Why Fiber Is the Best Tool for Remote Learning
September 13, 2021
With the Delta variant on the rise in the Summer and Fall of 2021, a number of school districts in Texas have begun to consider once again offering a virtual learning option to students. In looking back at education in 2020, virtual learning has been a steep learning curve for both students and educators. However, it provided a safe and effective alternative to the classroom during the rise of COVID-19. It’s for this reason that school districts in north Texas have already added virtual learning options in the midst of the Delta variant, with other districts in the state considering doing the same.
Unfortunately, one consequence of virtual learning, as well as virtual working, was a much higher need for bandwidth in many households. Because of that, a lot of Internet providers that use aging, outdated infrastructure were not able to provide the service necessary to meet that need for many users. Distance learning depends on video conferencing and the ability to send and receive large files and other large sets of data. To do that, you need a type of Internet service that can consistently give you the upload and download speeds you need as well as ensure you’re always up and running. Here’s why fiber Internet can meet those needs, and why it’s the best possible tool you can use for remote learning.
Fiber Provides the Fastest Speeds
Students will be using several devices and applications at the same time to learn remotely. At the very least, they need to access and send information, receive and submit assignments, and video conference—often simultaneously. There’s no way this can be done with a slow Internet connection, especially one delivered through overloaded, aged copper infrastructure. With fiber Internet, a residence has up to 1 Gbps at their disposal that they can rely on consistently; users won’t have to worry about 5 PM slowdowns, throttling, or data caps.
Fiber Enables Teachers to Upload Video Content
During the pandemic, teachers have relied primarily on communicating virtually with their students. With a fiber Internet connection, the quality of their lessons can be improved, giving them the ability to be more engaging with the video and audio media that they can share.
Fiber Provides Security to Students and Teachers
The light pulses that fiber Internet uses to transmit signals don’t generate any electromagnetic interference like copper cabling does. The signal is also more difficult to intercept and is almost impervious to electrical interference from outside electronic devices. Because of this, fiber provides students and teachers with a safe, secure, and reliable connection.
Parents and school staff would be remiss not to consider upgrading their Internet to enhance students’ virtual learning experiences. If you’re interested in getting fiber Internet in your neighborhood, check your address here, and learn how you can bring Tachus’ fast and reliable fiber Internet into your community.