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January, 2023

Issue #810: Jan 29–Feb 4, 2023

Q: This is not exactly a question rather than more information on fiber optic specifics. In 2003 I Joined with Corning Cable, the company that invented the fiber optic technology. I was trained and sent to work. My first job was in Keller Texas where the very first fiber optic (Fiber to the home), was […]

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Issue #809: January 22-28, 2023

Q: A very simple way to describe bandwidth is this way. Consider a two-lane highway that carries cars one at a time east and west. Then consider expanding the highway to 6 lanes. Viola, triple the bandwidth. Same speed, more traffic.  – Grady R.Destin, Florida A: I have to be honest here, Grady.  Given the […]

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Issue #808: January 15-21, 2023

Q: Somehow, I have used computers for decades without knowingly using a pin; not a PIN, a pin — which in Windows appears more and more often, usually with an option to unpin. I have spent a lot of time trying to understand the significance of the lowly but seemingly increasingly needful pin, especially in […]

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Issue #807: January 8-14, 2023

Q: I was recently contacted by a company that will soon begin providing fiber internet service in the area I live in. The company rep said the price will be about what I pay now. What would be the advantages and disadvantages to switching to fiber? Would it be better to wait until the company […]

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Issue #806 – Publication Week: January 1-7, 2023

Geek Note:  Happy New Year Geeks, Geek Wannabes, and casually lurking readers!  Welcome to the New Year 2023 edition of It’s Geek To Me!  I’m going to start the year by once again getting after you to send in your questions.  My question queue is nearly empty.  I’m torn between wondering if I’ve simply solved […]

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