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Robin Layton

Robin Layton

Editor, Broadband Content

Robin Layton is an editor with Allconnect. She works closely with the content team writers to ensure consumers get a fair and balanced reporting of the state of broadband services to help them understand the process of purchasing an internet service provider that fits their online needs. Robin also writes breaking news from the internet world and how-to guides for navigating the digital divide.

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Honoring Black leaders in the telecom industry
Honoring Black leaders in the telecom industry
Robin Layton

Marcus East is T-Mobile’s Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer. (Photo from T-Mobile) As a nation, we celebrate Black History Month each February by “commemorating the central role of Black men and women in our shared history.”  Dr. Martin Luther King’s “famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech remains relevant to this very day. In […]

Spectrum tops the list as the fastest ISP in 2022’s Q3
Spectrum tops the list as the fastest ISP in 2022’s Q3
Robin Layton

As you search for your next internet service provider, have you thought about which is the fastest?  Recently that distinction went to Spectrum, available in 41 states and named the “fastest fixed broadband provider in 11 states during Q3 2022,” according to Speedtest® by Ookla®. Ookla recently shared its Q3 2022 report on fixed broadband […]

Top ISP performance in 2022 Q3
Top ISP performance in 2022 Q3
Robin Layton

T-Mobile tops ISPs for most added broadband customers.

DISH Wireless launches into 5G, cellular tech world with Project Genesis
DISH Wireless launches into 5G, cellular tech world with Project Genesis
Robin Layton

Most of us know DISH Network for its satellite TV service, but DISH has joined the 5G and cellular tech field with Project Genesis. DISH’s Smart 5G™ network commercially known as Project Genesis, debuted in early 2022, with DISH Wireless service in Las Vegas. Eventually, the project will shift from beta into the launch of […]

What is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot?
What is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot?
Robin Layton

A portable Wi-Fi hotspot is a secure way to connect to the internet on the go or in an emergency.

Allconnect study: Internet speeds have increased by 18% since 2021 in the US
Allconnect study: Internet speeds have increased by 18% since 2021 in the US
Robin Layton

Why is this important? Speed has increased 18% YoY compared to 11% between 2020 and 2021.  Most states have seen an increase over the last two years (excluding WV and NM). Wednesday and Thursday have the fastest speeds and mid-morning is the time to get the fastest speeds.  The Northeast and Southern regions of the […]

Rural communities receive nearly $800M for high-speed internet
Rural communities receive nearly $800M for high-speed internet
Robin Layton

In conjunction with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 24 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Palau are getting millions of dollars in federal grants and loans for high-speed internet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that the $759 million in loans and grants will come from the third funding round of the ReConnect Program. […]

Verizon makes 10-year price-for-life guarantee
Verizon makes 10-year price-for-life guarantee
Robin Layton

If you’ve been considering switching to Verizon Home Internet, the company just upped the ante for signing up now. As of October 27, 2022, Verizon is offering new Verizon 5G Home, LTE Home and Fios Internet customers a price guarantee for 10 years. Basically, what you sign up to pay for now for a new […]

How does satellite internet work?
How does satellite internet work?
Robin Layton

Satellites bring internet into your home through dishes and modems.

Make sure internet is available in your new home
Make sure internet is available in your new home
Robin Layton

Performing due diligence to confirm internet availability is a top priority when moving into a new rental property or purchasing a home.

Guide to 5G spectrum bands
Guide to 5G spectrum bands
Robin Layton

We help you decipher the difference between frequencies and how your ISP uses them.

Comcast rolls out multi-gig internet
Comcast rolls out multi-gig internet
Robin Layton

Cities in Colorado, Georgia and Florida are in first launch.

The complete Canadian internet resource guide
The complete Canadian internet resource guide
Robin Layton

There are various internet service providers in Canada, with plans to suit every household. Find the best one for your needs with this guide.

Real customers share their internet highs and lows with Verizon and Frontier
Real customers share their internet highs and lows with Verizon and Frontier
Robin Layton

Comparing internet service providers through Allconnect can give you great insights into pricing, speeds, plans and general customer satisfaction reports. To round out that data, we also reached out to real users of the ISPs we reviewed to give you an idea of what day-to-day living is like using their internet plans. We talked to […]

Guide: Internet access for Americans with disabilities
Guide: Internet access for Americans with disabilities
Robin Layton

Nonprofit organizations and software companies create assistive technology and applications to make the internet easier to use for everyone.