VDSL Explained:
How does it differ from DSL?

What is VDSL Technology and how is it different from DSL We all know that DSL refers to digital subscriber line and it’s a way to access the Internet using copper telephone lines. So, what does the V stand for in VDSL? Simply put, the V stands for Very High Bit Rate digital subscriber line. How are DSL and VDSL the same? Copper wire transmits data to and from the service subscriber’s location Data speed… Read more »

Our favorite fun tech gifts for 2020

When the holidays roll around, we’re always excited to take a look at the hottest tech gifts of the season. This year, we’re going beyond some of our typical favorites (we have a great list from last year that includes streaming subscriptions, virtual assistants, smart TVs and more) to include some more unconventional items that might not be on your radar. Here are a few of our favorites you can keep in mind for Black… Read more »

4G LTE, 5G, Data Plans, Gigabit Internet: What they mean.

Cell Phone Tower

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about Gigabit Internet speed or Gbps that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers.  If you have a cell phone, and who doesn’t, you’re familiar with 1G, 3G and various other sized cellular data plans, and then there’s the  3G, 4G-LTE, 4G, and now 5G networks and phones. That’s a lot of ‘G’s; what does it all mean? The Different Meanings of “G” in your Internet Plan Wireline… Read more »

Protecting Your Payment Information Online During Holiday Shopping

Shop on-line safely and securely.

According to a recent Salesforce study, 63% of consumers reported that the way they obtain goods and services has transformed during 2020 and 58% percent of consumers expect to do more online shopping after the pandemic than before. This year, perhaps more than ever, many people will be doing their holiday shopping comfortably from their couches as we see a lasting increase in the popularity of online shopping. We’ve all grown intimately familiar with the… Read more »

Gigabit Internet Equipment:
Is yours up to the task?

TP-Link Gigabit WiFi Router

Last week we learned about Gigabit Internet.   Whether you opt for the service because you want to be the envy of your pals or whether you have a house full of devices and users and need gigabit speeds, your home gigabit internet equipment will play a big part in maximizing the delivered bandwidth (speed). Today’s technology offers Gigabit download with 2 types of technology, Fiber Optic (FTTP) or Coaxial Cable over the DOCSIS 3.1… Read more »