I can still see the cartoon and hear that song ….”Here’s George Jetson”. That cartoon showed us a picture of a family whose life, appliances, and gadgets were light years behind anything we could imagine at the time. We laughed at Rosie their robot and all of the things that were automated, but just like that we are there.
Nope, these changes didn’t happen overnight, it’s been happening slowly and I am excited about what all this smart technology is doing to our lives and what it means for us.
I remember my first personal experience with smart technology when I got my networked lights. I connected them to my Verizon Fios network and I was ready to go. (Do you hear the singing).
When You Try Smart Technology, You Will Never Want To Go Back
When I sat in my bed and turned off my lights without having to walk back down the stairs, I was SOLD for life. That wasn’t all either, the kind of freedom I felt when I realized that I could switch off the all the lights in my house from my car with a single swipe with invigorating. There is NOTHING like that kind of piece of mind. I can’t wait until I can do things like turn off my oven and find out what’s in my refrigerator, the technology is already there I just don’t have it.
Gadgets like the Amazon Alexa and Google Home are getting more and more common and as more and more people add these goodies to their homes the possibilities will be endless.
Think about how smart televisions and streaming have changed the way we watch TV. You can literally create your own TV lineup and watch what you want when you want it. It’s great! I love the flexibility and I am not alone.
New Technology Means New Changes
One thing that is true about all this smart technology is that it doesn’t run on it’s own. As a friend of mine recently found out. Without a fast, strong and dependable network all those bells and whistles don’t mean a thing.
Streaming services are garbage without good upload and download speeds. The same is true when you have multiple people using large amounts of data. When everyone in the house is watching different things online and you don’t have good download speeds you know right away. Bottlenecks, frustrating delays and buffering pictures have ruined everything from YouTube videos to the ending of a great movie. It’s a constant reminder that during times like this, speed matters.
When you working from home you need fast upload and download speeds, to get work done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on video calls where people couldn’t communicate at all or where they kept dropping because their networks could support the video. I didn’t realize it was their networks until I saw how stable and consistent the Verizon Fios network was, we never have those kinds of problems.
You Need To Think About Things Differently
We are in a time period where stability and speed matter, ALOT. The technology and innovation that we are using requires power and access to networks that can support our new normal.
Smart technology is great, but without a network that can handle it, it’s not worth the money or the aggravation. Here are a few questions that you want to consider.
- You need to know your needs. How many tablets and other devices does your network need to support?
- What are the needs of the other people in your household?
- Have you ever taken the time to think about how your network needs may change over the next year. Now is a good time to think about that.
- What kind of technology are you going to purchasing? Or do you want to purchase?
- What kind of connections will you need to support the new technology that you are considering?
- Do you have kids, teens, young adults, or is there a chance you could find yourself spending more time working from home?
- How is your current network performing and are there signs that your current plan isn’t working? i.e. slow connections during key times during the day, slow uploads, lots of buffering.
These are all questions you want to answer and consider. You want to invest in a network that can support where you are trying to go, not just where you are.
Before my family and I got Verizon Fios I thought that the delays, buffering and services were normal when I changed and saw what better speed and stability could really do I knew I made the right decision. With technology changing as much as it is today, take the time to look at your network and your needs so you can plan ahead. Check out Verizon Fios to see how their offerings can benefit you and your family.