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Stream HD video, work from home, even immerse yourself in entertainment.

Gigabit Internet may seem impossibly futuristic, like flying cars or robot pets, but it’s already here, in our communities.

Across North Dakota, local broadband providers are offering Internet speeds of one gigabit, or one million bits, per second—that’s one hundred times faster than the average Internet speed in the United States. 

Gigabit Internet isn’t just faster; it’s more reliable, has lower latency, and offers matching upload and download speeds. 

So what does all of this mean for you? Consider how much of your life revolves around the Internet: you use it to work, learn, entertain, shop, communicate, bank, and more. With gig, you can do everything you already do online, but faster and with higher quality. 

What Can You Do with Gig? Stream high-quality video. Whether you’re streaming Game of Thrones or your grandson’s graduation ceremony, with gigabit Internet, you can expect higher quality video without annoying buffering or lags. But the most exciting improvement in terms of video is that you will be

able to stream ultra-high-definition 4K video at the same speeds as a typical 1080p stream, despite requiring up to five times as much data.

Work from home. These days, more of us are working from our home offices than ever before. And while gigabit Internet is not essential for working successfully from home, if you rely on collaboration tools or frequently need to transfer large files, gig fast upload speeds will allow you to get more done in less time.

Keep in touch. Speaking of working from home: we’ve all been on a Zoom or Skype call where someone’s video keeps cutting out, making it impossible to make out what they are saying. This isn’t just frustrating; it can strain personal and professional relationships that rely on these virtual connections. Gigabit Internet allows for smoother, higher resolution video calls, so you can lead that big meeting or chat with your long-distance friends without interruption.

Online game. With gig, you can work hard AND play hard. Thanks to matching upload and download speeds, the online gamers in your household will never have to worry about losing a game due to a laggy connection again. 

Explore new, immersive media. When we say “gaming,” we’re not just talking about Fortnite and Animal Crossing anymore. Gigabit Internet’s faster upload and download speeds will make immersive media, like virtual and augmented reality, more accessible from home.

Back up your data. From family photos to financial documents, we don’t want to lose so much data on our devices. Traditionally, backing up valuable data has required external hard drives, which can be damaged or misplaced. Gig Internet makes it more convenient to store your data with cloud backup services, like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, that you can access from anywhere at any time. 

Support multiple users and devices simultaneously. Say you want to stream your favorite show while your kids are playing video games upstairs and your spouse is on a video call preparing for an important business meeting. 

Something’s got to give. Not with gig. Perhaps the most exciting feature of gigabit Internet is the ability to support your entire household and their devices, all at once.

These are just a handful of ways that gigabit Internet can make your online life faster, more convenient, and more reliable. But in order to enjoy all these advantages and more, you’ll need technology that can support such blazing speeds. Just give us a call, and one of Polar’s tech experts will set you up with the right equipment.

Contact your local BAND member to learn how upgrading your broadband can better your business.