Yesterday, as part of the Broadband Forum build up, we asked our followers on Facebook a question: If you had unlimited broadband at unlimited speeds, what would you use it for?
The responses we got ranged from those that want to consume more content (education, entertainment, social, business), those that would use it to create more content, those that would use it to host content more efficiently, to those that would share the connectivity. We got about 55 responses in total, but we thought we’d share here just a few of the interesting ones. You can access the full thread on Facebook.
I’d setup an Internet WIFI Hotspot in my neighbourhood so all the school kids, Varsity & College students and even madharamadhara can do all their research on the internet freely. Access to information is vital and there are many out there who don’t have access to information. Students could benefit from accessing a wider range of subject information. Younger kids can find out what’s happening beyond our borders in the global village. A lesson in history via the internet can unearth much more information compared to a text book written 20 years ago. Those who are looking for business opportunities can easily do so. My free WIFI hotspot could help my community become an educated and up-to-date community that has access to the latest information on anything. – James Ritala
Create an e-learning platform for small scale gold miners. – Chrispen Machipisa
I would introduce free internet cafes in rural schools across the country and e-learning centres in all marginalised places in the country – Enycourse Ziira
Spread the word of GOD – Lyson Bhamusi
Downloading and streaming TED videos. – Chakanetsa Simango
Run an unencumbered wifi spot at Plumtree border post. – Nqobile Ncube
I’d show companies like TelOne how to run an ISP properly and start a local Datacentre for people to host servers/websites – Anthony Somerset
Sell Wi-Fi access for a dollar an hour to my neighbours and passersby. I live in a flat. EcoCash accepted. – Christopher Pade
Have an online tutorial school on web developments and design at an affordable price – Sayi Dzikiti
…Money for DSTV subscription would be saved by watching TV programs using the broadband internet. – Tatenda Kasose
I would help those who are eager to learn but can’t afford the resources – Casper Tino Chimutumbira
I would do my online courses and download tutorials. something HARD TO DO RIGHT NOW – Kudakwashe Chisepo
I am sure I would create my own time machine – Maxwell Nyatsambo
What about you? If you had unlimited broadband at unlimited speeds, what would you use it for?