Top 11 Benefits of a VPN Every Internet User Should Know

Estelle Sidler

In the present scenario where everyone is running in the race to become tech-savvy, two things that worry them are security issues and privacy. Security and privacy both have posed a great threat in their minds. These issues are of major concern that has stopped them from adopting modern technology and have caused a problem to survive in this virtual world, which demands smart and tech-savvy citizens. But, VPN has solved their problem and has become more widely used technology in the modern world, which is helpful for both business and private concerns. There are numerous benefits of a VPN to a business or individual.

Now you might be thinking of what a VPN is. Let’s first understand the answer to your question, what a VPN is.

What is a VPN?

VPN - Virtual private network

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a network through which a person can get secure access to a public

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Internet cost in Almaguin insane, service unreliable

Estelle Sidler

“The clear digital divide has never been more obvious,” said Church.

Blue Sky Net is a not-for-profit corporation funded 100 per cent by the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario. Their goal is to support economic development in the area by fostering technological development. They look for funding from the government that is required for municipalities to make the investment into broadband technologies, and look to form relationships between the public and private sector to make broadband projects happen.

Church said the issue of providing internet to more rural areas, especially in the north, is a very complicated one.


“Broadband is not something that you just hook up to a pole and go on with your day,” Church said. “It’s a very complex, expensive, difficult subject.”

“If there was a business case to build a high-speed network everywhere in rural northern Ontario, it would be done,” she said.

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Korean woman impressed with free Internet services in Vietnam

Estelle Sidler

On Youtube, Kim Hye Ri, a former student at the Vietnamese studies faculty, Korea University of Foreign Languages said that she used to think South Korea was paradise for Internet and wifi, but she changed her thinking after a visit to Vietnam.

Free wifi everywhere

Korean woman impressed with free Internet services in Vietnam

If anyone has a chance to go abroad, they will realize that there free wifi is not everywhere. In Vietnam, coffee shops, even sidewalk iced tea shops have free wifi. If a store does not have free wifi, most customers will not come back. When entering restaurants, cafes, the first question customers often ask is not about the menu, but “What is the wifi password?”

Almost all tourist destinations offer free wifi. Even crowded places in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and big cities have free public wifi stations like the FreeWi-Fi service offered by the Hanoi People’s Committee around Hoan Kiem lake. To connect

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How to speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi on the cheap

Estelle Sidler

You can speed up your home Internet connection and Wi-Fi for cheaper than you’d think. It’s a need many homes are facing now, when the pandemic traps both students and parents under one roof, all trying to work online at the same time. 

Wi-Fi range becomes an especially painful issue. In our tiny home, spreading out meant we needed solid signal even in corners of the house, deck, or yard that never mattered before. While an Internet drop-out while surfing the web was no big deal a year ago, a drop-out during a Zoom call is about as embarrassing today as showing up to work with your shirt on inside-out.

Here’s how I sped up our home Wi-Fi and even coaxed more speed out of our main Internet connection (with an assist from our ISP). It takes some smart shopping and DIY can-do spirit, but my cash outlay was minimal–and

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Stamp Pricing In The Internet Era

Estelle Sidler

Thanks to the Internet, stamp pricing today has become so erratic that it has turned collectors into bargain hunters. Gone is the day when dealers could focus mainly on the stamps appearance (cleanliness), condition (thins and tears), gum and centering in order to arrive at a percentage of catalog value as their asking price. The Internet allows anyone to become a dealer, which is to say, it has degraded pricing into a regressive process. It has also popularized on-line auction selling, thereby making it into a game.   

Internet selling is dominated by a handful of multi-dealer sales sites such as eBay, Hip Stamps. etc. where numerous professional dealers are trying to carry on in traditional fashion. They are, however, undercut by thousands of wannabe dealers and retired collectors selling off their collections or others who see an opportunity to exploit novice collectors. In short, it is becoming more of a

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Researchers at UCL Set a New World Record for Fastest Internet

Estelle Sidler

Cables on servers at a data center of the internet exchange point DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange) in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, July 25, 2018.

