In today’s digital world, internet access is invaluable. People are fighting to bring the internet to even the most remote places in the world because the economic implications are so high. There is no doubt that having internet connectivity is expected in our society, but what about the quality of this connection? While you may have access to high speed and dependable connections at work, what about at home? Your home network may be just as critical to your success, but also your peace of mind! The following are 5 immediate benefits from a reliable home network:
Although it may not be your favorite thing to do, many people now rely on their home network to be able to complete work from home. Productivity, however, may take a huge hit if your home network isn’t reliable. Video meetings can be interrupted with buffering or cut out altogether if the home network is weak. Group sharing software may also not be working in real time if your home network is slow. The better your home network, the more productive you can be in accomplishing tasks.
(2) Family Members Won’t Fight
It is bad enough that kids will find an excuse to fight because of just about anything, but nothing can bring family discord like devices not working because too many people are on the network. When you have a reliable home network, the family will stop fighting about who is kicking who off the internet. If you do not have a good home network, someone trying to stream a video may kick the video gamer off the internet or slow down speeds drastically. This can lead to heated arguments about who is entitled to be using the network and what device is overloading it.
(3) Streaming Video
As more people are pulling the plug on traditional cable, video streaming has hit an all time high. From Netflix and Hulu to Amazon Prime, major video streaming services are available. Without a reliable home network, however, your televisions will be frozen on buffering screens! Another immediate benefit of a reliable home network is seamless video streaming throughout your home as well as multiple televisions or devices being able to stream video simultaneously.
(4) Wireless Home Products
Video and computers aren’t the only things that are wireless! There are numerous wireless home products such as printers, baby monitors, and many home automation tools such as wireless surveillance systems. Wireless home products all depend on a reliable home network. When you have one, all of your wireless home products will work better and it will feel like your entire home is integrated and working together.
(5) Saves Data
When cellular phone carriers began charging for data, your home’s wireless network became even more important. Having a solid home network means that you can set your phone to wi-fi and not use up your valuable data that you are paying for each month. From surfing the internet, to making Face-Time calls, to using games, your home network can ensure you aren’t paying for data overages at the end of the month.
Overall, there are several immediate benefits to ensuring your home network is reliable. Professional installation is one of the key steps to guaranteeing your network is the best it can be to enable all of your devices and systems to work the way they should.
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