Net Neutrality in a Nutshell

With the President recently weighing in on Net Neutrality, this somewhat esoteric issue is now back in the news along with occasional misinterpretations and misinformation. With such a controversial and technically complex subject, basic facts can get lost amongst the political debate and pundit protest. So, what exactly is Net Neutrality and how does it affect your Internet activity […]

Two Easy Solutions to Prevent Streaming Media Buffering

The scenario is common in this Internet age. The family gets together to watch the latest movie on Netflix, only to have the viewing experience spoiled by video buffering and stuttering. You check the Internet speed at your house, and the bandwidth looks fine. So what gives? Well, the problem might be with your home network. After […]

Building a Home WiFi Network with High Speed Internet

Considering the proliferation of devices able to access a home WiFi network — tablets, smartphones, Internet radios, video game systems, and more — building a fast network able to handle copious amounts of bandwidth is a must. Other than your Internet Service Provider, your home wireless router plays the biggest role in ensuring every device […]

Top 3 Tablets for the Holidays

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching, is there a tablet computer on your gift list? Either for friends and family — or even yourself — tablets are perfect for surfing the web and enjoying streaming media like movies and music. They are a great way to the get the most out of your high speed […]

Top 4 Coffee Chains with the Fastest WiFi Bandwidth Speed

It wouldn’t be a coffee house worth its beans if it didn’t have free WiFi.  But what chain provides the best WiFi with the zippiest bandwidth speed?  If you guessed Starbucks you’d be right in terms of fastest average effective throughput. But in terms of fastest download speed, the prize went to Dunkin Donuts. We’ll […]

How your Internet Browser affects your broadband speed test

The Broadband Speed Test: Does Your Internet Browser Matter? Browser Wars. In the late 1990s, the term referred to Explorer’s triumph over Navigator as the de-facto Internet browsing standard, but since 2003 it has applied to the battle between offerings like Mozilla’s Firefox, Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and yes, Internet Explorer. Each browser has its […]

How Does a Website Server Affect Your Bandwidth Test?

If your Internet connection isn’t living up to expectations, a bandwidth test is your first step to fixing the problem. This test calculates the maximum download and upload speed of a connection in megabytes per second  (Mbps) along with its ‘ping’, or the time it takes for your computer to transmit data and have a […]

What Time of Day is Your Internet Speed Fastest?

It never fails. You want to download a file, send an email or buy a single item and your Internet speed slows to a crawl. Sometimes it seems like a conspiracy—maybe your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is throttling your bandwidth? And sometimes you wonder if it’s your hardware—could you get better speed with a new […]

Why Gamers are Experts on their Bandwidth Test Results

Ever since the Internet entered the broadband era earlier this century, gamers are one group definitely reaping the benefits of extra bandwidth. High-end games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Destiny require an Internet account with speeds upwards of at least 10 Mbps for the best performance, but reward gamers with enthralling graphics […]

iOS 8, Apple’s New iPhone Operating System, Delivers Health and Fitness

Almost lost in the buzz surrounding the Apple Watch and new  iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcements, iOS 8 is Apple’s latest iteration of their mobile operating system. With a host of new features led by the health and fitness app, HealthKit, Apple is calling iOS 8 “the biggest iOS release ever.” Let’s take a closer […]