From completing a spot of research to catching up with the latest episode of your favourite show, there’s no doubt that the internet plays a prominent role in home life.
In fact, the web is such a central part of our lives that we’re no longer content to only connect through traditional means – such as via a home PC or laptop. Connecting to the net via mobile devices is a growing trend and one which every homeowner can take advantage of. Here’s how:
Let signal reign free
No matter how strong your internet connection, it’s no use unless you can access it from all around the house. Whether you’re following a recipe in the kitchen or gaming in the kids’ attic den, you need a strong signal.
Broadband extenders can help with this, making use of just a power socket. For more information on this, take a look at the powerline adapters that BT Connected Home can provide.
Seek the right bandwidth
It’s normal to find more than half a dozen devices connecting to a network in the typical home. Some might be streaming music or videos all evening, while others are just checking into their email accounts from time to time. Ensuring that your tariff allows you sufficient speed and data is key.
With the government’s backing, high speed broadband is set to find its way to just about every corner of the country with most regions already revelling in the glory of lightning quick connections. Taking advantage of this resource by getting the right bandwidth and speed in your home is the first step to being well connected.
Explore new devices
With home connectivity better than ever, there’s a wide range of exciting new tech devices that you can take advantage of.
Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claim 73% of Brits accessed the internet everyday in 2013 (an increase of 20 million people from 2006) but more poignant is the revelation that the number of internet users connecting from their mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2013 – growing from 24% to 53%.
From web cams which have the ability to stream from anywhere in your home to the latest smartphones which offer immersive gaming experiences, exploring the world of cutting edge devices could be just what you need to get excited about your newly connected home.
With the right set-up, you’ll be able to enjoy these devices anywhere you please – potentially boosting the number of internet users in your home even further!