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Creative Ways to Use the Internet To Connect

Behind it all, there’s the Internet.

Before COVID-19 hit so close to home, High-Speed Internet generally seemed like a handy tool. Depending on your job or interests, access to a fiber-optic network for broadband service might not have been something you gave any thought to. The Internet was just there.

Now, as we practice social distancing, the Internet is becoming an essential part of our lives. It’s driving productivity for many at-home workers and helping our children continue their education through the extended school closures. It has the ability to keep us connected in many ways. At our best, generally, we are social beings, and the Internet provides that outlet.

Here’s a handful of creative ways people are using their Internet service to connect:

  1. Chef Michael Symon is offering daily dinner tutorials via the Food Network Kitchen’s Facebook page. Each video also features a link to the recipe.
  2. Musical groups are streaming live “virtual” shows. NPR compiled this list, sorted by date and then genre.
  3. Artist at Heart Paint Party is using Facebook Live daily at 12 pm to teach free art classes. Previous daily videos are stored under “Videos.”
  4. People are watching Netflix content together through Netflix Party. The service syncs up the streaming playback at different locations and includes group chat so you can comment as if you’re in the room together.
  5. Museums and parks are offering free virtual tours. Southern Living compiled a guide.
  6. Many gyms and other fitness outlets are offering free online classes and daily physical challenges. Planet Fitness is offering free classes on Facebook Live at 7 pm for anyone.

We want to make sure you are having the best experience with your Internet. As you work from home and help your kids with different eLearning projects, HTC can upgrade your bandwidth to fit your family’s new Internet needs. We’re in this together.