Category: ISP

You can now sign up to be a Starlink beta tester SpaceX now has over 500 Starlink low-earth orbit (LEO) internet satellites in orbit! As per SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX needs about 400 Starlink satellites to provide minor coverage and 800 for moderate coverage. Well, with those 500+ satellites it seems that […]

It’s now possible to check your ISP’s use of security measures There is a new site that allows users to check on their internet service providers to see if they’re implementing basic security measures. The website named “Is BGP Safe Yet” allows users to test the safety of their ISP’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The […]

Google and Mozilla’s plans for encrypted DNS upset big ISPs When you visit a new website and your computer submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name to an IP address, most of those DNS queries are unencrypted. This of course raises privacy and security concerns. Google and Mozilla […]

Does your business have a ‘no internet’ backup plan?   It is vital for every business to strategically and proactively prepare for network failure. When internet connectivity goes down, productivity, business operations, profits, POS systems and customer satisfaction can suffer irreparable loses. Having a backup system, also called a network failover, will save you time […]

Thousands of businesses have been negatively affected by Comcast’s outage   Thousands of businesses across the nation have had their operations put on hold as Comcast’s Xfinity phone service suffered a massive outage. Along with affecting the thousands of companies that largely rely on landline access, the service interruption also affected some 911 services. The […]

A DNS (Domain Name Server) is what translates a website address from a URL that you enter to an IP address which your computer actually connects to. For example, when you type “www.xda-developers.com” into your browser, your computer queries a DNS which looks up and returns the IP address “209.58.128.90” to the client. This process […]