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isps offer free internet for the next 60 days

On Saturday March 14th, several of the larger Internet Service Providers announced that they would be offering free data, with some offering free service, speed upgrades, and hotspot access for the next 60 days across the United States. This is a relief for thousands of people who suddenly find themselves working and attending virtual classes from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

FCC urges ISPs to keep Americans connected amid Coronavirus shutdowns

On Friday, March 13, the Federal Communications Commission has created an initiative that asks telephone and broadband providers to support the ever-increasing numbers of adults and children working and attending classes from home in response to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Reasons Your Wi-Fi Isn't Working (And How To Fix Them)

You come home from a long day at the office only to find that your Wi-Fi connection is slow, or even worse, not working at all. We'll go over the most common reasons you might be experiencing slow Wi-Fi or interruption of service, and most importantly, tips for fixing it yourself.

Top 10 States For Broadband Internet Access

We have carefully gathered and crunched data we collected from the Federal Communications Commission's most recent reporting and combined it with data from the US Census Bureau to create a list of states with the fastest download speeds and the most areas of coverage. Even though about 84% of American households nationwide subscribe to some type of internet service, just 13% of the total population has access to a high-speed broadband internet connection that provides speeds faster than 1 GBPS.

How to Find an Internet Service Provider In My Zip Code

Are you looking for internet service availability options in your area? You've come to the right place! Internet Providers by Zip can help you locate internet service providers in your zip code, and we offer multiple ways to perform your search.

When you visit any page on our site, you'll notice this zip code search box in the top right-hand corner of the page:

Verizon 5G Network Launch

Verizon, one of the largest mobile carriers in the US launched its much-anticipated 5G network yesterday in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis, about a week earlier than expected. According to Verizon, their 5G Ultra Wideband network is available in Chicago in the following areas:

Attack of the Internet of Things

Did you know that many of the connected devices around the world can be made to attack computers and websites? Well, it happens all the time. I don’t mean physically, like a connected toaster going over and jumping up and down on your tablet. But someone can design a virus that infects a thermostat, garage door opener, camera, games console, car navigation system, or electronic device that is connected to the Internet.

The second major Comcast service outage this month left thousands of Comcast customers without service across the country. Many people took to Twitter to ask if Comcast had tried turning off the internet and turning it back on again. One report said that two major fiber lines had been cut. There are some on Twitter who were wondering if possibly a mouse had chewed the fiber-optic cable that caused the problem. Comcast is currently engaged in a battle with Disney Studios over Fox Studios which it looks like they will lose.

Comcast Business Phone System

On Wednesday thousands of businesses across America lost their phone service due to an issue at Comcast. Many businesses were still tweeting that their landlines were down more than 24 hours later on Thursday afternoon. Businesses from New England to Florida to California to Washington state were all reporting issues with their phone service.

According to Comcast most people had been restored by Wednesday afternoon but Thursday afternoon companies were still tweeting things like:

"Comcast has let us down again! Our phones are on the fritz but we are open so stop on in!"

Internet Telecom Cable Service News

Here is your recap of the biggest cable and Internet industry news stories from around the US and the world the week of June 4, 2018:

Big Data Companies Get Another Broadside on GDPR

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