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 […]

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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 […]

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New Internet Protocol Innovation Aims To Boost Speed

When the topic of boosting Internet speed comes up, most of the discussion is focused on increasing the footprint of fiber optic networks or improving the hardware behind the existing wired and wireless grids. At your residence, you enjoy many options for improving the performance of your own wireless network. A recent protocol innovation — […]

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City Trash Cans Provide Free WiFi Hotspots

Louisville may be getting Google Fiber soon, but the Kentucky city recently introduced another innovative means of providing Internet access to areas of the city where public WiFi hotspots are limited. Solar-powered dumpster-sized trash cans are being outfitted with WiFi offering free wireless 4G Internet access. This unique combination of functionality offers the potential to be […]

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