Living without high-speed internet seems like an impossibility these days.
Much like the days before smartphones, it’s scary to think where we would be without the information superhighway at our fingertips.
Remember having to rely on dial-up modems that took ages to download even the most basic websites? Present day wireless internet makes that archaic practice seem foolish. Well now, the National Broadband Network (NBN) will again transform the way you’re able to use the Internet.
Emails and mobile messaging are integral parts of everyday life. Keeping in contact with relatives and friends to coordinate plans or simply check in and say hello are important to staying in touch. Communication apps such as Skype and Viber are allowing more and more users to keep in contact with people around the world.
But there’s nothing more frustrating than a call that constantly drops out or a video call that has a frozen image. The NBN will enhance our ability to stay in touch with those that matter most by providing a fast and reliable connection.
And what about if your friends and family are overseas? Staying in touch via technology becomes even more simple as demonstrated by this delightful video below!
The need for electronic communication doesn’t end there. Keeping up to date with work is a necessity in this day and age. Missing a deadline or leaving an important contact hanging can leave you in a sweat. Improved broadband capability makes accessing virtual private networks (VPNs) or documents in the cloud more seamless, helping you be on the top of your game.
The business world has never been as global and interactive as it is today. The days of colleagues all working in the same office are long gone. Sending physical documents elsewhere or faxing items is becoming less and less common. Almost everything is done digitally, with large files full of rich graphics and tomes of text needing to be uploaded, downloaded and sent out all the time. Working from home is also becoming more commonplace.
The NBN, with super fast download and upload speeds available, will greatly shorten the time it takes to do all this and make it much easier to be productive out of the office. Whether that means working from home or on the go.
The NBN is going to take mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to the next level. As advanced as wireless connectivity has become, there is still a long way to go to fully optimise the use of the latest and greatest mobile devices. But the NBN will help take you there.
Grainy and pixelated video with seemingly infinite loading times and constant buffering is a thing of the past with the NBN. With speeds of up to 100Mb/s download and 40Mb/s upload, you’ll be able to stream movies, TV shows, music and games to your heart’s content.
This is even more important with the arrival of new streaming video services such as Netflix and iiNet TV with Fetch. Plus if you’re an iiNet Group customer you could be enjoying Netflix quota-free! Head to our website to check eligibility requirements.
Love playing games online with friends? The speeds offered by NBN will be a definite advantage for those playing multiplayer games where every second counts. As the production quality of games improve, with more realistic graphics and rendering, the size of these files will also grow. So being able to download large files quickly is another advantage offered by the network. To learn more about NBN speeds check out our previous article “Understanding your speeds on the NBN”.
Spreading the power
In many cases access to wireless internet services is limited to larger metropolitan areas. Travelling beyond city limits to less populated areas can mean diminished broadband connectivity. While this is an inconvenience for those passing through such isolated areas, it’s means a great deal to people who live in those areas.
The NBN will bring high-speed web access to many of these areas, which in turn opens up many other possibilities in the areas of education, health and community engagement.