Category Archives: Technology

About or related to technology – the application of science.

The rural internet user may ask, “why do I want cable or DSL service over satellite or 3G wireless?” The short answer is, compared to service like cable broadband, satellite and wireless are ten times slower, have a data cap 10 times lower and cost twice as much. Read More »

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?

Read More »

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 »