Reasons Why Some Internet Providers Are Not Doing So Well

Reasons Why Some Internet Providers Are Not Doing So Well

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All thoughts are my own and no other. This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

The internet is going through some rapid changes. For one thing, 5G is slowly but surely, cannibalizing and replacing 4G. It’s taking over the infrastructure and many don’t feel ready for it. Companies will need to change their mobile, router, computer, laptop, tablet, and assistant technology just to accommodate this new wave. However, some internet providers are doing very well. Many of them have been working on 5G in the background for years. Vodafone and BT in the UK, Verizon in the USA, and even Apple and Microsoft have been making new 5G internet tech. However, I have seen some companies that are really struggling and not just because of this new sea change.

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Oh woe is Virgin

Virgin Media has been seen as the pioneer in the UK internet service provider roster. It apparently boasts some very respectable speeds. Yet, we have seen recently that it has let customers down very badly. The service has been slow, cutting out and doesn’t operate as advertised. So if you are one of these customers, here are some haggling tips for Virgin Media. You’ll know how you can get out of a contract that you seem to be locked into. You will also be shown how to get the best out of current packages. Some of them can be mixed and matched, while others seem to be an all-or-nothing affair. When you’re on the phone to Virgin, use this guide and tips to get what you want!

 

 

The additional demand

During the daytime hours, internet companies can relax. They don’t need to increase bandwidth and they don’t need to increase speed either. Millions of us are at work and have no need to use our residential broadband lines. However, things have changed and we are now working at home. So many of us have thus suffered from slowdowns as internet companies that don’t have the additional access to infrastructure, have not been able to cope. This has thrown up some questions about the national infrastructure for internet services. Some experts say that this will be solved by 5G as the network and tech will be completely new and much, much quicker. Others say it’s a matter of government spending to improve the network that will solve the issues. 

The 5G transition

5G masts are being built and erected around the world. However, this means that internet companies that have not invested in the new tech will have to buy on, much later. They will have to buy the tech of their rivals and hope to learn how to use it quickly. Training schemes will need to be devised for technicians and phone operators to help customers. The transition will take about 5-10 years to complete for most of the world. However, in the meantime, we are seeing that if your current provider isn’t planning for it, they will suffer a lot down the road.

Internet providers have been seeing a major new demand in their bandwidth now that remote working has become the norm. If you are having slowdown issues, you need to fight for your corner and haggle for better service. 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All thoughts are my own and no other. This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

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