Tag Archive: broadband

The Summer Slowdown: Preparing Your Home Internet for Increased Demand

May 24, 2023

The summer television viewing season isn't what it used to be. Once known for endless reruns and launches of shows that studios deemed less likely to be successful, the world of streaming entertainment and the production houses it created are churning out phenomenal content you've just got to see. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to improve your internet connection and performance, even during the summer's high demand.

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Explaining Internet Speeds

May 21, 2023

Perhaps the most common question we hear from customers at Alpine Communications is: “what internet speed do I really need?” It’s actually an excellent question, and the answer can depend on a number of factors—from the number of people in the home and the number of devices regularly used at once to the types of online activities that matter most to you. (For example, gaming and videoconferencing will require more bandwidth than checking emails!) While Alpine Communications’ advanced fiber network is the most reliable internet you can get—and that reliability is consistent no matter what speed tier you choose—we offer different plans and tiers based on the speeds your household needs.

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What Is a Public Right of Way?

May 10, 2023

When fiber internet—the fastest, most reliable internet you can get—comes to a new neighborhood, you can almost feel the excitement in the air. After all, fiber’s extraordinary speeds and bandwidth capacity provide an outstanding internet experience for all of your streaming entertainment, video calling, gaming, and other online activities. But part of installing and maintaining our network includes the need to access property—your neighbor’s property and your own. In the law, there is a concept that allows internet service providers (as well as other utilities) access to private property, and even to make considerable impacts to it. It’s called a “public right of way”—and at Alpine Communication, accessing it is essential to our efforts to providing our community with quality high-speed internet.

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Fiber vs. Cellular Internet (5G/Wireless)

March 20, 2023

Consumers today face an abundance of choices for high-speed internet. And since you're already paying for a data plan with your cell phone service provider, you may also wonder if you should use that company for your internet service. In this article, we explain what cellular internet is and why fiber is far and away the better choice for most consumers. Your neighbors at Alpine Communications are proud to have the fastest and most reliable internet you can get. And we're especially thrilled that our internet speeds can keep up with major metropolitan areas around the country, helping our communities compete in the global economy. Read on to learn more about these two technologies and why fiber is your best choice—and that, yes, you really do need a separate fiber connection for high-speed internet.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Video Game Streaming

March 15, 2023

There comes a time in the life of every video game player when they discover the joy of experiencing a video game alongside others. Sometimes, siblings watch each other defeat a hard level in a game. Other times, gamers will hang out with friends and enjoy a brand-new game together. By using video game streaming platforms, gamers can experience their favorite video games with their friends and others in the gaming community from home. However, the world of video game streaming can be intimidating to someone new. What resources do you need to start streaming? Why do people stream video games? What's the best type of internet for streaming?

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Six Platforms and Websites to Help You Read More in 2023

February 14, 2023

There are few better things you can do for yourself than sink into a good book or a resourceful magazine article. A well-told story helps you inhabit another’s mind and can even provide insights into your own life. This is the joy of reading—and it’s truly one of life’s great pleasures. And reading more good books is an excellent New Years' resolution! Fortunately, getting access to outstanding reading material is easier than ever.

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New Year, New Devices: Things to Watch for with Your Newest Tech

February 6, 2023

New devices can be incredible, but with new tech comes new potential impacts and complications. You’re probably dealing with head-scratching setups, bandwidth hogs, programming the proper settings, and protecting your privacy. So, we understand that new tech can sometimes be a headache or hassle. The good news is that you can ensure that your new devices don’t overwhelm your internet. And because you utilize Alpine Communication’s advanced fiber network, you’ve got a head start on maximizing your new tech’s speeds and innovations.

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These Bandwidth Hogs Slow Your Internet (Unless You Have Fiber)

January 25, 2023

Many internet users experience a sluggish connection even with “high-speed internet.” They’ve invested in a good Wi-Fi router, perhaps a range extender, and may have even upgraded to a faster internet plan. So why do they find themselves frequently frustrated by slowdowns and freeze-ups? What about their devices—or internet plan—causes this underwhelming performance? And what, if anything, can people do to reduce or even eliminate these issues? The most likely culprits behind poor internet performance are bandwidth hogs—devices and online activities that gobble up too much bandwidth and slow down everyone’s internet access.

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Your Guide to Smart Home Security

December 17, 2022

Your top priority is keeping your family and home protected and safe from harm.  Thankfully, today’s technology can help you feel safe by making you more aware of what’s happening outside your home, no matter where you are. And smart home technology can help deter crime, as well.

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