1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness don't use the internet at all — a major barrier to accessing necessary resources.
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
Joe Supan is the senior writer for Allconnect and MyMove. 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 MyMove's and 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 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.
Our survey reveals a gap in internet knowledge among several key groups, but found that most Americans are happy with their internet speed.
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.
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.
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.
We analyzed months of broadband data to determine the internet speeds Americans are actually getting compared to what's advertised.
More than 8-in-10 adults get their news digitally “often” or “sometimes,” a trend that researchers have linked to increased polarization.
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.
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.
More than 100 bidders paid a combined $4.5 billion at the FCC’s auction of mid-band spectrum licenses, a giant step forward for 5G in America.
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.
Learn how to get low-income assistance with wireless plans through the Lifeline program.
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.
Five major streaming services have launched in the past year, but consumers say they only want to spend $21/mo. Which ones will get left behind?
We scored over 29K locations on factors like price, performance, availability and choice to find the areas with the best and worst internet connectivity.
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