Is Your Broadband Internet Speed Dependent on Your Location?
Have you ever experienced problems when trying to visit a particular website with your broadband internet? Maybe your internet connection used to be very fast but it just isn’t clicking with this particular site? You are not alone and that leads us the question of if a broadband internet connection can be dependent on the location where it is being used.
Get This Clear First
Before I continue I’d like you to get this clear.
Your internet connection won’t be effective no matter where you are if you don’t have the right ISP so you should focus first on choosing the right internet service provider. Once you have the right ISP we can then look into the aspect of your internet not working effectively because of your location.
Broadband Internet Can be Location Dependent
Even though broadband internet can be very fast it won’t operate on the same level with every website online. The reason for this is that there are two major factors that will determine how fast web pages will load with your internet connection, and those two factors are the location of your broadband internet service provider and the location of the website you’re visiting. For example, let’s say a particular website is hosted in India and you’re trying to access it from the US, you won’t be able to access the site at the same speed as the person who is in India or as the person who is closer to the location of the website.
So yes, your location can affect your internet speed and online activities and below are some tips to help you easily resolve that.
1. Make Use of Mirror Sites: There are some sites that are hosted on more than one server or that have various IPs in various countries. If you’re always finding it difficult to access a particular favorite website of yours the first thing you should do is to get in touch with the owner of the site to ask them if they have a server in your country and if they can give you the web address of their website available in your country. Most big sites and organizations will have this so you shouldn’t have much problem in this case. But in case they say they don’t or you don’t know how to get through this, another great tip to help you is the next one.
2. Make Use of Proxy Services: If you still find it difficult to access your favorite website or if it is very slow in your location the first thing you need to do is find the country in which the server of that website is located. Once you have found the server location you can then make use of some great online proxy services to get through to it quickly. There are many great web based proxy online that you can use and one great example of them is HideMyAss.com. In case you want something more reliable and sophisticated, especially if you want to be accessing the said website regularly you might want to try installing a powerful anonymity software on your computer, and one great one at that is the Your Freedom software – it has over 20 servers in various parts of the world so you will surely find a server for the website you’re trying to access.
This guest post is written by Paul who writes for Broadband Expert about mobile broadband Australia. If you have any questions, you can contact him via his Twitter account @BroadbandExpUSA.