Have you ever been late for an important meeting? Ooof. Don’t worry. Most of us have, and we can all agree that it’s at the very least — anxiety-inducing. Imagine having that feeling in the comfort of your own home. Horrifying. Gamers and streamers with basic internet services experience this anxiety often. The cause? High latency. It’s true that when it comes to your internet connection’s latency and price, lower is better. Thankfully, fiber internet installers like ACE Fiber are making high latency a problem of the past.
Are you asking yourself “what is latency?” Again, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Latency is a time delay that occurs before a data transfer begins. More importantly, it’s your time spent waiting online. Whether you are video conferencing, gaming, shopping, or simply checking your email — high latency can slow you down. Check out these three reasons why you should consider switching to a low latency fiber internet plan today.
Stay in Sync
The only thing worse than showing up late to a meeting is your boss thinking you didn’t show up at all. Virtual meetings are no exception. A high latency connection can throw you out of sync with your coworkers on a video call or prevent you from joining the meeting altogether. “If you are having a Skype chat with someone on a high-latency internet connection, you would be out of sync with each other. You would have to pause in between sentences or you would end up talking over each other thanks to the delay,” howtogeek.com writes. If you avoid freezing up with a switch to low latency fiber internet, your coworkers (not to mention your long-distance family members) will thank you for it.
Game Like It’s Your Job
Speaking of work goals, online careers are growing in popularity more than ever. Many young entrepreneurs even game for a living. According to Restream.io,“The past several years have turned online gaming from competitive play into a type of entertainment business, where performers get paid to amuse spectators. It’s no secret that you can make money by playing and streaming video games online.” Of course, you can’t make any money if you can’t stream in real-time. Low latency fiber internet makes real-time streaming not only possible – it sets the standard. Highspeedinternet.com says it well:
Latency is vital to a good online gaming experience — especially in fast-paced games like Call of Duty or Overwatch. High latency manifests as lag in games and can lead to significant delays between your input and your character’s action. In other words, you could already be dead while you’re still trying to get off a shot, but you won’t know it until your connection catches up.
With access to real-time streaming your career opportunities immediately broaden. And you won’t have to worry about missing any important sponsorship emails either. Low latency internet means you’ll never have to deal with packet loss again.
Are you asking yourself, “what is packet loss?” Again, don’t worry — you’re definitely not alone. If you’ve ever had issues with receiving emails — you’ve probably experienced packet loss, which literally means that a “packet” of data is lost in network transfer. Key factors that contribute to packet loss include overloaded devices, and unreliable wireless internet connections. Luckily, fiber internet is reliable and will never overload, so you won’t have to worry about missing emails anymore.
Leave anxiety at the door, and consider giving ACE Fiber a call today. The ACE Fiber team will have your back (even if you actually are late to a meeting every now and again).