1)      Hard wired connections are always faster, more secure, and more reliable than Wi-Fi connections.
2)      Speeds may vary by the capabilities of your hardware and software. The type of device you are using, and its age, matter (older devices usually have slower speeds). You may get faster speeds with newer devices, especially an updated Wi-Fi router. This chart shows average/typical speeds for many common devices: www.att.com/idpassets/images/support/pdf/Device%20speed%20expectancy.pdf
3)      Using the internet from a computer/laptop is almost always faster than using it through your cell phone.
4)      If using the internet via Wi-Fi reset your router and/or modem monthly, or more often. This will refresh your internet connection and may improve your speed.
5)      Your internet connection may experience interference from neighbors Wi-Fi and electrical appliances in your home which transmit signals (i.e. microwaves, baby monitors, cordless phones). Moving your router to a different location may help.
6)      Check with your Internet provider to see if you have a data limit on your plan if you are using cellular.
7)      Computer ‘house cleaning’ should be done regularly (i.e. delete temporary internet files, cookies that you no longer want/need, old apps that you no longer need or use).
8)      Your speed may be slower if multiple applications are open at the same time or computer files are being updated (i.e. Windows updates, etc.).
9)      Installing antivirus software may help reduce slowdowns on your computer.
10)   Software can be installed to eliminate advertisements which slow speeds.

Additional resources to help improve your internet speed: