Caleb McKee

SpaceX’s Starlink beta test review: What subscribers have to say

Recent innovations by Elon Musk's company SpaceX have started raising questions about the future of the internet. Is it finally time for serious investment in outer space infrastructure?  More importantly, what do subscribers want from their network as this technology emerges? Let’s take a look at the latest coverage of the Starlink spread and hear from subscribers on how they feel about the ...

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Vivian Susko

Tech and telecom trends under a new administration

The past year challenged the world's reliance on home broadband and further highlighted the immense urban-rural digital divide still at play. As nearly 30 million Americans today lack access to high-speed internet and 25-30% of the global workforce plans to continue enabling work-from-home in 2021, what changes and technology advancements can we expect to see in the new year under the new ...

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Vivian Susko

New Minim features deliver broadband usage insights to demystify data caps and upgrade needs

At the start of the pandemic, average daytime home broadband consumption increased to 6.3 GB, a staggering 41.4% jump from January 2020. Now, in 2021, demand for broadband services hasn’t faltered, but increased, resulting in many ISPs implementing data caps to manage network capacity. Unfortunately, subscribers don’t usually have a handle on why or how they hit their bandwidth limits. While home ...

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Vivian Susko

WiFi signal strength test: your guide to a better WiFi experience

If your WiFi has been an added source of frustration lately with longer load times or dropped Zoom calls, your WiFi signal strength is likely the issue. A weak WiFi signal— when left unfixed— can lead to the dropouts, slower speeds, and unreliable connection that we could all use a bit less of nowadays, especially if you’re working from home. To get a better idea as to where your WiFi is ...

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Aaron Forbes

How Fiber-Wireless ISPs Have Unleashed AI-Driven Cloud Tech [recap]

On November 17, Minim co-hosted a webinar with the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) that explored how service providers can future-proof their business models by adopting hybrid networks and AI-driven cloud technologies. Now that the webinar has concluded, here’s a recap of what we presented in case you missed it!

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Aaron Forbes

Best internet providers in the Greater New Orleans area (for 2021)

The Greater New Orleans area boasts the most options in Louisiana when it comes to internet services, so it can be difficult to figure out which internet service provider best fits your home's needs. On top of that, choosing the right internet package can be a headache due to all the tech jargon and numbers that can confuse even the most technically savvy folks. In this blog, we’ve broken down ...

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Aaron Forbes

Best internet providers in Wilmington, DE (for 2021)

Did you know that Wilmington is the 13th most connected city in the state of Delaware? Residents in Wilmington have plenty of great options when it comes to the best internet service for their needs. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top ISPs that service the area so you can be sure you’re making the best choice for your home.

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Aaron Forbes

Best internet for working from home

There are many challenges that factor into figuring out how to best work remotely. Do you work on the go, traveling from one coffee shop to another? Do you have to compete with children or roommates for bandwidth? Do you live in a remote area that has poor reception or is notorious for spotty internet access?

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Aaron Forbes

Fiber Broadband Drivers & Trends webinar by FBA [recap]

For nearly 20 years, the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) has been providing advocacy, education, and resources to the entire broadband ecosystem. As a member-led association, FBA partners with its member base to offer these learning opportunities and resources, which often take place in the form of virtual webinars. I had the opportunity to join a recent one that focused on the drivers and ...

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Aaron Forbes

Modem vs. router vs. gateway explained

It’s easy to get confused when dealing with networking equipment at home. The end goal is to have a fast, consistent WiFi experience, but there are many parts that come into play toward delivering on that experience. Often, your broadband provider's available hardware is what dictates your experience. Each available device is different and has its own purpose for networking, but it's easy to ...

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