Category: Internet

COVID Resources

There are lots of great resources on the state of COVID in general and for your community. Here are some that I frequent: CDC: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/ NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirusand https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html Osterholm Podcast: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19/podcasts-webinars CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy): https://www.cidrap.umn.edu The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/category/what-you-need-know-coronavirus/ Don McNeil (former NYT): https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com

Cheap Comcast for the Poor and Veterans

Comcast has cheap internet for people who get government housing or food assistance, and now also offers this for Veterans. For $10/month you get 15Mbps/sec download and 2Mbps/sec upload. This is 10x faster than the old DSL speeds and more than fast enough for streaming HD video. There are no

How to test Ethernet cables and WiFi speeds

I recently had to diagnose poor ethernet speeds in a home in Arlington, VA. A person was getting 60 Mbps/sec, certainly not bad, but far less than the paid for 100 Mbps/sec. The problem was first diagnosed by going to speed test websites: http://www.speedtest.net https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ This computer had FIOS, so