Laura Goldman

About the author

is a Los Angeles-based former technical writer turned freelance writer whose words have appeared in Business Insider, Healthline and other websites.

White house wrapped in cable coil.

What’s Fiber to the Home? To the Curb? To the Node?

When you find out that fiber is coming to your neighborhood (at last!), you’ll want to see how it’s being delivered.While internet service providers (ISPs) say they're providing 100% fiber networks, fiber to the curb (FTTC) and fiber to the node (FTTN) options don't actually provide that fiber all

Digging in your yard can damage internet lines.

How To Protect Your Cable and Internet Lines When You’re Digging in Your Yard

You have lots of reasons to start digging in your yard: planting trees, putting in a mailbox, installing a new smart sprinkler system or a smart outdoor lighting system. But it's a good idea to be extra careful: You don’t want to cut any underground telecom, electricity or oil and

Smart home thermostat

How Your Smart Home Devices Can Help You Go Green

The smart devices that automatically control your home's temperature, lighting, sprinklers and more are also a very smart way to conserve energy and create an eco-friendly home.The gas and electricity our homes use each day produce greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the environment, contributing to climate change.