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  1. Iowa Passes Law To Improve High Speed Internet Access

    When President Obama made his speech urging the FCC to preempt state laws prohibiting municipal networks, he made it in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The state had no such law, and…

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  2. Why do I need to buy phone with my DSL?

    Answer: A Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) traditionally uses the copper wires of a phone line to connect with the Internet. The DSL connection doesn’t interfere with phone calls and lets…

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  3. How does the Internet work?

    Answer: The Internet works by connecting computers across the globe, allowing users to send information to each other over that connection. It sounds simple, but the means by which it…

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  4. How Safe is Cloud Storage?

    Any device you connect to the Internet has the potential to be hacked. It’s not likely, but it’s possible. The cloud isn’t 100 percent secure, but neither is your smartphone…

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  5. Why does my Internet keep disconnecting?

    Answer: If your Internet connection keeps disconnecting right in the middle of the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” or while sending an important email, don’t throw your laptop out…

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  6. What are the fees on my Internet bill? (And are they legitimate government fees?)

    Answer: Once you know what the regular charges on your Internet bill should be, you will be able to discern if something looks questionable and take the right steps to…

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  7. Benefits of Broadband: Reducing Teen Birth Rates

    Many parents are worried about what their children may seek out or be exposed to online, which likely causes these parents to install content monitoring and blocking software. Three fifths…

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  8. The State of the Internet, Q1 2015

    Every quarter, Akamai, an online provider of content delivery network services, releases its “State of the Internet” report. This report sheds light on how Internet speed in the U.S. compares…

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  9. Why are there only two internet options in my area?

    Answer: Despite increasing access to the Internet, options for selecting an Internet service provider (ISP) remain limited across the U.S. The primary factors that contribute to the availability of Internet…

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