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Have you ever been disappointed in a piece of technology or service after being convinced by a company salesperson that it is the way to go? I think most of us have. Typically we can return the item or cancel the service, but this isn’t always as easy as it sounds, and sometimes it can get messy if you signed …
News is beginning to circulate that AT&T will implement a 150GB monthly cap on landline DSL, as well as a 250GB cap on subscribers to U-Verse beginning on May 2. Will this affect you and your Internet usage? Let us know your thoughts. DSLReports has learned that AT&T users will start receiving notices, about the change to the terms of …
High speed Internet customers like their service but 30 percent are willing to ditch their provider if they can find a more affordable service elsewhere, according to a report from J.D. Power & Associates.
Cost savings is cited by 69 percent of high-speed Internet customers and 40 percent of dial-up customers as the main reason they would consider switching providers.
Broadband penetration has increased more than 300 percent since 2002, according to a new analysis from Scarborough Research.
In 2002, 12 percent of U.S. adults had a broadband connection in their household. Now, close to half (49%) have broadband. DSL connections have grown more than cable modems, but both have seen significant growth. Since 2002, cable modem penetration increased 188 percent and DSL connections increased 575 percent.
Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! will announce today their launch of a joint DSL service that is, according to the AP, half as fast but just as expensive as Yahoo!’s SBC Communications link-up. At least the DSL service will still be cheaper than AOL’s $23.90 a month dial-up. One day AOL should change its name to AWOL (America Waiting Online).
Although high speed internet access may not have reached you yet, it probably will soon. The advantages are obvious, but there’s a dark side: security. I’m not going to talk about the more general aspects of securing your system here (I’ve done that in General Security), but only specifically about the issue of clear text passwords with telnet, pop, and ftp.
Connecting to the Internet
This article is a basic overview to get you started. There are other articles here that cover certain details in more depth. You may also want to read:
- Installing a Small Office Network
- Internet Mail
- OSR5 PPP Setup
- IPFILTER Firewalls
- DSL and Cable Modem Security
- VPN’s and other remote access
- E-Smith Server and Gateway