Verizon 5G planning a Residential Rollout

It appears 5G wireless technology is poised to move from the laboratory to the real world as Verizon Wireless announced plans to reach 30 million residences with their new service. Note that “5G” – just like 4G, 3G, etc. – remains a marketing term rather than a hard technical standard. Nonetheless, fixed wireless Internet service […]

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Comcast and Data Caps and Bandwidth Throttling

With Net Neutrality hitting the front pages again, it’s a great time to go over the nuances of your Internet policy. Trust us – there are nuances. Let’s take the Comcast (XFINITY) policy, for example. Comcast offers three major plans – its Terabyte Internet Usage Plan, the Unlimited Data plan, and a Flexible Data Option. According […]

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FCC plans to repeal Net Neutrality

The recent news about FCC chief, Ajit Pai, planning to repeal Net Neutrality continues to dominate the technology landscape. We’ve previously covered the controversial topic extensively. This includes discussing the 2015 FCC ruling largely formalizing the Net Neutrality concepts in place since the Internet first reached critical mass. Let’s take a closer look at the […]

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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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Bandwidth Throttling and your Spectrum Internet Service

No matter your ISP, you must understand their policy when it comes to bandwidth throttling. Who wants to watch a 4K movie and suffer a poor picture due to the lowering of your Internet speed? This policy also hampers online gaming, controlling your smart home over the IoT, as well as streaming HD video. Spectrum […]

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Google Fiber now signing up Customers in Louisville

After a long period of planning and other roadblocks, such as fighting off a lawsuit from AT&T and Time Warner Cable, Google Fiber is finally live in Louisville. The company began signing up customers earlier this month. Considering it’s less than two years since we mentioned Louisville as a potential city on Google’s radar for […]

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UTM for Home Users:  Protect your Network from Hackers

With the Internet of Things and home automation entering the consumer electronics mainstream, hackers now see the home network as a new target for their nefarious activity. Recently, the news reported a story of someone’s smart refrigerator getting hacked and sending spam emails all over the world. While probably an isolated incident, it still emphasizes […]

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