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Joe Supan

Joe Supan

Principal Writer, Broadband Content

Joe Supan is a principal writer for Allconnect and CNET. He has helped build the proprietary metrics used on Allconnect’s review pages, utilizing thousands of data points to help readers navigate these complex decisions. Joe has also led Allconnect’s coverage of broadband policy, the digital divide and privacy issues. He has been featured as a guest columnist on Broadband Breakfast, and his work has been referenced by the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, National Geographic, Yahoo! Finance and more.

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How much should I pay for internet?
How much should I pay for internet?
Joe Supan

How much is high-speed internet for the average customer? Here’s what you can expect to pay, how you can avoid overpaying and how you can cut monthly internet costs.

What is fiber availability like in your state?
What is fiber availability like in your state?
Joe Supan

Report: Most Americans can now get at least 100 Mbps internet speeds at home.

All you need to know about streaming TV
All you need to know about streaming TV
Joe Supan

To set up your TV for streaming, you’ll need a reliable internet connection, a device to stream on and, most importantly, something good to watch.

Safety online: A guide for people with autism spectrum disorder
Safety online: A guide for people with autism spectrum disorder
Joe Supan

People with autism spectrum disorder are at higher risk for cyberbullying and internet addiction, but there are also many benefits to internet use.

Data report: How Americans use the internet
Data report: How Americans use the internet
Joe Supan

Key findings 85% of Americans use the internet every day. The average American spends six hours and 58 minutes online per day.  Social media accounts for about two hours and 27 minutes of screen time daily. The average American spends two hours and 37 minutes streaming video every day. 7% of Americans still don’t use […]

Upload vs. download speed: What’s the difference?
Upload vs. download speed: What’s the difference?
Joe Supan

The main difference between download speeds and upload speeds is the direction in which the data is traveling and how fast its getting there. There is, however, a bigger difference between what a good upload and download speed is.

How to get free and discounted internet
How to get free and discounted internet
Joe Supan

Some ISPs offer low-cost internet programs that can get eligible customers free internet. There are also other government and non-profit programs to aid in your monthly internet cost as well.

Survey: 36% of Americans don’t know their home internet speed
Survey: 36% of Americans don’t know their home internet speed
Joe Supan

Our survey reveals a few gaps in internet knowledge among several key groups, but it did find that most Americans are happy with their internet speed.

Streaming vs. cable: Best TV service for you
Streaming vs. cable: Best TV service for you
Joe Supan

Streaming TV is flexible and convenient, but cable TV packages usually offer better channel lineups.

Millions in rural US still do not have internet access
Millions in rural US still do not have internet access
Joe Supan

Broadband access is a major problem for rural communities, and impacts everything from unemployment to students’ test scores.

Congress continues to push for tougher internet laws
Congress continues to push for tougher internet laws
Joe Supan

US lawmakers continue to eye votes for legislation that would drastically change the business practices of America’s largest tech companies.

How many Mbps do I need to get the right internet speed?
How many Mbps do I need to get the right internet speed?
Joe Supan

Whether you're gaming, streaming, schooling or working from home, learn all you need to know to make sure you have an effective internet plan.

Digital divide: Organizations that are helping bridge the gap
Digital divide: Organizations that are helping bridge the gap
Joe Supan

Nonprofits across the US are working to provide affordable internet connections and devices to marginalized communities around the country.

A guide to internet resources for Native Americans
A guide to internet resources for Native Americans
Joe Supan

Government programs can provide up to $109.25/mo. off internet for households on Tribal lands, but many people don’t have access to internet at all.

How Gen Z’s internet habits have shaped the industry
How Gen Z’s internet habits have shaped the industry
Joe Supan

As the first generation that’s always had internet, Gen Z spends more time online than other generations, but is less likely to have broadband.

Verizon and Amazon team up on rural internet partnership
Verizon and Amazon team up on rural internet partnership
Joe Supan

Verizon will expand its fixed wireless coverage with the help of Amazon low Earth orbit satellite venture, Project Kuiper.

Where to donate and recycle used electronics
Where to donate and recycle used electronics
Joe Supan

Recycling or donating your old electronic devices is becoming easier. Here are your options (and how to do so securely).

Survey: Digital divide continues for low-income Americans
Survey: Digital divide continues for low-income Americans
Joe Supan

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds significant differences in broadband and technology adoption by income level.