I remember when my mum and dad first got the internet. I was about 13 or 14 and it used to take ages to connect, making that horrible dial-up noise. And the worst thing was you couldn’t use the house phone at the same time! I was always moaning at my sister to get of the internet so I could ring my friends up. Has back then we never had mobile phones, we got our first one a few years later.
What I use the internet for
Today, I am on the internet every single day. My full-time job is blogging so I need a reliable internet connection. I am also online nosing on facebook at what people are up to, I do my grocery shopping online, all the kid Christmas presents have been ordered online, I check my banking online, I read the news online and also read the kid’s school newsletters online every week. And sometime I even play games online, often when I should be working.
My kids are always online playing live with friends on the Playstation, watching youtube videos and even doing homework online. Everything is online, even our TV is connected to the internet so we can live steam movies and music.
Reliable Internet is a Must
So as you can see, the internet plays a big role in our family life, and to be honest, I don’t think I could live without the internet. Not now anyway, as like I mentioned before, my full-time job is a blogger which is all, (bet you can guess), online! Recently we have been having a few problems with our internet going a bit slow and dropping. This maybe because we just have the basic package and we are all online at the same time. So I have been thinking about upgrading. So, after the new year we are switching to fibre optic. I have found a great deal online at www.talktalk.co.uk/business/product/fibre. This one can boost your speed up to 76Mbps and it has 7 day UK business support – perfect for me as a blogger. And best of all, you can do more online at the same time. So there is no lagging when I am trying to do my work at the same time my eldest son is playing online with his friends.
TalkTalk have made an ebook about how people are using the internet on a daily basis and how essential a reliable broadband connection has become. Take a read of it here.
Are you online a lot? Do you have fibre? Let me know in the comments
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