The impact of Superfast Fibre Optic
Broadband has changed our lifestyles dramatically, it is used for communication, entertainment, getting the latest news updates, keeping in touch with friends and family across the world and even turning up the heating for when you get home. Superfast fibre optic like BT Infinity offers speeds of up to five times faster than an average UK connection.
Projects like Superfast Cornwall have brought a number of benefits to the region including job opportunities. It has now been rolled out to around 95% of homes and businesses in Cornwall and is creating and retaining 4,500 jobs. This has had a huge environmental impact for businesses, allowing videos calls to take place instead of having to drive to a meeting in order to reduce your carbon footprint.
Our homes have also benefited greatly as well. More and more appliances are using an internet connection; these “smart devices” can be controlled remotely using a Smartphone. You can control your heating from your phone and so if you are late home from work you can turn it off to help save money.
One of most useful features of faster broadband is the Cloud. This digital storage method allows photos, music, videos, documents and other files to be kept. This has also meant streaming is now a growing form of entertainment. You no longer have to go out and buy the DVD, simply choose what you want to watch from your chosen streaming service.