Most people rarely think about the Wi-Fi they use everyday, let alone how it might change or how it works. But Wi-Fi does, in fact, change and update like any other technology. The next generation of Wi-Fi network technology, called Wi-Fi 6 (the technical name is IEEE 802.11ax), will hit the market later this year and help with network congestion, deliver faster speeds, including gigabit connections like 10G, and other improvements. This new certification includes Wi-Fi connected devices from routers to smart lightbulbs to tablets. Also, Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible, meaning if someone buys a new smart speaker that runs the new standard, it will still work fine on Wi-Fi 5, it just won’t get all the same benefits. This way, as devices upgrade and get replaced and connections become faster, the transition is smooth.
Wave Broadband has localized its business operations into two separate and regionally focused entities: Wave North and Wave South
With 80 percent of U.S. homes now having access to internet service offering speeds of 1 gigabit per second, American internet networks are continually reaching new heights. The good news is that consumers say they want to go along for the ride and the majority are now looking forward to joining the gigabit movement.
It’s easy to take for granted all of the possibilities that an internet connection provides. The majority of people rely on the internet to live their everyday lives, and it’s hard to imagine life without it. According to a recent Pew study, about 90 percent of Americans use the internet. That might not come as a shock, considering about a quarter of Americans (26 percent) say they’re online “almost constantly.” However, that still leaves 10 percent of Americans who don’t use the internet.
Gigabit. Gigabyte. You’ve heard and seen these words before, but do you really know what they mean? Here is a quick crash course on bits and bytes, and what they mean for consumers. This is especially helpful as 10G—the industry’s initiative to bring 10 gigabit speeds to American households and businesses—gets closer to becoming reality.