Isn’t it strange how the world has become a smaller place to live in. We don’t have to jump on a plane to experience another country or culture. We don’t have to sit in the library sifting through encyclopaedias and encyclopaedias whilst working on a research project and most importantly, we don’t have to wait a week to catch the next episode of our favourite series.
Superfast broadband is now and here’s 6 reasons why you should be connected to a Super-Fast broadband network:
The number of connected devices is increasing by the day
Existing broadband is struggling to support the increasing number of Internet-capable
devices in the home, such as:
- Mobile phones
- iPads and tablets
- Laptops and PC’s
- Gaming consoles
- Apple TV, Smart TV’s and media players
- DSTV Explorer
- Home appliances such as fridges and aircon units
- And yes, even your entire house now called smart homes
These devices are all competing for the same limited bandwidth running through a basic broadband connection where they would experience slow speeds and will increase bottlenecking. With growing families, there is a significant number of people in the household and basic broadband is no longer good enough.
Without superfast broadband, consumers miss out on some services
A large (and rapidly increasing) number of bandwidth-intensive services use broadband as a delivery mechanism, including:
- streamed video services, such as YouTube, Netflix and Showmax
- TV and video download services, such as DSTV Box office
- fast downloading of HD video content
- streamed music services, such as iTunes
- voice and video telephony services, such as Skype and Apple FaceTime
- online backup services, such as Dropbox and Apple iCloud.
Netflix can demand 6Mbps or more to stream high-quality video. Online backups of important content, such as family photographs, can be unbearably slow with conventional broadband. Without superfast broadband, consumers have an increasingly reduced set of online services to choose from.
Reminds me of the time when we had black & white tv’s. The other kids who would always explain Magnum PI’s 50 shades of red Ferrari with me completely dumbfounded in the conversation.
Superfast broadband is now almost the same price as basic broadband
Yes, this is the sad truth. The prices of superfast broadband services are already falling significantly, and there’s already a small difference between the price of superfast broadband and basic broadband services.
Superfast broadband could increase house prices
The benefits of Fiber are almost endless There was a recent survey carried out in the UK by ispreview.co.uk which found that 68.8% of respondents would be put off from buying a “beautiful new house” if it lacked fast broadband. 73.9% considered that broadband was “critically important” to their home life. Superfast broadband can increase the property value by almost 3%.
Conventional broadband services can be unreliable
ADSL broadband is carried along copper cables all the way from the Telkom exchange to homes and business premises. Inevitably, the broadband signal suffers attenuation as it travels along the copper cable from the exchange to broadband modems, reducing the speeds that can be delivered and making the broadband signal susceptible to interference.
In contrast, high-speed fibre broadband utilises fibre-optic cables, which are immune to interference and do not suffer the signal attenuation experienced by copper lines. Thus, superfast broadband services deliver significantly higher speeds and are more reliable. For the absolute ultimate in reliability, customers can choose Fibre to the complex, which provides an end-to-end fibre-optic connection.
Superfast broadband improves work-life balance and enables home working
Homeworking potentially allows many people to achieve a better work-life balance, particularly parents with young children. However, conventional broadband services may not permit reliable access to business systems or allow employees to communicate effectively with colleagues or customers through video conferencing, for example.
I hope you have found this article enspiring.
If you feel the need to connect to a high-speed network, then please contact us and we will get our preferred partner to contact you.