Times are a changing, so much so that most aspects of life are now becoming irrevocably linked to the internet. Since the advent of the broadband internet with its wider bandwidth and greater downloading speeds, internet usage has been receiving glaring attention and being incorporated into most home and businesses activities. Aside from its usage in the office where emails and large data files have to be exchanged, it’s also needed to operate numerous apps to enable optimal functioning of the office.
There is something to be said about the circle of life. When we are young, we are physically weak and dependent on the others. The same carries through when we reach the zenith of our lives and achieve that prestigious place in life called ‘senior citizens’, where wisdom and experience are aplenty, but the average human body is again weakened and incapable of enjoying complete independence.
Internet connectivity has gone international and made the world into a global village and within easy reach of the common man. Broadband internet connection has become popular over the years since its inception and is available all over the world. Even the economically-backwards countries have gone all out to become fully connected to the internet as it’s a great stimulator for economic growth. Not only that, it’s an important tool for distant education, dissemination of information as well as for communication and keeping in touch with people spread out in any corner of the world, at a nominal cost.
Interestingly, the internet has become a necessity for living in this modern world of ours, just like water, air and food….more so in the urban areas as compared to the rural areas. Internet broadband service providers like our flagship company, Asianet Broadband have been around for 25 years or so in Kerala, providing easily accessible broadband internet through a network of cables spread out through all the nooks and crannies of the state. And that’s a major advantage that traditional broadband internet holds over a comparatively new newcomer like 4G internet.
The world has been silently and sneakily changing over the years following the introduction of the broadband and now a new era has dawned where the situation has become one where people are unable to live their daily lives without being hooked up to the broadband internet! And it’s not just the offices and businesses, but students, young and older alike, as well as home-makers too who depend on it on a daily basis for their day-to-day needs. In fact, children right from their kindergarten days are taught to use the computer and this slowly progresses to playing video games online with mothers putting on interesting movies on YouTube to keep their children entertained.
As the world is going digital, the need for broadband connections is on the rise. And India is at par in the global need for better and faster broadband connectivity in every home. Lifestyles have changed so much over the years that the internet is required for almost everything.
Though the internet became a functional entity in the late 1960’s, it was only during the early 1990’s that it became commercialised and available to the common man. Since then there has been a phenomenal growth in this field with more advancements and progress making it what it is today.
Kerala not only has the highest literacy levels in the country, but this beautiful coastal state is also the most connected to broadband internet. So much so that the state government has even gone ahead and announced that internet is the basic human right of every indigene of this state!
Over the years, there have been a lot of changes and advancements in internet technology, but the driving force behind further improvements in information technology and communication hasn’t abated. Gone are the days when internet could only be accessed through the slow dial-up process through lines that weren’t always free. Those were the days when sending emails and having email addresses were intriguing events that got people excited.
It was not so long ago when we were struggling with the slow dial-up system of accessing the internet, but already most people seem to have forgotten the frustration of erratic connectivity after the introduction of the broadband internet. Since its advent, broadband internet became an instant hit due to its high-speed connectivity and constant availability. It can be accessed in four different ways, namely, cable, digital subscriber line (DSL), fiber-optics and direct satellite connections.