The Optimum Internet Speed for 4K Videogaming

In terms of screen resolution, 4K is the next level after most TVs went began to support 1080p in the past decade. DirecTV was the first TV provider to offer 4K content through on-demand and it picked up steam with sports programming where viewers could now stream matches in 4K live. Since YouTube now supports […]

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The Importance of Latency in Online Gaming

When it comes to Internet speed and online gaming, latency is a term that frequently gets thrown around. What is latency in online video games? Latency, measured as ping, refers to the average total time that it takes your gaming device to send data to the game server, and back to your device. Latency is measured […]

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Digital Redlining and its Impact on Internet Access in Rural America

The world has grown more dependent on the Internet than ever. Despite this, access to the Web has not been treated as a public necessity for everyday life. Redlining refers to the refusal to provide services that communities need through selective extortion or simply refraining from operating in those areas. It historically referred to financial […]

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The Game Developers’ View on Net Neutrality

With the repeal of the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules in December, game developers of all types expressed concerns for the future viability of their craft. Given that both independent and AAA developers are relying more on digital distribution than retail, it’s not just development plans but also distribution and communications that might present bottlenecks. The […]

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Optimum’s Policies on Data Caps and Bandwidth Throttling

Optimum Online, an Altice network, is also known as Cablevision and offers mass market broadband services. Altice services 4.9 million residential and business customers throughout 21 states, but the company’s presence is mostly in the New York tri-state area along with some Midwestern and Southern states. With growing concerns about bandwidth throttling and data usage in […]

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A Game Developers’ View on ISP Performance

Online gaming has evolved a great deal over the past two decades. With humble origins in Flash games made for early websites, to MMORPGs like Everquest breaking the mold in the 1990s, online gaming has exploded into several different categories and is one of the fastest-growing segments of the games industry. Online gaming traffic clocked […]

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