The combination of COVID-19 lockdowns and a slew of new streaming services led to a massive increase in streaming in 2020.
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
Joe oversees all things broadband for Allconnect. His work has been referenced by Yahoo!, Lifehacker and more. He has utilized thousands of data points to build a library of metrics to help users navigate these complex spaces. Resources like these help our readers make more informed purchasing decisions and stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Joe graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating, he spent four years editing greeting cards for American Greetings in Cleveland. Joe joined the Reviews.com team in Seattle in 2017, where he wrote long-form, heavily-researched articles on a wide range of topics, from pocket knives to toaster ovens. After a review of TV streaming services, he began covering the streaming space full-time in January 2018 for Reviews.com. In June 2019, Joe moved to Allconnect to cover broadband and the digital divide senior reporter. He’s written extensively on the topic, from in-depth breakdowns of the top providers to data-driven resources on the digital divide.
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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.
The entrepreneur predicted big things in Starlink’s future, and estimated that it could reach 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year.
The social media giant needed a way to connect its data centers. As a result, some rural communities may finally get access to high-speed internet.
While live TV streaming services offer greater flexibility, cable and satellite providers still have the edge when it comes to robust channel lineups.
1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness don't use the internet at all — a major barrier to accessing necessary resources.
The new program is intended to close the homework gap for good, even after students resume in-person learning.
The internet as we know it was established in 1983, but its origins can be traced all the way back to the early 1800s.
Nonprofits across the US are working to provide affordable internet connections and devices to marginalized communities around the country.
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.
Several internet providers offer free internet plans, but they usually come with slow speeds or extremely low data caps.
T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet service is a major upgrade in rural communities with few internet options, but it was still less reliable than cable and fiber in our testing.
Our survey reveals a gap in internet knowledge among several key groups, but found that most Americans are happy with their internet speed.
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.
A widespread network failure from the cloud computing platform Fastly triggered outages on sites like Amazon, Reddit, Twitter and Twitch.
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.
While American internet speeds rank very high globally, nearly half the country still isn’t reaching the FCC’s definition of minimum broadband speeds.
New law targets sites, businesses that stream pirated content, not the couch surfers among us.
People with autism spectrum disorder are at higher risk for cyberbullying and internet addiction, but there are also many benefits to internet use.
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.
Owning your own router is an investment that usually pays off within a year. We researched all the latest models to find our favorites.
Our team analyzed over 152,000 internet connections to determine which areas in the West have the best connectivity and which ones have been left behind.
Not sure what the difference is between upload and download speeds? We break it down for you and help you figure out what speed may be right for your home.
Learn how to connect other devices to your phone’s data — most cellphone plans include this at no extra charge.
Switching internet service might seem like a hassle, but you can usually lower your monthly bill significantly in the process.
Singapore’s nationwide fiber network provides its citizens with the fastest home internet speeds in the world at 239 Mbps on average.
With seniors and people of color less likely to be online, the COVID-19 pandemic has once again put a spotlight on the digital divide.
Our team analyzed over 26K broadband connections in the Northeast region to determine which areas have the best connectivity.
Going over your internet data cap could cost you, depending on which provider you have. Keep up with who does and doesn’t have data caps.
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.
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.
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