Maybe your internet isn’t as reliable as it used to be. Or perhaps you have found you are paying more than you need to for speed you don’t need. DSL can be a reliable and affordable way to get online. Plus, it’s convenient. And Qwest DSL offers a range of packages that can suit the light to heavy internet user. DSL is a convenient way to get connected – there are no cables or wires running through your home. Instead, you are connected right through your phone line; they simply split the signal in your line to allow for both voice and internet. This split signal allows you to be on the phone as you surf, something old dial-up wasn’t able to do! And being able to compare internet types and companies online can net you great savings.
If you don’t have a lot of time but need to find and compare internet providers quickly and easily, then using a high quality site that shows you the different plans available from the various ISPs in your area is the best way to go. You won’t waste any time looking at plans that aren’t available in your neighborhood, and any decent site should have the latest plans and special online promotions listed for your convenience. Just browse through the plans whenever you’ve got a few minutes to spare and soon you’ll find the plan that is best suited to your wallet and speed requirements. Don’t forget about the download limit, though. It’s important you choose a plan with a large enough download limit so you can download all those songs, large files and be able to watch all the funny videos, movies and TV shows that your heart desires.
Those who need internet when they travel to remote corners of the globe may appreciate the news coming out of Iridium Communications that a new satellite data service will allow them to do just that, and without the involvement of satellite internet service providers. The AxcessPoint Mail & Web app allows a user in even the most isolated areas to get online and check their email, text or place a call using an iOS device. But although the app is free, it still requires the use of an Iridium satellite phone to connect the iOS device to the satellite, and users will still have to pay the cost of about one dollar per minute for satellite service. And according to an Iridium representative, speeds are nowhere near lighting-fast, but are up to 5 times faster than typical speeds from the company.
Many people think that the only reliable high speed connection there is is cable or fiber optic. But the truth is that today’s DSL connection can offer suitable speed for a lot less. Qwest DSL speeds can reach up to 20 Mbps, which is plenty for viewing streaming video and downloading music along with regular surfing. And it doesn’t cost a fortune, either – the fastest DSL package they offer is under $50 per month. Another great thing about this type of connection is the convenience. DSL doesn’t require any extra cables to be run throughout your home – it connects using your existing phone line. And you can surf and talk on the phone at the same time. Comparing companies online has its perks too, because it can get you DSL service for even less.
First, there was 3G. Then, 4G. And now, it’s LTE. And it’s the next big thing for mobile wireless internet service providers. Unlike the third and fourth generations of wireless, LTE (long-term evolution) won’t have to play catch up with a newer technology. That’s because it has enough juice to handle both the current amount of wireless data being used, and any increases in data usage that may occur in the future. Although it isn’t expected to become completely mainstream for another few years yet, the technology is currently offered in 100 cities in the United States. And you can find out if you can enjoy this super-fast connection near you; all that’s needed is to go online, find providers and compare them for your area.
Established ISPs will now have two options for charging smaller internet companies who purchase their services – flat rate, or via capacity and number of users. That’s the news being reported on the CBC web site, which has been covering the decision of the Canadian Radio-Television Communications Commission (CRTC). The capacity rate option will ultimately result in small ISPs paying more if they want their customers to have faster internet. The CRTC’s decision last year to allow a major internet provider to raise its prices for independent ISPs has now been rejected. This new decision will give the choice to ISPs to charge their customers for going over their usage, instead of having the choice regulated by the CRTC. Although this decision represents a big step in the right direction, analysts agree that much still needs to be done to fix what they identify as a broken telecom system.
If you thought your current smartphone had superior audio, get ready for some disappointing news: the wireless branch of Verizon internet service just announced that its HTC Rezound is now available. The Rezound is the only smartphone to offer Beats Audio technology, a feature which seems to beat all others with its crystal-clear sound and deeper bass. This comes as a great announcement for music and movie lovers alike, who want to hear audio as the artist intended and be able to immerse themselves in a movie experience on their smartphones. As for display, the phone is the first from HTC that offers 720×1280 pixels – the highest of any cell phone – giving users the same clarity they might experience when looking out a window. The Rezound is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, and can be purchased on Wirefly at a special price.
Boston, Massachusetts was the scene of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of The Pioneers, a volunteer network that’s still going strong. The network’s CenturyLink (formerly Qwest internet) Minnesota Chapter, Arrowhead Council (Duluth) received the Excellence in Fundraising award. The volunteer network is comprised of both retirees and professionals who raise funds and items for charities, in addition to other volunteer contributions. The Minnesota chapter of The Pioneers holds a yearly “Spirit Of Service” ride, where funds for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) are raised, along with items like soap and toothbrushes from local dentists and hotels to be distributed to veterans in need. The “Spirit Of Service” ride raised over $8,000 in 2010, which enabled the completion of construction of veteran housing. This year, the ride raised $10,000.
Everyone is aware of the importance of speed, or lack thereof, when it comes to the internet. Cable companies continue to upgrade and improve their networks and make it faster and easier to find information, products, and services online rather than by other conventional methods. You may not know the answer to the question “Who are the fastest internet service providers in my area?” without looking into the latest information. Just because one provider may have been the best in town a month ago doesn’t mean that another provider hasn’t come along with more improved equipment and possibly even a new way of delivering service. Stay abreast of the best possible service available by visiting the most current information for your area. You may find that you can get a much better deal on your service with another company and ultimately save more money each month.
It’s official: satellite TV, broadband and voice service bundles will be now be available to AT&T internet service customers through March of 2015. The company signed the deal extension with DirecTV yesterday, and will offer the bundle in the 22 states where broadband and voice are available to residential customers. However, there are some states in the company’s coverage area where its U-Verse offering is not yet available, but a representative warned that this fact is not an indicator of the speed at which the company’s U-Verse rollout is progressing. The partnership extension will ensure that customers continue to receive over 170 HD channels, exclusive sports programming, early access to up to 400 new movie releases, and the Whole-Home DVR service, which allows customers to pause a show in one room and continue it in another.
Did you know that you are entitled to one free credit report per year from the three major credit bureaus? You can use this great opportunity to examine your credit report for inaccuracies at absolutely no cost to you. When you go online with ISPs like Quest internet to order your report, you can look at your report right away. An online search can reveal your rights and teach you a lot about credit card companies. For example, any company that claims you have a debt with them must provide you with proof that you owe it. If they can’t, you may have discovered an error which is keeping you from maintaining a positive credit rating. But even positive items on a report can hurt if they aren’t listed on all of your reports. In this case, it’s best to contact the offending company to enquire about why they haven’t reported your positive rating.