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Consider blocking some sites. There are many ways that your speed might be limited and one such way is by people accessing time wasters.  Websites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all great of course, but they also waste not only time but can reduce your internet speeds.  The more employees you have going to these sites on a regular basis, the more of your bandwidth is being used.  For those that aren’t techies, imagine your internet is a building’s water supply and you need to get a cup of water.  The more people you have accessing your water supply (using time wasting websites), the less pressure (speeds) you’ll have overall.  So, while you should be getting your cup of water in just a few seconds, instead it’s taking a few minutes. Blocking time waster sites also has the added benefit of improving efficiency and keeping people focused on their jobs.

Keep your internet access secure.

Employees can certainly drain your internet, but they’re not the only ones.  You need to make sure that outside sources aren’t finding a way into your internet.  One good way to do this is to look into what devices are currently accessing your internet and seeing if any seem fishy.  For instance, if all of the company computers are named {COMPANY NAME COMPUTER 1} or some such thing and you suddenly see “Bob’s Hacking Laptop” then it’s safe to assume Bob isn’t an employee and is certainly not meant to be on your internet. Every internet company is different so I can’t give you an exact way in which to check your internet usage.  The easiest way is to either contact your internet provider or search online.  It shouldn’t take more than a quick Google search to find out!

Limit outside sources, too.

If you’re a cafe, hotel, or anyplace else that offers WiFi, keeping your internet secure likely won’t be easy.  Luckily, there are some pretty nifty ways to keep it for only paying customers.  One such way is to change your password daily and, with each customer, offer the password.  You can even offer it on receipts without much hassle or through text, installed monitors/televisions, or any number of ways.

Consider getting another line.

The great thing about the internet is that it’s not a physical thing.  If you need top-notch speeds for one part of the company but just average for another, consider getting two separate lines for the different groups.  It’ll likely be a lot cheaper than opting for a top-of-the-line plan, which can cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds every month and go mostly unused. If all else fails and you can’t find a single solution to improving your internet speeds, it might very well be time to switch to a higher plan or a different company.  If you’re in the Liverpool area specifically, Baltic Broadband may just be the plan for you.   As you can see here, we’ve got a lot of great plans for everyone big to small and we can’t wait to help you get the most bang for your buck!]]>

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