Joe Supan

Joe Supan

Senior Writer, Broadband Content

Joe Supan is a senior writer for Allconnect. 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 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.

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 2022
The five best wireless routers of 2022
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.

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.

HBO Max launches with a bang, but not on Amazon or Roku
HBO Max launches with a bang, but not on Amazon or Roku
Joe Supan

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.

How much data does Google Maps use?
How much data does Google Maps use?
Joe Supan

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.

All you need to know about streaming TV — A beginner’s guide
All you need to know about streaming TV — A beginner’s guide
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.

The future is (almost) now? How 5G might change gaming
The future is (almost) now? How 5G might change gaming
Joe Supan

With 5G’s faster speeds, reduced latency and greater capacity, the new technology will send shockwaves through VR, cloud gaming and even home internet.

What’s the right Mediacom-compatible modem for you?
What’s the right Mediacom-compatible modem for you?
Joe Supan

Buying your own modem could save you hundreds of dollars every year. Learn more about which models are compatible with Mediacom.

Allconnect reports the latest on U.S. internet connectivity
Allconnect reports the latest on U.S. internet connectivity
Joe Supan

We scored over 29K locations on factors like price, performance, availability and choice to find the areas with the best and worst internet connectivity.