Save money using technology
The rate at which telecommunications technology has advanced can be overwhelming for the averge person. Unless you are a devoted ‘techy’, do you really care what ‘fibre optics’ means or even what a mega-bite is? Maybe you are not interested in the finer details but what is important to most people is how technology can help them save money.
Fibre optics: a different view
Techy or not, the technological advances behind cheaper TV are fascinating. The British public now has the option of freeview, a low-cost TV facility which provides more than television and radio channels to consumers. You can download music, TV and films in a matter of seconds because technology and telecommunications providers are so keen to get your custom, that they throw extra bonuses such as free Wi-Fi hotspots. And you save money as well.
What is the technology which has enabled all of this? It is called fibre optics broadband.
No doubt you have come across this term and maybe wondered what exactly it meant. Fibre optics are cables which are full of glass strands each no more than the width of a hair. With infrared laser light, they enable the high speed transmission of digital data.
Their predecessors were copper wires which were slower, took up more space and were fire hazards. For you, fibre optics mean a better and more reliable internet service.
In order to take advantage of the options presented by digital TV, it is necessary to adapt your current set. You can do this with a Freeview box.
Making your TV compatible is simple and doesn’t require you to be technically-minded. You simply plug in the Freeview box to your existing aerial and it automatically tunes itself.
Once this process is complete, you have access to scores of TV and radio channels. The cost for this procedure only involves purchase of the box with no follow-up bills.
It is worth noting that Freeview is not available everywhere so you need to check if you can get it in your area before you go ahead with installation.
Also, some Freeview boxes automatically retune themselves as the service is expanded while others need to be tuned manually every few months.
Check when you buy your Freeview box if you can receive High Definition in your area as this will affect which device you need. A little bit of research will ensure happy viewing!