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Broadband Stimulus Round Two and You

$2.7 billion dollars.  That is a lot of the proverbial cheese, and it is the current number of U.S. Dollars being dedicated to revitalizing the nation’s flagging broadband infrastructure by the Obama administration.  On Friday, President Obama announced a new round of grants, loans, and other government programs that were expected to comprise approximately $1 […]

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3D TV to Help Coax Hit 800 Mbps?

Fiber optics have been claiming the spotlight recently, but recent efforts by DSL providers are showing that metal wires are not entirely out of the race just yet.  The latest news is that coaxial wires used to deliver digital cable services might soon be providing 400 to 800 Mbps of broadband performance.  Is this is […]

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FiOS Smart Grid and FiOS Security Services Available Soon?

It is no secret that we here at High Speed Experts have been impressed with Verizon FiOS broadband performance, but what truly amazes us is the fact that services such as Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse manage to continually innovate and change the way we look at service providers.  This is due primarily to the […]

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Verizon FiOS Gets Month to Month Option

Verizon FiOS will be going month to month in what amounts to a trial service before customers sign up for a contract.  Let nobody say that Verizon does not listen to its customers, especially when it comes to the backlash that customers have to offer when they feel disrespected.  Such a situation recently happened when […]

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Securing non-PC Devices on Your Network

While there have been products designed to help users secure their computers for years now, these same products are now proving insufficient to meet the challenges of a new age.  It is not that the products are not good, because they generally are.  Nor is the problem such that malware has become a serious business, […]

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Defining 100% Fiber Optic

Time Warner Cable has recently lost a claim it filed with the BBB’s national advertising division.  In the claim, Time Warner Cable says that Verizon’s use of the term ‘100% fiber optics’ is disingenuous, and a misrepresentation of the facts.  We are going to explore these claims and the eventual outcome, but before we go […]

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Broadband Too Fast to be Safe?

One of the most common broadband-related e-mails we get here at High Speed Experts has to deal with security, and in particular the question of whether faster broadband connections mean more vulnerability.  It does indeed stand to reason that a much more narrow window exists to secure a computer or other device from infection or […]

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Why You Need Faster Broadband NOW

The entertainment industry is changing rapidly, particularly in regards to how consumers get access to their entertainment. Perhaps the global economic depression is accelerating this process, as economic pressure means less room for companies to stand between consumers willing to spend money and those companies willing to provide entertainment. In this particular case, there are […]

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Theatrical Releases in Home Theaters Coming Soon

It might be a little early to rejoice, but it seems that many major studios are in negotiations to reduce the time it takes to move top quality movies from the big screen to the home theater.  The goal is to get movies from the big screen to the home theater in 30 days.  This […]

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Xbox TV Channel? Maybe…

Microsoft might be mulling the possibility of a video game/Xbox-centric television channel according to multiple sources.  Just what the station would feature or how it would work is still a mystery, but Microsoft has already demonstrated that their current generation Xbox gaming devices can serve double-duty as set top boxes (STBs) without substantial upgrades or […]