Author: Lynn Phillips

HSI’s Definitive Guide to Cord Cutting

4 Simple Steps to Cutting the Cord Are you cut out for cord cutting? There has never been a better time to take the leap and ditch your cable service. With so many streaming devices and services, you can get many channels and shows online without the hassle of a cable company. Cord cutting is not for everyone, though. Some channels and shows aren’t available through streaming services, and if you aren’t careful, you may end up spending more than you were with your cable company. With the right planning, cutting the cord is one way to save some...

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Bandwidth vs. Latency: What is the Difference?

At we commonly get asked, “Why is my internet so slow?” Many factors can contribute to a slow internet connection. The first step to diagnosing your particular issue is understanding that “slow” can mean two very different things. Slow internet can be caused by low bandwidth. Slow internet can be caused by high latency. There can also be slowdowns caused by things like Wi-Fi signal interference and over-loaded routers, but if all your equipment is working properly, then latency and bandwidth are the two likely culprits of your slow internet. First, find out how much speed you actually...

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The Digital Nomad: A Brief History of Remote Workers

Today’s workforce looks different than it did just a decade ago. Cubicle farms and 9-to-5 schedules are no longer the norm for Americans — the market for digital nomads and remote workers has burgeoned. According to, half of the U.S. workforce works from home during part of the week and many Fortune 1000 companies have shed costly office space in favor of remote employees. Remote jobs available on FlexJobs rose by 26% from 2014 to 2015. Below is a look at other people, efforts, and companies that have impacted the growth of the remote workforce over the last...

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