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The Future Of Internet Service Across The Nation

October 25th, 2013

A few years ago, $100 million was earmarked by the Federal Government for the purpose of expanding broadband internet to rural areas in 16 states. These areas were identified as not currently having any type of broadband access by wire, otherwise known as land line. Many of the large ISPs were called upon to widen the technological gap between urban and rural communities. Why did the government budget for this? Because they have learned that broadband internet service improves people’s lives. The internet is not only crucial for attracting business to an area, but is also a vital part of education in the 21st century. It has been estimated today that 10% of all Americans do not have access to a high-speed broadband Internet connection, with many of those affected living in outlying rural communities.

 

Rural Access Expansion Continues With Help From FCC

October 11th, 2013

A major goal has been to expand high speed access to rural areas. Historically, these areas had no choice but to put up with either a dial-up connection, satellite if they could afford the cost of equipment or have no internet connection at all. But the American government realized that there was a divide between urban and rural opportunities that became smaller when many of these rural dwellers were offered a broadband connection. Rural access to internet service providers opened up a number of online job opportunities, as well as helped children get access to the same educational opportunities as their urban counterparts. Additionally, it encouraged more people to stay in these communities, thus increasing the talent pool there and bringing in the economic benefits.

Gig.U Initiative Still Going Strong

September 27th, 2013

The private sector, which stepped in to save the day with Gig.U, is still going strong. The initiative, which stands for University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, was spear-headed by a group of several universities and included collaboration from top ISPs.

The project is not for the masses but was created to and still does target new technology businesses to start up near universities so that they may too tap into the world-class broadband infrastructure.  Community members are loving the 1 Gbps they are getting from internet service providers. And new businesses are now able to compete globally and tap into the vast, young talent pool from the nearby campuses.

 

Internet Service Providers in Denver Colorado Don’t Necessarily Have To Be Well Known

September 20th, 2013

Are you tired of slow internet connections? Wish you could go with a different company? The good news is that you might not have to wait if you build it yourself. That’s exactly what some British farmers did last year. After having waited patiently for high speed broadband to come to their town over several years, they finally became tired of waiting and realized that they would continue to be overlooked for internet connections. So they ended up taking matters into their own hands and built their own network.

By tapping into their local expertise in computer networks, IT support and other internet industry professionals, the farmers were able to hook up their community for an incredibly low cost, coming in at far less than British Telecom’s estimate of ten thousand pounds to connect them. So why wouldn’t this be possible in areas without Internet service providers in Denver Colorado? And if that weren’t enough, the download speeds this tiny community now enjoys come it at over 900 Mbps.

 

Are You Paying Too Much For Internet Service Providers in Indianapolis Indiana?

September 13th, 2013

If you think that your connection from your ISP is not only too slow, but is costing you too much, you are definitely not alone. United States citizens pay the most money, but tend to get lower value for their connections than other internet users around the world. An interesting reason about why this is was revealed a couple of years ago, and made some people outraged. The reason was that media organizations have been allowed to place public interest on the back burner by the American government itself.

Will it take more than a few years before we can finally say that the internet speed/price issue has been resolved? It’s hard to tell. But in the meantime, we as internet users can ensure we’re getting as much for our money as possible. This includes doing as much research as possible into Internet Service Providers in Indianapolis Indiana. And then, we can claim as many valuable online savings as we can.

 

Is There Such A Thing As A Privacy Instinct When We Use Internet Service Providers In Houston Texas?

August 9th, 2013

Although there has been much in the news with regard to the privacy settings of many sites, and how much of our information they place at risk, at least one party says the fault could be ours. A professor of behavioral economics has investigated how internet users think about their privacy choices and the consequences of those choices. And as it turns out, out instincts about privacy aren’t very accurate at all. When online, it was discovered that thinking about privacy was not something that came naturally to users, simply because no other similar thing exists in either our culture or human evolution.

It also seems that those guidelines we use to gauge the trustworthiness of recipients of our information offline do not help us whatsoever when we try to apply them online. For instance, another’s revelation of personal information to us in the real world makes it more likely that we will do the same. But when we get online with internet service providers in Houston Texas and try to do the same thing, the results are far less reliable. And this is precisely why, say some, that giving users control over privacy settings simply won’t work.

 

How To Use Less Bandwidth With Internet Service Providers in New York New York

July 23rd, 2013

Most ISPs these days have limits on the amount of bandwidth each user can use every month. These limits have had to be imposed due to the high availability of quality video content and other items that are now available online. The more high quality video that a user watches on their computer, the more bandwidth will be used. But the good news is that there are ways to reduce the amount of bandwidth you use. Using less bandwidth will mean that you don’t have to worry about extra charges for going over your bandwidth limit, which can be excessive, depending on the company you are with.

The thing is, your internet company will know how much bandwidth you use every month. But you can avoid going over by simply keeping an eye on how much content you are consuming online. You can also track it. Once you know when you tend to use the most bandwidth, you can think about spreading that usage out over one month instead of, say, one week. Another thing you can do to ensure internet service providers in New York New York don’t penalize you is to choose video that’s in a lower quality, as this will also use less bandwidth.

