How you can get the most from your internet connection

Aug 21 2018, 6:07 pm

Let’s face it. Even the best relationships need a little boost every now and again.

And in this digital age, what connection could be more important than the one between you and the internet?

A fast and reliable connection to the internet is essential in 2018. It’s how we do our jobs, access our entertainment, order food, pay our bills, and stay in touch with loved ones no matter where we (or they) may be.

And with the rising popularity of smart technology, it’s also how we control our intelligent lights, locks, thermostats, security systems, and even our fridge.

It’s no wonder Canadian adults spend almost a full 24 hours online, every week. And our infatuation is only intensifying.

Our ever-increasing lust for more bandwidth is the reason TELUS has invested billions of dollars into connecting homes and businesses across BC and Alberta to its next-generation fibre optic network.

Fibre optic broadband is powered by flexible strands of transparent glass, no thicker than human hair, that transmit huge amounts of information as pulses almost at the speed of light. This means an always-fast and consistent connection, without lag or buffering delays, even during peak hours.

But, here’s the thing: You may have the fastest internet technology, but that’s not going to help if your home wi-fi internet is disrupted. Factors like house size, building materials, and other connected devices, can all interfere with your wi-fi signal.

If you live in a big family home, you may have noticed a pattern of slow spots and drop-offs that occur the farther you and your device move away from the modem. Concrete or brick construction, mirrors, stainless steel appliances, radiant heating, and a whole range of modern devices (both your own and the neighbours) like laptops, tablets, mobile phones, microwaves, baby monitors, cordless phones and wireless speakers can all interfere with wi-fi performance and limit the range, speed and reliability of your cherished internet connection.

Fortunately, the evolution of Mesh wi-fi means you can say goodbye to wi-fi dead zones and slow speeds. TELUS Boost Wi-Fi uses smart wi-fi technology to create a mesh network throughout your home so your devices will always connect to the strongest possible wi-fi, whether that’s the basement office, the kitchen or the patio. They also give you more consistent speeds in every room.

You’ll need a TELUS internet connection and at least two boosters to get started. The TELUS Boost Wi-Fi Starter Pack provides up to 2,000 square feet of wi-fi coverage. If you need more juice, just add more boosters by purchasing up to three TELUS Boost Wi-Fi Expansion Packs. It’s easy — each pack extends the range of your wi-fi by an additional 1,000 square feet.

Bonus: Right now TELUS has a hot deal for new and returning internet customers: sign up for TELUS internet on a two-year term and you’ll receive a Boost Wi-Fi starter pack and expansion pack, valued at $240 — at no extra charge.

These days, your connection to a whole world of fun, food, friends, and new frontiers is just a click away. It’s moving crazy fast. So can you.