Free or Low Cost Internet for Low Income Families

“Delivering on the Promise of Broadband & Access to Technology for All Americans” According to a recent FCC report, There are still over 64 million people without home access to the Internet.  A disproportionate number of those are low income families. 43% of these American families cite the primary reason for not subscribing to a […]
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Frontier Lowers Internet Costs for Idled Workers

Frontier Communications has formally announced that they will offer a discount program in the wake of layoffs by MinnTac, Mesabi Nugget and Mining Resources that affected hundreds of people. As such, Frontier will be reducing the cost of high-spe ed Internet access for affected employees who are their customers. In a press release confirming the […]
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House Votes Against Internet Taxation

The House of Representatives recently made a moratorium that prohibits local governments and state governments from carrying out Internet taxation permanent. The moratorium was meant to expire on November 1st thereby exposing Internet users to Internet connection fees similar those charged for phone services. If the legislation was not put in place, American’s would have […]
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FCC Votes To Overhaul E-Rate Program

The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to overhaul an Internet program to shift funding from aging technologies such as landline phones and pagers, to WiFi networks and high-speed broadband services. The Internet program is known as E-Rate and the changes made in the program will be done in the interest of increasing Internet accessibility for […]
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Facebook’s Internet.org Initiative To Purchase Drone Manufacturer

In a bid to provide Internet access to remote areas of the world through its Internet.org venture, Facebook is in planning to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace. According to anonymous sources, the deal is said to be worth $60 million. Although representatives of the two companies declined to comment on the rumors, if true, the […]
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Palo Alto City Council Approves City-Wide Fiber Plan

The construction of a long awaited citywide ultra-high speed Internet network may begin by the end of next year. The project dubbed “Fiber to the Premise” may have undergone years of setbacks, but it hasn’t stopped the city council from pushing forward. Members of the council have now agreed to commission a master plan towards […]
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‘High Speed Internet Will Lure People to Rural Missouri’, Claims MU Professor

According to an MU professor, the most effective way to attract more people to make their homes in rural Missouri is to give them the lure of a high speed Internet access. In a recent story aired on KBIA the very rural town Goss, located in Monroe County came under investigation. According to the reporter […]
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Confused About Internet Download Speeds?

Download Speeds If you are confused about Internet download speeds, you should take a look at this new ISP 1 article, http://isp1.us/article/internet-speeds/ We attempt to take some of the confusion out of bits, bytes, Mbps and the other jargon you’ll see when shopping for a broadband ISP or trying to evaluate your existing Internet connection […]
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DSL Filters Explained

  I put together a page explaining the different types of DSL filters and splitters and the reasons for their use. Many questions asked by users pertain to the proper use of DSL low pass filtering devices. This article attempts to clear up some of the confusion regarding the use of DSL filters. The article […]
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Rural Broadband Initiation – State-funded Scheme Gets Green Light

News is in that Rural Broadband has been provided the opportunity to work on the state-funded scheme. The EU competition commissioner has finally approved the state-funded scheme. This would help the main Internet broadband companies to roll out fast Internet services in the rural areas as early as possible. There were many authentic reports for […]
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