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In today’s tech-driven world, it’s all about being fast – faster than the competitors, fast enough to get it all done, fast enough to leave you some free time. Comcast recently announced it will begin offering Gigabit Pro, a new residential Internet service that offers speeds at 2-Gigabits-per-second. In tech speak, it sounds cool…but what does this mean for US?
The new speeds are at least double what any other provider can provide. They’re the fastest speeds to the most homes. You’ll be able to download multimedia files in 60 seconds, HD movies in 20 seconds and full music albums in less than a second.
The speedy service will launch in Atlanta, California, Chattanooga, Chicago, Colorado, Houston, Knoxville, Miami, Nashville, NW Indiana, Portland, Twin Cities, Utah and Washington state. It’ll be available to about 18 million homes by the end of the year – more homes in more neighborhoods than any other network! For more info, visit the site here: http://comca.st/1KnnkiI.
This massive new multi-gig speed will be something that I know I will not be able to live without. It reminded me of my favorite tech device that I could NEVER live without. Remember the original cell phones they were more annoyance than help. Now, I cannot imagine a world without my cell. These new internet speeds are building infrastructure for the future, where these fiber-run networks will be the norm.
10 Reasons I cannot Live Without my Cell Phone
1. Email App
Since I own my own business, I could not run my business effectively without having email on my phone. I never miss an opportunity when I have my email coming to my phone. I cannot imagine waiting to get home to check my email. This is by far my most used app on my phone. I used to have on the front page but had to hide in a folder so that I would not check it every time I looked at my phone. It has made more efficient looking at it a little less than normal.
I am seriously addicted to Instagram! It is my go to social media application partly for the blog and partly because I adore photos!
I keep up with blogging, family, and friend new through Facebook. I would not be able to have so many friends if it weren’t for my phone’s Facebook app.
4. Streaming TV
I watch a ton of TV on my phone while doing all kinds of activities in the house. I watch while I wash dishes, do laundry, put on makeup and tons more activities. All these TV apps make it so easy to watch.
5. Great Camera
The phone cameras have come a long way since my first camera phone in the early 2000s. I remember thinking, why would I need a camera on a phone when I can take better pics with my real camera. My phone has enabled me to leave my camera and computer at home on trips. It enables me to walk around with a small clutch rather than a huge camera bag.
6. Great Video Camera
As a new mom, I am constantly capturing cute unforgettable moments. The great video on my phone allows me to capture these moments on the spot, so they don’t fade with my horrible memory.
The world before texting was filled with awkward phone calls. Life is so much easier now that I can communicate via text.
8. Fitness Monitoring
My 10,000 walking goal is so much easier to obtain with my phone monitoring my steps.
9. Audible App
Audible is an addiction that I’ve had for the last eight years. Instead of sitting down and reading books, I listen to them through my Audible app. It started when I had a long commute to work, and now I listen to 30 books per year on top of the books that I read in paperback. I cannot imagine living without my phone so I can get my book fix.
10. Podcast App
My podcast obsession stemmed from my love of audiobooks. Now they seem to be getting more popular, there are more varieties of podcast options. I could not live without them either!
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