Tag: WiFi

In Wi-Fi ‘Dead Zones,’ Rural Students Can’t Log On to Virtual School

Shekinah and Orlandria Lennon were sitting at their kitchen table this fall, taking online classes, when video of their teachers and fellow students suddenly froze on their laptop screens. The wireless antenna on the roof had stopped working, and it could not be fixed.

Desperate for a solution, their mother called five broadband companies, trying to get connections for their home in Orrum, N.C., a rural community of fewer than 100 people with no grocery store or traffic lights.

All the companies gave the same answer: Service is not available in your area.

The response is the same across broad

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A fourth-grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn’t have internet at home

Schools in the Roswell Independent School District have been conducting classes online because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Angel Endecott says her son Jonathon turns 10 next month and is a very independent child. They live near the school, and Jonathon walked to school and home last year, when school was in session.

Endecott, who works in home health, lost both of her jobs at one point because of Covid-19. She’s back at work at one of her jobs but wasn’t able to afford internet service.

She said her son was happy when she told him to go to the

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The best Wi-Fi routers in 2020: Nest, Asus, TP-Link and more

2019 brought us the arrival of Wi-Fi 6 and its promise of faster, more efficient Wi-Fi performance. Now, in 2020, the advent of new, second-gen mesh network options is worth paying attention to as well — particularly since so many of them are so much less expensive than the systems that came before them.

That means that folks looking for a router upgrade this year have interesting new options to choose from. It’s good timing, too. With most of us spending more time at home than ever during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a reliable internet connection has never

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The best Wi-Fi routers of 2020

2019 brought us the arrival of Wi-Fi 6 and its promise of faster, more efficient Wi-Fi performance. Now, in 2020, the advent of new, second-gen mesh network options is worth paying attention to as well — particularly since so many of them are so much less expensive than the systems that came before them.

That means that folks looking for a router upgrade this year have a lot of interesting new options to choose from. It’s good timing, too. With most of us spending more time at home than ever during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a reliable internet

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Comcast’s big plans for 2020 include Wi-Fi 6 Xfinity routers

Comcast’s new xFi Advanced Gateway supports Wi-Fi 6, and is available to all subscribers with speeds 300 Mbps and up at no additional charge.


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This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around.


Comcast Xfinity internet subscribers are going to have the option of upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 this year by way of the company’s newly announced xFi Advanced Gateway, which makes it debut at CES 2020. Swap it in for your existing modem and router, and you’ll have a home network that’s equipped

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