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What’s the Difference Between Upload Speed and Download Speed?

Summary: If you’ve ever been on the market for a new internet plan, you probably know all about download speeds. Download speeds are the number that’s advertised along with your plan (like 500 Mbp ...
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Infographic: The Big Truth About Small Businesses and the Internet

It’s no secret that online shopping is more popular than ever. But what might come as a shock is that small businesses (considered any company with fewer than 500 employees) account for nearly every ...
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How is Precious Metal Used in Smart Devices?

Summary: We’re all trying to be more eco-friendly, whether that’s using energy-efficient smart homes or traveling with a reusable coffee mug. But you might not realize that your smartphone (and mo ...
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A Quick Guide to Cryptocurrency and the Internet Speed You Need

Summary: Cryptocurrency is on a lot of people’s minds — and if the question on your mind is simply, “What is cryptocurrency?” or “Do I need to care about cryptocurrency?” — you’re not ...
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How to Save Money on Your Mobile Phone Bill

Summary: If saving money is on your mind, you’re in good company. But when it comes to recurring bills, it can feel impossible. We’ve got the hottest tips on how to save money on your monthly cell ...
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The Difference Between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi Frequencies

Summary: Just like you have choices when it comes to your internet service, you also have choices about your WiFi network frequency. And when it comes to 2.4 GHz vs. 5 GHz, the best choice depends on ...
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The Top 15 Tips to Keep Your Whole Family Safer Online

Summary: As if growing up wasn’t hard enough, we all have to worry about staying safer online, too. So whether you’re a digital native or still wary of the web — and no matter how old you are ...
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Curious About High-Speed Internet? Broadband Internet Explained

Summary: Broadband internet is a widely used term, and sometimes it’s used as a synonym for high-speed internet. But while it’s defined by the FCC, a growing number of people argue that the requir ...
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How to Get Free or Affordable Internet

Summary: Finding internet that doesn’t break the bank can feel tough. We’ve rounded up our top tips for choosing an internet plan that fits your life and your budget, and ways you can get help. Re ...