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Looking to Upgrade Your Sparklight Internet Speed? Here Are All the Details You Need

Get faster Internet with Sparklight. See if you’re a Sparklight user who’s eligible for speed upgrades plus other ways to increase Internet speed without a plan change.

Home WiFi connections are pivotal to nearly every aspect of your daily life. WiFi empowers you to work from home, complete school assignments, and stream all your favorite live sporting events, from the Olympics to the Superbowl. Whether you’re playing online games on Xbox, Playstation or another console; streaming music and videos, reading the news or catching up with your loved ones, home Internet keeps you up to speed. Most households use their Internet connection for several different purposes—often simultaneously—all of which might require different levels of bandwidth.

If you’re currently paying for less Internet bandwidth than your home needs, you’re probably feeling frustrated with slow upload and download speeds. The good news is many Sparklight users have access to increased Internet speeds in certain regions. But fear not if you aren’t among them! SmartMove has the rundown on some quick fixes to enhance your Sparklight Internet experience.

How to Boost Your Sparklight Internet Experience

Before you contact Sparklight about maximizing your Internet service, you’ll want to check out SmartMove’s Sparklight speed test. This resource is designed to determine whether your Internet is functioning at the speed it should be. If it’s not, you can move on to troubleshooting independently or with the support of a Sparklight representative to get your Internet back up to its best working speed.

On the other hand, your Sparklight speed test might reveal that your Internet connection is working at the proper speed based on your plan. This means it’s time to find out whether you qualify for increased Internet upload and download speeds from Sparklight.

At the moment, increased speeds are available for Sparklight users in certain regions. In order to find out whether your plan qualifies for speed upgrades at this time, simply log in to your online account and follow these instructions:

  • ​Click the Billing tab
  • Scroll down and click the Statements tab
  • Find Statement Details
  • Look for an Upgrade tab, and you should be directed to a new webpage that displays your options for upgrading
If these steps show that you are not currently eligible for a speed upgrade, you can contact your local Sparklight helpline to get more information or talk about paying for more data or faster speeds.
 

Quick Fixes for Making Your Internet Faster

Whether or not you’re able to upgrade your Sparklight Internet speeds at this time, there are many quick fixes to improve your household’s  online experience.

Sick of your streaming devices buffering mid-scene during your favorite show? Or experiencing a slow Internet connection when you’re on your mobile device? Here are some tips to speed up your Internet without changing your service plan.

Switch Up the Location of Your Router

If you’re only experiencing slow Internet speeds on certain devices in your home but not others, the location of your router may be the problem. The more centrally your router is located to the rest of your home, the better the Internet connection will be for all of your devices. Additionally, make sure the devices requiring the highest priority are closest to the router to get the best possible connection.

Try Connecting with an Ethernet Cable

Given the popularity of wireless Internet access, it’s easy to forget that a wired connection can often be much more quick and reliable. It may be slightly less convenient to attach an Ethernet cable to your device, as you can’t move around as freely. However, if you’re trying to do a data-heavy activity like on-demand streaming or gaming or even running simultaneous streams, an Ethernet cable will boost your Internet speeds significantly.
 

Consider Upgrading Your Router

In some cases, you might be using a WiFi router that isn’t built for the amount of space you need to cover. Reach out to your Sparklight representative to see if a router upgrade is in order. Then you can get back to streaming your favorite cable TV channels online on your TV app, including ESPN, Fox, Showtime, TNT, Comedy Central, and many more.

Get a WiFi Extender

A WiFi extender (not to be confused with a WiFi repeater) may also be needed if your router isn’t quite equipped to give you high-speed Internet access. WiFi extenders are easy to set up and are a great way to eradicate dead zones throughout your property.
 

Find the Best Internet and Media Bundles with SmartMove

Improving your Sparklight Internet speed is definitely possible if you follow these tips. 

Need to add cable TV or mobile to your Internet service? SmartMove can help you find the best bundles available in your region from the highest quality providers available.

Here are some of the most popular plans currently available to Sparklight customers:

Best deal
Starter 100 Plus
$39 /MO for the first 3 months
Up to 10 Mbps upload
Perfect for: Up to 5 devices
Data: 350 GB plan data standard
Upgrade: Unlimited for an additional $40 per month

Super speed
Streamer & Gamer 200 Plus
$45 /MO for the first 3 months
Up to 20 Mbps upload
Perfect for: Up to 10 devices
Data: 700 GB plan data standard
Upgrade: Unlimited for an additional $40 per month

Extreme speed
TURBO 300 PLUS
$80 /MO
Up to 30 Mbps upload
Perfect for: Up to 15 devices
Data: 1200 GB plan data standard
Upgrade: Unlimited for an additional $40 per month

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