Can Your Internet Fully Support All Your Connected Devices?
Not long ago, the only devices in your home that used Wi-Fi were computers and maybe a tablet or a game console. Today, the average home has 21 different devices connected to the internet. That’s five times as many as most homes had just ten years ago.
The “Internet of Things” – or “IoT” – refers to this rapidly growing collection of internet-connected devices. From communication to entertainment to keeping our homes comfortable and secure, we’re growing increasingly reliant on these connected devices in almost every aspect of our lives.
Do You Know How Many IoT Devices You Own?
A recent study found most people significantly underestimate how many things in their home are connected to the internet. Look around your house and count all the services you rely on that need a strong, fast internet connection. (Think carefully! You may have just received a few more as holiday gifts.)
- Computers, laptops, and tablets
- Wearable devices like Fitbit and Apple Watch
- Voice-enabled devices, like Alexa
- Smart televisions
- Streaming video services like Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Webcams for school and virtual meetings
- App-controlled utilities like thermostats and lighting
- Smart appliances like refrigerators and robot vacuums
- Gaming consoles
- Home theatre equipment
- Home security systems like Ring
- Virtual reality gear
- Smart toys
The more connected devices you own, the more critical your internet connection becomes. A slow or glitchy connection can dramatically reduce the performance of all your smart systems.
Connected Devices Need Ultra-Fast Fiber Internet
Every IoT device works by downloading and uploading data. You’re familiar with downloading a movie or music, but the same process also runs your smart thermostat and doorbell camera.
Ever experience annoying “buffering” while streaming a movie? If you’re still using digital subscriber line (DSL) or cable broadband, you’ve probably experienced slow performance on your computer, tablet, or phone. The more devices you hook up to your home’s Wi-Fi, the more strain you put on antiquated, inadequate internet connections.
That’s because every smart device in your home is competing for space on your internet connection to send and receive the information it needs to deliver the performance you deserve.
Discover the Difference Fiber Internet Can Make in All Your IoT Devices
Switching to a fiber internet service like FastBridge Fiber will improve your experience, because fiber internet gives you the speed and bandwidth to support all your internet-connected devices – and many more you haven’t even dreamed about yet.
Here are Some of Our Favorite Connected Devices
Remember life before smartphones and Alexa? Who knows what new and wonderful devices will soon become must-have fixtures in your home. Here are some of the latest devices our FastBridge Fiber team enjoys:
- Streaming service: Roku Ultra
- Webcam: Logitech C930s Pro HD Webcam
- Gaming console: Sony PlayStation 5
- Virtual Reality Gear: Meta Quest 3 VR/Mixed Reality Headset
- Home Theatre System: Samsung The Freestyle Smart Portable Projector
Check them out! But first, make sure your internet connection can support these exciting new devices – and the next generation of IoT. Sign up today for FastBridge Fiber Internet.
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