If your device is running several applications simultaneously, it is natural for the speed to be compromised as they compete for the total available bandwidth. If your Internet speed is experiencing lag, ensure you aren’t running any apps, add-ons, or toolbar tools that you aren’t actively using, closing or toggling off those you aren’t using at a given time. On mobile phones especially, it is important to consider which apps may be running in the background even when they aren’t being actively used. Additionally, speed can be affected by the type of connection, with an Ethernet connection providing more speed and stability than WiFi, in example. The hardware capabilities of your device can also impact speed, with considerations including weak processors. Even with a high speed ISP and updated modem and router, outdated devices may not be capable of delivering the full Internet speed potential your package offers.