Published: 22nd Jun 2016
If you've been considering upgrading your broadband connection for a while, but haven't quite got round to doing it, now is the time to act.
This year is set to see some exciting developments in the online world and by improving your broadband service you can make the most of them. Read on to find out more.
If you or someone in your family is an avid gamer, 2013 is going to be a very special 12 months. The next generation of consoles is set to arrive and both the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are scheduled for release later this year.
Online play is a massive part of the gaming world these days and whether it's a sporting title such as Fifa or a shooter like Call of Duty, the internet allows you to pit your wits against players from all over the world. Broadband will be particularly important for the Xbox One, as it will not be possible to play games without a web connection.
The BBC has really committed to improving its online offering in recent years and that is set to continue over the course of 2013. It has promised to make its coverage of this year's Glastonbury Festival "truly digital" and a whole host of performances from numerous stages will be streamed on the web. The likes of the Rolling Stones and the Arctic Monkeys are headlining, so it's definitely not to be missed.
Wimbledon is also set to benefit from an increased level of online coverage, with ten live streams set to be running throughout the tournament, meaning you won't have to miss a minute of your favourite player in action, be it Murray, Federer, Djokovic or Nadal.
Tablets are arguably the must have gadget of 2013 and the chances are they will be high on your family's birthday and Christmas wish lists. Indeed these computers are becoming so popular that PC sales are falling as more people opt for the ease and mobility provided by the slim line devices.
A wireless broadband connection is essential to make the most of owning a tablet, as it will allow you to go online more or less anywhere in your home. A fast and reliable service is also a must if your family are likely to be accessing the web on more than one device at the same time.
Working from home
Flexible working is one of the latest phenomenons to sweep the business world and an increasing number of companies are now realising the benefits of allowing their staff to work from home.
It is the internet that has made this possible, as thanks to the web you can now be just as connected to your colleagues from the comfort of your own home as you can in the office.
For the ultimate experience, opt for our absolute package, which can provide speeds of up to 20 Mbps and unlimited data allowances.
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