It's commonplace to hear people talking about how much the internet has changed our lives. There's good reason for this, as the web has undoubtedly transformed everyday life for millions across the UK and beyond.
However, a sizeable minority of people have been unable to experience this transformation for themselves due to the fact fast and reliable broadband is not available in their area.
Do you fall into this bracket? If so, satellite broadband could be the answer. Capable of providing download speeds of up to 22 Mbps regardless of location, satellite technology can allow you to enjoy the full benefits of the web wherever you are.
Need some ideas for what you could do with this improved connectivity? We've outlined ten possibilities below.
Become a flexible worker
Flexible working is one of the hottest trends in the business world at the moment, with many businesses offering their staff the opportunity to work at a time and place that suits them. Indeed, all employees now have the legal right to request this privilege from their company.
A better broadband connection could make it possible for you to work at home, making it easier to fit your career around the rest of your life commitments.
Sign up to Netflix
According to research organisation Decipher, more than one in ten Brits use Netflix and with satellite broadband you can join them. The TV and movie streaming service is affordable and with a huge range of titles available, you'll never be short of something to watch.
Listen to Spotify
Ever dreamed of having nearly all the recorded music in history at your fingertips? With Spotify that dream can become a reality. There are millions of songs available on the music streaming service and with faster broadband you'll be able to listen to as many as you like.
Downloading just isn't feasible with slow and unreliable internet connections. You can be left waiting hours for the download to progress only to see your connection cut out, meaning you have to start all over again.The high speed and reliability provided by satellite broadband ensures this isn't an issue.
Watch the footie
Football, and most other major sporting events, is becoming increasingly digital. Extensive coverage is now available online, including the option to stream matches live, and a good internet connection can take being a footie fan to the next level.
The web has revolutionised computer games. Gamers can now pit their wits against other players from all of the world, whether it's a game of online Scrabble or the latest console blockbuster.
Stay in touch with Skype
One of the best things about the internet is how much easier it makes staying in touch with friends and relatives. Take services like Skype for instance, not only does this allow you to call people anywhere in the world, it lets you see them on a video too. What's more, the service is completely free if you're calling another Skype user.
From the weekly food shop to a new garden shed, there aren't many things you can't buy over the internet these days. This can save you both time and money, as many bargains are only available on the web. A fast and reliable broadband connection makes the online shopping process as smooth and efficient as possible.
The internet has everything for the whole family and this means everyone wants to be online at the same time. Naturally, this can place a strain on your broadband connection and you need a service that's good enough to cope with several devices logging on at once. Satellite broadband ticks this box.