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

It’s Time To Start Backing Up Your Important Files to the Cloud

Digital data is increasingly important in our work and personal lives. If you have precious documents on your computer—whether it’s a presentation for work, a draft of the novel you’re writing or family photos you treasure—it’s a good idea to take steps to keep them safe.And the best way

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

Digging in yard to install fiber

Does a Crew Have To Dig in My Yard To Install Fiber?

Not every fiber installation means digging in your yard. There are two different ways that fiber service is wired to your home: underground and aerial. Depending on where you live and how the provider is bringing fiber directly to your home determines the type of installation you'll have.Let’s look

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Why Is Fiber Future-Proof?

If you’ve looked into upgrading your home internet to a gigabit fiber connection, you’ve probably seen some marketing materials that claim fiber optic internet is future-proof. This isn’t made-up marketing talk. It’s real. Let's explore what it really means—and why fiber is going to keep delivering the fastest internet

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Wearables for Kids With Developmental Disabilities

Wearable technology has become a functional part of everyday life, helping people in ways never imagined before. An extension of this is wearable tech options designed with an eye to living with disabilities. And this, of course, includes tech for kids, helping parents help their children live lives that

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Technology Is Changing Women’s Fertility, Prenatal and New Mother Care

For women on the reproductive health journey, there is a new and evolving level of support supplementing traditional gynecology. It’s called femtech, short for feminine technology, first introduced by women scientists and entrepreneurs to develop software, wearables, apps, diagnostic methods and telehealth services specifically for women’s health needs.To date,

Wrist smart medical device

What You Need To Know About Medical Tech Wearable Security

Wearable devices—like smartwatches and fitness trackers—increasingly are being used to monitor health and inform medical care. While they’re undeniably useful, this does bring with it a range of valid security and privacy concerns. Let’s explore some of the big issues with medical wearable technology.The benefits of medical wearablesConsumer medical

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Tech You Need for Your Workcation

If you’ve been working remotely from home this past year, you’ve probably wondered if you could take a working vacation or “workcation” and work remotely from, well, anywhere. The good news is you probably can—you just need the right tech to make it happen.I’ve been traveling the world and