Life really sucks during lockdown! Isn’t it? Though we are protecting ourselves from COVID-19 by staying indoors, “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE!” slogan seems to bore us. The practice SOCIAL-DISTANCING from our dear ones, have brought us closer to SOCIAL MEDIA.
These days, the social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Whatsapp have become our best friends as they are the best means of communication. They not only connect us with our distant-living friends and relatives but also give an opportunity to befriend complete strangers living in different parts of the country or world. Moreover, one gets to learn new skills and showcase their talent for online popularity or simply to watch Netflix shows, YouTube videos and posts of celebs to kill time.
But what happens when your internet speed drops or the server goes down for hours? Life seems to have got stuck altogether! Even business runs via internet and employees have been allotted home-based projects to accomplish. Banking transactions to are carried out online. With slow internet, neither one could operate his work from home effectively nor could stay entertained by chatting, uploading media or glancing at various posts. Zoom calls, Skype conferences and emails: everything gets stalled due to slow functioning of the internet. Thus, slow internet and poor network connectivity impact life during lockdown adversely by marring the work efficiency, spread of news, communication and entertainment.
As we all know, Jio Telecom has monopolized in the Indian Telecommunication Industry in the years past by offering free calls and unlimited data to attract new customers as well as make users of other networks migrate its network, it has now reduced the quality of its network, internet connectivity and also the voice clarity during calls. It initially provided Wi-Fi broadband too for free but is now charging exorbitant amounts for it monthly.
The Network has actually begun showing its true colours by increasing the rates of its tariff plans and charging money for calls from its users. As everyone is now totally dependent on the internet and online work, the users are left with no choice but to keep paying the high amounts listed in the recharge plan. Whenever the network starts to troubleshoot or the net slows down, the users are forced to keep waiting for things to get right helplessly.
Impact of Slow Internet on Life during Lockdown in India & Monopoly