Technology is changing at a feverish pace, especially when it comes to the devices we use to access the Internet, and how those devices get connected.
Recent advances in mobile technologies and cellular services have made it a natural assumption that we’ll all unplug entirely at some point. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, and here’s why!
Consider the following four reasons that broadband Internet is undoubtedly here to stay.
Think of the purposes behind today’s Internet that are not likely to change tomorrow. Sure, there are more than one billion people on Facebook, and social media usage and email are the primary functions for millions of users.
But there’s a purpose that requires more: commercial business. When an entire company depends on its connection to the web, it’s not going to take the chance of losing its link in the air. So that’s one strong reason to presume that many telecommuting jobs require land-based connections to the Internet, and will continue to do so.
2. Checks and balances
Whether he or she runs a social media site, email server, popular business blog, or telecom company, any educated executive is going to grasp the massive risk associated with relying on only one type of access to the Internet. There’s a strategic reason to rely on a system of checks and balances to control costs and technological blind spots.
Even if cellular downloads catch up with broadband and fiber-optic speeds, it’s likely that every large operation will continue to desire a variety of ways to connect.
Video gaming is huge, and many of today’s most popular games require a dependable and fast level of broadband connectivity. What gives this aspect extra weight is the fact that the typical gamer is an influencer and early adopter of technologies.
That’s a customer market that most companies want to keep happy.
4. Infrastructures and fiber-optics
Given that wired Internet and broadband services had a decade-long headstart on cellular services (and several years more of cable television infrastructure), it’s remains the most dependable and quickest access to the Internet available. In mountainous island locales such as New Zealand or heavily populated cities like New York, broadband Internet is indisputably the fastest and most reliable way to get Internet access.