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Do Internet Speed Tests Really Work?

Summary: Speed tests are one way to make sure you’re getting the internet speed your internet service provider has promised. But do they work? The short answer is yes, but we demystify how they work ...

Fiber vs. Cable: Which One Is Better?

Summary: As the debate between cable vs. fiber high-speed internet continues, EarthLink explores both options to discover which is better — including which has the highest speed, which one offers ch ...

How COVID-19 Changed How We Use the Internet

Summary: It’s difficult to fully appreciate just how much the last year has changed how we use the internet. From school to work to connecting with loved ones, the demands on and access to high-spee ...

What’s the Best Type of Home Internet?

Summary: With tons of options, what type of internet gives you the best internet service? We examine your choices — from fiber to satellite to wireless to cable — to determine which one takes the ...

What Is a VPN?

Summary: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a cost-effective way to increase security from your devices. EarthLink tackles why secure, high-speed internet access is more important than ever, and how ...

How to Get Reliable, High-Speed Internet at Home

Summary: Working from home requires a reliable, high-speed internet connection. From knowing what to ask your internet service provider — like what are data caps and asymmetrical upload and download ...

Why Is My Internet Slow?

Summary: What causes slow internet? From data caps to internet throttling to limited bandwidth on shared cable internet, there are several culprits that could be ruining your speed. Let’s take a loo ...