Update: Comcast has announced it will raise the data usage cap on June 1st 2016. If you haven’t heard, Comcast is rolling out data usage caps on its XFINITY Internet customers. The caps will start with all residential XFINITY customers not on the fiber 505 or Gigabit Pro plans in the following areas: Huntsville, [Continue Reading]
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In today’s digital world, internet safety should be a consideration for everyone. We provide information about ourselves to people and companies online every day. Information provided to one entity could be combined with information given to another and used to compromise our privacy. Those searching the web for video streams online should be extra cautious. [Continue Reading]
With streaming video accounting for the majority of my home network traffic I decided it was time to upgrade our home router. Our previous router was 8 years old, and getting a WiFi signal in our bedroom was like trying to lure your cat out of a crawlspace with a bag of cat treats. We literally had to [Continue Reading]
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]
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]