Ari Howard

Ari Howard

Associate Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content

Ari Howard is a staff writer Healthline and spent two years as a writer on the Allconnect team. She specialized in broadband news and studies, particularly relating to internet access, digital safety, broadband-related technology and the digital divide. In addition to writing news-related stories, Ari also offered insight into what to look for when choosing an internet provider, what to ask, how to lower your internet bill, what equipment to buy and more. The goal of Ari's articles is to simplify the internet purchasing process and to provide insight into where the broadband industry is heading. Her credentials include: Pre-Licensed Therapist at Sentient Psychotherapy, and Counseling Psychology graduate student at TC Columbia University, graduated from Davidson College 2020, Magna Cum Laude with honors in political science.

What I've written

MiFi: Taking internet to the next level
MiFi: Taking internet to the next level
Ari Howard

MiFi is like your own personal router, allowing you to stay connected wherever you are. Learn about what it is and how to use it.

Why your internet bill might increase
Why your internet bill might increase
Ari Howard

There is nothing more frustrating than paying your monthly internet bill and discovering your provider is now charging you more for the same plan. We’ll walk you through what to expect so you aren’t blindsided by a more costly bill.

What is the digital divide?
What is the digital divide?
Ari Howard

The digital divide is the gap between individuals who have access to digital technology (phones, computers and the internet) and those who do not.

Best internet providers for gaming
Best internet providers for gaming
Ari Howard

Find out which internet provider and speed plan best suits your internet needs for the cheapest price.

Internet terms defined
Internet terms defined
Ari Howard

Need a quick and simple definition of an internet-related term? We've got you covered.

Is your ISP tracking your personal data?
Is your ISP tracking your personal data?
Ari Howard

ISPs can track all of your online activity and use your data for profit.

Is broadband access a public health issue?
Is broadband access a public health issue?
Ari Howard

Unknown to many, universal digital literacy is one of the most important preventative healthcare steps our society can take.

What is a Comcast lift zone?
What is a Comcast lift zone?
Ari Howard

Comcast has pledged to open over 1,000 locations by the end of 2021 that provide free Wi-Fi access to students and other community members.

T-Mobile now offers fiber internet service in Manhattan
T-Mobile now offers fiber internet service in Manhattan
Ari Howard

T-Mobile is offering internet speeds up to 940 Mbps for just $60/mo. in Manhattan as a trial run for future fiber optic investment.

Is the internet a hidden driver of climate change?
Is the internet a hidden driver of climate change?
Ari Howard

Streaming one hour of Netflix a week for a year consumes more energy than the yearly output of two new refrigerators.

Do ISPs limit how you can use the EBB program?
Do ISPs limit how you can use the EBB program?
Ari Howard

ISPs are receiving backlash for limiting which internet plans customers can apply their $50/mo. discount to.

Use the internet to keep your family and home safe
Use the internet to keep your family and home safe
Ari Howard

The internet has become an essential tool for protection and security. Here's what you need to know about using the internet for safety.

DISH opens website for wireless 5G service
DISH opens website for wireless 5G service
Ari Howard

DISH is finally on its way to becoming the fourth major carrier

The 5 Best Modem/Router Combos 2022
The 5 Best Modem/Router Combos 2022
Ari Howard

Wondering which modem/router combo you should get? We did the research and came up with the five best available options.