5 Best Video Streaming Apps of Fall 2016

By Stephen Kota / August 23, 2016

It’s almost fall (and if you live in New England, watch out for those Leaves Peepers) and about time to ring in hibernation season with one or two movie marathons. Here are Rhoonet’s top five choices for video streaming apps that give you access to virtually limitless collections of movies and shows. 1. A pioneer…

How Rural Networks Can Support the Internet of Things

By Stephen Kota / August 15, 2016

The internet of things (IoT) – i.e. the high volume network of internet connected devices that users can monitor and control remotely via a smartphone or computer – has the potential to revolutionize the technology of farming industries like agriculture, meat, and dairy. Internet connected technology makes it easier to manage large produce farms and…

How Much Mobile Data Does Pokémon Go Use?

By Stephen Kota / July 31, 2016

Last week, Congress asked Pokémon Go creator Niantic to make public how much mobile data their hit game uses. The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committeeis, apparently, concerned about the strain the gamemay put on the country’s cellular networks. The inquiry was likely inspired by anecdotes of Pokémon Go players exceeding their monthly…

Top Five Video Games of 2016 How Much Bandwidth Is Required to Play?

By Stephen Kota / June 29, 2016

Living in the country for most people means a love affair with the outdoors which includes hunting, fishing, farming, hiking, photography and enjoying the open space filled with ponds, lakes, streams, forest and animal life. For entertainment, most rural dwellers wrap themselves into online gaming or video streaming. Where cable and DSL are unavailable, rural…

Pokémon Go Presents New Hurdles for Rural Gaming

By Stephen Kota / June 23, 2016

Since its staggered launchearlier this month, Pokémon Gohas taken the world by storm. With 26 million daily active users in the United States, the game has twice the retention rate of other online games on the market today [1]. Pokémon Go, the first highly successful augmented reality game is, in a word, a sensation. In…

Rhoonet Top 10 VoIP Providers, Bios and Summaries

By Stephen Kota / June 3, 2016

Traditional telephone technologies (analog telephones) use a public switched telephone network to transmit voice, voice messages, faxes, and text messages from one user to another. VoIP technologies use a broadband network to perform all the same functions. With VoIP you can talk, text, and fax via the internet, without a landline or cell phone subscription.…

Video Streaming Providers: Company Bios & Reviews

By Stephen Kota / June 3, 2016

The providers listed below offer on demand, subscription, and ad-supported video content to their viewers via the Internet or offer software and hardware to support streaming. Each bio summarizes the extent of the provider’s coverage (copyright issues often restrict coverage zones), the type of streaming service it offers, and its costs as of publication. We…

Netflix Introduces Way to Control Mobile Data Usage

By Stephen Kota / May 7, 2016

Netflix eats data like nothing else. In a world where data costs around $4 per GB [1], ultra-high definition video streaming on a large screen can use up to 7 GB of data per hour [2]. A video streaming subscription has a better price point than a cable subscription, but, with the high cost of…

Video Streaming Providers Guide

By Stephen Kota / May 5, 2016

The providers listed below offer on demand, subscription, and ad-supported video content to their viewers via the Internet or offer software and hardware to support streaming. Each bio summarizes the extent of the provider’s coverage (copyright issues often restrict coverage zones), the type of streaming service it offers, and its costs as of publication. We…

Netflix Cracks down on VPNs

By Stephen Kota / April 11, 2016

Early this year, Netflix began blocking subscribers who use a proxy network to bypass the streaming service’s regional settings. Although, officially, Netflix never let subscribers use proxies or “unblockers” to watch content only available in another country, this is the first time Netflix has effectively and, seemingly, permanently blocked access by proxy.     When…

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