Broadband Funding: What It Means for You.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Aug 12, 2021 9:52:07 AM

After a year and a half of COVID-19 and a national shutdown, the government is taking action to ensure broadband infrastructure and connectivity for all Americans become a reality.

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Topics: Internet, Broadband, Connectivity, COVID-19, Emergency Broadband Benefit, Federal Funding, U.S. Infrastructure Bill, American Rescue Plan, Pandemic Relief

The Need for Speed.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jul 14, 2021 2:50:44 PM

There's a need, a need for speed. By 2030, a family of four will require symmetrical speeds in their homes of at least 2 Gbps. That's according to the Fiber Broadband Association's (FBA) latest research. The report also stated that fiber is the best option to bring future-ready networks to households. But what about today's need for speed?

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Topics: Internet, FCC, Connectivity, Smart Devices, Telehealth, Streaming, Internet Usage, Internet Speed, FBA, Work From Home, Remote Learning

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Mar 4, 2021 9:11:18 AM

In late February, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an emergency subsidy to help bridge the digital divide for low-income families during the pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program will bring affordable Internet service to households for distance working, virtual learning, and critical telehealth care.

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Topics: Internet, Broadband, FCC, Digital Divide, COVID-19, Emergency Broadband Benefit, Affordable Internet, Lifeline, Jessica Rosenworcel

Meet WHIT: The Wellness Smart Home.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jul 29, 2020 8:11:31 AM

In a recent conversation with Peter Murray of Dense Networks, he had mentioned WHIT, the latest home in smart technology focused on wellness and home innovation.

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Topics: Internet, Connectivity, Verizon, Smart Home Technology, Smart Devices, Smart Home, Wellness Home Innovation Technology, WHIT, Lake Nona

Utilities for an Apartment: What Does It Include?

Posted by Sarah Locker on Feb 25, 2020 10:14:06 AM

When you’re managing an apartment complex, one of the things you’ll have to decide is which utilities you want to include. Utilities for an apartment can cover everything from water, sewer systems, and electricity to security systems and landline phones. Which of these you cover and how well they work can have a big impact on both your renters and your bottom line.

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Topics: Internet, Phone, Security, Apartment, Trash, TV, Utilities, Water, Cable TV, Gas, Electricity

The Future of Cord-Cutting.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jul 25, 2019 10:11:29 AM

With more and more streaming services entering the market (Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, AT&T TV, and NBCUniversal's yet to be named), the future of cord-cutting has much to be desired and much to be considered.

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Topics: Internet, Cord-cutting, TV, Streaming, AppleTV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Bulk Internet, AT&T TV

Telehealth: Why Connectivity Matters.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jun 7, 2019 11:03:48 AM

Telehealth, or the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology, has made its way into the headlines lately, especially when it comes to senior living.

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Topics: Internet, Connectivity, Telehealth, Google, Comcast, Apple

The Mixed Perception of Bulk Services in the Apartment Marketplace.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Sep 14, 2018 3:28:22 PM

In today’s market, there is a mixed perception of bulk broadband services. Some Owners and Developers want no affiliation with the video and Internet selections that their residents make. Some Owners believe in providing choice options of different providers for residents to choose from. These two schools of thought were very popular in recent years past. However, the market’s perception of bulk is changing based on segment. Markets including student housing and senior housing are somewhat predisposed to bulk services. While markets such as market rate and affordable housing are beginning to see the value. What’s true of all segments of the market is that Owners, Developers, Managers, and residents are curious about the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity.

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Topics: Internet, Bulk Agreements, Connectivity, Internet of Things, IoT

What is Managed WiFi and Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jul 5, 2017 4:51:00 PM

You may have read or heard the term "managed WiFi" in the news or from a colleague, as it has been a growing topic of discussion lately. You may be wondering what exactly is managed WiFi and why does it matter?

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Topics: Internet, Telecommunication, Unmanaged WiFi, Access Point, Managed WiFi

What's the Big Deal about Fiber to the Home?

Posted by Sarah Locker on Apr 26, 2017 11:28:40 AM

You've probably heard the term Fiber to the Home, or perhaps your community is currently or has recently been upgraded to fiber. What exactly does Fiber to the Home mean and why is it such a big deal?

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Topics: Fiber Optics, New Technology, Communications Network, Future-proof, Innovation, Fiber to the Home, Video, Internet, Phone, Bandwidth, FTTH, IP Traffic

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