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Is Your Kid Ready for a Smartphone?

Is Your Kid Ready for a Smartphone?

Parents—at what age did you first give your child a phone or tablet? Or at what age do you plan to do so? On today’s blog, we’ve rounded up resources to help you create a plan for when and how to increase your child’s access to the internet, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic!

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Five Telehealth Services That Make Life Easier

Five Telehealth Services That Make Life Easier

Over the past few years, one of the most significant innovations impacting healthcare in America is the massive expansion of online telehealth services. And given the numerous benefits and conveniences telehealth has to offer, that trend shows no signs of slowing down! From increasing access to specialists to reducing the spread of germs among vulnerable populations, the advantages of telehealth are considerable. Below we highlight five well-regarded telehealth services, all of which are...

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Don’t Lose to Lag: A Gamer’s Guide to Latency and Ping

Don’t Lose to Lag: A Gamer’s Guide to Latency and Ping

When you're in the midst of an intense match, every millisecond counts. But your lightning-fast reflexes don’t do much good if your internet connection can’t keep up! In today’s blog, we’re talking about the secret sauce for a flawless online gaming experience: low latency and ping. (Spoiler alert: You’re about to discover why gamers in FPUAnet Communications prefer our fiber internet to power their fun!) What Is Latency? Let’s begin with some basic definitions, as both latency and ping are...

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Lincoln Park and Smart City Initiatives in Fort Pierce with Jason Mittler – Episode 590 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

Lincoln Park and Smart City Initiatives in Fort Pierce with Jason Mittler – Episode 590 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by Jason Mittler, the manager of the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Network. The FPUA Network is a fiber optic network in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jason details the FPUA and their multifaceted use of their fiber network, which not only provides Internet and utility services but also facilitates smart grid solutions and smart city services.

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Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

Move over kitchens and bathrooms–fiber has moved up on the must-have list for homebuyers. Now more than ever before, people want to work, learn, and access telehealth applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network. In fact, a 2023 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value by almost 5%. On average, U.S. consumers would require a 4.9% decrease in price for a non-fiber home, a 3.2% decrease for a non-fiber condo,...

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