Tag: Internet

  • Over 12M U.S. Households Dropped Broadband and Rely on Cellular Phone Data Only

    Over 12M U.S. Households Dropped Broadband and Rely on Cellular Phone Data Only

    New research from Parks Associates shows more than half of the 94% of Americans with WiFi report having internet problems. In fact, problems with broadband service have pushed more than 12 million consumers to ditch their connection completely and rely solely on cellular data for their internet needs. While turning on your phone’s hotspot to […]

  • The FCC Will Give Low Income Households a $50 Internet Subsidy

    The FCC Will Give Low Income Households a $50 Internet Subsidy

    The FCC has just unanimously voted to approve a relief program that will give up to $50 off the internet bills of low-income households. This extra boost is part of the $3.2 billion Emergency Relief Program that was approved by Congress in December. The program will provide up to $50 a month for qualifying low-income […]

  • 6 Tips to Save Money on Home Internet When Cutting the Cord

    6 Tips to Save Money on Home Internet When Cutting the Cord

    When asked why they dropped cable, the majority of cord cutters put “saving money” at the top of their list. There are plenty of ways to save money with streaming, but first things first – how can you save money on your internet plan, even after losing out on a cable TV bundle discount? Here […]

  • SpaceX Internet Beta Testing Will Start Soon, Shows Code Discovered on Starlink Site

    SpaceX Internet Beta Testing Will Start Soon, Shows Code Discovered on Starlink Site

    Featured Image: Starlink Images and code found within SpaceX’s site suggest a beta test for the satellite-based internet service could be on the way. The company has been placing hundreds of its Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit over the past few years with aim of offering worldwide internet coverage in the future. The Starlink page […]

  • Land O’Lakes and 48 Others Form Coalition to Bring High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

    Land O’Lakes and 48 Others Form Coalition to Bring High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

    Today, 49 organizations across a diverse set of industries formed a coalition to close the gap in “America’s digital divide.” Land O’Lakes spearheaded the venture recruiting companies like Hershey, Nestle, Cargill, Bayer U.S. and Microsoft to form the American Connection Project Broadband Coalition (ACPBC). The Coalition’s goal is to connect and uplift all American communities […]

  • Cox is Slowing Down Internet in Entire Neighborhoods for One Person’s ‘Excessive Use’

    Cox is Slowing Down Internet in Entire Neighborhoods for One Person’s ‘Excessive Use’

    Cox Communication is slowing down internet speeds in entire neighborhoods, based on the “excessive use” of just one resident. Ars reports that Cox has been notifying some customers that they’re using large amounts of data and warning of speed decreases for the whole neighborhood if data usage isn’t decreased. The report shared the information of […]

  • Verizon DSL Users Aren’t Eligible for Recent Low-Income Offers

    Verizon DSL Users Aren’t Eligible for Recent Low-Income Offers

    While hundreds of broadband companies and telcos have taken the Federal Communications Commission up on its Keep Americans Connected pledge, several of the deals on offer come with significant restrictions within the fine print. Case in point: Verizon’s offer of temporary free service for low-income households does not extend to the company’s DSL customers, Ars […]

  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Home Internet for Better Streaming

    5 Tips to Improve Your Home Internet for Better Streaming

    When cord cutters experience buffering, they often blame the streaming provider when the real issue is their Internet and Wi-Fi network. These complaints are common with live TV services. Subscribers often say, “Netflix works but my live TV service does not.” The truth is live TV needs a more speed for a variety of reasons […]

  • The Average Home Internet Speed Went Up in 2019

    The Average Home Internet Speed Went Up in 2019

    Good news for Americans! According to a report from OpenVault, the average home Internet speed jumped from 103.1 Mbps in 2018 to 128.3 Mbps in 2019. This is one of the biggest year-over-year jumps in home Internet speeds we have seen in some time. OpenVault also reported that the average amount of data used increased […]

  • A New Internet Provider Is Coming to Cord Cutters in Buffalo, NY

    A New Internet Provider Is Coming to Cord Cutters in Buffalo, NY

    Recently Greenlight Networks announced plans to expand to Buffalo, New York. This service offers Internet plans starting at $50 for 500 down and 50 up Internet all the way up to 2,000 Mbps down. Greenlight Networks offers fiber Internet currently in other parts of New York including Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany. Now they are expanding […]