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Survey Reveals Connectivity is More Important Than Hygiene

By Jennifer Cobb

What is one thing you won’t leave the house before doing? Bathing? Washing your face? Brushing your teeth? Well, 96 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 will forgo brushing their teeth if it means they will lose out on precious time with their phones. Bank of America recently conducted a survey asking people to rank the importance of mobile phone connectivity against personal hygiene, television, and drinking coffee and here are those results from the survey: ·      91 percent said putting on deodorant daily and having their cell phone with them every moment of the day were equally as important ·...

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The Texas Perks of Propagation

By CTX Staff

Contributor: Dwayne Goodman – Wireless Engineer* As the expansion of broadband access into unserved areas continues, providers are faced with a litany of questions regarding the best practices for facilitating a reliable last-mile solution.  Such questions may include identification of potential subscriber locations, how to reach them, types of equipment to be used, and ways to minimize truck rolls.  Profitability requires keeping road-time down and customer installation numbers high.   In order to maximize the opportunity of streamlining customer installations, a wireless Internet service provider (or WISP), for example...

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Validating Texas Broadband Service

By CTX Staff

Contributor: Dwayne Goodman We hope you enjoyed our blog yesterday about the different broadband delivery methods.  If you haven't checked it out, do so now!  Today, we're looking at how our team goes about validating the different broadband methods to provide more accurate, useful mapping of broadband availability. Validation: Residents typically come away with a better understanding of the insider terms, like “fixed wireless,” after they’ve been exposed to our engineering work and validation efforts across Texas. Our team of engineers verifies each of these platforms above by going out into the field with tools, test equipment...

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Broadband Internet Access Basics

By CTX Staff

Contributor: Dwayne Goodman I have encountered occasional misunderstandings about broadband technologies during my grassroots engineering work across Texas.  There are several types of broadband delivery methods, or “broadband platforms”, used in Texas today. We talk a lot about broadband and bringing it to more homes, businesses, and communities across the nation.  But do you know the different delivery methods for making that access and adoption possible?  If not, don't worry, you're not alone.   The type of broadband available in any given area of our state can depend on several factors- Is population dense or sparse?...

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