Is Google Fiber Coming to North Carolina Soon?

Google Fiber is one of the most sought-after hook-ups in the country. The search giant’s fiber optic program offers great Internet speed at not terribly high prices, providing a solid alternative to the frequently evil ISPs that most cities have to deal with. A new report indicates that the company may be bringing Fiber to … [Read more...]

NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

I love calling myself a native New Yorker, but today, I'm even more proud to have that distinction. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion plan to improve access to high-speed Internet across New York state. The state will utilize $500 million in "capital funds from bank settlements to incentivize the … [Read more...]

New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”

The situation regarding the FCC’s ineptitude over net neutrality has been making headlines lately, with the commission having essentially capitulated to the lobbyists employed by ISPs and preparing to allow them to charge more for better access. Two lawmakers in Washington, D.C., however, have proposed legislation that … [Read more...]

Five Internet Service Providers Accused of Throttling Speeds to Get More Cash

Five core unnamed internet service providers in the United States (and one in Europe) have been accused of intentionally throttling the Internet service of its users. This accusation comes directly from Level 3, a communications company that helps connect enormous providers like Comcast to the rest of the … [Read more...]

ISPs Have Installed the “Six-Strike” System, So Your Speeds Could Get Throttled

A United States Chamber of Commerce representative made the official announcement today that the Copyright Alert System, also known as the “six-strike” system, is now fully in place across Internet Service Providers. We first caught wind of this system early last year. This system, designed to thwart online piracy of … [Read more...]

Internet Providers Don’t Know How to Respond to Google Fiber

In the past few years, Google has taken up the enormous challenge of single-handedly bringing U.S. Internet speeds up to snuff with its Google Fiber service. None of that 2o Mbps, 50 Mbps or even 100 Mbps nonsense -- we're talking 1 Gbps speeds, and that's both upload and download. Google's initial test started in the … [Read more...]

Six Strikes And Your Internet Speeds Are Throttled

My fellow Internet users, today marks the day, after much delay that the Six Strikes System (also known as the Copyright Alert System) goes into effect.  Over the course of the next several days, participating ISP's will start implementing the system onto their networks.  This means that if you are caught illegally … [Read more...]

I’m In the 1% of Internet Users Within the US

I recently ran an Internet speed test, the results came back and reaffirmed that I am in fact receiving the speeds I'm paying for with my Verizon FiOS connection. I pay for 75Mbps download and 35Mbps upload and as you can see from the image below, that's essentially what I'm getting. This is good news. However, I also … [Read more...]

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