Archive for January, 2013

Is A T1 Line The Best Internet Provider To Have?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Those looking for a new internet connection may run into the option of having a T1 line. This is a tempting option, as it is a dedicated connection to the internet. This connection isn’t shared with other customers, and can offer speeds of up to 1.5 megabits per second, making it the best internet provider. Although the T1 connection is most often used by commercial entities, the T1 line may be available for residential connections, depending on where you’re located.

The T1 line is able to handle almost 200,000 bytes per second, which beats a standard residential modem by 60 times. The large service line able to be handled by a T1 connection is one reason why so many consider having one installed. Unfortunately, the one aspect of T1 that is most prohibitive to customers is the price. Some T1 lines can cost a whopping $2,000 per month.

New Blackberry Releases Make Wireless Internet Enjoyable Again

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The news is coming out fast regarding Blackberry’s launch of its new smart phones and operating system. There are a wide range of new features which were announced by the company today. One of them is the Blackberry Flow which allows users to scroll between the apps they wish to use instead of exiting and entering each one individually. Another is Blackberry Peek, which allows users to multitask by letting them look at one app while working in another. Blackberry Store will offer content that any user can access with a wireless internet connection, and contains content made available by several heavyweights including 20th Century Fox and MGM.

The Balance feature is geared toward those who use their phone for business as well as personal purposes. In the event a device is stolen, business and personal data is segregated, and IT managers can remotely wipe the device of sensitive company data without hurting the owner’s personal information.

 

Two Major Internet Service Providers Miami To Transfer Air Rights

Monday, January 28th, 2013

In a world where spectrum shortages loom and wireless providers are endlessly scrambling to acquire it, two major internet service providers Miami have decided to transfer their airwave rights from one to the other. The deal involves AT&T – who paid almost two billion dollars and some of its own spectrum – and Verizon Wireless.

Once complete, the deal will allow AT&T to hold spectrum in major markets previously covered by Verizon, including Miami and Los Angeles. In addition, Verizon will be allowed to be compensated for its unused spectrum. But those watching the wireless arena say that this deal isn’t a good thing, as it allows only the largest wireless operators to have the high-quality spectrum, which means consumers will have less choice about where to get that access from.

Three States Home To Best Internet Providers In My Area

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

If you’ve been looking for top-quality broadband, you may be wondering who are the best internet providers in my area. Well, a state-by-state broadband report was recently released by TechNet, and reveals that the top three states for broadband are Washington, Delaware and Massachusetts. The top ten states for broadband access include Vermont, Maryland, California and New York.

The report took into account a number of factors, including how well each state adopted broadband, what the average internet speed was in each state, and how economically-oriented each state was toward broadband. This new data offers many insights into how much work has yet to be done by the National Broadband Plan, an initiative to assist with getting high speed internet service to as many consumers as possible, with the ultimate goal being the recovery of the economy.

Evaluating Internet Providers Easier Than It Seems

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Be Patient With Internet ServiceBelieve it or not, even the best internet providers can have hiccups in their service from time to time. It’s just that we’ve gotten so used to the high speeds that today’s connections provide. So when your provider’s service becomes intermittent, it’s important to be patient and see what happens before deciding that it’s time to find another company.

Calling tech support is probably the best thing to do if you notice that your internet connection isn’t as good as what you’re used to. Your company may offer automated updates about the situation of their network when you call, which lets you know instantly what’s happening, without having to wait in a queue to talk to someone. If you find the problem is persisting and lessening the value of your internet service, you can always start visiting the sites of other companies to see if they can offer you more reliable service than your current company does.