Internet Nutrition Labels for Broadband Shoppers

The myriad of information to sift through by customers shopping for Internet service can seem daunting at times. Download speeds, upload speeds, and those dreaded data caps all combine to confuse some consumers, especially when also considering bundles, two-year contracts, and early termination fees. Could the equivalent of a food nutrition label for the Internet […]

Google Fiber Phone Now Part of Alphabet’s Gigabit Service

As the nationwide expansion of Google Fiber continues at a deliberate pace, the technology giant recently introduced Fiber Phone, a digital phone service option. While Google’s reasons for Fiber seem as much altruistic as competitive, enabling customers to bundle digital phone service along with Internet and TV makes perfect sense. Look no further than AT&T and Comcast, […]

San Francisco Considering Municipal Gigabit Service

As many municipalities wait to be chosen as a Google Fiber city or get AT&T’s GigaPower service, some are actually going into the ISP business themselves. We talked about Chattanooga’s public gigabit service a while back, and now a similar initiative is on the drawing board in San Francisco. Local governments increasingly feel fiber-optic Internet […]

5G Wireless — Latency vs. Speed

The mainstream introduction of 5G wireless service looks to be around two years away. Many of the top players in technology — both from a mobile device and networking equipment standpoint — are involved in research and testing of new 5G product designs. We’ve been talking about this latest tier in mobile communications for nearly […]

Can YouTube Accelerator Lessen Video Buffering?

The leading Internet video company, YouTube is testing a new product, called Accelerator, which hopes to improve the performance of their website. YouTube Accelerator recently began a testing period in the Philippines before a potential worldwide rollout with hopes of improving everyone’s streaming experience. When you are traveling outside of the friendly confines of your […]

A Closer Look at the Amazon Tap

Last year’s introduction of the Amazon Echo garnered some buzz in the consumer tech industry. Essentially a voice-activated, Internet-connected wireless speaker, the Echo tries to create its own niche as a net appliance suitable for your kitchen or bedroom. The increasing availability of voice-activated smart TVs lessens the need for the device in your home’s […]