Over the last 12 months, more of us have worked from home than ever before, as the worldwide pandemic and subsequent lockdowns took hold. What many of us may not have seen coming however was that even post-pandemic, working from home will become the norm for a huge number of people. There are just so many benefits to working from home, for both employer and employee. The key to us being able to work remotely and stay in touch is of course the internet, and making sure that you have the right connection for your home office is important.

Tips To Choosing The Right Internet Connection For Your Home Office

When it comes to internet providers Perth for example offers numerous options, but how can you decipher which is the best value for you?

Understanding What You Need

The first step is understanding exactly what you need in your daily life in order to work to the best of your ability. For example, there are some people who will only be using the internet to send instant messages and emails, which will not require a lot of speed or bandwidth. On the other hand, however, there are those who require high-speed internet which will be dependable when they are making video calls to clients and partners. There is little more embarrassing than a slow connection when you are in an important meeting, in such a situation, fast, fiber-optic internet is an absolute necessity.

Separating The Connection

Another factor which you will have to consider is whether you are going to have a single internet connection for the home, or if you wish to have a separate connection for home office work. In most cases, it would make sense for you to separate the connection, so that one is not able to interfere with the other. Many providers will offer dual lines of course but these will come with a variety of options and costs, which is what you will have to weigh up before making the choice.

Cost of Service

Given that remote working is still new for some companies, they are not yet in a position whereby they are paying for their employee’s connection costs. There are however some who are adding payments for their employees so that they can in fact cover these costs at home. If however you are in the former situation and paying for the internet connection out of your own pocket, this is going to be a key consideration. What many providers like to do is group-in internet packages with TV streaming deals on home phone options, and it may be that you don’t need this. And so when you are weighing up the various prices be sure to pay attention to these bundles, as they may look cheaper, yet end up being more expensive.

And finally, you should ensure that you pay attention to forums and reviews because there are many providers which don’t operate to a high level in certain geographical locations. Always ensure that you get the fastest connection for your local area.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.