Author: Kaz Weida

2017’s Best Modems for Gigabit Internet

The days of dial-up are long gone for most Americans as faster internet speeds become ubiquitous. Recent innovation has focused on developing fiber networks that deliver gigabit speeds to major metro areas, powering a vast internet of things. However, as higher-speed connections become more commonplace, new challenges arise, including developing the right equipment to optimize those speeds. Because gigabit technology is fairly new and not widely available, many of the fancy options for modems and routers that you see don’t support higher speeds— but that’s beginning to change. Enter the modern modem: it’s tooled to package data efficiently and...

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What Is Your State Searching for on St. Patrick’s Day?

We didn’t need the luck of the Irish to find an answer—just Google. St. Patrick’s Day is intended to be a celebration of all things Irish, an homage to one of the largest immigrant groups in America whose heritage deeply influences many cities. But does America really get the significance of St. Patty’s Day? Or is it just an excuse to wear green and prattle on about leprechauns and lucky shamrocks? The team at HighSpeedInternet.com delved into the search data to discover what different states focus on during this cultural holiday. The verdict? America is thirsty—very, very thirsty. We’re...

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Most Popular Dating Site by State (MAP)

Which Online Love Connection is Your State Falling for? Love is in the air and it’s apparent online, where an increasing number of singles find their next date virtually. Cupid’s arrows hit the target in online dating apps, which have seen triple the users in recent years. At highspeedinternet.com, we wanted to speculate about which platforms get used most often to find partners in each state, and if any patterns emerged in our collective search for the perfect match. What did our quest for dating data uncover? Niche apps that focus on demographic factors like religion, gender, or lifestyle...

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2017’s Best Streaming Devices

The Best Equipment To Power Your Next Netflix Marathon Cable may still be king, but the future is streaming. One in five American households have cut the cord and set their TV boxes free, pivoting to embrace streaming providers like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Streaming devices have evolved to meet increasing demand, with smaller, faster models equipped with dazzling new features that put most standard DVRs to shame. We’ll take a look at the newest crop of streaming boxes and make some recommendations about which models will work best for your next Netflix and chill moment. Our Top 5...

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2017’s Best Long-Range Routers

Our Top 5 Picks for Wi-Fi Routers That Go the Distance A Wi-Fi router is the heart of a home network, supplying devices with a steady stream of internet connection. But in a large home, that stream can slow to a trickle as the signal bounces around walls, floors, and other obstructions. If you’ve got dead spots or significant signal loss in your home, it may be time to invest in a new router optimized for longer distances. The team at HSI (highspeedinternet.com) investigated the best methods for creating networks in large homes, and we’ve come up with two...

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