 

Are Teens Using Their Connection From Internet Service Providers In My Area To Go Elsewhere?

April 11th, 2013

Recent research has revealed an interesting possible trend: that teens may be using their connection from internet service providers in my area for interests other than Facebook. This all comes as the result of a survey, in which most teens could take or leave the now-famous social media network, with only 33% saying it was their top choice. That’s a 9% difference from the fall of 2012. But where are they going these days, if not to Facebook?

Although the numbers aren’t anything to write home about, many teens are heading to Twitter second, Instagram third , Google fourth and Tumblr fifth. Overall, teens said that their purchasing decisions were influenced by various social media sites. Whether or not that will result in a resurgence of teens at Facebook will remain to be seen.

Technology Being Tested Which Monitors Student Learning Via Internet Providers

April 10th, 2013

Nine universities are currently taking part in a study which tracks students’ progress as they move through digital textbooks. CourseSmart, the company which created the technology and the digital textbooks, provides learning institutions with early signs of course engagement or disinterest, which could indicate early drop outs. Millions of students now use the company’s digital materials to learn via internet providers.

Information from the textbooks can be individually packaged for each professor, giving them the key data they need to alter the way in which material is presented. Currently, over three million students and teachers are using CourseSmart textbooks. This fall marks when the program will be most broadly introduced to date, with such institutions taking part as Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Clemson and Central Carolina College.

One Of The Well-Known Service Providers Bans Particular Passwords

April 3rd, 2013

According to experts, the best way to secure any online account is to use a unique password that hackers can’t guess. And until now, users could use any kind of password they liked, even if it wasn’t considered to be appropriate. As of today, one of the better-known internet service providers has announced that their customers will no longer be able to use swear words as passwords.

AT&T has enacted the ban not because of the sensitive nature of some passwords, but because – surprisingly – many of those words are used too much. As such, hackers can easily guess them. But some have reported that they were able to create several passwords using swear words, including those that replaced some letters with numbers. Others argue that banning a large chunk of passwords can also serve to make the hacker’s job easier. But time will tell how AT&T’s plan works out.

Could We Soon Be Sharing Breathalyzer Results On Facebook Via Internet Service Providers In Portland Oregon?

March 13th, 2013

A brand new device that’s soon to be hitting the virtual shelves looks poised to make us rethink that fabled ‘one for the road’. Now, the power of the breathalyzer test is put back into the hands of the drinker. Called Breathometer, the tiny device plugs into the phone jack of your Android or iPhone, and allows you to get a reading of your blood alcohol level before you even get into your car. But will people soon be tweeting their blood alcohol levels via internet service providers in Portland Oregon like they do their pet photos? Time will tell.

The Breathometer costs about $100 per unit, and is in its beta stage. Measuring as wide as an iPhone or Android, the device can easily fit into a small pocket. But many questions remain, such as whether or not the reading received on the Breathometer is comparable to the readings from the breathalysers used by law enforcement.

Why VOIP Is A Popular Choice For Many Customers Of Internet Service Providers In Houston Texas

March 1st, 2013

 

Voice over IP is a revolutionary way to connect with loved ones and customers. This is a fact that many customers of internet service providers in Houston Texas already know. In the home, VOIP makes it incredibly easy to get in touch; all that’s needed is a computer, VOIP software and a microphone. But VOIP has also completely transformed the way companies do business.

Hosted VOIP is what’s used by companies. Instead of a traditional system that contains many phone systems to which several phone lines connect to, the hosted VOIP system offers incredible portability, as only one central system is needed to connect several lines. When the system needs to be moved, all that’s required is to unplug the system from one location and plug it back in at another. However call quality via VOIP may not be as high as what a traditional system could offer.

 

New Server Could Reduce Carbon Footprint Of Web And Internet Service Providers In San Diego California

February 27th, 2013

The University of Leeds has installed and is testing a liquid-cooled computer server. This may not seem like big news, except for the fact that every one of the server’s components is able to operate while totally immersed in liquid instead of being cooled by traditional fans. Because the cooling process relies on the natural process of convection, the process is far more efficient – and less noisy – than how server are currently being cooled for companies including internet service providers in San Diego California.

The server, called the Iceotope is estimated to be able to cut the energy traditional cooling eats up by almost 100%. The liquid coolant used to cool Iceotope’s components is 3M Novec, which does not conduct electricity and is non-flammable. Only a single low-energy pump is required to move water, the server’s secondary coolant, through server modules.

EDCs And The Internet

July 15th, 2011

Economic Development Corporations have served to benefit many a community with their plans and programs. With so many balls in the air to be juggled at once, technology can certainly also be a benefit. EDCs who have web sites can reach a much wider audience, and therefore increase its chances of attracting attention for its community. But in order to handle such a large amount of information, a reliable internet connection is paramount. And finding a reliable provider can be done without ever having to pick up a phone. Simply by entering your zip code, finding companies who can connect you in your community is incredibly easy. And comparing them becomes even easier when a quality ISP comparison shopping resource is used.