My kids were complaining about our Internet service. The holidays added two more laptops and two more tablets to our already strained bandwidth. I was okay with their complaining until my wife started in. When your wife complains, you do something about it. If you have teens or preteen kids, you probably have already learned how to ignore their complaining since they were five. With our Internet service being so slow I checked online to see what the local CenturyLink broadband connection would cost. Our old DSL had outlived its usefulness to us as a bandwidth hungry family who is always online.
I looked at what we had connected to our Internet. Except for one desktop connected with an Ethernet cable, everything was connected wirelessly to our router that was connected to the broadband DSL modem. We had two desktops, four laptops, four tablets, four smartphones, five security cameras and the satellite TV box all connected to the Internet. Well, that was what I remembered until the kids were playing the game console. Then I realized that we had two of those connected wirelessly to the Internet as well. That is a lot of data going back and forth over an Internet connection. No wonder it was slow.
My casual use of social media and light browsing was not usually a problem for me. However, when my wife told me she could not stream her favorite TV show she watches when she is riding the exercise bike, I looked online for local CenturyLink to switch to a faster Internet service for our home. I figure that my wife has to put up with the kids more hours per day than I do so I better listen when she complains about anything. We had new Internet service a couple of days later and now everyone is happy in the house.