5 Quick Tips for Basic Internet Troubleshooting

Losing access to the internet is frustrating, but don’t let it keep you down. Often, some basic internet troubleshooting can help you quickly regain your connection. The next time you’re considering reaching out for support, give these quick fixes a try first. Here’s hoping they do the trick!

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Power Cycle Your Modem or Router

Power cycling your modem or router is one of the most basic internet troubleshooting you can do that solves most connection problems. Power cycling means simply rebooting your modem or router by disconnecting it from its power source and then plugging it back in. To power cycle your modem or router, follow these steps:

  1. Locate your modem and make sure some of the lights are on. Even if they are red or blinking, we first need to know that the modem is getting power from the outlet. If there are no lights on, please make sure the power cable is securely fastened to your outlet and the back of the modem. If the cable is secure and no lights are on, you will need to try another nearby outlet or resolve the outlet power issue.
  2. If the lights are on, but you are still not connected to the Internet, take note of which lights are on and their color (solid green, blinking green, yellow, red, blinking red). Write this information down to help our technicians diagnose your issue faster.
  3. Carefully unplug your modem from the power outlet and wait 20 seconds.
  4. Plug the modem back into the outlet and wait 2 minutes for the modem to completely reboot and reconnect. And then do the same with the router. 
  5. Reboot your computer or disconnect your devices and then reconnect them to the WiFi network.
  6. Wait for all panel lights on your cable modem to blink back on before testing your internet connection.
  7. Try to browse to a new site or connect to a web service such as Google.

Check Your Cables

This tip sounds silly, but you’d be surprised how often cables can come loose. Make sure all of your cables are securely connected to your modem or router and to their respective outlets on your wall. Ensure the power cable is securely connected to the power outlet and to the back of your modem. Make sure the line connecting your modem to the Internet (phone line, Ethernet, fiber, or coax) is securely connected to the wall jack and the back of your modem. Some lines, such as fiber, may not have a wall jack and are simply run through a conduit directly to the outside service line, and in these cases, you should only check the connection at the back of your modem.

Try to reduce or remove any tangles or crossed lines. Remove any surge protectors or filters between your power or service line and the modem to see if they may be causing an issue. Remember to always power cycle your modem after changing your cable configuration.

Check the Lights

If you’ve power cycled the modem or router and checked your cables, and you still have no connection, it’s time to review the lights and their colors on the front of your modem. If the ‘Service’ or ‘Broadband 1/2’ lights are red or red and blinking, contact us. If all of the lights on your modem are solid green or green and blinking, please check your devices for service. Reset all devices connected to your home Wifi network and allow them to reconnect. Often after a modem power cycle, the connected devices simply need to be reset or disconnected and reconnected to the Wifi network to regain an Internet connection.

See If There’s an Internet Outage

When carrying out basic internet troubleshooting, realize that you may not be the only one whose internet is down. Run a quick search on Twitter or Google to see if anyone else in your area is reporting internet outages or connectivity issues from your provider. You can also check for real-time problems and outages that have been reported on DownDetector.

Check Your Speed

If you’re able to connect to the Internet, but the speeds seem extremely slow, please test your service speed. Record your speed test results, and if they are more than 25% off of your expected speed, please contact us for support.

Still no luck? If these basic internet troubleshooting steps have not resolved your Internet connection issues, there may be an outside service issue. Please contact our 5-star customer service, and we’ll make it right!

 

 

Hassle-Free Internet, No Credit Check Required

Hassle-Free Internet, No Credit Check Required

Have you been denied service based on your credit? Worry no more.

Now more than ever, EIN understands sometimes life throws us curveballs. No matter those curveballs, though, the internet remains a necessity in today’s world. We use it for work, for school and for pleasure. While many other companies require a credit check in order to start broadband services, EIN trusts you’ll come through. 

Our no-nonsense plans have zero hidden fees, and never require a credit check. We want everyone to have equal access to high-speed internet, no matter your circumstances. 

