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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How your WiFi Router affects your Internet Speed

When struggling with poor Internet performance at your house, maybe your ISP isn’t always the issue? Your WiFi router is another critical component that plays an important role in ensuring your Internet connection remains fast and reliable. Routers are now required to work Harder With smartphones, tablet computers, Internet-enabled appliances, and more all competing for […]

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How do I test my Speed on a Phone without an App?

Keeping track of your Internet speed on a smartphone is a good idea, especially when you are traveling and need to verify the quality of your broadband connection. Nothing is worse than having to download a large file before giving a presentation when the bandwidth is near a dial-up level. The problem is that many […]

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CenturyLink is an Internet Service Provider, a Phone Company, and More

A full service communications company that first garnered its reputation as a phone company under a variety of monikers, CenturyLink is also an ISP with a host of subscription options for anyone looking for Internet access — provided you are in their service area. The company also offers IPTV service in a small number of […]

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Dish Network Internet Option gets Satellite TV Owners on the Web

Satellite TV subscribers sometimes suffer from limited access to broadband options provided by DSL or Cable, usually users in rural regions not served by those landline Internet providers. The Dish Network Internet option, known as dishNET, offers the opportunity for high-speed access, but interested customers need to pay close attention to some of the differences […]

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AT&T and DirecTV Merger creates Media and Internet Giant

The recent news of AT&T’s planned acquisition of the satellite TV company, DirecTV, remains the talk of the tech world. What will this merger mean for the average homeowner hoping for fast Internet access and the ability to stream movies and other content without any issues? Are monthly subscriber fees expected to increase? Let’s take […]

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