Some folks are what we call ‘early adapters’: they love the latest gadgets and electronic advances, and they want to have what’s shiny, bright, and new as soon as it comes off the exhibit floors at the trade shows.
Others are more cautious; they figure the ‘bugs’ aren’t out of new technology when the dust has barely cleared from the prototype, and they’d rather wait until manufacturers have had a chance to correct all the little ‘gremlins’ in their new toys before buying one.
Usually, that’s a wise idea. Let your friends have all the ‘fun’ of figuring out work-arounds…while you enjoy older technology that still works like a charm! But in the case of broadband Internet, phone, and TV, if you’re still holding out, you’re about to be left behind.
If you want to experience the options on your computer, your phone, and your TV to their fullest extent, broadband is the way to go, and the faster, the better. Here are just a few ways broadband can rock your world:
Instant Interaction Anywhere
Gone are the days of having to get an operator to assist you in making a phone call, no matter where in the world you’re calling; now, smart phones equipped with broadband access take care not only of that function but everything from catching sports scores to sharing music playlists.
We can talk with each other from the farthest points of the globe — and hear each other clearly — in a fraction of the time it used to take to connect a conventional long-distance phone call. If we have far-flung family members in remote locations, this ability to ‘touch base’ instantly can be priceless.
‘Just the Facts, Ma’am’—At Warp Speed
Trivia buffs aren’t the only people who love the ‘Net! Broadband Internet has changed the way most of us learn about our world — for the better. Now, your ability to research any question isn’t a matter of which book of the encyclopedia to take off the shelf so much as sorting through search engine results to refine and pinpoint the most reliable and verifiable answer to that question.
Naturally, one of the questions you’ll want to research — through any means you’ve got! — is what kind of broadband is available, reliable, and economical in your area. It’s probably best to look around for broadband deals because this will give you an overview and lead you to more specific details about your best options. Comparison shopping, in turn, is also one of the best ways to use broadband Internet!
Truly ‘On Demand’ TV for Your Rare Leisure Time
For many of us, the days of being ‘at the desk’ from 9 AM to 5 PM, departing on the dot, and getting home early to relax, are hard to remember.
If we work with international clients, we can have crazy workdays that make relaxation time something we have to officially schedule — and write in our day-timers! — or we don’t get it at all. It goes without saying that many of us don’t have the ability to drop everything and sit back when our favorite TV shows come on.
Fortunately, Internet TV sites enable us to watch TV on our own terms — for modest subscription prices — but only with the help of high-speed broadband. If you’re not ‘connected’ at a speed and capacity that lets this live streaming take place, you may have to make do with reruns or not see your shows at all. In the context of enjoying the rare leisure time we have, then, broadband service truly does make a difference we feel…as well as see.
Even if you’re a technologically cautious sort, broadband access to the wide world of information, entertainment, and other services out there will soon be something few of us can live without.
Do some investigation, and chances are you’ll be amazed at how switching from slower or older media to new, high-speed broadband access for all your ‘gadgets’ will truly rock your world!