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Upload Your Files As Fast As You Download Them

Verizon Communications has introduced an unusual plan for its fiber-optic Internet service: one that uploads as fast as it downloads. With the new plan, users can experience download and upload speeds of 20 megabits per second. The plan costs $65 ... per month for those with a current Verizon phone plan, or $70 per month for those without a Verizon phone plan. (Source: ) The downside for Verizon fans is that the company will only launch the new plan in parts of New York and Connecticut. In these areas, Verizon can expect stiff competition from one of the most sophisticated cable ... (view more)

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Live in West Virginia? I'll Type Slower

No, I don't mean to offend the bright citizens of the great eastern Mountain State. Instead, the title of this article is merely an observation of the horrible Internet speeds affecting the people of that state, and a few others, across the United ... States. In fact, a recent study has found that although America leads the world in many technological spheres, when it comes to Internet speed, it is drastically falling behind. Over 80,000 U.S. Internet users took part in a survey performed by the Communications Workers of America union and Speed Matters website. In the end, the group found that ... (view more)

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Web Server Upgrade, Part 3

Much has been happening since I last wrote to you about the web server upgrade. If you want to read up on what's been happening, here's Part 1 and Part 2 . A quick recap Due to an increased in the amount of visitors hitting the infopackets web site, ... I had to upgrade the web server. I am now leasing a lightening fast Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Apache Web Server with 512 Meg DDR RAM a 60 gig hard drive. My web server package includes a "T1 Connection" which allots a continuous flow of 1.5 megabits of bandwidth per second at any given moment. The saga continues! Since the server has been ... (view more)

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