Internet

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What is Fiber Internet?

Summary: Fiber internet is the latest in wired internet technology and it is revolutionizing speeds. It uses thin strands of glass to send and receive data, which makes it light years faster than copp ...
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How to Find the Best Internet Provider: For Streamers, Gamers, and Students

Summary: When you’re in the market for a new internet service provider, it can be hard to know where to start. What questions should you ask? How do you know what to look for? We’ve got you covere ...
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Bullying in the U.S.: By the Numbers

Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Like so many things, bullying has moved online, too, in recent years. Here’s what’s happening. If you’re worried abou ...
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What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Why is it Important?

Summary: The Internet of Things (or IoT) is a popular term for how we use all of our interconnected devices. But how do they all communicate with each other? And how is IoT changing the world — beyo ...
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What Does High-Speed Internet Have to Do with the Cloud?

Summary: The internet’s cloud system can be a source of confusion. Between all the different acronyms and functions, it’s easy to get lost. EarthLink has your back. We’ll discuss what exactly th ...
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Top 5 Online Research Resources to Ace Your Papers

Summary: School is in full swing, and if you’re a student, that means research papers and projects are probably on your to-do list. But how do you know where to start finding reliable information? A ...
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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Remote Tech Tool

Summary: Ever wondered what exactly remote tech support is? Or if it’s actually safe to give a stranger control over your device? We break down the aptly-named tool, how to stay secure if you’re u ...
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Email Phishing 101: What Exactly is Email Phishing?

Summary: Protecting your personal information online can feel like a full-time job. But once you know what you’re looking for, things get considerably easier. Email phishing, for example, is one way ...
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How to Improve Your WiFi Signal in Your Apartment or Dorm Room

Summary: Moving into dorm or apartment is a rite of passage for many of us. But slow, unreliable internet doesn’t have to be. Learn how to watch for signs of weak WiFi signals, where to put your rou ...