Getting Internet Access and Working from Home
If you are looking to get internet at home there are a couple of choices and need some pointers about working from home.
Getting Internet Access at Home
If you are looking to get internet at home there are a couple of choices. The following websites give information on how to get either broadband, mobile broadband or data for your smartphone.
If it's all new to you, read this guide from Ofcom about your different broadband options. Digital Unite also offer a beginner's guide for connecting to the internet.
The websites below you can compare different prices and see which are right for you. Listed below are some that are available:
- Uswitch for comparing home or mobile broadband (They also give information and advice on what to choose.)
- Broadband Choices for comparing home or mobile broadband. (They also give information and advice on what to choose.)
Money Saving Expert has a guide on getting the best deals with Data (internet) for your smartphone and a separate guide on for tablet Data (internet.)
Working from Home?
Lots of us are having to work from home during the pandemic. You will have guidelines set by your employer but here are a few general pointers:
Good Housekeeping: 7 effective ways to work from home during the Coronavirus outbreak
ACAS: Advice on working from home from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Employers are also using the internet for group chats and video conferencing. Here are some of their choices:
Google Hangouts - "Hangouts lets you video call, phone or message the people you love."
Go To Meetings - "Connect with anyone, anywhere. On any device."
Jitsi Meet - completely free video conferencing.
Slack - a collaboration hub where "the right people and the right information come together, helping everyone get work done".
WhatsApp - simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available phones all over the world.
Zoom - video conferencing.