Joe Supan

Joe Supan

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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10 tips to shop safer online and protect your privacy
10 tips to shop safer online and protect your privacy
Joe Supan

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.

Survey: The digital divide falls along racial, economic lines
Survey: The digital divide falls along racial, economic lines
Joe Supan

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 says Starlink will cover the globe by August
Elon Musk says Starlink will cover the globe by August
Joe Supan

The entrepreneur predicted big things in Starlink’s future, and estimated that it could reach 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year.

Why Facebook is building a fiber network across Indiana
Why Facebook is building a fiber network across Indiana
Joe Supan

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.

From ARPANET to 5G: A brief history of the internet
From ARPANET to 5G: A brief history of the internet
Joe Supan

The internet as we know it was established in 1983, but its origins can be traced all the way back to the early 1800s.

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.

Report: 18 million Americans still don’t use the internet
Report: 18 million Americans still don’t use the internet
Joe Supan

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.

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

Several internet providers offer free internet plans, but they usually come with slow speeds or extremely low data caps.

Hands-on review of T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet service
Hands-on review of T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet service
Joe Supan

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.

Allconnect’s guide to internet resources for Native Americans
Allconnect’s 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.

Fastly outage causes websites around the world to go dark
Fastly outage causes websites around the world to go dark
Joe Supan

A widespread network failure from the cloud computing platform Fastly triggered outages on sites like Amazon, Reddit, Twitter and Twitch.

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.

Top connected vacation towns for digital nomads
Top connected vacation towns for digital nomads
Joe Supan

The best places to work remotely have a wide availability of vacation rentals, fast internet speeds and reliable coverage.

The five best wireless routers of 2021
The five best wireless routers of 2021
Joe Supan

Owning your own router is an investment that usually pays off within a year. We researched all the latest models to find our favorites.

Allconnect regional broadband report: West edition
Allconnect regional broadband report: West edition
Joe Supan

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.

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

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.

Everything you need to know about cellphone hotspots
Everything you need to know about cellphone hotspots
Joe Supan

Learn how to connect other devices to your phone’s data — most cellphone plans include this at no extra charge.

How to switch internet providers
How to switch internet providers
Joe Supan

Switching internet service might seem like a hassle, but you can usually lower your monthly bill significantly in the process.

Want the fastest internet in the world? Move to Singapore
Want the fastest internet in the world? Move to Singapore
Joe Supan

Singapore’s nationwide fiber network provides its citizens with the fastest home internet speeds in the world at 239 Mbps on average.

Allconnect regional broadband report: Northeast edition
Allconnect regional broadband report: Northeast edition
Joe Supan

Our team analyzed over 26K broadband connections in the Northeast region to determine which areas have the best connectivity.

Want to boost voter turnout? Increase broadband access, says new study
Want to boost voter turnout? Increase broadband access, says new study
Joe Supan

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.