Important notice regarding ISP maintenance

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Technology Leave a Comment

Today is Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! ISPs (Internet Service Providers) around the world are increasing their efforts to keep our networks in tip-top shape so that they perform as fast as possible. In case you have missed the segments on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week or so, I will go over …

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Charter starting initiative to replace older generation docsis 1 and 1.1 modems

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Microsoft, Technology Leave a Comment

We have been informed by our Charter rep that starting today (January 10, 2012), Charter is starting an initiative focused on removing older generation docsis 1 and 1.1 modems from the customer user base that currently subscribes to MAX, PLUS and ULTRA. The email included the following information: This is a company-wide project focused on technically positioning our customer base …

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Could your next internet connection be satellite based? ViaSat would like to believe so.

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Satellite internet connections have been around for a while, and if you have used that technology, you have likely been disappointed. Hughes probably has the highest market penetration, and those using it have been quick to complain about caps and upload speed. This is where ViaSat comes in. They revealed their home satellite system at CES and Engadget has a …

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Is your premise security and video surveillance all that it can be?

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, CCTV, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Sales, security, VoIP (Voice over IP) 1 Comment

Here’s a sad story… A local (Spartanburg, SC) music store was broken into over the weekend and 40,000 dollars in gear was taken. The theft doesn’t look like your typical smash and grab either, because the thieve/s appear to have known the layout and went to great lengths to avoid detection. They entered through a skylight, after cutting power to …

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FCC – Measuring Broadband America Report Released #SamKnows #FCC #Broadband

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology Leave a Comment

I have been participating in the SamKnows / Test My ISP program that the FCC has undertaken in an effort to better understand what internet providers are offering, and what consumers are ultimately getting. The first report has been released and it sure doesn’t look good for DSL technology!  If you have DSL based internet (AT&T U-Verse included), then you …

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Seneca Data Motion CL900 Tablet Computer Running Windows 7 Professional Coming Soon!

JohnMHoyt Android, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Sales, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Microsoft, Mobile, Nexlink, Technology, Windows 2 Comments

I can hardly contain myself! One of our favorite vendors, Seneca Data, just announced a new line of ruggedized tablet computers that they will be offering in the coming months! The Android and iPad tablet wars are going full strength, but it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 7 isn’t out of the running just yet. Oh I already hear what you …

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The FCC Wants You Signup to Shape the Future of Broadband in America

JohnMHoyt broadband, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology Leave a Comment

The FCC is looking for about 10,000 good men and women to help test their broadband connections in certain markets and from certain providers by installing a piece of equipment to meter the throughput at their home. If you are interested in participating, you can go to https://www.testmyisp.com/ and fill out the application. You must meet certain requirements, such as …

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