Are you prepared for the impact of the Olympics on your network and internet connection ?
With the free avalibility of streaming TV services, like BBC iPlayer and 4oD, networks are already congested at times. If you’re unlucky enough to be situated outside of the major cities then this congestion is more keenly felt.
Our national communications infrastructure is currently going through a massive upgrade with BT 21CN roll-out. This upgrade will not be completed for most of us until well after the games have moved on to the next country. This means that the internet speeds may be hit hard by the games.
Is this the start of it ? BT Major Outage
What can you do?
- Be patient: things, in all likelihood, will take longer to load, email will be slower, websites may crash. Try to resist turning it off and on again. This will not make it go any quicker.
- If you can, filter the content your staff members can view. Baigent’s IT Solutions can help you to put in place filtering that will block services like iPlayer – don’t forget you need a TV licence to view any live broadcast.
- Try to schedule large data transfers during out-of-hours. We can help you with setting up jobs that will email that large attachment in the small hours.
- Have an alternative internet connection; Baigent’s IT Solutions can install a router that will allow you to switch to the 2nd connection or even load-balance across the two. This could even be a 3G connection if you’re within signal range.
- If you can modify your working hours perhaps start at 7am then finish at 3pm trying to do more “online” work earlier in the day.
Enjoy the games!