Net neutrality is the simple principle that all information be treated equally when being delivered over a network. While net neutrality opponents like to pretend this was a new concept when Tom Wheeler’s FCC adopted the open internet rules in 2015, net neutrality has been a tradition in the U.S. for over 150 years. In [Continue Reading]
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This week, Congress completely eliminated consumer privacy protection for internet service provider (ISP). This is an issue that impacts all of us. Therefore, this article summarizes what this truly means, and what we can do about it from a technical standpoint. As many supporters of the privacy rule repeal have noted, these regulations weren’t going into place until [Continue Reading]
The Internet needs our help. For years the internet served as a vehicle for free speech and the sharing of ideas. All content was treated equally when it came to how it was delivered over the internet. This concept is known as Net Neutrality. In the past decade internet service providers (ISPs) began violating this de facto rule of [Continue Reading]
This Post is a companion piece to the podcast below. There is a plot brewing that will kill cord-cutting and leave your cable TV and internet provider with even more power over the Internet we all find essential. Whether you supported Trump or Clinton in this recent election should not matter. Having purchase options when it comes [Continue Reading]
If you are a frequent visitor of the blog, you probably already know how to get cheap home phone service to replace your landline. However, did you know that anyone with a computer and an internet connection can make free phone calls? That’s right. You can call anywhere in the U.S and Canada using a service from [Continue Reading]
A smart DNS Proxy service is a tool everyone should take advantage of to access more content online. Did you know access to much of the video available on the web is blocked simply based on where you are streaming the content from? Streaming video providers like Netflix, and Amazon are typically bound to licensing [Continue Reading]
In a vain attempt to force customers into a TV bundle, more ISPs are implementing data usage caps on their internet plans. When Comcast expanded their data usage caps last year on their Xfinity service, I urged all Comcast customers to file a complaint with the FCC. Over the past few months, the FCC has [Continue Reading]
Due to a lack of competition in the U.S, affordable high speed broadband access is out of reach for many Americans. Alternatives like Google Fiber and LinkNYC are available to a few, but the vast majority are stuck with monopoly holders like Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner. Former CEO of the now defunct Aereo has launched Starry, [Continue Reading]
Sharing data across your home network is usually a chore for many. Setting up movies, music, and photos to be streamed from a central network location can be impossible without the right technical chops. Even if you possess the technical skills, it can easily consume days of your life. Then, once everything is set up [Continue Reading]
Just this week, an independent communications regulator in the UK launched a Wi-Fi checker app for home use. In the press release they sited Christmas lights as a cause of Wi-Fi speeds. Well, it only took a few minutes for that little nugget to go viral, and everyone is blaming Netflix buffering on O Tannenbaum. [Continue Reading]