Author: Kaz Weida

Your State’s Most Trusted Online News Source

How the most Googled news sources predicted how your state would vote in the 2016 election As the dust and shock settle after the 2016 election, we’ve engaged in lots of collective finger pointing as a nation. How did the polls and the media get it so wrong? What was the role of fake news, and did it really sway the election results? And what about the Russians? There are many questions we simply don’t have answers for—but we do have Google. And while Google can’t give us access to top-secret intelligence briefings (yet), it can tell us how...

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2016’s Most Streamed Netflix Shows by State

What turned out to be most binge-worthy in your state might surprise you The rise of “Netflix and chill” in living rooms across America is testament not only to the comfort of our couches, but also to the power of some very popular original content. While Netflix and providers like Amazon Prime don’t release ratings information, the increasing popularity of original series like Stranger Things and Luke Cage is irrefutable (See that time Netflix broke the internet for proof.) Here at HSI, we wondered if the data on streaming content by state in 2016 might tell a compelling story...

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Most Googled Terms of 2016 By State

What were residents in your state most curious about this year? Google knows. As 2016 winds to a close, there are lots of ways to revisit the major happenings and hot trends of the year. One particularly telling way is to look at the most popular keyword searched in each state. This data brings us a treasure trove of information on what was top of mind in 2016, as well as insightful correlations that’ll pique your interest. How did we gather this data? The great Google, of course, which publically pulls back the veil on the way we use...

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Gigabit Internet

Gigabit Internet Your Complete Guide to Gigabit Technology ` by Kaz Weida | Last updated Dec 16, 2016 Table of contents: How fast is a gigabit? How does a gigabit get to my home? Do I need a gigabit? What does a gigabit cost? Where is gigabit internet available? Who offers gigabit internet? I can’t get a gigabit. What now? A brief history of gigabit internet What can a gigabit do in your community? What is a gigabit? Gigabit internet is a bit like an exotic sports car these days. Everyone wants to take it for a spin. But...

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CenturyLink vs. Cox

You just want the fastest speeds at the most affordable price. Why does it have to be so difficult to pick a high-speed internet provider? At HSI, we don’t think it has to be. We’ll give you side by side brand comparisons with a complete breakdown of services, equipment, and satisfaction ratings so you can make the best decision for your connected home. Should you choose CenturyLink DSL or Cox as your high-speed internet service provider?  The Verdict: Get Cox for faster internet. Get CenturyLink for lower prices. When it comes to internet service, speed is a primary concern....

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