6. We access entertainment on demand
Instead of waiting for our favourite programmes to come on, we are getting used to watching what we want, when we want. Ofcom found that video-on-demand services were used by 59% of adults at the end of 2015.
7. We control out homes wirelessly
Being connected at home saves us money, as well as making our homes potentially more secure. We can control our heating with an app, ensuring it is turned on and off at the right times, and keep tabs on burglar and fire alarms for home security.
8. We use less paper
From bank statements to tax returns, the use of high speed broadband cuts down on how much we need to print and post. With even the NHS challenged to go paperless by 2018, the effect on the environment could be huge.
9. We store and access documents and photos safely
UK businesses and residential customers can now access cloud storage. Information can be stored and accessed securely, such as precious photos and documents. Recent figures from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) found that 84% of us use cloud storage.
10. We meet without travelling
Video conferencing has become a standard part of business practice, with reliable and fast broadband meaning we can “meet” anywhere without taking a train or plane.
This can save time, money and the environment, with studies showing that 59% of UK business users believe video conferencing increases productivity.