Apr 21, 2020 | posted by Conner Williams

Why a reliable Internet connection during COVID-19 matters

Sure, an Internet connection gives us access to email, online games, social media, and streaming entertainment options. But how much of one’s life does a reliable Internet connection come into play during the COVID-19 situation? Here's a list of a few things your DirectLink Internet provides support during these times:

- Continue employment through work-from-home initiatives 

- Connect with teachers and schools through online learning opportunities 

- Use online banking and bill pay functions 

- Use telehealth services to conduct video appointments with doctors, nurses, and specialists to continue managing personal wellbeing 

- Order groceries for delivery or pickup to limit the number of people in stores for everyone’s safety 

- Stay in touch with loved ones via video chats and virtual game nights 

- Keep up to date with current news locally, nationally, and internationally 

- Watch a YouTube video on how to make fabric protective masks at home or learn a new skill 

- Order takeout food to continue supporting local restaurants

- Backup photos, videos, and work files from smartphones and other devices connected to cloud storage services 

- Find shows and movies to watch on popular services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and EZVideo 

- Monitor closed businesses through connected security cameras 

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