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.
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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