Internet access is vital to modern life as it doesn’t just connect people, it changes the way the world works by making possible revolutionary services that challenge existing mindsets, entire industries, and business models.
But access alone isn’t enough – internet speeds need to be super-fast to allow people to get the full benefit of everything it offers. Anyone who’s ever waited for a YouTube video to buffer, a multi-gigabyte game to download, a website to load, or a remote terminal to respond will tell you that slow connections are the pits.
The very fastest internet is provided by fibre, bringing with it access to all of the cutting-edge digital services that are changing the world and delivering end-user experiences that are absolutely joyous.
Imagine 4K YouTube videos playing within seconds of clicking Play, cloud services responding as if they’re running on a server located next door, remote access making you feel like you’re sitting in front of the remote PC, and huge work files transferring between office branches in minutes, not hours. That is what fibre offers.
But more than that, fibre brings big benefits over other ways of accessing the internet, too: nobody wants to dig up fibre-optic cables as there’s no copper in them and thus they can’t be sold for scrap, fibre performance is not affected by the weather, fibre’s per-gigabyte data costs are much lower than other connection methods, and you don’t need to take a telephone service you might not want just to get access to a fibre connection.
Reliability is key
All of this means fibre is not just fast, it’s an extremely reliable technology as well. And that’s what people and businesses need in this day and age – a reliable internet connection that won’t go down because someone stole a cable, or as a result of extreme weather conditions.
In a nutshell, fibre is what you want when it comes to getting your internet, no matter if you’re in a complex, a business park, or a private standalone home.
Getting your area lit with fibre connectivity will open the door to so much internet-based goodness, you’ll wonder how you coped without it.
What can you do if fibre isn’t in your area yet
The fibre rollout is taking time, however, as it’s a new technology and companies that lay fibre need time to get it everywhere it needs to go.
But there is good news: if fibre is not yet in your area, you need to let fibre providers know that you’re interested. The more people who do that, the greater the number of potential clients there will be to service, and the more likely a fibre provider is to dig up your sidewalks to lay down some cable.
To indicate your interest, simply choose an internet service provider, navigate to their fibre page, and check their coverage map. If your address isn’t covered, most give you the option to leave your details; these will be added to a database of names which will build up over time, giving fibre providers hard data on which to base the decision to lay fibre in your area or not. And get your neighbours to do the same!
Just do it
Getting fibre into your home or business is the best thing you can do. It’s high speed, low latency, highly reliable, and very cost-effective – what’s not to like?[Image – CC 0 Pixabay]