i Michelle Ricker, Author at EarthLink

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What Internet Speed is Best for My Cell Phone Plan?

Summary: If you’ve ever had to choose a high-speed internet plan, you know it can be complicated to figure out what speed you actually need. And, as we start to do more on our smartphones while we ...
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Moving and the Internet: Trends for 2021

Each summer, moving vans start to pop up along the highways and friends on social media announce that they’ve bought, sold, or rented a new home. But our research shows that there are trends in wher ...
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How to Create a Strong Password

Summary: Creating a strong password doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By using a passphrase, incorporating a variety of characters, choosing a password manager, and opting into two-factor authenticat ...
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What is Fixed Wireless Internet?

Summary: Fixed wireless internet is a dependable option for rural areas and digital nomads who want great internet wherever they go. It uses cell towers, rather than satellites or underground wires, t ...
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Top 10 Cyber Security Tips

Summary: Cyber security is a big deal, and with the internet being a huge part of our lives, it’s never been more important. We’ve rounded up our top ten tips to help you stay safer online without ...
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What’s the Difference Between a Modem and a Router?

Summary: Not clear on the difference between a modem and a router? A modem connects you to the internet while a router supplies your home’s WiFi. But there’s also the option of a gateway – offer ...
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What’s an NFT?

Summary: An NFT is a non-fungible token, and it’s the latest thing in the cryptocurrency world. NFTs are different from other cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, because they are each unique (this is th ...
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How to Use Technology to Be More Sustainable

Summary: Did you know you can use technology to become more sustainable? Whether it’s turning off unused electronics, opting for smart appliances when it’s time to upgrade, recycling your old gadg ...
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What is Internet Throttling?

Summary: Internet throttling is when your internet service provider intentionally slows down your high-speed internet connection. Annoying, right? This could happen for a number of reasons, like month ...