Connectivity for the Holidays

December 21, 2016

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell… How are you going to jingle bell rock out without proper connectivity this holiday season? Christmas just isn’t Christmas without streaming music, video chatting, and your Pinterest wish list! All joking aside, the Internet really has revolutionized Christmas, in so many ways. It’s the time to get connected and have a swell time this holiday season.

Busy sidewalks, the slog to the shopping mall, the treachery that is finding a parking spot, and fighting over the last Cabbage Patch Doll is no longer necessary, in fact, neither are pants. According to, 23.3% of all shopping is done online, and that number rises annually. Silver bells are now delivered directly to your door.

While there’s no place like home for the holidays, there are any number of reasons that being away from your family is a reality. Nowadays, you’re but a video call away. Your computer, your tablet, even your phone act as your portal right into your elementary student’s holiday concert, your Grandma’s dinner table, or your parents’ living room. Home for the holidays doesn’t necessarily need to mean you’re physically home sweet home any more.

Last Christmas you mailed out your cards; Think of how expensive that postage was! Not to mention getting them signed, sealed, and off to the post office. E-cards have been around for a while, but e-cards of 2016 are far different from e-cards of Christmas past. Now, not only do you have a plethora of generic online options, you also have access to graphic designers all over the world thanks to online marketplaces. Save some cash, save some clutter, and rest assured that no one will be giving these away the very next day.

The chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, jack frost has sufficiently nipped at your nose, and the yuletide carols are being streamed directly to your mobile device. Making holiday playlists is akin to the holiday mix tapes and burnt CDs from days of yore, but way easier. With a click of your mouse, or the tap of your finger suddenly curates your holiday favorites, from Dolly & Kenny to Bing & Bowie, your eyes and ears will be all a-glow.

Connectivity has changed and evolved the holidays, and allowed families to create new traditions. All of the Christmas connectivity is possible thanks to flexible, reliable and secure networks.

Although it’s been said many times, many ways, NJFX wishes you a merry holiday season, and a happy connected 2017!


About NJFX:

NJFX is a Tier 3 Carrier Neutral Cable Landing Station campus. Our colocation ecosystem has expanded to over 35 network operators offering flexibility, reliability, and security. Our Wall, NJ location provides direct access to multiple subsea cable systems giving our carriers diverse connectivity solutions and offers direct interconnection without recurring cross-connect fees.

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