Starting at only $68/month

✔️ No Contract

✔️ No Credit Check

✔️ No Hidden Fees

✔️ Free Modem

When you choose EIN, you’ll have access to fast, interruption-free internet for a flat-rate. 

We love surprises as much as the next person, but they don’t belong in bills!

FAQs:

Can I change my plan without penalty?

Yes, of course! You are able to change your plan at any time with no penalty! 

Do I have to pay a deposit?

No, we require no down-payment or deposit.

Will I have to buy a WiFi modem?

Never! Every EIN customer is provided with a free WiFi modem!

Are there any affordable options?

All of them! We offer four flat-rate plans ranging from $68-$98/month.

If you’re sick of overpriced internet, it’s time to switch to EIN!

Explore our affordable plans here or call and speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives today!

Why should you choose EIN?

  • Lightening-Fast Speed
  • Free Modem
  • Unlimited Data
  • No Credit Check
  • No Contract
  • No Hidden Surprises

Fiber vs. Cable: Is Fiber Really Faster?

Fiber vs. Cable: Is Fiber Really Faster?

You can’t cut cable, but you can cut the copper cord

Fiber internet is gaining popularity, and you may be wondering what all the buzz is about. Unlike traditional cable, which relies on copper wires, fiber uses light waves to transmit and receive signals. Translation: the speed of light waves far exceeds that of copper wire. 

We’ve researched both options, and identified five impressive reasons fiber internet stands out. Keep reading to find out:

 

5 Advantages to Fiber Internet:

Speed 

With speeds almost as fast as light, fiber internet is unmatched on this front. If you have a large team, use several devices simultaneously, or regularly download files, you’ve met your match. Fiber internet can download a two hour movie in under a minute! For reference, fiber is up to 20x faster than traditional cable internet! 

Security 

Fiber internet offers enhanced security not just because it’s incredibly fast, but also more difficult to hack. Pro tip: hackers beware, fiber cables don’t use electric signals- making it impossible to tap. 

Reliability 

Wonder who would win the battle of the broadbands? Fiber! Fiber is stronger than copper, and you can expect far less interruptions. Thanks to its super speed, you can enjoy all your favorite Netflix series with no frozen screen. Highly trafficked times don’t have squat on fiber!

Bandwidth 

If you rely on the internet, particularly for work or streaming, you know how important bandwidth is. If you’ve ever experienced slow internet due to several devices on the same connection, you know how frustrating the lag can be. Fiber boasts much higher bandwidth than cable, and is rarely impacted by high traffic. 

Equal Upload and Download Times 

Symmetrical bandwidth. A phrase you may be unfamiliar with, but not for long. Upload time refers to how long it takes for you to do just that, upload something to the internet. Perhaps it’s adding a new picture of your pup to Facebook, or uploading a post to your new blog. Download speed refers to how quickly your internet loads webpages. In an ideal world, the internet should offer the same upload and download speed. This ideal world is possible through EIN, if you choose fiber internet!

 

EIN offers several plans to fit every need and budget. Don’t let slow internet put a damper on your productivity. Call us today at 877-758-1313, or contact us here

Working From Home?

Don’t let your internet slow you down.

Working remotely has never been more popular. By now, you’ve probably mastered the art of zoom calls and virtual communication. You’ve swapped the board room for the computer screen, and gone is the gossip in the break room. And while the occasional interruption may be inevitable, it doesn’t have to come from your wi-fi. Let’s face it, your furry friend is a lot cuter!

Depending on the number of devices using the internet at a given time, speed will vary. To make it simple for you, our partners made a great tool. 

You may be using a platform like Slack to communicate with your team, and relying on video conferencing to stay connected with colleagues. But if your wi-fi isn’t up to speed, you risk poor audio, a frozen screen, and even disconnection. A slow internet connection can put a damper on productivity and meetings.

For these programs to run smoothly, your internet must have adequate bandwidth to support them. 10MB/person is a great starting point. This will allow each individual to work without interruption.

