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Peter Christiansen

Peter Christiansen holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Utah and has been working in tech for over 15 years, working as a computer programmer, game developer, filmmaker, and writer. His writing has been praised by outlets like Wired, Digital Humanities Now, and the New Statesman.

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7 New Things Changing the Internet in 2021

by | Mar 1, 2021 | FAQ

The internet is going through some major changes. These changes are a bit subtler than the...

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What’s the difference between Mbps and Gbps?

by | Feb 23, 2021 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides

Gigabits are one thousand times bigger than megabits, which means gigabit internet is one thousand times...

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The 5 Best No-Contract Internet Plans

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Brand Guides

Compare top internet providers with no contracts or long term agreements. Whether you’re looking for a short-term solution or worried about price hikes, these providers may have what you need.

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Internet for Veterans

by | Feb 16, 2021 | Brand Guides

Browse and compare internet plans, discounts, and programs for veterans and active military service members.

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How Fast is Fiber?

by | Feb 16, 2021 | FAQ

Fiber is fast. Really fast. In fact, it’s the fastest way we have to transmit data, which is why having fiber internet in your home gives such a smooth internet experience. But how fast is fast?

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Will Paying for Faster Internet Improve My Wi-Fi Speed?

by | Feb 10, 2021 | FAQ

Yes, upgrading to a faster internet plan should improve your Wi-Fi speed, but that’s not necessarily...

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How to Get Free and Low-Cost Internet

by | Jan 29, 2021 | Brand Guides

What internet providers offer free internet for your home? Browse free internet options for students, seniors, or low income households.

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Best Internet Plans and Discounts for Seniors

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Brand Guides, Equipment Guides

Many providers offer discounts on internet for senior citizens. Read more about internet plans and discounts for senior citizens.

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Best Internet Plans and Discounts for Students

by | Jan 14, 2021 | Brand Guides

In addition to a wide range of public programs that help students stay connected, many ISPs offer their own programs designed to help students. Check out programs from Xfinity, Spectrum, Mediacom, and Frontier.

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How Much Speed Do I Need for Online Gaming?

by | Jan 7, 2021 | Brand Guides, Gaming, Internet Speed Guides

The internet speed requirements you need for:

Xbox One
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Wii U
Online gaming on a PC/Mac
| Test your current internet speed
Lag time/latency
Wi-Fi needs

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How to Check Your Internet Speed

by | Jan 4, 2021 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides

How do you know your speeds are accurate in all the different online speed tests? Our guide shows you how to get a speed you can trust.

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