Optional Online and Remote School Instruction Requires a Fast Home Network
In March 2020, when schools closed their doors in response to the pandemic, students and their families found themselves in an at-home learning environment they were ill-equipped to undertake. The fall of 2020 saw varied educational strategies, with some school districts remaining in fully remote status while others approached learning through hybrid models.
At the start of the school year, over 9 million students found their school offering remote-only instruction. While most schools plan to open for the 2021-2022 school year, the Delta variant is shedding some instability, with potential closures possible throughout the coming year. The CDC and AAP have issued guidance, suggesting, though not requiring, that schools continue to provide optional online or remote instruction.
So, what does this mean to students and their families? A strong whole-home Wi-Fi for their southern Maine and Cape Elizabeth, ME homes is essential to providing access to learning materials and maintaining the everyday activities that require a secure and stable home network.
Let's look at specific considerations and how you can tell if your network needs an upgrade.
A Whole-Home Network Can Provide for all Your Home Wi-Fi Needs
We’ve all felt the struggle. Your kids are on their iPads, and your partner is watching TV while scrolling through Instagram on their smartphone while you desperately try to connect with colleagues over a Zoom call. You move your laptop around until you reach that one spot that, for some reason, is above the refrigerator in the kitchen, where you get the best speed.
You call your internet provider, and their suggestion is just to reset your router. And maybe put a chair near your refrigerator. Not a great solution, but what are your options? Having a high-speed internet connection is essential, sure, but how it's dispersed around your Ogunquit, ME home and devices makes all the difference. Having a whole home Wi-Fi setup is the answer.
Our Design, Installation and Monitoring Services Keep You Connected When It Matters Most
If you’re experiencing sluggish internet, you can find many guides online that offer simple steps toward a possible solution: Upgrade your internet plan. Move your router. Buy a wi-fi extender. And so on. However, unless you know precisely why your connection is suffering, you’ll likely waste time grasping at straws.
Because today’s homes are chock-full of connected devices, and families are working and learning remotely, the demands on the home network have significantly changed. DIY networking solutions no longer fit the bill.
For reliable whole-home Wi-Fi that keeps everyone connected around the clock, we suggest you work with a professional. Read below to learn what you’ll gain when you call on SmartHome Solutions, Inc. for your home network installation or upgrade in Falmouth and southern Maine.