The internet has changed how we consume media. Do you remember popping into the corner video shop to rent a movie or two for the weekend? Or searching the racks at a music store for that much-coveted album?

Today, it’s so much easier to find the content you need. And if you have an internet connection, streaming video and audio is an oh-so-easy option.

But how many times have you pressed play on that YouTube video, only for it to stop working and start buffering? And sometimes, hitting pause and waiting for the internet to catch up with you is not an option.

You may be connected to the internet, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to listen to, or watch real-time streaming content. What you end up being able to stream (as far as quality goes) very much depends on the speed of your broadband.

Is it shaped or unshaped like Vox Telecom’s Fat Pipe? And what is your line speed?

The need for speed

You can’t always tell what is responsible for slowed-down streaming – making small improvements to your internet setup, computer usage, and router settings might not help.

There are a few things you can do try to speed up streaming, such as reducing the quality of the video, but if you have a high-definition monitor or Smart TV, you’ll definitely notice the difference of a lower-quality feed. It may not stop or stutter, but it also won’t look as nice.

The likelihood of your streaming dropping is higher if you’re using a shaped internet connection. If your bandwidth is shaped, your underlying issue could be based around the fact that your ISP is throttling your connection, making it harder to enjoy online media, even if it’s something as seemingly small as internet radio.

Quality counts

Streaming video takes up a lot more bandwidth due to more data (both audio and video) having to be transferred in real time to your computer.

You might not be an audio-phile, but to get the most of all the new streaming services available you’re going to need better quality and (mostly importantly) unshaped bandwidth.

Vox Telecom’s Fat Pipe is simply better than the rest because not only will you experience a better quality streaming experience, with reduced interruptions, you’ll be able to stream at a luxe 1080p instead of 720p or 480p. And of course, spend less time pausing and buffering your video before you can enjoy it.

If you want to find out about seamless streaming, and high definition without the drop outs, read more about getting Fat Pipe here.

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