Verizon Wireless Buying XO Communications’ Fiber Optic Network

While many technology pundits feel future Internet access will be primarily delivered over wireless networks, there’s no denying the extra bandwidth provided by fiber optic cable. It remains the primary reason why many cities hope Google Fiber and AT&T GigaPower come to their town soon. One gig Internet service is simply the current gold standard […]

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Verizon and AT&T Compete over the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to enter the technology mainstream, it stands to reason many of the large service providers see the 21st Century digital smart home as their next arena of competition. Verizon Wireless and AT&T are no exceptions, as both companies are ramping up their IoT offerings hoping to attract those […]

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Sponsored Data Caps — Does It Violate Net Neutrality?

One of the driving principles of Net Neutrality is the fact that all data is essentially created equal. ISPs are forbidden from segregating Internet traffic or creating “fast lanes” for companies looking to deliver streaming video or other rich media content into your home. This theoretically creates a level field where content creators — no […]

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Is Your ISP Gaming Your Internet Speed Test?

When you run an Internet speed test, you want to know the results reflect an accurate representation of your current streaming capability. Maybe you are trying to watch a 4K video or take part in a graphics-intensive MMORPG? If your ISP knew how to manipulate the test to make your service appear faster than reality, […]

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Range Extenders Can Improve Your Home Network

Depending on the layout of your home and the location of your wireless router, you may encounter difficulty keeping a strong Internet signal throughout the residence. This problem becomes obvious when you are trying to stream video or other rich media content a significant distance from your router. Expect copious buffering and poor resolution in […]

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Bandwidth Place on The Today Show

On Monday January 18th The Today Show spent time covering a topic of importance to Internet users everywhere — optimizing the speed of your home Internet connection. In fact, Bandwidth Place was mentioned by reporter Jeff Rossen as a tool of choice for determining your Internet speed before taking steps to improve performance. He offered some helpful […]

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All About AT&T GigaPower

As Google Fiber slowly increases its footprint across the United States, one of the country’s major Internet providers is upping their game with the rollout of an alternate “One Gig” Internet service. AT&T’s GigaPower continues to expand to new markets, possibly hoping to beat the competition to the punch. One of Google’s hopes for Fiber […]

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Could a Mesh Network Router Boost Your Home Wi-Fi?

If your household takes full advantage of its Internet service with simultaneous multiple users and hearty bandwidth consumption, you may notice some devices aren’t able to maintain a strong connection to your router. It’s possible your residence is too large with multiple walls adversely impacting the wireless signal strength.  And if you live in an […]

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4K Smart TV — Is There Enough Content?

One of the hottest items this holiday season is the 4K Smart TV. A large number of electronics retailers and department stores are offering deals on these televisions that sport a resolution significantly greater than standard 1080p HD. Considering the lack of 4K content provided by cable and satellite companies, the question must be asked:  […]

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Google’s New Chromecast Ups the Ante for Cord Cutters

With Cupertino upping the video streaming competition with their new Apple TV and its tvOS operating system offering a platform for games and apps, Google naturally counters that action with an enhanced Chromecast. As more users take advantage of fast Internet speeds to watch TV shows and movies, the market for video streaming devices continues […]

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