What is Fixed Wireless Internet?

By Stephen Kota / August 5, 2020
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Every year, 70% of businesses experience some sort of internet outage. These outages cost the average business more than 40 hours of productivity per year. They also disproportionately affect small businesses, which don’t usually have dedicated staff to help them get back online. A fixed wireless internet failover prevents internet outages before they happen. Fixed…

What is V-synch?

By Stephen Kota / August 3, 2020

Vertical sync or v-sync is a display option that synchronizes the frame rate of your graphics card with the refresh rate of your console or computer monitor. V-sync limits frames per second (FPS) to the refresh rate of your monitor. V-sync helps prevent screen tears – when the image your screen displays is a “torn”…

How Much Data Does Zoom Use?

By Stephen Kota / July 26, 2020
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Almost 5 million people in the United States use Zoom every day. If your internet connection has a monthly data cap, spending time connecting with people on Zoom can eat into your available data. Let’s take a look at how much data Zoom uses, as well as ways you can use less data. Zoom data…

How Much Data do Podcasts Use?

By Stephen Kota / July 9, 2020

One in four people listen to at least one podcast every week. If you’re streaming audio on an internet connection that has a monthly data cap – like fixed wireless internet, for example – you may need to limit how much data you spend listening to podcasts. Let’s take a look at how much data…

Top Video Streaming Services During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Stephen Kota / May 13, 2020
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The number of hours people spend watching online video on streaming sites like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu has doubled during the coronavirus crisis. People now stream an average of eight hours of online video every day and are 40% more likely to watch videos during the typical work day, instead of limiting their…

Audio Quality and Data Use

By Stephen Kota / May 2, 2020
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The internet data you use streaming audio online can vary a lot based on sound quality. A very high-quality audio stream can use as much as 15 times more data than a low-quality stream, for example. To reduce the data, you use listening to music or podcasts, lower your audio quality. Audio quality is measured…

Is Fixed Wireless Internet or Satellite Internet Better for Video?

By Stephen Kota / April 26, 2020
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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 Are Our Video Streaming Habits Changing During Coronavirus?

By Stephen Kota / April 23, 2020
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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…

How to Get Fast Internet Speeds with Just One Bar of Signal Strength

By Stephen Kota / April 17, 2020
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People using wireless internet like 5G or 4G LTE in rural areas sometimes struggle with both poor signal strength and slow internet speeds. If you’re lucky enough to live close to the right tower, though, you can get fast internet speeds for gaming and video even when your phone shows just one bar of signal…

Why is the Ping on my Gaming Console Higher Than on My Other Devices?

By Stephen Kota / April 13, 2020
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Many factors influence your ping time or network latency on a fixed wireless internet connection like 5G or 4G LTE – including the device you use. Because different devices have different Wi-Fi capabilities, speed test results vary across devices on the same connection. If your gaming console has a higher ping than your PC or…

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