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2013

March Madness

Why do I love this time of year? Spring is near. My birthday is in March. St. Patrick's Day is always fun. Girl Scout Cookies get delivered. And of course, March Madness. Can it get much better? Well, yes! Yes it can....
PCWorld gives Trend Micro 2013 4.5 Stars

PCWorld gives Trend Micro 2013 4.5 Stars

1 March 2013
Still haven't upgraded to Trend Micro 2013 PC/MAC -- Why not? It is free to all Zoom Internet customers and Sarah Purewal of PCWorld has given it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Sarah tested how well Trend Micro would handle new...
Still haven't upgraded to Trend Micro 2013 PC/MAC -- Why not? It is free to all Zoom Internet customers and Sarah Purewal of PCWorld has given it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Sarah tested how well Trend Micro would handle new malware attacks and found that Trend Micro blocked 100% of the attacks.  According to Sara, Trend Mirco rated second place (tied with G Data and Kaspersky) in the system cleanup test.  Click here to read the full review.  Ready to try it yourself -- go here to download your ...
Netflix Super HD

Netflix Super HD

28 January 2013
Netflix recently announced that it would provide 3D and what it is calling "Super HD" content exclusively to their Open Connect partners.  Armstrong has been an Open Connect partner since November. What is Super...
Netflix recently announced that it would provide 3D and what it is calling "Super HD" content exclusively to their Open Connect partners.  Armstrong has been an Open Connect partner since November. What is Super HD? Netflix will offer 1080p content to the Sony PlayStation 3, WiiU, Windows 8, Roku, Apple TVs with 1080p, and select smart TVs and Blu-Ray players; with more devices being added soon. What is Open Connect?  In 2012 Netflix began enabling ISPs to receive Netflix video ...
This Isn't Your Father's Zoom Internet Anymore...

This Isn't Your Father's Zoom Internet Anymore...

21 January 2013
I sat down with Armstrong’s Chief Technical Officer Mike Giobbi to discuss recent improvements to the broadband network that our customers rely on. Giobbi remarked on how much the technology has changed and why...

I sat down with Armstrong’s Chief Technical Officer Mike Giobbi to discuss recent improvements to the broadband network that our customers rely on. Giobbi remarked on how much the technology has changed and why it has had to change. Giobbi remembers helping to install our very first Zoom customer in Connellsville, PA in 1997.  While we may laugh now at the “high speed” of 500 kbps Armstrong offered then, it was quite fast for the time. While the speed was more than enough for customers in ...

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