There is no denying the fact that broadband internet has taken over our lives irrevocably. We depend on it for everything from checking out a new recipe for paying your bills online or staying in touch with friends and family. Just like the phone had become an indispensable part of our lives earlier, it’s the broadband that’s the latest technology to grab the headlines. Numerous programs and apps are being designed around the availability of broadband internet that is drawing us more and more deeply into a webbed world (pun intended!), which we can control from just sitting in front of our computers at home.
Who would have thought a century ago that life would be so ruled by the internet that we would need it for everything ranging from kids’ homework to making free calls, office work and even watching movies and engaging in sports activities like tennis, boxing and cycling (with Nintendo Wii gaming).
Though many people may joke about others being on the internet all the time, the bland truth is that broadband internet has woven itself so deeply into our lifestyles that being without it leaves us feeling like being out on a limb! Currently, there is a big debate raging on this topic with many people postulating that broadband internet is a necessity while others are of the opinion that it is a luxury afforded by the well-heeled ones.
Technology has taken over our lives to the extent that we find ourselves at a loose end when we are plucked out of our internet-cocooned life. We suddenly find it very hard to cope up with life as we have become so used to the broadband internet for most of our daily activities, starting from payment of bills and communications to office work and entertainment.
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, as can be seen in the key internet statistics that can be seen online.