Enjoying rural life in the Dawson Creek area doesn’t mean you have to put up with slow Internet service. With the number of people working and learning from home due to the ongoing pandemic, we all know how important a reliable connection can be.
Thanks to recent significant upgrades to their network’s hardware, Xplornet is providing rural customers with a fast connection that allows them to take part in video conferencing and download entertainment quickly and reliably.
“Xplornet is taking our LTE network to a whole new level by doubling our speeds,” says Jack Barreto, Xplornet’s district manager for B.C., Yukon and Northwest Territories. “That means downloading can be done at speeds up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps).
One of the most noticeable benefits has been the ability to connect to video conferencing services such as Zoom or Skype. “Those are the type of applications many people are now relying on when they work from their home offices because of the restrictions COVID-19 has created,” Jack Barreto says.
But it’s not only the work from home environment Xplornet has helped enhance. “Access to entertainment has significantly changed, too. Our faster speeds have made watching movies from streaming services, such as Netflix, much quicker. All our online experiences have benefitted from a fast connection, with unlimited data.”
Another plus of the new, quicker service is the ability to provide improved speeds to a much larger number of users within a household simultaneously. “You can have many more devices all connected at the same time,” Barreto says.
One of the best parts of the changes is that existing Xplornet customers do not have to upgrade their equipment to take advantage of the faster speeds. “Our focus has been in serving rural clients, giving them the best service available that users in more densely populated communities already enjoy,” Barreto says. “It’s what we do. We have been the leader in rural markets since day one.”
To help with the changes and challenges of working and learning from home, Barretooffered five handy tips:
- Maintain regular hours and stick to it.
- Review a task list every morning and plan your day.
- Schedule regular breaks and make sure to take them.
- Set up a dedicated/studying space as a boundary from home life.
- Be sure to socialize with your colleagues/classmates online at the conclusion of a video conferencing call.
For more information about how Xplornet can open up your access to the Internet for your at-home needs, visit Xplornet.com or call 1-844-883-3811.