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Internet that is slow or keeps going in and out? Cable TV that goes out? Phones that have bad reception or low batteries? And I could go on and on. As the world becomes more technologically advanced, we begin to rely on technology more and more. I mean, when was the last time you went ANYWHERE without your phone? And not just a phone but most of us have a camera, mini computer, and a phone all in 1 device. I know I may still be in the younger generation but I remember first driving without taking a cell phone with me! And I certainly wasn’t checking email or even texting when I finally did have a cell phone – it didn’t even have a camera! ;) Just in the last 15 years, the world has changed so much. Do you remember the first time you got a cell phone? I seriously cannot imagine life without it now.
We all rely on technology in our day to day life whether it be at home or on the job. I don’t think I know anyone that works in any field that does not use some kind of computer technology – whether it be in email, online services, a program online designed specifically for their workplace, I mean even my doctor comes to the room with a computer in hand to document our visit.
Because we rely on technology and the internet so much in our life, we need it to be FAST! Who wants to sit around waiting on slow internet? My job as a blogger working from home depends on my internet working all the time and being FAST! So I am very excited about this new product that Comcast just announced.
Comcast is launching a new speedy service, called Gigabit Pro, a new residential Internet service that offers speeds at 2-Gigabits-per-second. These new speeds are at least double what any other provider can provide. You’ll be able to download multimedia files in 60 seconds, HD movies in 20 seconds and full music albums in less than a second. That is just amazing to me! The speedy service will launch in Atlanta (yay!), California, Chattanooga, Chicago, Colorado, Houston, Knoxville, Nashville, NW Indiana, Portland, Twin Cities, Utah and Washington state. It’ll be available to about 18 million homes by the end of the year – more homes in more neighborhoods than any other network! For more information on this new product, visit the site here. Even though you may not need these speeds right now, the point of the new 2 Gbps speed is to build up infrastructure for the future, where these fiber-run networks will be the norm.
I would love to hear about how technology and the internet has changed your life. What kind of device can you not live without – your phone, tablet, WIFI speaker, computer, etc? There is a $100 gift card up for grabs for someone who enters using the Rafflecopter widget below.
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