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Rachel Oaks

Senior Writer

Rachel Oaks has written hundreds of helpful articles in their four years at You want all the deets on internet providers, download speeds, and affordable internet? They’re your new favorite writer. Rachel earned their Bachelor of Arts in English at Southern Utah University. You can find more of Rachel’s delightful insights on MSN, Yahoo! Finance,, and BestCompany.


What Do the Lights on Your Modem/Router Mean?

by | Oct 21, 2021 | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs

We’ll help you identify each light on your modem and router—plus troubleshoot common problems so your devices can have a strong internet connection.

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Best Gigabit Modems for 2021

by | Oct 14, 2021 | Best Of

If your provider is a cable internet provider (like Xfinity, Spectrum, and Cox), you can save up to $14 per month off your internet bill when you buy your own modem and router. Let us show you the best ones.

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Verizon Fios TV vs. DIRECTV STREAM

by | Oct 6, 2021 | Reviews, Versus Reviews

Neither Verizon Fios TV nor DIRECTV STREAM is the perfect TV service. But if you have to choose one, we say go with Verizon Fios TV. It will probably cost you just the same as DIRECTV STREAM, but it looks better and has more flexibility in choosing the channels you want.

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Best TV and Internet Bundles for October 2021

by | Oct 1, 2021 | Best Of, Reviews

We’ve done the digging and rounded up some of the best bundles deals you’ll find anywhere on cable and internet service, so you can kick back and enjoy your reasonably priced entertainment without worrying about whether you’re getting your money’s worth.

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Best Internet Deals for October 2021

by | | Best Of

Stellar deals take the edge off dreary internet contracts. With the right internet provider, you can get a free month of service, a prepaid card, or a contract buyout.

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Discover Satellite Providers by Zip Code

by | Sep 27, 2021 | Reviews

Enter your zip code to see TV and internet providers in your area Please enter a valid zip code. Find About satellite TV and internet service When you’re looking for home entertainment service, you can bet that satellite television and internet will be available in your area. These services work with a provider's operation center [...]

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DISH vs. DIRECTV: Who Is the Best Satellite TV Provider?

by | Sep 22, 2021 | Versus Reviews

DISH and DIRECTV square off in this match up of titans. Get the pros and cons of TV service from DISH vs DIRECTV in an unbiased comparison from

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The Complete Guide to TV Ports: How to Hook Up Your TV

by | | Equipment Guides

Not sure how to connect your TV? We made a comprehensive cheat sheet on how to connect everything to everything else. DVI? HDMI? USB? Bookmark this page and never be confused again.

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Xfinity vs. AT&T Internet

by | Sep 13, 2021 | Reviews, Versus Reviews

When the competition is AT&T Fiber vs. Xfinity Internet, we say AT&T is better than Xfinity. While our recent customer satisfaction survey put AT&T Fiber and Xfinity Internet on equal footing for reliability, we think you’ll get a lot more bang for your buck if you go with AT&T Fiber.

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Viasat vs. HughesNet

by | Sep 9, 2021 | Reviews, Versus Reviews

If you live in a rural area, satellite may be the only available internet type. Between Viasat and HughesNet, we’d have to pick Viasat because of its faster internet speeds and better data allowance. But HughesNet isn’t a bad option if you prioritize your pocketbook over your internet time.

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