For reference, below you’ll see a quick overview of the recommended upload speed of popular programs:

  • Slack: 200 Kbps- 2Mbps
  • Skype: 1.5 Mbps
  • Zoom: 2-3Mbps
  • Streaming Video: 3-25Mbps

EIN offers three plans to fit your WFH needs, and help say goodbye to lag for good. The good news is, you are able to upgrade your service at any time if you find you need more bandwidth!

Affordable, no contract, no credit check plans from $68 per month!

Explore our options here or call and speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives today!

 

I feel the need for speed. How much internet speed is necessary? What internet speed do I need?

I feel the need for speed. How much internet speed is necessary? What internet speed do I need?

Posted by Michael Frentress

May 4, 2020

A question I hear all the time: how much internet speed do I need?

I like to think of Internet Speed like electricity, I don’t know how many watts or amps I have coming into my house, but I know if I have my TV, Air Conditioning and other electronics going, I still want my microwave to work. This is how I look at Internet Speed. I don’t care how many megabytes or gigabytes I have, I just want my devices to work when I use them.

Some companies will oversell by pushing 200 or 300 megabytes. Generally, that is way too much for a household. No one wants to wait for buffering or lagging on gaming or streaming. But, no one wants to pay for something they don’t use.

Fast internet is not exclusive to certain companies. For instance, EIN offers up to 1,000 megabytes (One Gigabyte). This is incredibly fast!

But back to the question.

How much speed to I need to succeed?

  • Well, my household is just one very-connected person. So I use 12 megabytes. It’s perfect for me. I can connect my TV, tablet, laptop, mobile phone and security cameras. I stream all of my content without any issues.
  • If you have a busier household with multiple people streaming, playing online games or using the internet at the same time then consider 50 megabytes or more.  The 50 megabytes upload and download is fast enough for 98% of households out there.
  • If you are in the 2% of households that need even more, consider 100 megabytes+. My advice is to start lower and increase speed if you find it’s not enough. That way, you aren’t overpaying.

The fine print.

EIN’s transparent pricing makes it easy to compare plans. The monthly price includes equipment, taxes, and services. You’ll never see an increase in your monthly cost. The 12-megabyte package is $55/mo. The 50-megabyte package is $60/mo. Not all packages are available everywhere, so click here to check your availability. And, install fees may apply.

Not happy with your speed? Contact our 5-star customer service and we’ll make it right. Internet service should be easy.

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Which streaming services are the best?

Which streaming services are the best?

For many Americans, the art of enjoyment and entertainment is best found online. Whereas in the past we were limited to what was on TV, the on-demand era is now well and truly upon us. This is one of the most important parts of modern internet usage, offering us total freedom over what we watch, view and read – and when. However, with so many different streaming services to pick from, you might be unsure of where to even start.

If you feel like this is the case, then we have some solutions for you to consider. Take, for example, the below streaming services. These are seen as some of the best on the internet and should really ramp up your entertainment options.

Netflix

We’re sure just about everyone in the country has at least heard of Netflix. The popular streaming system is the go-to starting point for many people looking to find top quality entertainment. It’s got hundreds of shows and many Netflix exclusives. From finding awesome cartoons for the kids to a horror flick to watch on Halloween, this is a streaming service that you can love using.

However, you should be aware that Netflix loves to eat up your bandwidth. Like any good streaming service, you should be using high-speed internet to help make sure you can enjoy a good quality watching session. Also, keep an eye on problems with your bandwidth – if you start to notice needless buffering, you might be getting throttled by your internet provider. If that happens, you might want to consider enjoying Netflix on a new form of internet provider for the best results.

Amazon Prime

While most of us will use Amazon for shopping, some of us use it for streaming – especially movies. It’s quite a lot like Netflix, with some of the most popular and well-watched shoes on the internet appearing on it. Amazon Prime is growing all the time and shows no signs of slowing down. New content is added all the time, bringing in even more opportunity to enjoy the wider experience. You might soon find that Amazon Prime has a larger catalog to pick from than Netflix.