Cables on servers at a data center of the internet exchange point DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange) in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, July 25, 2018.
Photo: Yann Schreiber/AFP (Getty Images)

Imagine being able to download every single movie and TV show on Netflix in less than a second. Thousands of titles in a literal snap. Researchers at University College London have the ability to do that with a new world record they set for fastest internet—178 terabits a second, or 178,000 Gbps. Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow Dr. Lidia Galdino and team collaborated with Xtera and KDDI Research on the project.

According to UCL’s announcement, that speed is “double the capacity of any system currently deployed in the world.” To get that insanely fast speed, UCL researchers used a greater range of wavelengths than what’s typically used in fiber-optic cables and different amplifier

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Get ready to pay more for your mobile internet usage

Estelle Sidler

Ever since the advent of Reliance Jio, mobile internet costs tanked tremendously. The decline was so steep that India’s mobile internet rate per GB was the lowest across the globe by a fair margin. And as the dust around market consolidation settled a bit, we saw the telcos increasing the tariffs steadily. However, to date, Indians enjoy the cheapest 4G mobile connectivity.

During this time, while the average global price per GB of data was $8.53, the price India was approximately Rs. 11.88 as per TRAI. However, all this is set to change. Time and again telecom companies have asked TRAI to set the floor pricing for mobile Internet and if that happens, the honeymoon days are over for sure.

Recently, Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal has stated that the current pricing is not sustainable for companies and has hinted at a major overhaul of data pricing in the country. According

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Best Internet Deals for September 2020: AT&T, Spectrum, & More

Estelle Sidler

The internet is increasingly intertwined with everything we do today. Fast and stable internet is less a luxury and more of a need for many. Many people rely on the web for work, learning, and communicating with distant loved ones. You also need high-speed internet for data-hungry activities such as online gaming and the streaming of movies, live sports, and TV shows.

Thankfully, the ubiquity of high-speed internet means that you can get the bandwidth you need for cheaper prices than ever before. As fiber-optic networks roll out across the country, gigabit internet is also more accessible. So whether you want to cut the cord, improve your online gaming experience, or just upgrade your sluggish internet service to a faster one, this up-to-date roundup of the best high-speed internet deals and bundles is the place to start. You should also check out these wireless router deals to save even more

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How to find out how fast your internet is using a free and accurate Google speed test

Estelle Sidler



a hand holding a cellphone in front of a laptop: It should only take a few moments to figure out how fast your internet is. Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images


© Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images
It should only take a few moments to figure out how fast your internet is. Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images

  • You can see how fast your internet is by running a test that’s provided by Google, though your internet speed will vary based on several factors.
  • This Google test will measure your internet speed in megabits per second, or Mbps — the FCC’s standard for fast internet is 25 Mbps for downloads.
  • Your connection’s “Latency,” which is measured in milliseconds, will be measured as well.
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If you’re looking to change your internet provider, or are considering increasing your internet speed, it’s always a good idea to know where you currently stand. That way, you’ll be able to better understand what you want and need from a new internet plan.

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Google offers a simple and fast tool for

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Top 20 Internet Providers in Las Vegas, NV

Estelle Sidler

Las Vegas residential internet coverage

Las Vegas is a well-connected city. Virtually 100% of Vegas residents have access to broadband internet speeds, which the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) defines as 25 Mbps download speeds and 3 Mbps upload speeds. And most residents have access to speeds even faster than that.

The only downside for Vegas residents is the lack of choices. While you have plenty of fast internet packages to choose from, those packages are mostly offered by just two providers: CenturyLink and Cox. Satellite internet from Viasat is also an option if you’re prepared to deal with latency.

The most widely available providers throughout the city are definitely Cox and CenturyLink. Folks living inside the beltway have the advantage of fast internet available from either ISP (Internet Service Provider).

The Cox service area stretches from Boulder City to Mount Charleston and from Nellis Air Force Base to near the

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