Samantha Albano

Rural broadband initiative update: RDOF, 5G, and OTARD

Closing the urban-rural digital divide has been a top priority for the U.S., and numerous initiatives have already been put into place to make America's digital divide a thing of the past. During this past month, the FCC and Trump administration announced new plans to help bring broadband access to millions of underserved homes. Here's a recap of the latest happenings in America's rural broadband ...

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Samantha Albano

How do I interpret my WiFi speed test results?

There are many reasons as to why you should be regularly testing your WiFi speed at home; and, not for just the obvious instances where you find your WiFi signal strength is weaker than normal. Testing speeds on a regular basis allows you to pinpoint performance trends, isolate which devices may be causing issues for your wireless network, and ensure no one is stealing your bandwidth. But, now ...

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Nicole Hayward

WISPAPALOOZA 2018: highlights from a newbie

Last week, I joined over 2,200 wireless internet industry professionals in Las Vegas for WISPAPALOOZA, an annual event by WISPA. Here’s a recap of my experience as a first-timer (shh, don’t tell anyone) at the show—  for attendees who couldn’t be in all places at once, and for those who couldn’t make it.

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Jeremy Hitchcock

#SecurityFail For Home Routers

Have we become numb to security? Short of our phones with a black screen or someone hitting us over the head - I’m not sure that people care. The news about VPNFilter and maybe as few as 500,000 homes and small businesses being compromised passes like a normal news day. Basically, your home Internet connection is opened up like a freeway on-ramp and it’s allowing your Alexa, TVs, and cameras to ...

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Nicole Hayward

BLU’s FTC settlement: good reminder that IoT security is tricky

On April 30, 2018, the FTC announced that it has reached a settlement with the US mobile phone maker BLU over deceptive security claims. As we're focused on consumer IoT security and management, I thought I'd reflect on some challenges this event has highlighted.

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