Given who backs up this amazing streaming service, it’s size and scale should be of surprise to nobody. It’s growing all the time at an incredible rate and shows no signs of slowing down. With so much to view and so much to enjoy, Amazon Prime Instant Video is probably one of the most upwardly mobile streaming services that you can access right now.

ESPN+

For a large chunk of Americans, sport dominates much of their social lives. Being able to cheer on your beloved teams at the sport of your choice is always a hugely enjoyable pursuit. However, for many of us, choosing the right way to watch them can be tough. One of the best streaming sites for sports fans at the moment is to use ESPN+, where you can get a huge amount of content to pick from.

There is a growing amount of live and replayable matches that you can watch from just about any kind of sport that you love. Most of us have a team in one of the big US sports, and you should be able to catch them on ESPN without a huge deal of issue. This is a site with a huge amount of content, and it looks set to become even bigger as American sports fans continue to be open-minded about new sports to watch.

FUBO TV

FUBO TV is getting a lot of positivity from sports fans who love their sports from other continents. If you are a soccer fan, for example, you’ll love to have FUBO TV – it’s much more diverse than the ESPN+ offering. They cover major leagues in soccer like Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga. They also cover a lot of other sports, like the MotoGP and also various other college sports. This is why, for sports fans, FUBO TV is the best alternative to using ESPN+.

Though both are very much well-respected options, many fans are turning to FUBO TV as it has a touch more variety. With the easy control of the packaged add-ons, too, you can pick and choose what you went, when you want it, making it super-simple to get affordable, on-demand sports TV.

Sling TV

Though very much the outsider in many ways, Sling TV is hugely popular with a lot of users. It’s an ambitious project that has grown very quickly in terms of its size and scale in the last few years. With very cheap live TV packages, they allow you to get a lot of variety in what you watch. The fact that it comes with so much opportunity to change contracts, and it has no long-term commitment, makes this a common choice for those who don’t wish to be weighed down with contracts and other such headaches.

Streaming services such as Sling TV are growing all the time. Like most other streaming services like this, too, it does offer a decent trial experience that you can give a shot. With the affordable nature of its live TV offerings, though, those who still like to watch TV on a schedule will love Sling TV for sure.

Getting the most out of each streaming service

Of course, you should always look to make sure that your streaming service is backed up with high-speed internet. Through companies like Easy Internet Now, you can dodge the bandwidth throttling, buffering-causing internet issues that so many Americans face. This is the perfect way for you to get online and to enjoy modern entertainment without feeling trapped or constrained.

With the fact they reduce the need for things like credit checks and contracts, too, EIN is a fine place to start for those who like to stream. High-speed internet is very important for everything from watching your favorite shows to streaming your most beloved games. Quality counts, so don’t accept second best!

Your credit is your business. Get internet without a credit check

Your credit is your business. Get internet without a credit check

When it comes to looking after the list of ‘must haves’ at home, high-speed internet is top of the list. Quality internet opens so many forms of employment, education, and entertainment for us. When you go to sign up for a broadband package, you might be asked to take a credit check. If you do, the credit score that you have might not be enough to get you the contract that you had wanted.

It can be frustrating to get rejected for broadband, especially when it comes down to a credit check. Given so many people make a living from the internet today, slow or no internet limits your employment opportunities.

So, what can you do if you wish to get around the frustration of getting a credit check for broadband?

Why do some companies require a credit check?

They will tell you that because you are entering into a monthly contractual agreement, they want to know that you can make your payments.

Sadly, this could mean applications are rejected if the credit doesn’t mean their standards. When this happens, it can feel hugely frustrating. Credit doesn’t always show the whole picture. And everyone deserves internet!

So, what can you do if you cannot pass the credit check required?

Look for a broadband provider who does not ask for a credit check

The first – and best – thing to do is to look at your broadband options. You can find that many companies – including Easy Internet Now – make it simple for you to find high-speed internet without a credit check.

EIN is an American internet providers you can trust to give you access to the internet without a credit check. This allows you to have freedom with your internet options, and create an opportunity to rebuild your credit. 

