Satellite Internet provider StarBand announced this week that it would be discontinuing service as of September 30, 2015. The company announcement included the explanation that rising operating costs, competition from other broadband alternatives, and the demand for bandwidth were the reasons for the decision. However, as with many failed businesses, when it comes down to it, keeping up with the competition and providing a quality service to consumers proved to be unattainable goals. Continue reading “Why StarBand Failed (And How HughesNet Can Help)” »
According to the White House, 98% of Americans now have access to high speed wireless Internet. But is it reality? Would you consider “having access to the Internet” if your access is at the local coffee shop or McDonald’s? Public free wifi leaves much to be desired, as one quickly finds out when you attempt to use it regularly. Continue reading “How Is Your Access to Wireless Internet?” »
Technology is what everyone wants today, dads and grads included. With June almost here, it is time to give serious consideration to the perfect gifts for Father’s Day and graduation, and you simply can’t go wrong with technology. Continue reading “The Perfect Gifts For Dads and Grads” »
DSL has long been considered one of the fast options for Internet service. Yet, more and more people are turning away from it and opting for other types of high speed Internet service for their home and business needs. For a variety of reasons and in many places, DSL is being trumped by other options. Continue reading “Why So Many People Are Dumping DSL” »
With high speed Internet, there are so many things you can do and learn online. In fact, a world of opportunities awaits you at your convenience. With websites like Kahn Academy and free online university courses, no matter how basic or how complicated the topic you are looking to master, there is a source at your fingertips. Continue reading “9 New Skills You Can Learn Online” »
Wireless Internet is an exciting option for high speed connectivity, particularly in rural areas where other options are limited. It serves very specific needs, as well as more general needs. It easily replaces dial-up and slow DSL in rural parts of the country, and may be a better choice for some users than satellite Internet service. Before you make your choice of wireless Internet there are some things you need to know. Continue reading “10 Things to Know About Wireless Internet” »
CenturyTelNet Internet is quickly rising in the ranks of Internet service providers, as it offers advantages that many of the other big name providers don’t. These features are rarely found amongst Internet providers, and when you can find them, it is virtually impossible to find them all from the same provider, except from CenturyLink. These are 4 major advantages that set CenturyLink apart:
30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
Many Internet service providers do not offer a satisfaction guarantee of any type. In fact, they typically make you agree to a 2 year contract without ever trying the service. The few providers with a satisfaction guarantee typically offer only short 10 day periods. CenturyLink ensures you are happy with a full 30 days to check out the service.
Virtually Unlimited Internet
With CenturyLink, you choose the speed and you have virtually unlimited access to the Internet. While there is technically a limit, it is so high that it is very hard to reach. Less than half of 1% of users hit that limit. What’s more, if you do reach it, instead of penalizing you, CenturyLink works with you to find a more fitting option from its plans.
Free TV Service
Only CenturyLink Internet gives you free TV access from its portal with more than 250 channels to choose from. This can save you a bundle by letting you cut out cable.
Do-It-Yourself installation that is easy and fast is a definite advantage for CenturyLink. Most providers insist that they take care of your installation, sometimes charging a fee, sometimes not. However, typically it involves disrupting your schedule, so that someone is available during a window of time for installers to come to your home. With CenturyLink, you set it up at your convenience or if you’d prefer, the company can do it for you.
But CenturyLink is very limited in its coverage unlike Satellite Internet From BroadbandBLUE
Today, high speed Internet access is practically as necessary as electricity – just another utility that you need in today’s world. And while you can do without Internet, you can also do without electricity – just ask the Amish. But in both cases, life is just much more of a struggle and requires a lot more work than it needs to. For those who live in cities, high speed Internet is easy to come by but for those who live in more rural areas, the options are not as clear cut. Continue reading “Rural Internet is a Must Have” »