How Are Our Video Streaming Habits Changing During Coronavirus?

By Stephen Kota / April 23, 2020

Online video has taken center stage for many during the coronavirus crisis. The average American now watches at least eight hours of online video every day, which three quarters say is more than they watched before the crisis. People are also spending more time using video conferencing platforms like Zoom and more money on video…

Is Fixed 4G LTE or Satellite Internet Better for Online Gaming?

By Stephen Kota / April 5, 2020

Fixed wireless internet and satellite internet are often the only internet options in rural areas that don’t have access to wired options like cable internet. For gamers, these two types of wireless internet connection provide two very different user experiences. Let’s take a closer look at how fixed wireless internet and satellite internet compare when…

Is Fixed 4G LTE Internet or Satellite Internet Better for Video?

By Stephen Kota / April 3, 2020

In rural areas without access to wired internet options like cable, fixed wireless internet and satellite internet are often the only two choices. When it comes to online video, these two types of internet connection offer very different user experiences. Let’s take a closer look at how fixed wireless internet and satellite internet compare when…

How Fast Is Your Rural Broadband?

By Stephen Kota / May 8, 2019
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All over the country, the internet is getting faster and faster. In 2018, the mean download speed of a fixed internet connection increased by more than 35% and the mean upload speed increased by more than 20%. With these faster internet speeds, internet users can stream better quality video, have more fun playing online games,…

The Convergence of 5G, IoT, and AI

By Stephen Kota / March 5, 2019
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Today, emerging internet technology draws from mobile broadband, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create strong wireless networks that support a growing number of wireless devices. This new technology has an almost limitless potential to improve our lives by giving us more control over our environments and boosting our efficiency. Let’s…

Grow Your Rural Business with Online Video

By Stephen Kota / January 12, 2019
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At any given moment, most people using the internet on their phone, tablet, or computer are streaming video. In fact, online video now makes up a full 80% of worldwide internet traffic. By including online video in your digital marketing efforts, your rural business can reach the many people looking for video content online. Online…

10 Best-Selling Video Games to Check out in 2019

By Stephen Kota / January 12, 2019
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Are you looking for a new game to spend your time on in the new year? From Red Dead Redemption II to Marvel’s Spider-Man, last year was full of exciting new video game releases that deserve a second look in 2019. Amazon’s “Best Sellers of 2018 in Video Games” is as good a place as…

When Will Mobile Networks Switch to 5G?

By Stephen Kota / January 11, 2019
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This week, technology innovators from around the world convened at CES 2019 to discuss, among other things, the future of mobile broadband. At the event, the cellular manufacturers Qualcomm and Intel both debuted impressive 5G-capable devices. These devices, and others, give us a preview of what 5G will look like when it’s finally implemented. The global standards…

Mobile Broadband Puts Super Bowl LII Online

By Stephen Kota / February 3, 2018

As Super Bowl LII fast approaches, network engineers at U.S. Bank Stadium are updating the stadium’s wireless networks. The stadium is increasing both its Wi-Fi and mobile broadband bandwidth, so that dozens of news outlets and thousands of football fans can enjoy seamlessly internet connectivity on football’s biggest night. These network updates offer a peek…

Nintendo Switch Just Keeps Getting Bigger

By Stephen Kota / January 31, 2018

It’s been almost two years since Nintendo launched its successful, first-generation Switch console. They’ve been two years of relatively steady growth for Nintendo’s hardware branch. The console has gathered a loyal following of users, putting Switch on par with predecessors like the Wii U and, some say, the revolutionary Wii console itself. If you aren’t…