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There was a time not that long ago when electric magnetic fields and electrodynamics lead to innovations that amazed humankind – transformers, electric motors, radio and television; and how about electric vacuum cleaners, air conditioning and all the way up to power plants that light our streets and power just about everything in our homes and businesses – including our WiFi.
Let’s face it – we often take electricity as we know it today for granted. It’s there. It’s on. It’s a friend that never sleeps.
Take my little harborside New England town, for example – Bristol, Rhode Island, settled in 1680 – far earlier than the invent of electricity. Its charm is its very age and history and care to maintain its historic homes and buildings and tree-lined streets.
Did I just say tree-lined streets?
This brings me right back to electricity and the power lines that run through those great big old trees as far as the eye can see each way, and all the way into town…
Power lines leading to my very home, my lights, my electronic devices, my charging capabilities/reaching family members, my home office, my job – my very existence…
Snowstorms and year-round weather events come to my New England town. Tree branches crack and topple. Trees come down. Power lines tangle and snap.
Power outages occur.
Just last week, #Blizzard2015 (#snowmageddon, #snowpocalypse, #Juno) left 24 inches of snow along with its 60 mph winds that threatened those big trees and power lines with an historic power outage…
But I’m smiling during the storm because I had a back-up, a means of survival, to get my family and me through the storm should a power outage occur. I even took an adventurous walk in the swirling snow with my husband!
Even as the lights flickered, I had confidence in my APC Back-UPS Connect. The APC Back-UPS Connect helps me stay connected to the Internet during power outages by backing up networking equipment and charging mobile devices with the APC Back-UPS Connect. Its ultra-efficient design maximizes run-time for low-power devices, even outperforming larger UPSes on equivalent low-power loads. I know I have 3-5 hours of backup power which will help maintain my network connection during power outages and emergencies, and it gives a fast recharge of the internal battery that ensures that I’m ready for the next outage.
Ah. The next outage.
As I sit in my home office tonight, with all of my electronic devices and power, another storm is predicted to begin after midnight, bringing 6-12 inches of new snow, ice, slush, heavy branch-snapping stuff to my little town and surrounding areas on top of last week’s storm. But again, I am confident in my APC Back-UPS Connect.
I love the feeling of knowing I will survive a power outage on all personal and professional levels, and I am honored to be among some of the most “connected” women in the internet, women who rely on the internet for everything from safety to connecting with loved ones/caregivers in severe weather to running their businesses.
It’s a reality that #NoWifi is a real and present danger in our lives today, and a means to stay connected is as powerful as electricity itself. There was a time not too long ago that staying connected was not possible.
Now it IS possible.
I’m very excited to share with you The Ultimate WiFi Survival Guide, featuring these very powerful women and their stories. Click below to read the Guide!