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Samantha Cossick

Samantha Cossick

Contributor, Former Senior Content Strategist

Samantha is a key contributor to Allconnect covering broadband services. She graduated with a journalism degree from West Virginia University and spearheaded the growth of Allconnect's Resource Center. Prior to writing about broadband, she worked as a local government reporter as well as a content manager for a variety of healthcare, financial and technology clients. Outside of work, she's either watching Netflix, reading a book or traveling somewhere new.

Samantha Cossick

My top picks

Currently streaming

Gilmore Girls or Friends

Favorite app

Instagram, Asana and Weather Kitty

Favorite device

Kindle Paperwhite

Listening to

The Gaslight Anthem

What I've written

Mbps vs. MBps: Understanding the difference
Mbps vs. MBps: Understanding the difference
Samantha Cossick

Understand the difference between megabits per second and megabytes per second and how they affect file downloads and speeds.

2022 Guide to Windstream-compatible modems and routers
2022 Guide to Windstream-compatible modems and routers
Samantha Cossick

Before you purchase your own equipment, find out what to expect when it comes to technical support, installation and top brands to consider.

What you need to know about internet phone service
What you need to know about internet phone service
Samantha Cossick

Learn more about internet calling, the pros and cons, which providers offer it and why it may be right for you.

Beginner’s guide to AT&T internet equipment
Beginner’s guide to AT&T internet equipment
Samantha Cossick

Learn more about whether or not you can use your own modem and router with AT&T and get answers to other equipment questions.

What’s the difference between bandwidth and latency?
What’s the difference between bandwidth and latency?
Samantha Cossick

Your internet is slow, but you don’t know why. Could bandwidth and latency be a factor? Learn more about these tech terms!