Here’s a fun story from the Herald Journal Blog (Delano MN) about a teen who turned into helper of the world when his parents offered an Xbox as a prize for helpfulness. Turns out Xbox was only part of the recipe. They also needed to upgrade from satellite to CenturyLink…
However, the gamechanger came shortly thereafter, when we got CenturyLink.
For the first four years of living in our house in the country, we had been stuck with satellite Internet.
We had a 60 gigabyte monthly limit, after which Internet speeds were throttled to a crawl.
Since I work from home during the day, it had been a constant source of frustration, and even anger. The quickest way to tick off Dad was by watching a video without telling him, and sucking up his precious gigabytes.
Then, in late May, CenturyLink finally reached our house, with faster speeds, cheaper pricing, and, most gloriously, unlimited Internet.
If I sound like a shill, I don’t care. It felt like Christmas. I told the installer I wanted to give him a hug.
That’s also when the real fun, and the real fights, began with the Xbox.
The first thing the boys did after the new Internet was installed was download Fortnite. If it was Christmas for me, downloading Fortnite was Christmas, Easter, their birthdays, and winning the lottery all at once for the boys.
I imagine they’ll notice this even more as school begins and suddenly everyone is able to to work from home without slowing down the connection or reaching data caps!