Computers and network

How the FCC could be like TSA: proposal to create an Internet fast lane

Using money to privilege convenience may be the American ethic. And it’s a far cry from the egalitarianism exemplified in “all men are created equal.” Look at the TSA and its “precheck” program, for example. With TSA precheck, you pay $85 and cough up your biometrics and an application for government review. If you don’t […]

U.S. broadband is costly and continues to lag the world

Yet another report highlights that U.S. broadband (aka “high speed internet”) is overpriced and underperforms relative to the rest of the world. This report is from the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. Meanwhile, in larger U.S. cities, we continue to observe higher prices for slower speeds by comparison. In the U.S., for example, the […]

Speed Up Your Internet Connection By Changing Your DNS Server

One common recommendation to speed up your Internet connection is to change your default DNS (Domain Name System) server. The DNS server is an important factor in how speedy your Net connection feels. That’s because when you type an address into the URL bar, such as Google.com or Bing.com, your computer and router don’t know […]