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Dave Schafer

Dave has written professionally for tech companies and consumer technology sites for nearly five years, with a special focus on TV and internet. He uses his industry expertise to help readers at HighSpeedInternet.com get the most out of their services. No matter the project, he prefers his coffee black (the stronger, the better).

Best Modem/Router Combos 2021

by | Jun 18, 2021 | Equipment Guides, Featured

The Very Best Modem/Router Combos:
Motorola MG7700
ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580AC
NETGEAR Nighthawk C7000
NETGEAR C3700
Motorola MD1600

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How to Choose an Internet Service Provider

by | May 25, 2021 | FAQ, Provider Comparisons (Versus)

1. Find internet providers in your area.
2. Compare plans, pricing, speeds, and more.
3. Discover how much internet speed you need.
4. Test your current internet speed.
5. Know if you’re switching providers and cost of early termination.
6. Choose your internet provider.

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How to Find Wi-Fi Hotspots

by | Apr 27, 2021 | FAQ, Featured, Technology

It’s hard to get anything done in today’s world without an internet connection. Fortunately, free public Wi-Fi has been popping up all over the country, saving us all from draining our data plans. Known as hotspots, these helpful connections make getting Wi-Fi access on the go easy. But how exactly does a hotspot work? And how can you find one near you?

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Which Internet Service Providers Have Data Caps?

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Brand Guides

Find out which Internet Service Providers have unlimited data and which providers have data caps and overage fees.

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Bandwidth vs. Latency: What is the Difference?

by | Feb 17, 2021 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides

Two words that you’ll hear a lot when discussing internet service are “bandwidth” and “latency.” But...

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HBO vs. HBO Max: Which One Should You Get?

by | Aug 18, 2020 | Streaming Guides

With HBO Max’s debut at the end of May 2020, we build a guide with everything you need to know about the new service and how it compares to other HBO on-demand services.

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Your Guide to Spectrum Internet Installation

by | Jul 27, 2020 | Brand Guides, Equipment Guides

Whether you’re in the market for a new Internet Service Provider (ISP) and considering Spectrum or you’ve already shopped around and made your choice, the next step is clear: ordering your service and installing it. We’ll walk you through the process of both self-installation and professional installation of Spectrum service. We’ll also talk about equipment and whether you’re better off renting from Spectrum or buying your own.

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AT&T vs. Frontier

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

These two internet providers both have a huge presence. We compare both in categories like cost/value, availability, customer satisfaction and speed.

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Your Guide to AT&T Internet Installation

by | Mar 30, 2020 | Brand Guides, Equipment Guides

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the nitty-gritty of the AT&T installation process, how to decide if self-installation is right for you, and whether you should rent or buy your equipment. And if you already know what info you’re looking for, use the quick links below to jump right to it.

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Verizon vs. Optimum

Verizon vs. Optimum

by | Mar 18, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

While Optimum has slightly cheaper plans and better satisfaction from its customers, it ultimately falls short of delivering the same quality and coverage that Verizon Fios plans can. If you’re trying to shave a few bucks a month off your bills, you can pick up Optimum and at worst cancel easily if you don’t like what you get, but we think Verizon Fios is the provider you’ll want to be with for the long haul.

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Verizon Fios Home Internet vs. Cox Internet

by | Mar 17, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

Verizon Fios Home Internet offers its Fios Gigabit Connection plan with near symmetrical upload speeds that’s great for those who want a top-of-the-line connection, while Cox offers the better budget packages that just get the job done.

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HBO vs. Netflix

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus), Streaming Guides

HBO or Netflix: Which is better? Both have powerhouse originals and on-demand streaming, but it depends on...

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