Posts Categorized: Bandwidth

Gigabit Internet:
What is it? Do I need it?

Some of you may be familiar with the term Broadband or Bandwidth Envy; it’s simply anxiety caused by not having the fastest Internet speed available.  (It’s like the feeling you get when you realize that Apple has released a newer iPhone than the one you just bought.) Anyway, the current buzz in Internet speed is Gigabit Internet service.  Gigabit Internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per… Read more »

Why Internet Explorer is a Security Risk and How to Replace It with a New Browser

A graphic that represents the insecurity of Internet Explorer

In 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting most versions of Internet Explorer.  Since then, they have stopped pushing updates and patch deployments. In last week’s blog, How to Clear Your Browser Cache and Data, OTELCO touched on this fact and encouraged our readers to stop using the aged browser. This week, we will discuss why and how you should switch from Internet Explorer to a new browser. Why you should stop using Internet Explorer Continuing to use… Read more »

How to Get the Most Accurate Results from Speed Tests

Speed tests are a great way to ensure you are getting the right amount of bandwidth through your connection. However, many experts have found that speed tests are too often inaccurate. According to Lifewire, these inaccuracies are usually caused by an overlooked detail, like a poorly placed router or a full browser cache. These tips can help you catch all the little details that might throw off your test so that you can get more… Read more »