internet access Stories July 21, 2014

Today Verizon announced that their FiOS customers will receive upload speeds that match their current download speeds. This upgrade is for everyone, both existing customers and new140720_SpeedsUpDown285 subscribers.

Now you might be familiar with Verizon’s throttling of Netflix or its mediocrity when streaming Youtube (the number 1 and 2 reasons for getting high speed internet) and those things haven’t changed nor has their anti net-neutrality stance.

But frankly, you don’t have much of a choice out there. Comcast is worse and as the FCC deregulates, it doesn’t look good unless Google Fiber is coming to your town.

Before the upgrade, the tiers were 50/25, 75/35, 150/65, 300/65, and 500/100, but now in all cases, the second # (the upload speed) will increase to match the download speed.

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Our favorite packages, the $50 for 50/50 Mb FiOS + HBO, local channels and some noteworthy HD channels including ESPN also got the upgrade making the deal even sweeter.

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There are many more packages now available at Verizon. Press release follows. expand full story

internet access Stories April 4, 2014

expiredD-Link AV 200 Mini PowerLine Adapter Starter Kit: $20 shipped (Reg. $60)

Newegg is offering the D-Link DHP-209AV PowerLine AV 200 Mini Adapter Starter Kit for $20 shipped using code EMCPFPF46 during checkout. That’s as much as $40 off the regular price, $10 under Amazon’s best listing, and the lowest price we can find. The Starter Kit comes with 2 units and features speeds of up to 200Mbps with a simple one button set-up.

With this kit you can quickly bring web access to any room via any electrical outlet. It can be a great option for those having a hard time getting WiFi access in a certain space, or just for those who want to avoid messy cables running all over the place.

It has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 100 Amazon customers.

internet access Stories January 14, 2014

expiredNetgear 100Mbps Powerline network extender: $25 (Reg. $55)

Amazon has the 100Mbps NETGEAR Powerline network extender adapter on for just $25 (free shipping with Prime membership). That’s $30 or 55% off the regular price of $55, better than some used prices and the best price we can find on a new unit anywhere.

This is a powerline network extender that brings internet access to any electrical outlet in your home or office and a great option for those that are having a hard time getting wireless access in certain rooms or spaces. This will bring hardwired internet access throughout your home/office without having to run copious amounts of Cat 5 cables through the walls and ceilings.

This deal comes with two Powerline 100 Mini Adapters (XAV1201) and two 6.5 ft (2 m) Ethernet cables. With the extra cash you’re saving here, Amazon has some cheap (but highly rated) Belkin Cat 5 cables on right now for $3 if you need any extras.

It has received a 4.5/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

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