A VPN or virtual private network extends a private network across the internet to connect devices as if they were on the same local network. Since A VPN connection can extend across the internet, devices that are a part of the VPN can span the globe, but appear to be located where the VPN node [Continue Reading]
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- How to Find Affordable Internet Access - Tips for keeping the cost of internet access low
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Occasionally, when discussing the benefits of replacing cable with Internet TV, I meet small business owners that feel they can’t break ties with their cable company. Usually, their small business phone service is provided through a “Cable for Business” bundle from their TV provider. That’s when I tell them about Grasshopper. Grasshopper Small Business Phone [Continue Reading]
Google’s recent FCC filing gives cable and satellite internet providers plenty to worry about. While Google’s 4 page FCC public comment doesn’t explicitly support regulating Internet service providers as public utilities, it does provide reason why treating ISPs as telecommunications companies would increase competition among providers. The FCC is currently considering treating Internet service providers [Continue Reading]
LinkNYC is a planned public Wi-Fi network that intends on providing free internet access at gigabit speeds to millions of New Yorkers. Those speeds are 50 times faster than what the average American pays for broadband The project will take the antiquated payphone infrastructure in New York and replace it with free gigabit public Wi-Fi. [Continue Reading]
In a statement released today by the White House, President Obama clearly states: We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. That is why today, I am asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to answer the call [Continue Reading]
Sharing data across your home network is usually a chore for many. Even if you possess the technical skills, it can easily consume an afternoon. Once everything is set up you will find yourself constantly tinkering with the network any time you want to get data to a new device. Thankfully, Western Digital has made this [Continue Reading]
Lately, cable providers are trying to entice cord cutters back into the cable TV fold by offering “low price” deals for internet plus HBO. These deals also include local channels, but require a cable box. I’m curious how the price of those plans measure up to a DIY streaming solution. My family cut our cable [Continue Reading]
Why Do We Need 300 Channels? People aren’t canceling their cable subscription and streaming TV and movies out of spite for their cable provider (well some might be). Consumers who rid themselves of cable have a whole host of reasons for cutting the cord. Perhaps it’s to save money or they enjoy tinkering with a [Continue Reading]
The High Cost of Internet Access in America Have you ever thought the cost of internet access in America was too high? Until we cut the cord last year my family was spending $250 a month on phone, internet and cable.That’s $3000 a year, or to put it in perspective about 6% of the median household [Continue Reading]