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Joe Supan is a principal writer for CNET and 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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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.
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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?
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