What Is Wi-Fi 6 and Why Does It Matter?

As the official technology for wireless networking, Wi-Fi is measured according to standards. Like the technology in your devices and tech equipment, updates are made regularly—roughly every five years or so in this case. Wi-Fi 6 is the most recent version of Wi-Fi technology. It’s faster, more efficient, more

Can 5G Keep Up With 2 Gig Internet? How To Make the Smart Choice

You see the marketing: Faster, better internet is coming! Make the move to fiber with multi-gig speeds! Forget fiber and use 5G wireless! So, how can you decide? What’s the truth? Let’s step back and have a look at what both 5G and fiber have to offer right now.

Now That You Have 2 Gig Speed, How Do You Get the Most Out of It?

2 Gig internet is so fast, you can’t just plug a cable into your router and expect to get the best speeds. If you want the fastest internet around, you have to configure your home network, update your devices and make sure everything is compatible. Let’s look at how

Is Your Router Ready for the Holidays?

This year, when you’re planning for the holidays, put food, drink, decor and Wi-Fi on your checklist. Chances are everybody is showing up with their devices and they’ll want to use your internet connection. Not only that, there's bound to be gaming and streaming time in the name of

#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

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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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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

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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

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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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Cutting the Cord Can Get You More of What You Want to Watch. Here’s How.

When you cut the cable cord, suddenly you, not your provider, are the programming planner. With the freedom to choose your own TV channels and networks without being tied to a set package, it can get a little overwhelming. But it’s easier than you think to create your perfect