What is a SOHO Network?

More and more people are leaving the traditional work environment in favor of self-employment and entrepreneurial endeavors. To find success, small business owners need access to the Internet for their company’s computer network. Unlike large businesses, small businesses don’t need large networks to support themselves …

How Do Browser Add-Ons Affect My Computer?

You can do more with your browser than just search the Web. Modern browsers allow users to add features called “add-ons” or sometimes “plug-ins.” These browser extensions allow the user to do more with their browser. Users can use add-ons to block ads, clip and …

Megabits vs. Megabytes

Bytes, bits, gigabytes, kilobytes, terabits, Mbps. What does it all mean? And how are we supposed to keep them all straight? The difference between megabits and megabytes is a popular question among Internet users. Megabits A bit (b) is a unit for Internet speed. Megabits …

What Is A Fiber-Optic Cable?

A fiber-optic cable holds multiple strands of fiber in order to transfer data. Each fiber is made of flexible glass or plastic and transmits light signals. This technology provides homes and businesses with phone, Internet and TV services. Because fiber-optic cables use light, they can …

What is an Intranet?

You may have seen the term “intranet” before and thought it was just a misspelling of the word “Internet.” However, an intranet is a term in and of itself. It refers to “a collection of private computer networks within an organization,” including businesses, schools, governments, hospitals …