After the Snowden revelations in 2013, the world discovered just how deep the surveillance rabbit hole goes. From PRISM to XKeyscore and secret FISA courts, everything you do online is captured, analyzed, and recorded for later use. Anything you’ve said or thought, can and will be used against you in a court of law. VPNs, … Continue reading What is a VPN and why do I need one?
Do I Have Enough RAM?
Imagine this: you are sitting at your personal computer. Maybe you're photo or video editing or playing an online game with your friends. Suddenly, your program starts becoming slow and unresponsive. Why? Random Access Memory (or RAM) is a physical storage device your computer uses to temporarily store information. Accessing the data stored in RAM … Continue reading Do I Have Enough RAM?
I bought faster internet! Why is it still slow?
As Fiber service become more readily available, users are slowly discovering that their current home wiring and equipment can’t handle the blazing fast speeds. Read on to find out how we can help! Several bottle necks can exist in a common home or office setup. Let’s look at the three most common issues, old wiring, … Continue reading I bought faster internet! Why is it still slow?
Why is my new computer slow?
As electronics get cheaper, more and more laptops are replaced by phones and tablets. Manufacturers turn to bloatware and ad/tracking software to make-up missed dollars. Since the release of the first iPhone, PC manufacturers have seen a decline in the number of yearly computer purchases. Phones can now do 99.9% of the tasks that previously … Continue reading Why is my new computer slow?
Types of Internet – Satellite
Satellite Internet over Satellite has become more common in recent years, but consumers are starting to wise up to the trick and we'll likely see people lose interest in this medium as Wireless ISPs become more accessible. Championed by companies like DirecTv and Dish's recent acquisition of HughesNET, Satellite internet is often a snake oil … Continue reading Types of Internet – Satellite
Types of Internet – WISP
WISP Wireless Internet Service Providers, are an up and coming technology in the residential and consumer markets. Used by businesses for over a decade, Wireless Internet Service Providers can distribute internet to areas that might otherwise go unreached by traditional copper or fiber lines. With new advances in 4G LTE, these services are becoming even … Continue reading Types of Internet – WISP
Types of Internet – VDSL
VDSL For years, very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber lines have helped to spread broadband across the country with "triple play" options. Like, ADSL, VDSL is also delivered over phone lines, but can provide much faster download speeds of 50mbps using the VDSL(2) protocol. However, these speeds are directly dependent on the distance of your home or business … Continue reading Types of Internet – VDSL
Types of Internet – ADSL
ADSL For years, asymmetric digital subscriber lines have been the standard in broadband across the country. Generally delivered via phone lines, ADSL can provide download speeds of 25mbps. However, these speeds are directly dependent on the distance of your home or business from the telecom company's "remote". (The remote is the large gray cabinet you … Continue reading Types of Internet – ADSL
Types of Internet – Fiber
Fiber You’ve all heard of the #GigCity or #FiberValley, and you likely know that until late last year, most of our neighbors over the hill had access to internet speeds we could only dream of through the internet service provider (ISP) EPB, or Electric Power Board. However, that all changed as Fiber projects began throughout … Continue reading Types of Internet – Fiber
Types of Internet
The top question we get from clients is 'How can I get better internet?' In the articles to follow, we’ll take a look at the four most common types of residential and commercial internet available today, and some cool new ones on the horizon! Check out the table below, or click on an internet type … Continue reading Types of Internet