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

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

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...

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How Fiber Optical Cable is Made

How Fiber Optical Cable is Made

Medina Fiberis now offering business-level fiber optic cable service, part of a nationwide rollout that’s bringing the fastest internet service with the broadest bandwidth ever before widely available. But just what is fiber optic cable, and how is it made? And what makes it so much better than copper cable?  Also commonly called fiber cable, fiber optic cable is a cable line filled with very thin filaments made from silica glass or plastic. The data is then transmitted using light pulses...

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Why Nothing Beats Fiber Internet

Why Nothing Beats Fiber Internet

You’re probably bombarded by lots of advertising trying to persuade you to switch internet providers. And these ads all promise the same thing—fast, reliable internet at a great price. However, quality internet service has nothing to do with the spiffy corporate logos and glossy images of smiling faces in marketing materials. At its most fundamental level, the speed and reliability of your internet is based on the kind of technology and quality of materials used to deliver internet into your...

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Interference: Sneaky Suspects that Slow Your Speeds

Interference: Sneaky Suspects that Slow Your Speeds

We’ve all experienced occasional slower internet speeds from time to time.  And too often, this happens at the worst times, like when you’ve finally gotten a moment to binge that show everyone is always harping on about! For some of us, though, slower internet speeds and poor streaming are regular occurrences. We get the frustration. And just because you have the fast and reliable fiber internet provided by Medina Fiber, there can be many reasons why you still get slower speeds and poorer...

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Today’s Online Gaming Experience—An Overview of a Global Phenomenon

Today’s Online Gaming Experience—An Overview of a Global Phenomenon

Online gaming is no longer just a leisure activity for teenagers and young adults. It is big business, with a market value worth tens of billions of dollars a year, employing thousands of digital programmers, engineers, designers, and artists, and an increasingly growing online competition sector called “esports.”  While online gaming continues to be as fun as it’s always been, and new processing power and intensifying graphic technology make video games more life-like and spectacular...

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Broadband Internet Connection – Key Advantages of Using Medina Fiber

Broadband Internet Connection – Key Advantages of Using Medina Fiber

If you’re looking for a broadband internet connection, you’re never had more choices. These include digital subscriber lines, cable modems, fiber optics and wireless solutions, satellite links and broadband-over-powerlines (BPL). While having choices is a good thing, so many options can feel overwhelming and prolong your decision.   Choosing a Connection Before you climb aboard the “broadband-wagon,” it’s a good idea to review the different broadband internet connections available....

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Fiber Internet Providers in Medina County

Fiber Internet Providers in Medina County

With roughly 1,600 fiber internet providers across America, we’re entering a golden age of access to inexpensive, reliable, lightning-fast web connections. Consumers, businesses, and organizations have plenty of options when upgrading to fiber optic internet service. The choice is there; what might not be as clear are the many reasons why you should make the switch to a fiber optic network.   Fast, Reliable, High-Capacity Fiber Optics   Consisting of laser light shot through strands...

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Fiber Optic Network in Medina County Delivers Internet Clarity at Light Speed

Fiber Optic Network in Medina County Delivers Internet Clarity at Light Speed

It’s human nature: when you’re waiting for something to download, even seconds can seem like an eternity. In the age of short attention spans and instant expectations, waiting for internet uploads and downloads has become an outdated concept, and fiber optic networks made it happen. Sending Light Instead of Electricity Fiber optics replace traditional copper wires with hair-like strands of optical fiber that process light from a laser instead of electricity. Bundled together, these optical...

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Counting Your Devices: How Much Speed Do You Need?

Counting Your Devices: How Much Speed Do You Need?

Today’s homes are brimming with devices that connect to the internet. Technology is everywhere in your home, from tablets to smart TVs to cell phones and smart speakers. Because you use reliable high-speed fiber internet of Medina Fiber, you can confidently stay connected to the internet for all of your streaming and internet needs. But, if your home is full of devices and people who regularly use them, you may wonder if you need to upgrade your internet speed. Many factors influence internet...

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Building a Smart Backyard: Create Your Ideal Entertaining Space

Building a Smart Backyard: Create Your Ideal Entertaining Space

If you’re like many homeowners over the past few years, you’ve already discovered the conveniences—and cost savings—of creating a smart home. From improved energy efficiency with smart thermostats to increased security of smart doorbells and cameras to the calm-inducing ambiance of smart lighting, smart home technology can transform your house into an ideal living space. However, the delights of smart home devices don’t have to be limited to the four corners of your house. With some planning...

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