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
7 Rules for Choosing the Right Fiber Internet Provider
There are tons of reasons to get fiber: gaming with low latency, equivalent upload and download speeds, faster uploads of critical files. But how do you pick the right fiber internet service provider (ISP)? We’ve identified the seven key features you need to look for when you’re researching your
Say Goodbye to Dead Spots and Hello to Mesh Wi-Fi
For today’s connected homeowner, those Wi-Fi dead spots with a weak or nonexistent signal are truly a pain. To get the internet everywhere in your home, you may need special equipment and a little troubleshooting. Help is on the way. By doing some investigating, then installing a mesh Wi-Fi system yourself, you can overcome
#1 Fiber Game Changer: It Uses Light to Send Data
Updated on May 11, 2023 Internet that’s as fast as light? Absolutely. You just have to turn to fiber optic cables. 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 or flashlight to
Why Doesn’t Fiber Get Jammed at Rush Hour?
Updated on May 9, 2023 Rush hour doesn’t just happen on roads and expressways; internet service has peak times that can slow down traffic, too. Before the pandemic, weekday evenings between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. were considered peak internet hours, with usage spiking as people returned home from
How To Watch 4K Films at Home
Even if you have a brand new 4K TV, you might not be seeing the movies and shows you’re streaming in all their ultra-high-definition 4K glory. It can be surprisingly complicated to get everything set up and working correctly. Let's talk about it.What is 4K content?4K or ultra-high-definition (UHD)
Why Is Fiber Future-Proof?
Updated on May 11, 2023 If you’ve looked into making your home internet 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
When is Fiber Coming to My Neighborhood?
From more bandwidth to smoother video calls to higher speeds supporting multiple devices in the home, you’ve heard that fiber can make a big difference in the way you experience the internet. Trouble is, it’s not in your neighborhood yet, and you aren’t sure when it’s coming. So how
Why You Need 5G + Fiber Together
5G and fiber-optic broadband are the two hottest high-speed internet technologies around. Over the next few years you’re going to hear a lot more about them as they become more widely available across the country. While it might sound like 5G and fiber are in competition, they’re really both
How To Get the Fastest Internet in a Home Office
Now that you've settled into working from home, you’ve probably made some changes, like an office chair that doesn’t send you to the chiropractor or lighting that makes you Zoom-fabulous (or at least Zoom-presentable).You also might need to think about the setup that gives you the fastest, most reliable