Streaming Internet Television – An Overview

We are often told that we’re living in the information age - but it may be more accurate to say that we live in the content age.  More than any time in human history, we’re inundated from every side by content, in multiple forms – music, advertising, social media – and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the new frontier of streaming internet television.   For years, as consumers, we’ve had to pay more than we wanted for more channels than we needed.  Now finally, the almighty “bundles” are being broken and it’s become much more possible to [...]

By |2019-12-17T19:38:27+00:00December 17th, 2019|content delivery network, internet, streaming internet television|Comments Off on Streaming Internet Television – An Overview

Internet Speed Tests

You may have noticed that there are many websites that test your internet speed – otherwise known as internet speed tests.  You might also have noticed that different sites will give you different results.  Why is that?  Today we’ll discuss how internet speed tests work, and delineate the many factors that influence them. How do they work? On the most basic level, the mechanics of an internet speed test are easy to understand.  To test your download speed, the test site sends a file of a known size to your computer, and measures how long it takes for your computer [...]

By |2019-07-02T22:41:35+00:00July 2nd, 2019|bandwidth, fiberoptic, internet, speed test|0 Comments

The Internet of Things

Despite its somewhat whimsical name, the Internet of Things (often abbreviated IoT)  is a complex topic of global significance.  Its impact will be felt not only economically, in the form of new products and services, but socially, as the new generation of Internet-connected devices changes the way we live. So what is the Internet of Things?  It’s the generally agreed-upon term for devices that connect to the Internet in one way or another, usually for a limited purpose.  For example, one of the most common IoT devices is a “smart thermostat.” A smart thermostat is one that you can control [...]

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