It’s not as hard as you might have first expected.  Quickly and easily, you can overcome such limits and start using a broadband provider who gives you more leeway and honesty.

If you have a poor or middling credit history, improving that credit score can be hard due to constant rejections. With credit check free high-speed internet from EIN, for example, you can build up that credit score once again.

EIN give you the chance to get the opportunity to have high-speed internet without being judged on the past. Why should you always be judged on your financial position in the previous years?

Can broadband services without a credit check be trusted?

Yes, 100%. Some may question legitimacy. No credit check doesn’t mean there’s a hidden agenda. Companies such as EIN simply want to give you the chance to get back on the ladder.

The credit check industry wants to make their services known. But, credit checks only tell part of the story – especially when it comes to getting internet service.

Don’t let yourself be judged so much on the actions of the past. If you think that previous credit decisions might preclude you from having high-speed internet, think again. If you cannot pass a credit check, look at an internet service who won’t denigrate you for that.

 

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What is bandwidth throttling? And why should you find a service who avoids it?

What is bandwidth throttling? And why should you find a service who avoids it?

When using the internet, one of the most frustrating problems that you can run into is a poor-quality internet service. You are working away, enjoying your evening streaming, gaming or just reading cool content. You start to notice, though, that your internet starts to produce less and less consistency in its results. Your favorite TV show starts to lag uncontrollably. You start missing clear headshots online in your favorite first-person shooter. Next thing you know, you’re respawning because someone you never have seen coming has popped you in the back of the head.

Sound common? Welcome to the horrible world of bandwidth throttling. If you use an internet service that provides bandwidth throttling, you should really consider an alternative. The prospect of bandwidth throttling can seem horribly draconian. It is, though, a problem that many Americans put up with day-in, day-out. What, though, is ‘bandwidth throttling’ in the first place?

What is bandwidth throttling?

The concept of bandwidth throttling is one designed to limit, basically. It’s an intentional, purposeful slowing down of the amount of bandwidth that you can get access to. It’s used for many purposes, none of them helpful to you, the customer, in any way. It’s a form of speed lowering used by internet service providers that stops your internet speed from reaching its peak potential.

Bandwidth throttling can happen on desktop and mobile devices, across wired connections or wireless via Wi-Fi. It can happen at various points during the connection process from your PC/mobile device to the website or online service that you are using (like an online game or streaming platform).

It’s a system that is used that, really, never benefits you as a consumer. Paying for high-speed internet that does produce consistently high speeds is a massive frustration. It means that you literally cannot access the information that you wish to access as quickly as you could or should.

So, why does bandwidth throttling happen?

As is often the case, the company who offers your internet supply is the clear winner here. They manage to get a lot out of reducing our bandwidth allocation. Doing this at certain periods of time during the day – often the time that you need/want good connectivity the most – helps to reduce server loads. It means that the company is having to invest fewer resources in processing data. The less data you can process at speed, the less they have to process on their end.

This allows the company to have to spend less on servers but also on equipment to manage the internet at the speed you need. Another reason why bandwidth throttling takes place is a lot less wholesome – it’s purely down to cost. If they hit you with a frustrating, evening-ruining throttled speed, you might just upgrade to the next package up – the one that promises less or no throttling.

Those who are using the internet professionally or for most of their entertainment, then, are essentially bullied into paying even more than they should. It’s a common part of the market and a rather unfair practice. It’s become part of the process, and one of the many reasons why US internet service users are watching their monthly costs for the internet go higher, higher and higher. This, naturally, produces negative results long-term.

Why else might my bandwidth get throttled?

Another reason why you might have the frustration of bandwidth throttling is the fact that you are using a service the ISP does not like. This happens when you are picking up data from a platform that the ISP would rather you did not use. Many of these are somewhat legitimate reasons, such as stopping you from using excessive internet speed to download torrents via a peer-to-peer file sharing platform. It will also be used to help reduce the amount of time that you can spend on things like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. The solution, of course, is to simply spend more. If you want access to the best things that the internet might be able to offer you, you will have to pay a premium fee to your internet provider in terms of going with a higher rate of an internet service contract.

