PowEp020 – Connection Challenges

The Original Connection Challenge
Struggling to have a power connection due to the weather and not having a backup option
Internet Connection Challenges
Important Connections to make when Off-the-Grid



Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host.

This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate.

Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes like this one are where I share honest insights into my life living off the power grid.

Embark on a journey [em]powered by nature.


Notes from this episode:

Internet Connection Speeds – the rate in megabits per second (Mbps) at which data is able to be downloaded from the internet to your computer and data is able to be uploaded from your computer to the internet.
The faster the speed the faster the data is transferred, allowing for smoother livestreams for example.
My original connection speed was 5Mbps down, 1Mbps up – which led to stability issues whilst connecting via video and livestreaming.
The upgraded speed for the Sunshine Summit was 30Mbps down, 5Mbps up – which allowed the livestreams to go ahead.
The reason the speeds were taken away at the end of August according to the Internet Service Provider (ISP) was due to the tower the signal was coming from hadn’t been upgraded to be able to cope with sending data that fast wirelessly.


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Upcoming Event: International Podcast Day 2018 – September 30th
Celebrate the Power of Podcasting
I have been invited to be a guest speaker for the official International PodcastDay 2018 livestream event.

I would love for you to join me for my segment in the live chat: https://internationalpodcastday.com/live/
6pm PDT on September 29th – which is 2pm NZT on Sept 30th
You can find out more here: https://internationalpodcastday.com/speakers/heather-welch/
Use #InternationalPodcastDay on social media to follow the conversations.
Listen to: Bonus Episode 02 – International Podcast Day 2017

Previous Events: Sunshine Summits March & August 2018

Sunshine Summit 2018 – 11th August to 17th August (US time Zones)

Replays can be found on the Sunshine Summit 2018 page on the website.
Or on YouTube here:
March Sunshine Summit YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL070DpBFuf_T9JPQKm9VM90_3I5UgjNRZ
August Sunshine Summit YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL070DpBFuf_QM8pfqFq7nSnnCWooXQ-nm


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