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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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The new program is intended to close the homework gap for good, even after students resume in-person learning.
Americans increasingly favor tighter regulations on technology companies, and more action by the government to curb the spread of fake news.
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FCC broadband maps often understate the number of people without internet access. This tool aims to fix that issue.
The FCC's internet program hasn't been a major source of new subscribers for most internet providers, but many are upgrading speeds.
A new report from the Fiber Broadband Association predicts that a four-person household will require 2,141 Mbps speeds in the next decade.
Amazon's Project Kuiper files FCC complaint against Starlink for its recent request to send 30,000 more satellites into space.
Americans agree internet is essential, but the solution depends on your politics.
Everything you need to know to take advantage of all the internet deals available for educators and students.
Credit card fraud is on the rise in the U.S. as more people shop online, but there are easy ways to limit your exposure.
Allconnect’s survey of more than 1,200 adults found that race and income are the biggest factors that determine if you have a home internet connection.
Elon Musk predict big things in Starlink’s future, and estimated that it could reach 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year.
1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness don't use the internet at all — a major barrier to accessing necessary resources.
The internet as we know it was established in 1983, but its origins can be traced all the way back to the early 1800s.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 7% of the adult population in the U.S. is still offline, with the majority being people over the age of 65.
Most people know data caps from their cellphone plans, but they’re also common with satellite, DSL and fixed wireless internet plans.
As a thank you to frontline workers, many companies are offering discounts and deals on internet service, cellphone plans and tech products.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many patterns that demographers have tracked for years, but the ability to work remotely introduced some new trends.
The FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit launched on May 12, 2021. Here's how to find out if you're eligible.
Satellite, wireless and public Wi-Fi can all connect remote workers to the internet. We crunched the numbers to find out which one is the best.
The best places to work remotely have a wide availability of vacation rentals, fast internet speeds and reliable coverage.
Switching internet service might seem like a hassle, but you can usually lower your monthly bill significantly in the process.
Researchers from Harvard and the University of Virginia studied the effect of internet access on the 2016 and 2018 elections, and found a correlation between broadband and turnout.
The streaming service has HBO’s entire catalog, classic TV shows like Friends and hundreds of popular movies, including the DC Universe and Studio Ghibli.
Google Maps uses a fraction of the data that apps like Netflix and Spotify do, but there are still some steps you can take to decrease it even further.
These 10 states offer the best combination of easily accessible wilderness and the internet access you need to comfortably work from home.
With 5G’s faster speeds, reduced latency and greater capacity, the new technology will send shockwaves through VR, cloud gaming and even home internet.
Buying your own modem could save you hundreds of dollars every year. Learn more about which models are compatible with Mediacom.
The satellite TV company has spent billions on wireless spectrums over the past decade. It looks like it’s finally be ready to start using it.
Considering adding Cox Elite Gamer to your internet service? Learn more about the $14.99 a month gaming add-on and whether you’ll benefit from it.
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A good time management app can keep you on schedule at work, track how you’re spending your time and help you build good habits.
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