But I thought my internet plan was unlimited?

Sadly, unlimited has become a term of meaningless usage when it comes to an internet service. Many ISPs manage to fit in unwritten rules regarding how much of the internet you can use on that one given day. Artificial limits – which are never made clear – can really impact and inhibit how much you can get out of your day when using the internet.

This is a common frustration. Bandwidth caps are often in the smallest of small print, or not mentioned at all. That can mean that you often see your internet usage throttled and weakened, ruining any potential plans for the evening. At this point, you have two options. You can pay even more for high-speed internet that you should already be getting. Or, you look for an alternative supplier of your internet service. If you cannot find a way to reduce bandwidth throttling with your present plan, it’s time to consider the latter.

Get an internet service who respects your decisions

You have no reason to put up with bandwidth throttling. At Easy Internet Now, you can find a high-speed internet provider who avoids any form of bandwidth throttling. For the reasons that we’ve explained above, you can see why it’s such an unscrupulous, unfair experience. Why should you be punished so heavily?

Don’t allow yourself to be taken for a fool. With an internet service which prioritizes consistency, you can enjoy a far more robust, enjoyable internet experience day-to-day. Don’t put up with second best, and never accept bandwidth throttling. With so many alternate internet providers who make it easy to avoid such practices, you can stay clear of this frustration. If you are someone who wants to help improve their internet usage, you should start here.

Erie County Executive Calls for Better High Speed Internet

Erie County Executive Calls for Better High Speed Internet

As one of the most commonly discussed topics of the day, the quality of American internet service remains a hot talking point. Many people across America suffer from low internet speeds and poor internet service overall. While companies like Easy Internet Now fight to stop this problem, and provide high speed internet in more than 20 states, some locations are still limited in their options. The Erie County executive, Mark Poloncarz, has called for a wholesale change to how high-speed internet is delivered across the county.

Far from the only American official fighting for better internet in rural areas, this $20m proposal could build a 360-mile fiber network. The aim is to try and help with speed caps during peak internet usage hours. Presently, the executive himself uses a satellite provider, and finds his own service to be capped at the busiest times. This is an interesting move, though, as many people now value the internet as part of their daily necessities.

Many of us use the internet for work, for education and for communication. It has, in many ways, replaced everything from the phone to the newspaper for many of us. Therefore, poor quality – and overly expensive – internet speeds in some parts of the USA can hobble the opportunities that those Americans have.

People like Poloncarz, then, want to try and change that, state-by-state. However, he faces opposition from Republican legislators, who want the money to come from private sources instead of the public purse. The argument against that, though, is the one above. If things like roads are seen as a vital public source of travel, then surely the internet – in 2019 – is now a vital part of day-to-day life?

A changing of the times

While this might eventually be voted down by the legislators, it’s an interesting move in a new direction. For years, the internet has been seen as a solution for private companies to solve. With the internet growing more and more important in our daily lives, though, people are beginning to slowly but surely change their minds on its importance.

Millions of Americans work online now, many of us working from home. Fast and reliable internet is needed to make sure we can provide the best of our services and skills. This is why high-speed internet should not be seen as just a boon, but a necessity. If the plan was to go through in Erie County, NY, this would provide many more Americans with high quality internet by 2021.

The country is in need of a mass change to its internet service standards. Through companies like EIN, many Americans are able to get hold of high-quality internet speeds in areas they might not otherwise find a suitable service. With officials and legislators pushing heavily to change this, though, we could see a big jump in the way that the web is treated as a resource.

For now, though, it’s interesting to see officials pushing for a more balanced spread of high speed internet options. In time, this could become essential to growth, development and improvement of the US in many different ways.

How much does internet speed impact on your online gaming prowess?

How much does internet speed impact on your online gaming prowess?

