Canada recently declared that having a high-speed Internet connection is essential for quality of life. So, now Canadians will have a right to have at least an Internet connection of at least 50Mbps.
This kind of news kind of makes you want to move to Canada, right? Just for the speed your getting, it makes you want to drop everything and move. I mean, everyone either uses the Internet for work or personal reasons. It’s something that you use every day, either to say hi to a friend or confirm that business meeting for next week.
Access to broadband Internet service is vital and a basic telecommunication service all Canadians are entitled to receive.
Canadians who participated during our process told us that no matter where they live or work in our vast country — whether in a small town in northern Yukon, a rural area of eastern Quebec or in downtown Calgary — everyone needs access to high-quality fixed Internet and mobile services. We are doing our part to bring broadband services to rural and remote communities.
High quality and reliable digital connectivity is essential for the quality of life of Canadians and Canada’s economic prosperity.”
– Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, CRTC
With this in mind, the last thing you want happening is to lose your Internet connection for whatever reason. Unfortunately, it is something you can’t control, but you can control being alerted when you lose it.
Get Notified When You Lose Your Internet Connection
Shutter is a free application that is basically a task scheduler for Windows that emits an alarm whenever it detects that it has lost your Internet connection. Besides having an Internet tracking system that will know the second you’re offline, it can also trigger an action.
For example, if the program detects that you’re offline, it can either make your computer launch a certain program, make your PC Hibernate, Suspend it, Etc.
Internet Connection Notification
Another free software that sounds an alert or notification when you lose your Internet connection is Internet Connection Notification. This program controls your PC’s connection either every second or five minutes. When you do lose your connection, it will give you a visual notification.
It also allows you to add a sound to the alert, so even if you’re away from your computer, you’ll be notified. You will also have a type of registry that will show you how stable or not your connection has been. So if you ever want to call your Internet provider to complain, you’ll have a type of diary of how many time you lost your connection.
NetSNSOR is an application that you can also install on your computer for free that does the same as the other two. It asks you if you want to launch a specified file or WAV sound right after you lose your Internet connection. The program is very easy to use, so even if you’re a beginner, you should be able to figure it out. If you ever change your mind and uninstall, don’t forget to give your PC a good cleaning to get rid of any files that get left behind.
No one likes being without an Internet connection, but it happens. Maybe a storm knocked down a pole, or the company is having problems. You just never know when that dreaded moment will come.
There’s obviously nothing you can do, but at least these programs will prevent you from clicking a button that might make you lose your work. If you click on a button thinking you have Internet; you could…well, you know. How do you react when you lose your Internet connection? Leave a comment and let me know.