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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.

Cheap and Free Internet for Students

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Uncategorized

Students can get free internet with help from community internet access points or internet service providers that offer the first 30–60 days of service free. Low-income families with students in K–12 can also get discounts on internet service.

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

by | Sep 22, 2021 | 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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Best Satellite Internet Providers for 2021

by | Sep 2, 2021 | Best Of

The best satellite internet provider is Viasat because it’s widely available and gives you the best bang for your buck. But if you’re interested in long-time competitor HughesNet or the up-and-coming Starlink internet, we can help you determine if they’re the best services for you.

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Fastest Internet Providers in 2021

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Reviews

If you’re looking for high-speed internet, look no further. We’ve got the deets on all the fastest internet providers with upload speeds and download speeds like you wouldn’t believe.

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