For any online gamer using a high-speed internet service, this story will feel very familiar. You get into a high-stakes battle with an opponent in the game of your choice. After much maneuvering and managing, and a little bit of good fortune along the way, you win. You get the results, the rewards and the ego boost that comes with any hard-fought victory. Then, your chosen game client pings: you have a new message. It’s your vanquished foe, saying that you are a cheat who “throttled his internet” and that you “only won because of lag”.

Sound like an experience you’ve had to laugh your way through before? It’s funny when the shoe is on the other foot. When your internet service throttles performance, or cannot keep up the standard, and you lose out, though, it is infuriating. You feel cheated. All your work and effort ruined by a drop-off in latency, resulting in your lagging internet not allowing you to react.

Internet speed across America is, depending on your internet provider, inconsistent to say the least. Go with a good provider, and you might have nothing to worry about. Choose someone who limits bandwidth, though, and you might just run out of latency at the wrong moment. Does it have the massive impact that so many gamers believe it does, though?

How much does internet speed impact on your gaming prowess on your title(s) of choice?

Slow, throttled internet will always hamper performance

As a gamer, every click can be the one that counts. From sending that sniper shot through the back of an opponent’s skull to sending your troops to ambush the opponent, speed of internet connectivity is no laughing matter. The drawbacks of having slow and poor-quality internet will very quickly begin to shine through.

For example, you’ll often find that your slow internet service will frustrate other gamers. This can make it hard for you to build a good rapport with teammates. If they are always waiting for you to spawn in before the game can start, they’ll get tired of waiting. They might also begin to get tired of your poor performance being put down to lag. Yes, they will be happy to put up with it when it happens from time to time. If you are always last or putting in poor performances due to not being able to react in time, you can soon find yourself out of your gaming circuit unceremoniously.

Fair? Not really. But when other gamers in the server all have smooth performance and your lagging is causing them to lose, you’ll be the one to get the blame. Whether you want to game for fun, for streaming or for competitive payment, good quality internet is essential. You’ll often be kicked from servers – or banned outright – if your internet connection stops others from playing to the highest standard that they possibly can.

Good quality internet allows for the maximum experience

One of the most important parts of playing a game online is that it should feel smooth. This isn’t the turn of the millennium any more: needless lag and latency issues will frustrate. With faster internet that is not locked or throttled, you can play the game much faster. Most maps and games need to download temporary assets before you can log in. With fast internet, you’ll never be the one holding up the rest of the party from starting their game for the evening.

You will also be able to stick around until the end. People being dropped and kicked from servers is depressingly common when they don’t have high-speed internet. If you want a smooth gaming experience where you can forge alliances and make friends, having a smooth internet connection helps. People want to know that they can trust you to be there when the game reaches its crescendo. With high-speed internet, you make that far more likely. Gaming online is a very fun social experience, but people want to know that they can rely upon you to play without dropping off.

You can reduce lagging, glitches and general service issues by having high speed internet. This not only makes it easier for you to perform, but to perform when playing with others. So, if you are serious about gaming online, investing in good high-quality internet that stays up for the whole evening is essential long-term.

Finding good quality, high speed internet for gamers

There are many forms of internet that you should investigate if you are going to be playing games online. Your high-speed internet should first and foremost be from a company that promises no throttling. This lets you to know that you can game to your maximum all night long without hampering the internet performance in-game or for other internet users at home.

You can find that you can get a lot of affordable broadband plans, such as those from Easy Internet Now. This helps you to get online and to enjoy the gaming experience with no latency. Don’t go for something that has speed caps, maximum usage per day or anything like that. Modern gaming is going to burn through even the most generous of caps, so keep that in mind moving forward.

We recommend that you look for high quality, fast paced internet. Anything in the 10mbps range is likely to be good enough, but you should never cap your ambitions. Anything under 4mbps is probably best avoided, though: most online gaming services, like the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox LIVE, will often run poorly outside of this.

Keep that in mind, as it will likely inform a large part of your decision-making process moving forward. The best gaming experiences online, though, will always be served well with faster internet. So, if you are sick of always coming last due to lag, or being the scapegoat for slow game loading times, consider a faster internet plan. Don’t let yourself be the one to let the team down!