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Saving with Triple Play Bundles: Internet, TV, and Phone Packages that Save You Money

If you’re shopping for broadband, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about bundles or Triple Play deals. You probably know the basics: 2 or more services combined on a single bill at a discount to what they would cost separately. But what you might not know is how to decide which plan is right for […]

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Verizon FiOS vs Time Warner Cable – Which One is Right For You?

Comparing Internet providers before choosing which one to go with is an important step in the buying process. While Verizon FiOS has a limited availability area, especially in comparison to the Time Warner service area, many consumers want a side-by-side comparisons of what each plan has to offer for the price, to determine the best […]

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FiOS TV Launches in New York City with 100 HD Channels: Available Right Now to 20% of New Yorkers

At the official launch of FiOS TV in New York City yesterday, Verizon surprised nearly everyone (except Direct TV) by announcing that FiOS TV in the New York metropolitan area will now feature 100 HD channels. Verizon has been working to gain the various approvals needed to offer TV service in New York City since […]

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FCC Not Pleased with Comcast, Other "Throttlers"

In what appears to be a major victory for net neutrality advocates, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin stated last week that Comcast’s practice of “throttling” certain groups of users is wrong and should be punished: “’The commission has adopted a set of principles that protects consumers access to the Internet,’ the commission chairman, Kevin J. Martin, […]

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Your Internet Connection is Not as Fast as You Think

Lets forget about broadband for just a second. What if I told you that under optimal conditions, I am the fastest person in the world. That if the conditions are just right, I am the odds-on favorite to win the 100-meter dash at the Beijing Olympics in August. Am I some sort of freakish athlete […]

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Undressing the Top 5 DSL Myths… Literally!

All anyone talks about with broadband these days is Cable vs. FiOS and FiOS vs. Cable. But… what ever happened to good old-fashioned DSL? After all, the world of DSL is filled with intrigue and mystery, and… totally untrue rumors that have somehow become universally accepted as facts! Well cheer up DSL, because today we’re […]

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Is My Cable Network a "Fiber" Network?

What is the Deal With “Fiber”? One of the biggest questions about cable internet today is “Are cable connections ‘fiber optic’ connections just like Verizon FiOS?” The simple answer is “no”, but it is slightly more complicated than that.  Here’s a quick and simple summary of how most cable networks work and how they differ […]

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Which Kind of Broadband Service Should I Choose?

It’s pretty easy to experience information overload while researching broadband Internet access. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. Finding the right high-speed Internet plan doesn’t have to be complicated, and if you know how to quickly sift through the clutter, it can be downright easy. How easy? Well, despite what you may have heard, […]