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What is Wi-Fi 6? Maximise the potential of your Broadband

Published date: May 2024

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Thinking about making the switch to Your Co-op Broadband? We offer Wi-Fi 6 enabled routers to unleash the full potential of our Superfast and Ultrafast services. Here we delve into the benefits of a next-generation router, to help you decide if it's the right fit for your home Wi-Fi needs.

The Power of More Lanes: What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is a clear upgrade on the existing Wi-Fi 5 service, the advancement can be thought of as a motorway that has been widened to allow for a greater volume of traffic to flow at once. This upgrade can help open up more internet access for busier homes with simultaneous users. Here is a more detailed overview of the improvement’s users will experience:
  • Blazing-Fast Speeds: Experience a noticeable jump in download speeds, video streaming without buffering, and smoother online gaming – all thanks to the increased capacity.
  • Smarter Traffic Management: Our homes are becoming hubs for a growing number of Wi-Fi devices, from laptops and smartphones to smart home gadgets. Wi-Fi 6 tackles this challenge with intelligent traffic management, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience for everyone on your network. No more dropped connections or frustrating lag!
  • Congestion Buster: Living in an apartment building or a densely populated area can wreak havoc on your Wi-Fi signal. Wi-Fi 6 boasts superior technology to cut through congestion, keeping your connection stable even in crowded environments.
  • Improved Security: Wi-Fi 6 is likely to keep your home's digital space more secure as routers will have obtained newer and higher standards of security certification. 
  • Potential battery savings: Wi-Fi 6 allows devices to plan out communications with the router, reducing the time and power required by antennas to keep the signal. This means your devices will potentially use less battery when using the internet. 

Is Wi-Fi 6 Right for You?

Here's a helpful checklist to help you decide on upgrading:
  • A Multitude of Devices: If your home Wi-Fi network juggles a smart home setup, multiple laptops, tablets, and smartphones, this can be a game changer for everyone. It efficiently manages all these devices, ensuring a frustration-free experience.
  • Lagging Behind?: Do you find yourself constantly buffering while streaming movies or experiencing lag during online games? Upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 can significantly reduce these issues, thanks to its improved efficiency and faster speeds.
  • Future-Proofing Your Network: The tech world is constantly evolving, and Wi-Fi 6-compatible devices are becoming increasingly common. By investing in a Wi-Fi 6 router, you're ensuring your home network is ready to handle today's and tomorrow's technology. 

Why Wi-Fi 6 with Your Co-op Broadband?

Your Co-op Broadband offers reliably fast speeds at a budget and bandwidth to suit your home. All our packages come with award-winning UK-based customer service, recognised by Feefo and a climate-positive benefit too. Each month you will be lowering your CO2 footprint by 10kg, just for being with Your Co-op, that's equivalent to 12 train journeys from London to Manchester.
Excited about the future-proof possibilities of Wi-Fi 6? Simply tick Wi-Fi 6 at check with any Your Co-op Broadband service. 

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