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A common question I hear asked is: Why do I need a Gigabit speed Internet connection? Here are 10 examples of when having a Gigabit Internet connection matters:

  1. Video conferencing with your colleagues overseas in high definition, just like you are there.
  2. Health care, when time is of the essence.
  3. Editing a video montage with your study group for your senior project.
  4. Consulting with specialists and sending your radiological images at the same time.
  5. No buffering in the new season of House of Cards even if everyone else in the house is on the net
  6. Starting a specialty coding business where you look at and enhance live code from clients around the globe.
  7. Transfer of big genomic data, which takes a fraction of time when on Google Fiber.
  8. Online education, enabling more flipped classrooms and use of innovative immersion technologies.
  9. Attracting companies, both start-ups and relocating established companies
  10. Virtual Reality is taking off for presence & civic uses. You’ll need fiber for that.

* Note: In order to achieve gigabit internet speeds you need to have a computer, modem, and AC wi-fi router that support the speed. We recently purchased a gigabit wif-fi router for less than $100 (TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router) and have been pleased with the results.

Can you think of more ways Gigabit matters? Please send us your thoughts in the Comment area below.


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