommended that you check with BT to review which services is available in your new area. BT will often provide users with fiber connection and there may be the possibility of Virgin Media offering cable. A fiber connection could be up to 76Mb via BT or 120Mb per Virgin Media cable connections.
- Consider Switching Broadband Providers
By signing up to a new provider may be more beneficial than migrating your current connection. This is due to the fact that providers will give new customer offers and this can include approximately one year of free internet service with extras. The only point to remember before signing up with a new provider is to check liability for cancellation fees regarding termination of an existing internet contract.
Even if you do not plan on switching internet providers, it does not hurt to see what new providers are willing to offer in better deals by checking out usave comparison. This is one way you can get a better deal on your broadband. The majority of ISPs will forward you to a retention department that often have flexibility in their prices.
- Receiving A Bundle Package
Relocating is a good opportunity to consider a change in your monthly costs and see where you could make some cost reductions. One of the best methods to make a reduction is by opting for a phone, television and broadband bundle. Having all of these services available via one company can be much cheaper than using two or three separate providers; plus, it can come with several other benefits. For example, Sky TV and broadband bundle customers receive free Wi-Fi throughout the UK with access to the Anytime+ service.
- Upgrading The Home’s Wiring
If you find that the property’s broadband speed is poorer than expected, but your internet provider informs you that their checks do not indicate problems, and then the issue may lie within the property’s wiring. Older or poorly fitted equipment can have a detrimental impact on the quality of the internet service. To repair this issue, it is recommended that you contact a trained engineer and have them ensure that your recent master socket with wiring is in good working order. If you are already carrying out improvements, it is recommended that you budget more into the work so no further disruptions are caused.
- Wired Or Wireless
Almost all internet providers will offer wireless routers as part of ISP deals; thereby allowing you to enjoy internet connectivity without the hassle of cables and increased ease of use. One may find, however, that the materials used in the construction of the property will make wireless internet less effective by blocking the wireless signal. This needs to be examined and worked around if the situation exists.
One simple method to work around wireless problems is by using power line network adapters. The power line network adapter plugs into an electrical socket and uses the power lines to send a data signal from the internet router to the laptop or computer. This means that you will be able to carry the broadband connection from one position to another in the property as long as the connection is on the same electrical circuit.
It is also possible to purchase a wireless network repeater kit. This kit is beneficial as it boosts the wireless internet signal to extend the connection range. By placing the kit carefully throughout the home, you will be able to enjoy strong wireless connectivity in the property. A bonus to wireless network repeater kits is that they can reach into the garden.