Why Businesses Need a Remote Work Strategy to Thrive

By Tonya Jean Kelsey / September 6, 2021

Up until 2020, many companies were experimenting with remote work as an option. While some discovered benefits and success in remote work arrangements, others encountered challenges that led them to abandon remote work entirely. But now there is revived interest in making remote work the norm. What Changed? Obviously, COVID-19 happened. Amid government mandated shutdowns,…

Mobile 4G or 5G is the Right Solution for a Mobile World

By Tonya Jean Kelsey / September 3, 2021
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With the cost of broadband internet service continuing to rise and mobile service speeds catching up quickly, many people are asking themselves, “Do really I need both?” Let’s take a quick look what you should consider before planning… How Much Internet do You Need? If you think you might be able to cancel your home…

5G and 6G – Where are We Now?

By Stephen Kota / September 1, 2021
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Over the past 20 years, cellular service and mobile broadband have transformed the way we live. Now, with the hype around 5G and increasing chatter about 6G, many consumers wonder what these changes really mean to them. Here are a few answers. What are the Gs? The “G” in 5G simply refers to the “generation”…

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…

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

By Stephen Kota / April 5, 2020
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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
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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 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…

Internet Provider HughesNet Finishes Testing Its Next-Generation Satellite

By Stephen Kota / March 15, 2017

The fifth generation of satellite internet will, according to HughesNet™, provide much faster data throughputs and a 50% greater capacity. In December 2016, the internet provider successfully launched its EchoStar XIX satellite into geostationary orbit 22,236 miles above Earth. This February, HughesNet announced that it had completed a successful round of in-orbit tests on the…

Short-Range Wi-Fi for Connected Rural Living

By Stephen Kota / January 10, 2017

You know the struggle of finding effective, affordable internet in rural America as well as I do. While, in other parts of the country, never ending buffering and hour-long downloads are a thing of the past, both are still very real to the many rural dwellers who live out of reach of cable and DSL…

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