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

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What Is YouTube TV and How Does It Work?

Once you’ve made the decision to stream, you’ll have a lot of new entertainment options to choose from, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. For those looking to enjoy all the benefits of cable TV without the hassle of the installation or being locked into a contract agreement, a

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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

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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

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Creating a Smart Bathroom

Your smart home might start at the doorbell, but once you get inside, you can make every room as smart as possible—including the bathroom. Let’s look at what you can do.What to expect from your smart bathroomThere are plenty of good reasons to want a smart bathroom: It’s cool,

Weather effects on fiber internet

How Will My Fiber Internet Perform in a Storm?

Of all the reasons you choose fiber—speed, using multiple devices at once, closely matching upload and download speeds—don’t overlook its reliability in storms. When your weather service is telling you that the big snowfall or a hurricane is on its way, with fiber you have a lot of built-in

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Can One Remote Run My Whole House?

Remember universal remotes for home theater systems? They seemed like magic, commanding the television, DVD player and stereo all from one little device. Now you can extend that magic to your entire home's worth of smart devices, and in some cases you may not even need to touch the

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What Will Fiber Do For My Streaming?

Officially cut your cable cord? Welcome to the world of streaming. You might think your biggest challenge is figuring out which show to binge next. But even more important: Can your internet service handle the bandwidth increase streaming demands, all at the speeds you need? Streaming a show on, say,

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6 Tips for Saving Money and Energy with Smart Home Devices

The path to creating a smart home typically starts as a way to automate tasks and increase control. Take buying a voice assistant, for example. You pick up a Google Home or Amazon Echo, featuring Alexa, just to see what all the fuss is about. Then, you buy a

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How to Know When You Should Reboot Your Router

We pretty much love our routers because they're quiet, dependable, and don't take much effort to maintain. And then someone will tell you that they reboot their router every day, or every week, or every month. What's that all about? While there’s no one simple answer, we have some