Archive for December, 2011

Compare National Companies Like ATT Uverse To Other Providers

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

If you’ve decided that you prefer to have a national company for your internet service, you can compare the benefits of these ISPs very quickly.  By using a trusted comparison site, you can see whether popular companies like ATT Uverse cover your area. You can catch up on the current plans available to you, and you might even be eligible for a special sign up bonus, such as a free wireless router. There are different methods of connecting to the internet via broadband – DSL, cable, fiber optics and mobile wireless. Some or all of these options may be available to you, depending on where you live. And if you live in a rural area, you may be able to get satellite broadband. Broadband is a lot faster than dial-up, and there are different levels of broadband speed. If you want the fastest speed possible, then you’re looking at speeds ranging from 10-15 mbps.

Comcast Specials For IPV6 Deployed In Four Additional States

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Next-generation internet service has arrived in New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida in the latest of Comcast specials. An upgrade to the existing communications protocol of the internet, IPV6 will offer a solution to the quickly-declining number of IP addresses in their current form, which is known as IPV4. The new IPV6 addresses will be able to support billions of internet-enabled devices which connect directly. Not only that, but IPV6 will cost less and be faster than IPV4. So far, Comcast has not reported any technical issues with the new addresses. And customers may be largely unaware that any change has taken place. The company says it plans to continue its IPV6 expansion during the first three months of next year.

High Speed Internet Will Soon Be Available To More Rural Customers

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

If you live in a country setting in rural Canada or particular areas of North America, you should now have access to much higher download speeds, thanks to the ViaSat-1 high speed internet satellite. Launched at the end of October from Kazakhstan on a Proton rocket, ViaSat-1 will not only provide better speed, but will help to lower the overall costs for satellite internet over the next couple of years. So how fast is fast? Well, the satellite was designed to support 4G download speeds of approximately 25 megabits per second. Currently, rural satellite customers can only download at 1 megabit per second. And the Via-Sat1 satellite is the heaviest of all heavy hitters – its single capacity exceeds that of all of the other broadband satellites currently in North American orbit combined.

Ultra High Speed Internet To Be Offered To Researchers, But It’s Not Among Verizon FiOS Promotions

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Residential customers who know their internet are aware that a fiber optic connection, such as the one available via Verizon FiOS promotions is the fastest internet available. While that may be true for residential connections, another type will soon be available exclusively for those in the science, research and education sectors. Well over 10 times the speed of a fiber optic connection at 100Gbps, it will allow labs to share information and ideas much more efficiently than they were able to in the past. The connection is actually an Energy Department upgrade for the ESnet, which is the Energy Sciences network. The network connects labs with researchers and educators, and could result in innovations that may end up being used in residential applications. The current power of the ESnet allows for twenty years of data from the Hubble space telescope to be downloaded in the time it would take you or I to download an HD movie with a high speed connection.

High Speed Internet Providers In My Area Will Be Watching New Xbox TV Reaction

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

In the beginning of October, one of the major high speed internet providers in my area announced that they were partnering with Microsoft to offer television via the Xbox 360. While this may not seem like exciting news on the surface, it will provide customers with the opportunity to interact with television content. The new venture will feature several content providers including Crackle, Bravo and HBO. Customers can search for content by channel, as well as being able to watch television in an environment that’s familiar to them. The two companies discovered that the large community of console game players are both very socially interactive and interested in the latest technology, two traits which make them perfectly suited for this type of television experience.

Could The Internet Blow Santa’s Cover?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The internet has offered an entirely new way for kids to keep in touch with Santa. You can now video chat with him, follow him on Twitter, or track all of his Christmas Eve stops online with NORAD’s help. But the jolly elf we all know and love is at risk, and from the same network we use to contact and track him. Most children understand from a very young age how to use the internet. So what would happen if a child were to visit a site like Ask to inquire about whether he was real? They would most likely come across the answer in the form of several web sites designed to thrill children with evidence of Santa’s arrival and existence, such as letters and boot print kits. So either the internet will blow Santa’s cover, or parents will simply have to get more creative.