HOW TO CHOOSE A RELIABLE BROADBAND INTERNET IN NIGERIA
24 May

Choosing a reliable broadband Internet is becoming a great expense for individuals, SMEs and Large Organization because of the Lack of experience in making the right choice.

While different Broadband Companies boast of their strengths in different areas, it is very important you learn how to choose a reliable broadband service in Nigeria.

To begin, you will need an established fact of your present and future organizational or personal technology/Internet needs. Questions like how many PCs do you have and need in future; What type of service do you offer your customers; What is the minimum bandwidth size of internet data cap will you need for your business needs; etc, must be the first questions to be asked from your own end before making enquiries about which internet service provider to choose for reliable fast internet.

This article introduces the most important factors to consider when trying to select a Broadband service in Nigeria.

IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A RELIABLE BROADBAND SERVICE COMPANY.

Personal or Business?

It is no news that Broadband Companies in Nigeria offer different types of services to these two basic category of users in the country i.e Individual users and Business Users. Business users usually demand a dedicated internet bandwidth for fast Internet connectivity and optimal business solution while the individual users mostly uses a capped internet connectivity with shared internet Speed. If you fall under Business Category of users, it is important you know the type of service or products your ISP offers, if they cater for your needs. It will be very disastrous for a Multinational business company to use a capped internet data with lower speed for Internet purpose.

Upload and Download Speed.

Most times ISP companies design internet connectivity solution with High download speed and low Upload Speed for individual or personal users.

In our local environment, we all are used to the word ‘download’ speed with little or no recognition to ‘upload’ speed. Just as the earlier is important, the later is also very important depending on what personal or business needs it is used for. For instance if you do a business whereby heavy files needs to be sent or uploaded via the internet. Then it is incumbent upon you or organization to consider the upload speed just as you consider the download speed.

Cost of Service.

One of the major factors every individual and business is quick to consider is the cost associated with the service provided by the broadband company. Most business package comes with an installation cost and cost of internet service provided, A router, cable, Pole, etc might also be purchased separately by you or your organization depending on the requirement needed for the job. if you use internet service for personal use, then buying a sim card, MiFi, CPE, etc is just about everything you need apart from your PC, Smart Device, etc

Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Most of broadband companies will boast of 99.9% up-time. You knowing that they can’t really achieve this, it is very important that a well-structured S.L.A is created to protect both parties from unnecessary loss. The S.L.A mostly applies to Business Users only while Return/Refund Policy can be for those who use it for private uses which allows users to test it speed capability and other features for a particular period of time before final purchase or return.

Coverage Area.

This is a priority feature to consider if you are a personal/Private user that carries your mobile internet device anywhere. Be sure that they have a larger coverage around where you spend most of your time. For Business Enterprise users, you might also put this into consideration but not as much as you will if you were a personal user. A prequalification survey is usually done before installation takes place, so if the connection is achievable via either a Fibre-Optic, VSAT or radio, it is stated and if otherwise, source for another that can give you a strong Link.

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3 ways the Internet has made democracy better
15 Feb

The internet has come to stay in our lives, so has democracy too. The relationship between these entities has been significant in Nigeria and other democratic nations over the years. A lot of people are beginning to think of the internet as a democratic medium where freedom of expression is granted to the least person as long as they have access to internet service.

This is because there is little or no centralized control in these countries where freedom of expression is allowed. This in turn has made censorship over what is uploaded online and making it difficult to be controlled centrally.

Some of the ways in which the Internet has helped democracy are as follows:

 

  1. The internet has given the people a voice

The use of cheap and fast Internet services has given rise to mass communication through social media platforms, chat rooms, newsgroups, emails and others.

This has broken certain boundaries especially in traditional broadcast media, written letters and telephones.

People can now express themselves openly online, through aliases or anonymously about the government without fear of getting harassed or arrested thanks to home internet service. This has encouraged others to take part in matters concerning the government.

A few people are now called ‘social media influencers’ because their ideas are accepted by Internet users who ‘follow’ these people on various social media platforms.

 

  1. The internet has provided more information to people

The Internet, due to its massive digital network with little control, a wide variety of communication between people across the globe is achieved.

Democracy has partly become dependent on the Internet because it has become one of the major sources of information for many Nigerians.

The Internet has aided in the education of people about democracy, keeping people in line with daily happenings in the government. The 2015 general elections in Nigeria is a clear example of how democracy thrived with the help of the Internet.

The Internet was filled with advertisements from political parties and their opponents, generating numerous responses from both young and old citizens who couldn’t wait to cast their votes for whoever they thought was the right candidate.

Nowadays, the internet is the only place people look to for relevant information because it is easy to find user friendly information. People are likely to discuss and debate about politics online than anywhere else in this digital world.

Internet users get information about politicians online and in turn those vying for political posts can get both advice and constructive criticisms from citizens they interact with online. All these help in faster decision making by those in power and the people who are ruled.

The ability for those holding political posts to effectively communicate with the people is part of the beauty of democracy.

 

  1. The government is more transparent and held accountable

The Internet has opened the eyes of citizens who can boldly hold their government accountable due to transparency between the both parties.

Transparency has helped both the government and citizens understand each other and build a better, stronger relationship. This had led to effective governance and more voluntary participation from people.

The effect of the Internet on democracy has been effective in decreasing political corruption to a large extent and also the preservation of democracy. A very good example of this is the ‘Budget Padding Scandal’ that was exposed through Social Media

The world has been brought to political consciousness in terms of internal conflicts, activisms, revolutions, demonstrations when governance isn’t going right. The people’s call for accountability from their government is highly influenced by networking thanks to high speed internet. With your mobile wifi you can surf the internet on -the –go and get things done in real time.

The Internet has become a way for the world to learn the truth especially in un-democratic countries where traditional media is heavily censored.

eStream Networks is a proud supporter of democracy in Nigeria. With our Corporate High speed (Uncapped/Unlimited) internet access available all over Nigeria, and our 4G-LTE Internet Access available in some parts of Lagos State, freedom of expression is faster and your voice is heard as a citizen of this great nation. We also offer the best VPN services nationwide at a very affordable rate.