The Bandwidth Effect Episode 2 - The Connected Future

By: Phil Burrows
Phil is an intern on the Consumer & Mass Business corporate communications team and will be regularly contributing content to the Residential News Center

A few weeks ago, we talked about the history of Fiber and how it is fueling our technological revolution in our first episode of the Bandwidth Effect. The average home has seven devices that are connected to the internet and even that number may seem low to you these days.

The truth is, the number of connected devices in the home is not just steadily growing each year, it’s multiplying each and every day and the importance of your bandwidth capabilities is becoming more of an everyday discussion.

Just a few years ago, the explosion of social media sparked the need for devices that could handle the load of a PC in the palm of your hand. This helped spark the thousands of different social platforms, smart devices and many other tech gadgets onto the scene. Flash forward to today, the question isn’t so much of how many more different devices can we make, it’s how can we enjoy a seamless experience. How can we make what we already have smarter and connect them in perfect synchronization so that I have multiple devices that all act as one awesome experience?

In this episode you’ll learn how the Fiber optic network is necessary to keep moving forward in our ever connected society. Fiber allows for unlimited bandwidth capabilities at the speed of light so you never have to worry about whether you have four connected devices or 100 connected devices in the home.

The future is now, it’s time to start thinking about tomorrow. Soon enough, you’ll have multiple smart devices communicating with each other, relying on your internet connection to improve your quality of life. Ten years ago, who would have thought that your calendar from work would sync to your alarm clock you’re your coffee pot and all the way to your car…Well it’s here and it’s not slowing down. Nor should you!


Phil is an external communications coordinator, supporting public relations and integrated marketing for Verizon. His responsibilities include creating new ways to engage with the FiOS consumer base and media, both nationally and locally. While he often writes about the latest FiOS news, he also enjoys networking and discussing how technology is fueling a change in our everyday lifestyle.