#1 Fiber Game Changer: It Uses Light to Send Data

Internet that’s as fast as light? Absolutely. You just have to turn to fiber optic cables. Instead of using an electrical current like traditional copper telephone wires, fiber cables literally carry data using beams of light shot out by lasers. Let's discuss.  How does light carry data? Have you ever watched a movie where someone uses a mirror

6 Signs Your Wi-Fi Router Needs an Upgrade

When your Wi-Fi seems slow or glitchy, your first step may be to reboot your router or rethink its location in your home to make sure it’s close enough to your connected device. Replacing it is probably not at the top of your list. However, a router plays an

Why You Should Use Alexa Routines

Alexa Routines are a way to make your Echo smart speakers even smarter. They let you combine multiple actions into a single voice command. Instead of having to say, “Alexa, dim lights,” “Alexa, set lights to purple” and “Alexa, play '80s Party on Spotify,” you could just say, “Alexa,

How To Protect Your Security on Video Calls

You’ve probably been on a lot of video conference calls, connecting with work colleagues and hanging out with friends and family. But have you thought about the security of those video apps and services you’re using?The calls are usually encrypted to prevent outsiders from eavesdropping, but it’s important to remember

How To Change Your Zoom Background

You’ve probably attended so many Zoom meetings by now that it no longer seems strange that you didn’t always meet virtually. In your home office, you've likely arranged your background to make sure it sends the right message. But does it? Is it too personal? Too bare? Too busy?

10 of the Best Home Improvement Shows To Stream Today

Spending more time at home has motivated many of us to fix the shortcomings of our dwellings. It could be as simple as updating that paint color in your home office. Or maybe it’s finally time to ditch the tired carpeting and refinish your wood floors.If you’ve got a

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Why Doesn’t Fiber Get Jammed at Rush Hour?

There are a lot of great reasons for choosing fiber optic internet. Number one is speed, of course. And if you get frustrated when your DSL or copper internet slows at certain times of the day, here’s how fiber can beat that problem, too.What’s internet rush hour?Rush hour doesn’t

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Lose The Lag And Top The Leaderboard With These Gaming Tips

When you’re playing online multi-player PC games, there's nothing more annoying than stuttering, lag or choppiness. Any slowdown or delay between you pressing a button and your on-screen character taking action can cost you a match. And it takes the fun right out of it. Thankfully, there are some

You Can Find Out if Your Home Is Fiber-Ready (We’ll Show You How)

Are you one of the lucky ones? If your home is ready for fiber, you sure are.While fiber internet availability is increasing every day, many people don’t realize their home or neighborhood has actually been outfitted with fiber optic cable either from a previous or current provider. Not sure