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Robin Layton is an editor for the broadband marketplace Allconnect. She built her internet industry expertise writing and editing for four years on the site, as well as on Allconnect’s sister site MYMOVE.com. Her expertise is in home internet plans, as well as broadband and digital divide news. Robin brought 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing to her Allconnect role to ensure consumers get a fair and balanced reporting of the state of broadband services to help them understand the process of purchasing the right internet plan. Her credentials include a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from Shepherd University.
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The devices we use for internet access like smartphones, laptops and tablets are equipped with accessibility features to make use easier for those with hearing, speech, vision or cognitive losses.
From locking your screen to enabling two-factor authentication, every precaution you take can keep your personal information safer from hackers.
The need for internet connections and tech skills is rapidly growing.
‘Internet Air’ debuts in 16 areas across the US.
If you love football and are thinking about switching internet providers, check out this deal.
Traveling to a new country for a short vacation can be stressful enough, but as someone studying long-term in an unfamiliar country, you can face extra challenges, especially when trying to connect to the internet. Nearly a million international students studied in the U.S. during the 2021/22 school year. With internet-based classes and exercises, it’s […]
Our guide to internet speed explains how to check your connection, what speeds you need for your tasks and how to improve Wi-Fi speeds.
To get the best cellphone plan, compare the taxes and fees, data caps and available discounts. You may also save money by bundling with your internet plan.
Internet companies must prove that providing internet to certain areas costs more than the $30/mo. benefit provided by the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Check out these deals on modems, hotspots and Wi-Fi extenders at Amazon's back-to-school sale.
Households with students can get free internet through government programs and public or private hotspots.
“Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life.” This was the introduction of the federal government’s 2010 National Broadband Plan. Thirteen years and billions of investment dollars later, that statement still rings true. The 2010 plan’s major goal was very similar […]
Encrypting your signal and updating router passwords are some of the ways to ensure a safe remote work experience.
Internet calling is easy to set up, often plugging right into your modem.
Rhode Island is the best state for fiber and cable availability.
$43B in federal funds announced to provide high-speed internet across the country.
Running cables to rural addresses can be pricey and often leaves residents without internet choices.
Customer satisfaction is a big deal for any business. Still, when it comes to internet slowdowns or our service crashing altogether, we can get crabby and demand an instant fix from helpful people or a high-performing app or website to help us fix it ourselves. These areas are where the ACSI Telecommunications Study 2022-2023* shows […]
Check out our guide for getting the best VPN for price and safety while you explore the world.
Over eight million homes and businesses in the U.S. still do not have access to high-speed internet service, according to the latest version of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband availability map, released this week. The FCC defines high-speed broadband as actual download speeds of at least 25 Mbps and actual upload speeds of at […]
Knowing broadband jargon can help you make better choices when shopping for an internet plan.
Online communities, resources help keep LGBTQ+ youth connected.
Families that meet income or government assistance requirements may qualify for discounted or low-cost internet.
Fiber won’t be the fastest option for internet speed for long as new tech speeds up.
Our internet and cellphone plans are as important to us as health insurance and our home.
Time is running out to fix the flawed FCC map that is the driver behind billions in state funding allocations.
Performing due diligence to confirm internet availability is a top priority when moving into a new rental property or purchasing a home.
A data cap of 1 TB will likely take a long time to reach, but it still is possible to reach that much data in a month.
More unserved and underserved areas will have Xfinity as an internet option.
Say goodbye to worrying about your child’s web activity. We’re breaking down all the parental controls on your devices and how they can help.
New tech will advance the way we interact with others.
We're consuming more internet data than ever before. What's it all mean?
Residential internet may be available later this year or in early 2024.
Fusion plans combine satellite and wireless technologies.
Key findings In 2022, adults in the U.S. spent over 5 hours daily on their phones. Mobile phones generated over 60% of website traffic in 2022, with desktops and tablets only generating about 39%. 25% of all digital media consumption is social media mainly accessed on mobile. Mobile users’ web searches increased by 5% since […]
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