The Gigabit Revolution is coming. Is your nonprofit ready to take advantage of high speed Internet and supercharge your nonprofit?
What is the Gigabit Revolution? It’s a high-speed Internet connection that’s not available everywhere in the United States, thought in some Asian countries, like Japan, it is the average Internet speed for all users. Gigabit-per-second Internet transfers 1,000 megabits per second (mbps) of data. To put that number in perspective, consider this figure: Most homes currently receive 5 to 10 mbps of data through their Internet connections.
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Access to the Internet has become essential to our professional lives. Email, checking websites, and communicating with constituents to rally around your cause all happen more on the Internet than anywhere else. The problem arises when our connection is slow, there’s too many people online at the same time trying to do the same kinds of things you’re doing. All that video and music streaming and attachment downloading can hog your organization’s bandwidth and drive business to an invisible stand still.
What a gig per second Internet you’re able to stream 5 high-definition videos at the same time and still have enough bandwidth to email and surf the web. You’ll be able to transfer data over the Internet faster than you can write data to a thumb drive, and download data as fast as many computers can save the data to a hard drive.
Sure, this all sounds exciting, and the possibilities are seemingly endless, but what are the real, practical application of gigabit per second Internet? How will my everyday change as a result of this new and exciting technology?
Here are a few predictions on what the Gigabit Revolution will enable nonprofits to do:
- The ability to ‘be together’ anywhere, anytime, and collaborate will change the way we all work in the 1GB age. Our work will almost constantly include a vivid tele-presence, enabling people to meet and feel connected with out the need for travel.
- Be more powerfully in more than one place at a time. Holding events, rallies, seminars or workshops in more than one location becomes increasingly more possible with enhanced internet speeds.. With
- The connection symbiotic connection between humans and technology will continue to tighten. Technology will be further empowered to be always on, and always collecting data about our lives.
- Social sectors will be especially impacted; health/medicine and education will be transformed by the increased access to the Internet because of the amount of people relying on a stable, fast, and effective Internet to get their work done in hospitals or on college campuses.