Category Archives: novice geek

A Brief Intro to Ethernet and Custom Wireless Ethernet

You’ve probably heard the term “Ethernet cable.” Or at least you have if you were involved with computers before the wireless revolution! But what exactly is Ethernet? And what is custom wireless Ethernet? Read on for a quick intro. What is Ethernet? Technically speaking, Ethernet is a collection of networking technologies that allow computers to…
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Leading Fort Collins Internet Provider Shares a Brief History of the Web

For people under 40 years of age, it’s probably difficult to remember a time before the world wide web. And, for the younger people in that group it is, of course, impossible. Whatever your age, we are all so reliant on the internet, it's hard to imagine life without it. As a leading Fort Collins internet…
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Fort Collins Email Hosting Provider Shares 9 Tips for Email Management

It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when there was no such thing as email. Today, it’s the lifeblood of virtually every organization. However, while it is a powerful productivity tool when used properly, it can also be a productivity killer if you’re not careful. As a leading Fort Collins email hosting provider,…
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What is Fiber?

What is "fiber" Really? In a world of ever expanding technologies, many new hype or jargon words can be thrown around that don't necessarily come with an easy or readily available explanation. One of those words that you might have heard lately with regards to technology is fiber. While we all know and have used…
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People still use dial-up?

Although called dial-up, a dial up connection is actually calls out through your computer, not a rotary phone. When FRII started in 1995, all of our customers were dial-up users. There was no broadband. And we still have many customers on dial-up. Inspired by Verizon's acquisition of AOL, CNET recently questioned why anyone would still…
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Mysterious email settings: IMAP and POP

Are you excited about the new laptop you bought? Playing with your new tablet? Well it’s all fun and games until someone gets POP-ed. That’s right: we’re going to talk about POP and IMAP. Don’t be ashamed that you have no idea what that means; for most of my life I have closed my eyes…
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Why is my Internet so slow?

Bandwidth. The data world's equivalent to Black Gold. With life migrating to the digital world more and more everyday, everyone is fighting to get their worth of this prized resource. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) promise faster and faster speeds to residential and business users and faster dedicated speeds to enterprise-class users. But are they actually…
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