Home internet should no longer be viewed as a luxury

Do you remember the days of dial-up internet? When it would take hours to connect to the web and even then, the connection would be terrible? Those days, having a home internet connection would have been seen as a luxury that only the upper class was thought to have and be able to afford. In today’s digitally-driven world, having a home internet connection is a must. We can now run our lives with a basic home internet connection, from working at home, ordering groceries and watching our favorite series, to even controlling our home security – all of this and more can be done with a steady home internet connection.

Having a secure, fast and reliable internet connection is essential in running your home and your life effectively. Here are a few reasons why:

Working from home

The business world has changed drastically over the last few years. Businesses are relying on their staff more and more in every aspect of the job. The economy is tough, so finding ways to save money but keep staff productive is important. Companies are relying on their employees to be available and reachable at any time after hours. In addition to this, with technology advancing so much in the last decade or so, and with the invention of cloud-based systems, companies are allowing staff to work from home more and more. This not only saves the company money by being able to reduce office space needed for desking, but many studies have shown that working from home actually helps employees be more productive. Cloud-based systems enable employees to access documents and files from wherever they are; all they need is a steady, reliable and fast home internet connection. They can perform all of their tasks they can do at the office such as accessing and responding to emails, creating and completing documents and booking appointments, to name a few. The cloud-based system keeps all files updated in real-time as well, so all changes and work done are saved to the cloud immediately and easily accessible at any time.


If you are a parent with young children, you will understand how imperative it is to enrich and educate your children at home. Advancing their education with home-based educational activities will help them excel in school, and it has never been easier to do just that. There are thousands of great applications and internet-based programs available today to help enrich our children through play. These applications and programs are easily accessible from home with the use of a home internet connection. And what is even better is that most of the time, these programs feel more like playtime for kids, than learning. In addition to this, high-school, university and college students can benefit from a home internet connection which they can use to research and complete their homework and assignments. They can even complete applications and submit assignments online, as well as attend online lectures and watch educational talks and seminars.

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Family time

In today’s fast-paced world, it is important to still connect and spend time together as a family. Having a home internet connection makes this so much easier; as a family, you can spend time together watching your favorite movies or series or even playing your favorite digital games with your gaming devices. The advancements in technology have made spending time together so much easier and more effortless.

It’s a tech-driven world

Running your household successfully has never been more difficult, with virtually all of your home devices and appliances being digital. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult, and a home internet connection can help you effortlessly manage and run your entire home; from your electronic devices to your home security – everything can be linked up into a home management system which you can control via the internet. So you will be able to check in on your family when you are not home, and you will be able to access and control every aspect of your home security while you are on holiday with your family.

Staying connected

A home internet connection enables you to stay in touch with your family, friends and colleagues without any difficulty. So you don’t have to worry about whether your family or your kids are okay; you can simply get in touch with them with a video call or a quick message. Staying connected and in touch with friends and family who live far away has never been easier, too. With the use of your cellphone or laptop and a steady internet connection, you can video call them from your home and spend as much time, virtually, with them as you want!

BitCo offers a wide range of home internet packages that are suitable for your specific needs. We only offer uncapped packages, meaning that you will never run out of data unexpectedly, and we do not shape or throttle our lines, so you can rest assured that your connectivity will always be as high quality as possible. We offer 24/7 assistance to all of our clients and customers, so no matter the time – we will be there to assist you.

Check your home coverage here and let us help you guide you into which Home Fibre line you should be using!

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