Are you prepared for the new school year? If your family is like mine, you’re already looking at school supply lists to make sure your children have everything they will need. One item not found on the list, but equally important, is reliable internet service to support the devices your family shares at home.
No more lagging
During the summer months, my family spends more time outdoors than inside using their electronic devices. But starting this month, that will change. My boys will spend most afternoons completing homework using school issued electronic devices, streaming TV, using their cell phones, and gaming if time permits. Prior to receiving RiverNet Connect, our devices would slow down because we were sharing the internet. RiverNet Connect has allowed my family to use our electronic devices to access the internet without causing issues for each other.
The other day, I was talking to Keisha Pittman, a RiverNet Connect employee, who recalled her family’s hectic experience during the pandemic. At the time, she did not have RiverNet Connect’s service. Keisha says she had to schedule her video conferences for work around the girls’ learning times because there wasn’t enough bandwidth to support all three being online at the same time. Unfortunately, this is an experience that many people can relate to. Once RiverNet was available in her area, Keisha quickly switched and hasn’t had any problems since.
E-learning days inevitable
Digital learning did not stop once the pandemic ended. Kershaw, Lancaster, and Chesterfield counties have issued electronic devices to students for academic purposes and for any potential e-learning days. We don’t want families to experience the frustration Keisha and her family did. Home internet access is an integral part of students’ learning these days.
Do you have reliable internet service to support your child’s learning needs and continue to do things on other devices as usual? Or does RiverNet Connect need to be added to your back to-school list?