Category Archives: Broadband & Internet

D.C. Tops South Korea for Fast Internet Speeds

For those of us who live and work in the Washington, D.C. area, we don’t have to look far when looking for regions with the fastest average internet speeds. According to the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report covering the fourth quarter of 2016, Washington, D.C. takes the trophy for the fastest average internet […]

The Price per Megabit per Second has Gone Down 90 Percent

Over the past decade, internet speeds have increased more than 125 times over. In 2007, for instance, it took 45 minutes to download a 5 GB HD movie, and today it takes 21 seconds. The huge increase in broadband speeds reflects the tremendous investment and upgrades to our networks in just ten short years. And […]

Wi-Fi Report Predicts Spectrum Shortfall in Under 10 Years

A new report for Wi-Fi Alliance issued by Quotient Associates predicts that by the year 2025, the United States will require significantly more unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum in order to support expected peak Wi-Fi usage. The report also indicates that this coming Wi-Fi crunch could be even more substantial if new, novel internet applications enter the […]

What Will Internet Video Usage be In 2020?

We’ve written quite a bit about how the internet will continue to expand immensely over the next several years. New and improved platforms for virtual reality, augmented reality, 4K TV and gaming are all in the works. So it’s no surprise then that internet video will dominate digital spaces and become the primary medium that serves our […]

Asking the Right Questions About the Internet

Albert Einstein said, “the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” It’s true about physics – it’s also true about how the internet works. But unlike the mysteries of the universe, the internet is a finite network. The tools that make it run, while exceedingly complex and ever-changing, are well […]

The Future of Super-Fast Internet

In its early days, the web was accessed in homes via a dial-up connection that topped out at 14.4 Kbps – enough speed to download the equivalent of one mp3 song to a single device in a little over an hour. Today, almost every home in America has access to internet speeds well over 100 […]

The State of Internet in America in 2017

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take a step back and do a status check on the progress and achievements of America’s broadband networks. And when looking at the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds, the accomplishments are quite remarkable. Though the United States is one of the least […]

GCI Makes Telehealth as Easy as Regular Healthcare in Rural Alaska

For city and suburban dwellers, receiving medical treatment at a healthcare facility is an easy task that we take for granted. We have hospitals nearby, doctor’s offices and urgent care clinics within an hour from our homes, and ambulances have no problem reaching us within a reasonable timeframe. But for those who dwell in rural […]

Internet Speeds Continue to Climb Across the U.S.

We all know that the web is getting faster every year. But sometimes we don’t believe it until we see actual data demonstrating just how fast our internet networks have become. According to the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai, average peak connection speed in the United States continues its impressive progress and […]

Was Your DVR Used in a DDoS Attack?

This past September, KrebsOnSecurity, a website dedicated to news and information on internet security, was struck by a record breaking denial of service attack. A month later, a similar attack took place against Dyn, an internet infrastructure company. Soon after, NCTA produced a helpful graphic explaining how a DDoS attack like the ones that struck […]