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Taylor Gadsden

Taylor Gadsden

Writer, Broadband Content

Taylor is a veteran member of the Allconnect content team and has spearheaded a number of projects, including a data piece on the top fiber cities in the U.S. and a troubleshooting guide on how to connect your phone to a VPN. In Taylor's Words: I've been writing about consumer goods for over five years and have worked on the technology and electronics beats during my time with Allconnect. My focus on consumer-oriented products has strengthened my research and reviewing skills when writing about the best deals and product selections. This has been integral to my approach to articles that cover a gamut of products —including smart home devices, internet routers and headphones — and topics, from home Wi-Fi optimization to breaking broadband news. In my downtime, you can find me bingeing the latest Netflix original with my doodle fur baby, planning my next cruise or analyzing someone's birth chart.

Taylor Gadsden

My top picks

Currently streaming

Workin’ Moms

Favorite app

The Pattern

Favorite device

iPhone 6 plus (Yes, really)

Listening to

Watch What Crappens

What I've written

Why is my internet so slow at night?
Why is my internet so slow at night?
Taylor Gadsden

The common culprit: Internet rush hour Unfortunately, the issue is a common one, especially for cable internet users who are sharing bandwidth with every cable internet subscriber on the network. Just as roads can get congested from a rapid influx of traffic, so can your network, and when that happens, speeds slow for everyone on […]

Internet basics: A complete guide for older adults
Internet basics: A complete guide for older adults
Taylor Gadsden

As technology surges forward each year, older adults without proper computer skills or internet knowledge wonder: Is it too late to learn?  If you’re less than confident in your tech skills, know that there are plenty of resources designed with you in mind. Once you’re online, like many older adults, you’ll find that computer and […]

What is net neutrality? How does it affect you?
What is net neutrality? How does it affect you?
Taylor Gadsden

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) should provide all online content equally without favoring or blocking specific products, websites or types of content. In short, it means that all traffic on the internet is equal and equally accessible.

Should you rent or buy your modem and router?
Should you rent or buy your modem and router?
Taylor Gadsden

Depending on your ISP, you can save money by purchasing your own modem and router. However, renting comes with some perks as well, such as guaranteed software updates and convenient customer support.

Signs you’ve been hacked and how to prevent hacking
Signs you’ve been hacked and how to prevent hacking
Taylor Gadsden

Would you know if your router was hacked? Check out some ways to know for sure and how you can secure your home network.

How to log in to your router
How to log in to your router
Taylor Gadsden

Secure your home network at the source.

What’s the difference between a modem and a router?
What’s the difference between a modem and a router?
Taylor Gadsden

Unsure about the difference between a modem and a router? Find out what each does and how they help you save money on your internet bill.

How to connect your phone to a VPN
How to connect your phone to a VPN
Taylor Gadsden

Find out how you can secure your mobile connection and protect your privacy while browsing.

What is TikTok and is it safe for you or your kids to use?
What is TikTok and is it safe for you or your kids to use?
Taylor Gadsden

TikTok, the popular video-sharing app may not be as safe as you’d like. Get all the details on growing safety concerns and what parents can do to protect their children.

DIRECTV to drop SELECT, their cheapest package
DIRECTV to drop SELECT, their cheapest package
Taylor Gadsden

Subscriber numbers are reportedly down and now there’s a service-wide increase for new customers. See what the provider has to say about the new price point.

What recent studies show us about the homework gap
What recent studies show us about the homework gap
Taylor Gadsden

Have you heard about the homework gap? Find out how students are learning in today’s digital world and how those without access are working harder to compete.

What is my IP address and why does it matter?
What is my IP address and why does it matter?
Taylor Gadsden

IP addresses are the zip codes of the internet, and affect everything you do online. Here's what you need to know about them.

Smart home adjustments every senior can make for better living
Smart home adjustments every senior can make for better living
Taylor Gadsden

Independent living is easy with some smart home automation tweaks from our experts. Go room-by-room with our experts to see which devices are best for your home.

Step-by-step guide on how to set up a VPN
Step-by-step guide on how to set up a VPN
Taylor Gadsden

Learn how to work from home a little safer and install a VPN that’s right for you.

What’s the Altice One and how can I get one in 2022?
What’s the Altice One and how can I get one in 2022?
Taylor Gadsden

Considering Optimum TV service? Learn more about this all-in-one technology and how you can upgrade your home TV experience.

How much speed do you need for streaming?
How much speed do you need for streaming?
Taylor Gadsden

Don’t pay for more internet speed than you need. Find out the minimum speeds required for your favorite streaming activities.