High Speed Broadband?
Speeds and Technologies
What can you do with it?
Our world and how business is done started shifting tremendously after the Great Recession of 2008/2009. As Baby Boomers retire rapidly and a new generation has hold the pace of this change has quickened. COVID-19 will accelerate that change and we see it before our own eyes. Highspeed Broadband is not a nice-to-have; It is a Must-Have.
During 2019’s Boulder Junction Public Information meetings, the High Speed Broadband Workgroup focused on educating the community on what High Speed Broadband is.
to and from the
World Wide Web
The Internet of Things
Consumer Tech | Emailing, Photo Sharing, Social Media, Web Browsing, Banking, Gaming, Streaming TV, Videos, Movies, & Music
Smart Homes | Security Systems, Thermostat Monitoring, Cameras, & Smart Devices.
Tele-Education | Online Courses, College Courses, Webinars & School Research.
Tele-Health | Health Screening, Health Monitoring, Patient Care, Physician Appointments, Patient Education & Self Care via Telecommunications.
Tele Commuting | Phone & Video Conferencing, Document Sharing, Cloud Software, Graphic Design, Secure Tunneling & E-Commerce... ect.
And so much more...
Speed do you
It all takes bandwidth
Almost anything you can imagine is possible on the Internet today, it's the way today's business happens. However, that all takes bandwidth, which is the amount and speed of data your "pipe" will handle.
Think of it as an Electrical Service comparison; you can have a 30 AMP Service to your home or a 400 AMP, the bigger the AMP the more electricity you get. It's the same with Broadband, you can get 3MB service to your home or 1GB (1000MB), the bigger the bandwidth, the more you can do with it.
1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte (KB)
1000 KBs = 1 Megabyte (MB)
1000 MBs = 1 Gigabyte (GB)
1 MB = 8 Megabits per second (Mbps)
Here are some general download speed requirements
SOLVING THE SPEED MYSTERY
The new US federal standard for basic Broadband is
25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.
Without this project almost all of Boulder Junction falls below this baseline.
Virtual workers, consultants, and new businesses require even more speed. They need Highspeed Broadband.
Types of Internet Delivery
Boulder Junction is currently using DSL provided by CenturyLink
This is one of the slowest types of internet delivery.