Gateway Fiber Articles

Mar 29, 2022

Protect Your Wi-Fi Network and Passwords

Here are a few tips to keep your network secure from outside intruders.

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November 1, 2021

5 Major Milestones in Telecommunications

It’s easy to take for granted today that we can pick up our smartphone, tap a few soft keys, either call someone or send them a message, and slide the phone back into our pocket. And we can pull off this simple function practically anywhere in the world. But it hasn’t always been that way. Modern communication took centuries to get here.

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October 26, 2021

Jitter and Latency and Ping, Oh My! How These Techy Terms Affect Your Internet Experience

While most people look at download and upload speeds as the sole determining factor when choosing an internet provider and plan, the overall speed is only part of the story. Ping, latency, jitter, and lag play into your internet experience, too, especially when it comes to graphic-intense video conferencing, streaming, or gaming.

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October 19, 2021

How Does Fiber Service Get to Your HOA Neighborhood?

Before we click the fiber optic line into the back of your modem, it takes a long journey through many steps on its way to your home. Like any journey, a lot of planning goes into ensuring every step along the way.

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October 12, 2021

How Fiber Optic Cable is Made

While it may seem like magic or science fiction, fiber optic technology is very scientific and has been around for over half a century. But how does it work? How does glass become fiber optics? How can light transmit through a cable and reach its destination? (Hint: It’s not pixie dust and elves.)

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October 5, 2021

15 Fascinating Internet Facts

Here are some facts about our online world that might surprise you.

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September 28, 2021

Get the Most Out of Your Gateway Fiber

How do you get the most out of your amazing new 100% fiber-optic Gateway Fiber service?

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September 20, 2021

Gateway Fiber Teams Up with Big Sticky’s and Buddy Bags

Local internet provider Gateway Fiber is teaming up with Big Sticky’s BBQ for “Gateway Gives: Dine Out for Buddy Bags,” a fundraising event on October 9 to support Buddy Bags, an organization committed to feeding children in the Lincoln County RIII School District in Troy.

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September 14, 2021

The Benefits of Streaming

Cable is quickly being replaced by streaming services that give subscribers even more options than ever imagined. How has streaming changed the viewer experience?

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September 7, 2021

Maximize Your Home Wi-Fi Experience

Here are some tips for home Wi-Fi setup, along with an explanation of how Plume’s mesh network magically optimizes itself and helps you manage all your devices seamlessly.

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August 31, 2021

Organize Your Way Out of Chaos

Here are a few tips to help you get ahead of the chaos so you can run your life, not the other way around.

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August 24, 2021

Optimize Back-to-School Zoom and E-Learning

Undoubtedly, 2020 and early 2021 taught us a few things about how important a good internet connection can be. Without it, millions of students nationwide would have missed an entire school year. Thanks to modern technology, however, remote learning allowed education to continue while school buildings were closed.

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August 2, 2021

How to Cut the Cord

Can you get rid of cable or satellite without sacrificing your favorite channels and limiting your sports and entertainment options? Absolutely. And it’s easier than you may think with so many streaming services and devices for your existing television.

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July 20, 2021

Mesh vs. Wi-Fi Extender: What's the Difference?

What do you do when a single router isn't strong enough to provide a solid Wi-Fi signal throughout your home? In the old days, you had to move your router to a more central location. However, with the invention of Wi-Fi extenders, the centralized router became less of an issue for spreading signal around the house by simply extending the original signal to the far reaches.

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July 19, 2021

Benefits of Fiber Over Copper

One question we are often asked is, “Why fiber?” It’s a fair question. Why does it matter how the internet gets to your home, so long as it does? But if you’ve ever experienced a slow internet connection, you know it matters. The type of cabling carrying the internet directly affects how fast it gets to you, which affects your online experience.

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July 8, 2021

Symmetrical Internet Speed: Why It Matters

You’ve probably heard all the talk in the internet world about upload speeds and download speeds. But what does it all mean? And why does it matter? Most importantly, what does your internet service provider offer?

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