A new site aims to tackle a problem that in a more logical universe would not exist: real-estate listings that offer only vague details about the internet service available at an abode or don’t even address that issue. Fiber Homes promises less-chancy connectivity details in house listings. The Columbia (SC)-based site works with fiber-optic broadband providers to verify the access available at a home.
Annually, PC Magazine collects the data from a year’s worth of tests and crunch the numbers to see which internet service providers (ISPs) provide the throughput required to be called the fastest. With that data we can also see which cities, states, and countries have the fastest internet. Welcome to PC Magazine's national and regional results for 2022. The winners for 2022: Sonic and Verizon Fios. Sonic is no stranger to our winner's circle, having been here in 2019.
What is the perfect home-internet plan? A new survey from HighSpeedInternet.com figured it out based on the opinions of 1,002 US adults who have made at least one internet-plan switch in the past three years. Most customers covet a fiber-to-the-home connection running a minimum of 650 megabits per second, costing about $50 a month, preferable a little less. Why is that the sweet spot? Because the plans most people have now are far too expensive. The pandemic, of course, played a part.
There's a gap right now between what 5G phones can do and what US 5G networks can do. Both Verizon and AT&T absolutely flatlined on performance between 2020 and 2021, and despite 5G being around for over two years, carriers are letting us down. There are a number of answers for why this is happening; we're still reeling from former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's mistakes. Pai didn’t prioritize making mid-band spectrum available for 5G, and that set us back by at least a year.