In 1995, dial up internet access, at typical speeds of 33.6 kbps (kilo bits per second or 33,600 bps), was fast.  Back then web pages were designed to be as “small” as possible.  The rule was it should load in 4 seconds, 8 seconds max.  Has anyone seen a web page load in 4 seconds on dial up in the last decade?  Well, what happened?

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While alternating patterns of color make for a wonderful design on a quilt, the alternating build out of broadband internet access in Webster Township, Michigan does not make for a good community.  It produces haves and have-nots, makes the have-nots pay more for less, and in the long run costs more to build out and maintain the entire network.
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The term broadband primarily refers to the speed of the users connection to the internet.  The latest definition by the FCC pegs broadband access as a service offering at least 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload.  What does that mean? Read More »

Everybody in the world understands what it means to be on-line.  What started as amusement and novelty is now a necessity and is woven deep into everyday life.  Read More »