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Open and Free

There’s no bigger story in the news right now than net neutrality. As it goes with issues that are this emotionally charged, there’s a myriad of opinions on the topic and countless people more than willing to share them. However, the only thing that is certain right now is that this issue is far from

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An Ounce of Prevention Beats a Pound of Cure

We all love what the internet does for us – like connect us to friends and family wherever they may be and give us access to any kind of entertainment we’re looking for. But most of don’t want to think about what the internet can do to us – like expose us to hackers, viruses, malware, and

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The (Almost) Lost Art of Talking with Family and Friends on a Telephone

According to consumer behavior measurement company, Nielsen, the traditional phone call “died” in the autumn of 2007, when in the last quarter of that year the average monthly number of texts sent on mobile phones (218) exceeded, for the first time in recorded history, the average monthly number of phone calls (213). Gone were the

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Your Internet is Your IP Address

An internet service provider (ISP), SpeedConnect, the company I and my partners founded in 2001, is in the business of delivering an IP address to our customers. IP stands for “Internet Protocol,” and is one of the building blocks of the World Wide Web. Despite stories and memes that famous politicians invented the internet, in

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Data Usage

When you think about it, paying for what you use in the world is and has been pretty commonplace; you fill your car up with gas and you pay a price per gallon, hook your home up for natural gas service, propane, or oil, and you pay by the gallon or liter, depending on how

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