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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 500 Internal Server Error?
What is a 500 Internal Server Error?
Alex Sheehan

A 500 Internal Server Error is an umbrella term for several issues often involving the server of the website you're trying to reach.

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.

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 […]

Why your internet bill might increase
Why your internet bill might increase
Ari Howard

There is nothing more frustrating than paying your monthly internet bill and discovering your provider is now charging you more for the same plan. We’ll walk you through what to expect so you aren’t blindsided by a more costly bill.

How does fiber internet work
How does fiber internet work
AJ Dellinger

Fiber internet flows through glass fiber optic cables, which allow data to be translated via light rather than electricity and at a much faster rate than DSL or cable connections. How fiber internet works When you are connected to the internet, you are constantly sending data from your device and receiving data from servers that […]

How does 5G internet work?
How does 5G internet work?
AJ Dellinger

When buying a smartphone, one of the features you’ll often see advertised is compatibility with 5G networks — the newest generation of cellular networks. 5G provides lightning-quick internet connections with very low latency. We will walk you through everything you need to know about 5G internet and how it works. What is 5G? 5G is […]

How to know if someone is stealing your internet
How to know if someone is stealing your internet
Taylor Freitas

Over the past several years, it has become increasingly clear that the internet is an essential resource that everybody should be able to access. In many ways, having internet at home is just as important as having access to other basic utilities, such as water and electricity. Your router, along with third-party apps, can help […]

How does the internet work?
How does the internet work?
AJ Dellinger

You likely know what the internet is — especially since you are more than likely reading this article online — but do you know how the internet works? The internet is a massive collection of networks that are all connected and communicate with each other. So, simply put, the internet is interconnected networks … see […]

What are proxy servers and how do they work?
What are proxy servers and how do they work?
Sarah Harris

Thinking about using a proxy server, or just want to understand how they work? Learn more here.

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 […]

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.

What is port forwarding and how you can use it
What is port forwarding and how you can use it
Lisa Iscrupe

Port forwarding, or port mapping, allows users to direct external internet traffic to their private networks.

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 […]

Dual-band and tri-band routers explained
Dual-band and tri-band routers explained
AJ Dellinger

Router types can be confusing, so we explain the difference between them to allow you to make an educated choice.

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.

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

Satellites bring internet into your home through dishes and modems.

Update on fiber internet access: When will you see it?
Update on fiber internet access: When will you see it?
AJ Dellinger

Is fiber internet coming to your town? Learn more about AT&T, Google and Verizon’s plans to expand their fiber networks and how you can get the fastest home internet connection in the country.

Millions in rural US still do not have internet access
Millions in rural US still do not have internet access
Joe Supan

Broadband access is a major problem for rural communities, and impacts everything from unemployment to students’ test scores.

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.

The 3 best Wi-Fi extenders of 2022
The 3 best Wi-Fi extenders of 2022
Ari Howard

We did the research for you and broke down the top three Wi-Fi extenders by price, quality and overall value.

What is the digital divide?
What is the digital divide?
Ari Howard

The digital divide is the gap between individuals who have access to digital technology (phones, computers and the internet) and those who do not.

What is municipal broadband?
What is municipal broadband?
Joshua Cox-Steib

Community-based public internet providers see success in some states, are banned in others.

Best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2023
Best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2023
Camryn Smith

We've picked out the best Wi-Fi 6 routers so you can take advantage of faster speeds, improved efficiency and better signal range.

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.

How to get high-speed internet without cable TV or a phone line
How to get high-speed internet without cable TV or a phone line
Lisa Iscrupe

Standalone internet is offered by most ISPs, so it won’t be hard to find the right plan if you’re ready to cut the cord to your cable or phone lines.