It’s officially one year since NZ (and the rest of the world) announced a COVID lockdown which forced everyone to stay indoors. There have been many adjustments — not just at work, but within our households as well.
Because of this, homeowners have no choice but to improve their internet connection for remote schooling and work from home setup. There’s no denying that the global pandemic has made it nearly impossible to be productive. But thankfully, the internet has given us something to look forward to amid the current circumstances.
Since many businesses have transitioned to remote work, it’s gotten a lot easier to look for employment in NZ or anywhere in the world. While employers find this convenient, some people may still have internet problems of their own.
Not everyone can afford a fast broadband, let alone fibre, so it can be difficult for some, especially those living in far off places, to work from home and attend online classes.
It’s not enough that you’re connected to the internet when working or learning from home. You should at least have sufficient, or if you’re lucky, a lightning speed connection to work and study efficiently.
We know that not everyone is aware of how much of your applications “eat up” the internet. To give you an idea, below are common video and software apps used for WFH and remote learning with their recommended download and upload speeds.
|App||Suggested Download Speed||Suggested Upload Speed|
|Zoom||1.2 Mbps to 3 Mbps||1.2 Mbps to 3 Mbps|
|Google Hangouts / Meet||18 Kbps to 3.2 Mbps||12 Kbps to 3.2 Mbps|
|Slack||200 Kbps to 4 Mbps||100 Kbps to 600 Kbps|
|Cisco Webex||0.5 Mbps to 2.5 Mbps||0.5 Mbps to 3 Mbps|
|Skype||30 Kbps to 8 Mbps||30 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps|
Before going on a shopping trip for internet plans, consider your needs and budget first. Experiencing hiccups while browsing or using the net can be resolved by simply replacing your wifi modem or router, conducting a speed test, restarting your computer, or relocating your modem in a central place at home. If you’ve done all of these but still manage to have slow connection, you might need to ditch your current ISP and change it for something better.
Read more about it here: How To Find The Right Broadband Plan For Remote Work
Here at CompareBear, we always make sure that customers get what they need. Given that everything can now be done online, not to mention work and school activities, it's important that you are connected to a fast, stable and reliable internet especially when you’re at home.
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