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What is the Best VPN for Netflix? (2020 Comparison Guide)

If you’re like most Netflix subscribers, you probably connected your account to your home internet long ago – and then never put much thought into that connection again. But there’s actually another, often superior way to watch Netflix using what’s called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Maybe you’ve heard of a VPN but don’t really […]

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Which US States Have The Best and Worst Internet?

Internet access is not equal across the US. The type and quality of Internet access varies significantly by location. Some US states enjoy what’s among the fastest and most reliable Internet in the world. However, that’s far from the norm. Over 24 million Americans still don’t have broadband Internet at home. What states deliver the […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with WiFi

Having WiFi in your home has become standard in most American homes, and sharing your WiFi password with guests is another frequent occurrence. Despite our familiarity with this technology, here are eight things you didn’t know you can do with WiFi that might surprise you. Once you know all of the ways that WiFi can improve your […]

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Where Should I Put My Router?

When setting up my home office, I ran into the problem of where should I put my router? I needed to have a quiet workspace. However, I also needed the best Wi-Fi capability possible. As it turns out, I learned that you couldn’t stick your router any old place and call it good. Let’s take […]

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Is Your ISP Throttling Your Data?

I work online. I know that right after school lets out in my area until early evening, my internet is just horrible. As a consequence, I try to get my work done before these supposedly “high traffic” times. But what if too many users were not the issue? What if my internet service provider was […]

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What Is The Internet of Things? (IoT)

If you are GenX, you probably remember watching the cartoon The Jetsons on Saturday morning. If you weren’t so lucky, The Jetsons were a futuristic family of 4, plus Astro the dog, that lived in a completely automated home, with their robot housekeeper Rosie. Every morning, George Jetson would be flung from the bed and […]

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What Are The Best Internet Options For an RV?

The joy of digital nomadism is that you can work from anyway, provided you have adequate internet service. So theoretically, working in your recreational vehicle while you cross the country is possible, even if you work online. The trick is discovering what are the best internet options for an RV so that you can stay […]

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Does Bad Weather Affect Broadband Internet?

If you’re having connection issues when trying to use your internet during lousy weather, you may be tempted to blame the rain or snow. But does bad weather affect broadband internet that much? We’ll examine how this service works to figure out if the elements are really your enemy or just a coincidence. How Broadband […]

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A Brief History of the Evolution of WiFi

Many of the devices that we use every day are WiFi capable, and a brief history of the evolution of WiFi shows how this technology is integral to our lives. WiFi may have modest roots, but the number of patents involved, and the performance improvements have transformed it into a staple technology that is capable […]

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What Is USTelecom’s Broadband Mapping Initiative?

The country’s overall economic health directly connects to the availability of broadband internet. Fast, dependable internet leads to increased employment, business investment, and educational opportunities. While the federal government remains committed to improving internet access for all Americans, achieving that goal is no simple task. Assessment is the first step towards infrastructure improvement. Experts have […]

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What Happened to Google Fiber?

For many years, Google Fiber was celebrated as the Next Big Thing. This new, fast and inexpensive way to get online seemed like a cure for slow, expensive ISPs like cable companies. While only about a dozen cities actually had Google Fiber, seemingly every city in the country wanted to be the next one chosen. […]

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Why Is My Internet So Slow At Night?

When using the internet, you expect instant gratification. Especially in the advent of super-fast connections and ubiquitous wi-fi coverage, anything less than internet served up at a breakneck pace is hard to stomach. Internet service providers (ISPs) know these facts as well as anyone else. So, why does the internet tend to run slower at […]

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What is a Mesh Network? What are the Pros and Cons?

What system do you use for your home networking? While routers are the most common option, they’re not the only way to connect your at-home devices to the internet. Mesh networks are quickly becoming a popular alternative. Not quite sure what a mesh network is or whether it’s a good fit for your needs? Our […]

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How Do You Switch to Another Broadband Provider?

Are you unhappy with your current Internet Service Provider? Well, you’re not alone, as customer satisfaction with ISPs drops year after year. While you’ll always need internet, you don’t need to stick with your current provider – especially if your current ISP isn’t delivering the goods. Interested in exploring your options? Ready to switch to […]

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How Do I Choose the Right Internet Plan For My Home?

Is the internet service in your home slow, spotty and just plain unreliable? Maybe it’s time to choose something new. There are quite a few different ways to get internet at home – more than many people realize. What’s the right broadband plan for your needs? Let’s take a closer look: The Four Types of […]

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The Right Way Negotiate A Lower Internet Bill

If you’ve ever had an internet subscription, you already know the games that your internet service provider (ISP) is going to play. You’ll start your service at a low introductory rate. Then they raise the rate on you. Often the ISP will raise your rate without telling you. You’ll be left to discover your higher […]

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What Is Fiber Optic Internet And How Does It Work?

Fiber optics are all the rage these days. ISPs everywhere are laying fiber optic lines which they claim will provide superior speeds and reliability at a low cost. Unless you’re an engineer, you probably don’t know much about fiber optic cables. While you don’t need to understand how the fiber optic cables work to take […]

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Should I Rent Or Buy My Modem?

If you’ve ever signed a deal with an internet service provider (ISP), you know that they ask you to pick between renting a modem from the ISP or buying it. Especially for internet users who aren’t tech-savvy, choosing between purchasing a modem and renting one can be confusing. The ISP knows exactly what kind of […]

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DSL vs. Cable vs. Fiber vs. Satellite

You shouldn’t have to think about your internet service. Instead, the internet in your home or business should just work like it’s supposed to. That means a steady connection, high speeds and no unexpected problems. Finding the right type of internet service can be confusing – but we’re here to help. Your complete guide to […]

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