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The online world is an almost infinite resource; catering to the wildest imaginations. And now, with superfast broadband rolling out across the country, we can all connect quicker and from more places than ever before.
With each new generation of internet users, that online world develops and adapts. Yet, as much convenience and help it can provide, we must always take the good with the bad. But, the positives most definitely outweigh the risk of the negative when you use online safely.
It’s easy to stay safe online once you know how. As Safer Internet Day (external website), the global celebration of safer internet, is coming up on February 9th, the Broadband East Riding team has decided to pull together a few tips to make sure you and your loved ones get to enjoy your online experience.
Safer Internet Day is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, with hundreds of organisations getting involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology. Download and keep the UK Safer Internet Centre’s factsheet for parents (external website), full of useful links.
If you need access to the internet, just visit your local East Riding Library. All of our libraries are UK Online Centres and provide you with online access. Click here to find the opening times of your local library.
Find out if you can now access superfast broadband by visiting the Where Is Live page and using the postcode checker.
IT consultant Richard Hale has saved thousands on fuel bills and slashed his annual commute by more than 20,000 miles – thanks to the Broadband East Riding programme.
Self-employed Richard said existing broadband speeds to his home in Bridlington were so slow he was forced to make a 140 mile commute to offices in York and Leeds to connect with clients.
But the arrival of superfast broadband as part of the Broadband East Riding roll-out has enabled him to stay put, ditch his long commute and work from the family home, serving customers around the globe.
Families can benefit from superfast broadband by streaming HD videos without waiting for them to buffer, download the latest movies on your TV box, browse the web quicker than before, play on-line gaming with people around the world - all at the same time - without any annoying delays.
Superfast broadband can help you to keep in touch with relatives around the world using video services without having to wait to connect and it gives you a smoother connection whilst chatting.
Superfast broadband can help businesses reach new markets, connect with customers and suppliers quickly, cut costs with online data storage and work from home or on the go.