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  1. Which U.S. Colleges Boast the Fastest Internet Speeds?

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    Students’ relationships with the Internet have changed since I was a college freshman in 1997. For virtually all of my classmates, the school’s shared T1 line was our first taste…

  2. Most Corporate Networks Value Speed over Security

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    You’re smart when it comes to online security. You have complex passwords for your online accounts, and you know how to sniff out a scam. Sometimes, though, the security of…

  3. How the Internet Changed Social Activism

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    Few discount the Internet’s role in changing traditional roles, both public and private. Activism has also transformed in recent years, as the Arab Spring and its social media “revolution” rekindled…

  4. Going Online While On the Go

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    For some, travel means casting off the shackles of email inboxes and disconnecting from the online world. But, for others, staying connected is a necessity, whether it’s to send in…

  5. Are We in a Tech Bubble? If So, What Happens Next?

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    A lot of the tech world’s power and wealth is concentrated in the industry’s largest companies, like Google and Facebook. We are witnessing massive valuations of companies, from Uber recently…

  6. Changing the White Male Face of the Tech Industry

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    On San Francisco’s Valencia Street, in the early morning, a group of people stand near a public bus stop. They aren’t waiting for public transport; they’re waiting for their hi-tech…

  7. There Are More Ways to Get a Gig than Fiber

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    Many of us got our first taste of high-speed Internet via a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). Typically operating around 1 Mbps at the time of its early adoption, this technology…

  8. State-By-State Internet Speeds: Who’s Fastest? Who’s Improving?

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    For anyone thinking about moving, or just looking for a little source of pride for your current home, it’s worth noting how all 50 states compare to one another in…

  9. The Future of High-Speed Internet from a Municipal Utility

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    When you think of communities leading the way of Internet connectivity, your thoughts probably lean toward tech hubs like the Silicon Valley, big cities like LA, Chicago, and New York,…