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How to Choose an ISP?

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Choosing an ISP (Internet Service Provider)  is surprisingly complex depending on where you live, options available to you etc.  Here are the basics for choosing an ISP. 1) Find out which companies are able to service your address. This is the biggest piece to the puzzle and depending on your…

Internet Delivery Methods

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As we are looking into HOW the internet actually gets to the end-user, it has to do with the Delivery Method, also known as the ‘Last-Mile.’ While “The Internet” uses many many methods, the one that most people care about is how the ‘Last-Mile’ is connected at their house. We…

What is the Internet?

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The Internet is: A network of networks using standardized protocols to communicate. What? Alright, it’s not that simple; but it is more simple than people think! I’ll use myself for example… I have an iPhone that I want to listen to music on through an app since I don’t have…

Do Data Caps Matter?

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There is some debate around data-caps (or usage limits) and what they mean when using the internet. Data caps are HOW MUCH data you are able to use in total in a given period (think of it like a water meter). Internet generally is charged on a monthly basis, so…

Fixed Wireless vs Satellite Internet

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  One question we typically get from customers that first call us: “Is this Satellite Internet?” Great question! It is easy to see how people would confuse Fixed Wireless with Satellite. Fixed Wireless and Satellite BOTH need a dish mounted to the property. Both need clear line of site, both…

How Much Speed Do I Need?

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Before I came to work at Alyrica, I didn’t have any idea what Mbps (Megabits per second) even meant… I figured, like most people I think, that the higher the number, the faster the internet, and therefore the better the internet experience, right? Kinda… An analogy that I heard is…
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