What's the difference between Wi-Fi and the Internet?

You likely use the terms Wi-Fi and Internet interchangeably to mean access to the Internet. But, let’s be clear: Wi-Fi and the Internet are two completely different things. Let’s break it down by putting it in the simplest terms possible.

Think of the Internet as that amorphous “cloud” where the cat videos live. Wi-Fi is how those videos get from the cloud to your device, be it a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Still not simple enough? Let’s take the tech out of the equation.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Comments (0)/
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How Current Events Affect Data Usage

Have you ever tried to stream a news report when there’s something major happening, only to get super slow service, or a failure to connect completely? You’re not alone. These days, when there’s a major news story or natural disaster in the making, data usage goes through the roof.

Consider this: As of August 2017, 43% of Americans report often getting news online. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media—with two-in-ten people doing so often, according to a survey from Pew Research Center.

Internet usage really spikes when there’s a major breaking news event...

Thursday, October 5, 2017/Comments (0)/
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself after the Equifax Breach

If you weren’t already concerned about identity theft and protecting your credit, the Equifax breach should have served as a major wake-up call.

The credit-rating company disclosed that it was hacked earlier this year, exposing the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to anyone with a penchant for wreaking havoc.

This breach is not unique. Identity theft happens every day. Here are five ways you can protect yourself and keep your information safe.

Find out if your information was exposed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Comments (0)/
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How Much Bandwidth Does Your Home Really Need?

If your home is like most, it’s filled with devices that are accessing the Internet. Smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers, televisions, even doorbells, lightbulbs, and refrigerators are all communicating these days.

How much bandwidth does your home need?...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Comments (0)/
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5 Tips for Keeping Electronic Devices Safe

Whether you’re an iPhone or Android fan, Mac or PC user, we all share the same fear: Our beloved devices will get damaged, and we’ll have to start over without our pictures, music, bookmarks, and documents. It’s the stuff of nightmares.

5 tips to help you avoid some of the biggest issues...

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