Why have internet (at home)

Internet in your home

The internet has no limit. Having internet access has created incredible opportunities and has allowed people to become more self-sufficient – all from the comfort of their homes. People who have the internet at home, do not have the feeling of being cut-off from the rest of the world. The internet provides tools for users to access information within seconds. Communication has become instant, and the constant improvement of the internet has allowed for learning opportunities for every user.

How do we have the internet?

The Internet is described as a vast network that connects devices through telephone lines. These telephone lines are spread throughout the world. Users are able to connect using these networks by gaining access from Internet Service Providers

What are some reasons why people use the internet?

There are many reasons why people use the internet. Here are some of the most common uses:


The internet allows people to communicate with others through online platforms. Communication is done easier and faster through WhatsApp, email, social media, and a multitude of video conferencing platforms.  

The internet has made it possible for people to communicate with others around the world in real-time. Having the internet at home has greatly expanded social connections and has made it easier for people to stay in touch with friends and family members.


The internet is a vast source of information. Users make use of the internet to access, share and report on news, research, hobbies and many other information.

Information on the internet is accessed in real-time and allows users to stay updated with the latest news and trends.


The internet provides access and platforms to a wide range of entertainment options. These entertainment options include listening to music, watching videos on YouTube, streaming movies and TV shows on a variety of platforms, and playing online games.

The internet allows users to stay updated with what is happening in the entertainment industry.


The internet has made shopping more convenient and accessible. Users are able to purchase products and services online, without going into the ideal store. Users can have a full shopping experience from the comfort of their homes.

Having the internet at home


The internet has provided access and opportunity to multiple education and learning resources. All internet users have access to educational tools and platforms. Having the internet at home allows users to gain access to online courses, e-books, and educational videos.


The internet has improved communication and community by connecting users from all over the world. Social media has impacted the way generations communicate to one another throughout the various social platforms. Groups are formed and communities are built through common interests shared online!

Job search and career development

The internet has played a major role in the development of careers and allows for job searching to be easier. The internet allows people to search for jobs, apply for positions, and even take classes or get qualifications online.


The internet has made it easier for businesses to reach customers, sell products, and manage their operations. Internally, it is used by employees to improve the functionality of the business. The internet is used externally by their customers to gain access to the business. 

These are just a few examples of how people use the internet. The internet has been a contributor to the fast paced movement of society and it will continue to do so as it improves.

How does the internet benefit society?

The internet has greatly benefited society by providing unprecedented access to information and communication. Some of the ways in which the internet has benefited society include:


The internet has greatly facilitated telemedicine and telehealth. This has made healthcare more accessible and efficient for people and ensures those with health issues get the correct medication.

Political and civic engagement

The internet has greatly facilitated political and civic engagement. People are able to access information about worldly and national issues and can participate in the democratic process of their country. They can contribute to the success of the country by receiving the necessary communications and information to make rational decisions for the future of their country.

Emergency and public services

The internet has greatly facilitated emergency and public services. This makes it easier for people to access information and resources.


The internet has greatly facilitated globalization and information across the world. People are able to access information, communicate, and conduct business across borders.

The internet is constantly changing and improving. It has allowed for people to expand their  opportunities and improve their lives at the click of a button.

This is why it is our mission to provide internet access to all communities in Cape Town and beyond! Find out more about what we do here.