From the desk of Alex Gizis, CEO, Connectify Inc.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, our families, our communities, and way of life have all been upended. Despite the relentless and often distressing flow of news coverage, we’ve been uplifted by stories and accounts of first responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of this crisis.
Their tremendous sacrifices have inspired us, among many others to ask of ourselves “How can we help?”
Like other services that enable or enhance remote work, Speedify has seen a major uptick in new users and usage. Our channel bonding technology has already empowered hundreds of thousands of people across the globe to continue working, learning, and communicating whether it be on Zoom, Slack, Skype, Meet, FaceTime, or Google Classroom. But, as this situation has evolved we’ve been reflecting as a company on how we can continue to make a real and lasting impact and be as helpful as we possibly can.
At Connectify Inc. our mission has always been “Better Internet, for Everyone” and today we renew that commitment by taking the following steps to improve functionality, expand coverage, and reduce costs for those in need, effective immediately.
INTRODUCING STREAMING MODE
- We completely reshuffled our roadmap to prioritize the development of features that we think can make a real difference during this global crisis, and after a marathon of late-night development, we're proud to introduce the all-new Streaming Mode starting with Speedify 9.6. Streaming Mode intelligently detects voice and video streams, prioritizes them above other traffic, and uses bonding and redundancy to combine Wi-Fi and LTE for the best possible call quality. Steaming Mode can drastically improve VOIP and video calls and will be made available to all users free of charge.
UPDATE 4/23: We're continuing to improve Streaming Mode based on your feedback. Now at version 9.8, it gets you even more performance per our tests.
- All yearly and multi-year Speedify subscriptions are 50% off until 06/07/20
In order to ease the pain of transitioning from workplaces and classrooms to remote settings, we’re cutting prices in half for all yearly and multi-year Speedify subscriptions.
In the face of unprecedented demand, our engineers are working tirelessly to spin up new servers in locations around the globe. We are no strangers to hardship, and I want you to know that Connectify will continue to do everything we can do to keep our customers and communities connected.
In these uncertain times, my message to others is simple:
If you can help, help.
Thank you, and take care of each other.